MSI CLUTCH GM70 GAM­ING MOUSE

PC & Tech Authority - - REVIEWS | LABS BRIEFS - DAVID HOLLINGWORTH

$139 • www.au.msi.com • Score: 3/5

This wire­less (or op­tion­ally ca­bled) mouse is highly con­fig­urable for left­ies or right­ies, with two pan­els for each side of the mouse, so you can have a thumb rest or less hefty panel in what­ever con­fig­u­ra­tion you wish.

The side-pan­els con­nect via strong mag­nets, but get­ting them to at­tach prop­erly is a bit tricky, as they’re rather prone to not lining up prop­erly, and scratch­ing on your desk. And be­cause the ca­ble is such a chore to re­move it’s easy to knock them loose in the process.

In wired mode, the mouse may be too heavy, but it re­mains smooth and pre­cise both on the desk­top and in game. Un­plug the GM70 and per­for­mance dropped dras­ti­cally when­ever my PC was un­der load, skip­ping and fail­ing to track by vary­ing de­grees.

It al­ways feels churl­ish to be this crit­i­cal of a com­pany’s first ef­fort in a new arena, but as it stands this is not a great start, and hard to rec­om­mend to gamers, es­pe­cially FPS play­ers. The weight and in­ac­cu­racy in track­ing is just too much of a draw­back.

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