Omen 600 Mouse
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The Omen 600 gaming mouse features everything you would expect from an entry level gaming mouse. It has an optical sensor capable of far more DPI than most gamers will ever use, textured side grips and six buttons in a pleasantly straightforward package. By the time of writing we were not able to confirm whether or not the optical sensor is a proprietary HP developed unit or one of the core common sensors seen in other mice, but ultimately that doesn’t matter too much. It’s a good sensor that provides all the accuracy and speed you could want, and the DPI switcher features 12 levels (each of which of course have an associated colour), rather than the more common four, so there is a lot of possible customisation. Speaking of which, the mouse also features three removable five gram weights if you want to tweak the feel. Oddly, the mouse features five slots for weights but only comes with three.
The left and right buttons are firm and offer a satisfying click and the two thumb are well situated. Likewise the scroll wheel has some nice resistance to it. The gentle curve of the shell is comfortable as well. The only thing that stands against the Omen 600 is that it is a little too bare bones for the price range. At $89.95, the Omen 600 sits alongside mice with full RGB lighting, comparable sensors and programmable macros, or around $10-$30 more than other bare bones gaming mice. DANIEL WILKS