iClever’s IC-M1 3200 DPI Gaming Mouse: perfect for beginners

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When I was handed the iClever IC-M1 3200 DPI Gaming Mouse to review, I was pretty excited. I’ve never been a computer gaming fanatic, but this gave me an excuse to finally take the plunge. And plunge I did!

Hands on with iClever’s IC-M1 3200 DPI Gaming Mouse

Upon opening the M1 appeared a bit too hard-lined for my taste and seemed like it might not be the most comfortable to hold. Fortunately, my hand fit nicely around the M1 gaming mouse and stayed comfortable after prolonged use. I do have slightly smaller hands than most and I found that my fingers didn’t extend to the end of the device, but for most people the M1’s overall size will feel satisfactory. The USB cable is about 6 feet long and covered in a cloth sheath that feels sturdy while the end piece itself has a grip that makes it slightly larger than I would prefer, but still very easy to handle.

iclever gaming mouse2The sides along the bottom back of the gaming mouse light up with the option of blue, green and red hues, as does the logo at the top rear. These lights can either fade in and out or stay solid while the click wheel gives off a sustained but subtle blue lighting effect.

As for physical functionality, the M1 comes equipped with the standard “right” and “left” click buttons, or click and menu as they are referred to in the manual. The universal scroll wheel comes with DPI +/- buttons just behind it and on the left side you’ll find the forward and back buttons. While the build isn’t spectacular and a bit too light in weight, the M1 gaming mouse feels sturdy enough.

Software

iClever gaming mouse software 2With Steam on my laptop, I installed the M1’s accompanying software that’s provided via a mini CD. I then plugged in the mouse where my wireless Logitech had been to try my hand at Team Fortress 2; which any gamer will tell you is a beginner’s computer game available for free online. It’s a simple game that’s loads of fun to play.

After getting through the M1 tutorials and after putting in some good gaming time, I felt that the mouse performed well enough overall. I didn’t keep the setting on the highest DPI as my hand/eye coordination doesn’t quite keep up (yeah, I’m a noob).

I would say my only real reservation is the scroll wheel. I found the wheel a bit too slow and hard to turn for what I’m used to and while it didn’t hinder the game play, I would have preferred a more responsive experience. That said, the time I spent using the M1 was fun and I never felt too out of my element as the mouse responded well and accurately throughout.

Specs:

  • Interface: USB 2.0/3.0
  • Cable Length: 1.8m
  • Resolution: 4 levels (400/1200/2000/3200)
  • Polling Rate: 125/25/500/1000 Hz
  • Size in mm: 124 (L) x 70 (W) x 40 (H) +/- 0.5 mm
  • Power: DC 5V/<120mA
  • Lifelong Clicks: 3 million
  • Number of buttons: 9 (including DPI+, DPI-, Scroll Wheel)
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 130g +/- 5g

7.7 Decent

Overall, I would recommend the iClever IC-M1 3200 DPI Gaming Mouse for people just like me, beginners and entry level gamers who are looking for a mouse with plenty of features that won't break their budget.

  • Build 7
  • Features 8
  • Performance 8
  • User Ratings (2 Votes) 9.6

About Author

Having worked in retail tech sales for the better part of a decade, Steve has been on the front lines of consumer electronics and seeing their impact on modern culture. From his humble beginnings at Circuit City, Stephen has gone on to help introduce the Nook eReader and tablet to the world, and to manage a store at RadioShack. Currently, he is working for AT&T Mobility. One of Steve’s goals is to bridge the gap that can exist between what a “techie” thinks is important in a device or service and what is important and practical for the average consumer.