Monday, December 8, 2014

Get Anker® Gaming Mouse, 7 Programmable Buttons, up to 4000 DPI, 5 User Profiles (bound to specific games), Omron Micro Switches

Get Anker® Gaming Mouse, 7 Programmable Buttons, up to 4000 DPI, 5 User Profiles (bound to specific games), Omron Micro Switches

Product Description

Become the next gaming legend. The Anker® 2000 DPI Precision Gaming Mouse puts unrivaled control of the battlefield in the palm of your hand.

Fits like a glove

Engineered for maximum fit and comfort, the Anker® 2000 DPI Gaming Mouse conforms snugly to the contours of your hand. Smooth over-body grooves keep your fingers comfortably poised for action. With such a fitting ergonomic design, half the battle is already won.

Enhanced control

What do rates of 2000 DPI, 6600 FPS and 1000 Hz give you? The sensitivity and speed to execute your every movement with a sharpness far beyond that of your competitors. The Anker® 2000 DPI Gaming Mouse puts you in full control when you need it most - when your (virtual) life is on the line.

Arsenal of options

Stacked with an arsenal of customizable features such as 7 programmable buttons, macros, 4 default DPI levels and 5 separate profiles (bound to specific games), the Anker® Gaming Mouse allows you to perform every command with super-efficiency through an easy-to-use control panel. Light up the mouse's over-body with 4 color options, or turn it off to get down to epic battle.

Weapon of choice

Not sure if 2000 DPI is enough to conquer your world? Check out Anker's line of gaming mice to find your perfect fit.

System Requirements

Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP

USB port

Internect connection for software (reference to the manual for more information)




First off, I will let you know that I received this mouse from Anker in exchange for my honest opinion about the product.

When I received the product, I was very impressed with the packaging to start off. It is very well presented in the box and it contained a lot of information about the product. After unboxing, I was kind of surprised that there was no software for the mouse included. The reason it surprised me was the the packaging was showing it off. So I started doing some searching, read the instruction manual. Ah-ok, it seems that I can download the software from the site. Cool, save money on media costs, good idea! I go to the Anker site, search around, finally found the mouse, but nothing that says mouse software (Options for Manual and Driver). So off to youtube I go to see if someone else can point me in the right direction. Newer product, so I don't find the exact model up for review, but it says to get the driver link, in the description, to get the software. BANG! Got it!

Plug the mouse in, plug and play kicks in and installs. I run the driver download and the software installs. Ok, now I start looking at it, trying to figure out the whole thing. The software seemed very easy to use at first, but ended up with me having a lot of questions. First, I knew that the mouse was 2000DPI at its highest, but the software was showing a possible 4000DPI and an active setting of 2500DPI. What's up? So I went in based on my knowledge of the 2000DPI. I attempted to setup a profile (Out of 5 possible) for the mouse using BF3 settings that I like. I switch up the buttons, set the different DPI ranges (2000, 1500, 1000, 500 Top to bottom), link it to the .exe for the game, and saved it. Minimized the software, loaded up BF3.

I hopped into an empty server at first (My personal one "Taco Barn" (side note, any help to populate it would be nice!). I decided to run through the buttons to make sure they were functioning correctly. I had them set like this for trial:

Wheel click: Main Weapon

Back Thumb: Melee

Front Thumb: Pistol

I went through a normal progression, full clip main weapon, burst main weapon, switch to pistol, fire of a few rounds, switch to main weapon, fire full auto, melee. At least that is what I expected to do (my normal routine after setting up any mouse settings for the game). None of the buttons responded. :( I messed with the settings a little more in the Anker app, still no dice. So to get my review on the road, I adjusted the settings in BF3. Ran through the progression again, mouse worked flawlessly.

During my test I was set to the highest DPI (based on the colors that the box showed for each setting). Which brings me to something I LOVE about this mouse. I come from using a Logitech G5, which also has changeable DPI settings. It is awesome to take peripheral look at the mouse and know what DPI I am set on. If I am sniping, a change in DPI helps with getting that precision shot, but when I am running and gunning, the precision is not needed as much (full auto bursts help a lot more). But the problem again comes in that I can't set the DPI changes up and have them function like I want with the software.

So back to the mouse. It is very lightweight. It does not have a weight system, Anker does have an option that does though. I ran my G5 with no weights so the weight of this one was roughly the same. This mouse looks WAY COOLER than my G5. It fit in my hand very well, a lot like my G5, but I feel like this one has a lower profile, I don't feel it on my palm very much. The buttons are quick to respond and are easy to get to. There is no hesitation that I noticed in the movement of the mouse. The braided cord was just like my G5, so that nice as I didn't need to worry so much about snagging. The design and lights of the mouse add to the coolness factor and I love the cut out design between the two main buttons.


Lighting allows for peripheral view of DPI setting

Lightweight and ergonomic (fits really good in your hand)

Buttons are easily accessible and responsive

Braided cord

Gold Plated USB connector


The software (it could just be something I'm doing, but there is not really anything that explains it). All my illness about this product is for this software. I know it could be good if I could get it to work right.

I think it would be cool to be able to switch to profiles, on the fly, without having to have them bound to a game. For example, I could setup a different profile for each kit in BF3, maybe I want my thumb button to drop a medic pack vs melee? Just a thought.

Macros. I tried to set one up in the software that would pull the pistol, fire 3 bursts, then melee, but I could not use the mouse button in the macro? I found that kinda weird.

Overall, I would say this is a great mouse. The DPI levels are pretty average with some of the more expensive mice out there. The ability to switch DPI on the fly is good, but again available in almost all gaming mice these days. The color difference on the settings is the key to this feature on this mouse. I have switched off of my G5 and will be using this mouse going forward. If I can get the software to work like I was hoping, I may come back and adjust the review.

ANKER: Change the link on the site to include the work Software so that we know it is the drivers and software please. Thanks!