Speedlink Omnivi Core Gaming Mouse
A new weapon to add to your online arsenal
Speedlink recently unveiled a pair of gaming mice at Gamescom: the Decus Respec, which we’ve reviewed in a previous issue of Micro Mart, and this, the Omnivi Core. (In case you’re interested, the name comes from Omni Visualise.)
The Omnivi is quite similar in design to it sibling Decus Respec, with some subtle differences. There’s the flaring of the mouse chassis at its base, allowing you to rest your right-hand ring and little finger on an extended aluminium shelf, while the thumb rests on a smaller extended section. The two main left and right buttons are indented to comfortably fit the fingers, and the rear of the mouse rises gently to fill the palm of the hand.
It’s a good ergonomic feel, and Speedlink has done an excellent job of making the mouse look as smooth-lined as possible, while still keeping the gaming aggressiveness that is now the accepted norm for gaming peripherals. The rubberised finish and all aluminium chassis, 1.8m braided USB cable and precise laser sensor all make for a sturdy and professional gaming mouse in a highly competitive market.
The Omnivi has ten freely configurable buttons, which also include four side-mounted thumb buttons that by default activate forward, back, automatic (or rapid/continual) fire, and a Sniper Mode, which when pressed will lower the DPI to allow you to focus in on a target while looking down the scope of a rifle.
In addition to the side buttons, there are also a couple of media volume buttons positioned just above the left-click button, raised slightly, within easy reach of the finger. As we mentioned, each of the buttons can be configured to pretty much anything you want across any of the five available profiles. There’s also a macro recorder and editor to extend the functionality further.
The software, beyond the profiles, button setting and macro assignments, can alter the LED lighting that surrounds the bottom of the mouse, the wheel and an area on the back with the Omnivi logo. There’s the option to configure the DPI settings from 800 to an impressive 12,000, and to adjust the polling rate up to 1,000Hz.
In use, the Omnivi performs extremely well. It’s accurate, sensitive and is very comfortable to use over long periods. One issue we’ve had with mice featuring a sidemounted set of buttons is our reflex pressing of those buttons when we don’t want to. If you suddenly swipe to the left, there’s a chance your thumb can hit one of the side buttons, causing you to do something you weren’t expecting, which when in a competitive game can have a sizeable impact. The Omnivi, though, manages to avoid this issue, with the buttons being slightly spread apart around the thumb position and a little harder to depress than the other buttons on the mouse.
There are some good design decisions used throughout the Omnivi that we really appreciate. Speedlink has released a competitive mouse that ticks all the right boxes in terms of performance and features, and it only costs £59.99.
Another well-presented and designed peripheral from Speedlink –ne that’s certainly worth purchasing.
An excellent mouse, with tons of features and great design
The Omnivi Core is a cracking gaming mouse
There’s loads of features, LED lighting and programmable options to enjoy