- Sensor: Advance Optical Sensor A3050
- CPI: Up to 4,000CPI
- Frame rate: Up to 6,600FPS
- Keys: 7 macro-able keys
- Easy to use
- Macro keys
- May be too large for some
- CPI buttons too high up
Just As Good
Armaggeddon’s been on the rise these past few months as they have launched a steady stream of gaming peripherals into the market. Marketed as affordable, yet quality products, they’ve quickly become the brand of choice for budget gamers, and they’re looking to build upon that with the Armaggeddon Aquila X5 gaming mouse.
Similar to that of the previous Aquila X-series of mice, the Aquila X5 is a large gaming mouse, and features similar design qualities. The Aquila X5 has seven macro-able buttons, all of which are customisable via software and also comes with built-in memory that allows you to store your macros inside the mouse itself, making it a good mouse to bring around.
The customisable buttons on the Aquila X5 include the left and right click buttons, the scroll wheel button, two side buttons and two CPI buttons. The Aquila X5 is able to shift from 500CPI to 4,000CPI, and whilst you get to choose from four preset CPI profiles on the mouse, this can also be changed via the provided software.
The mouse also features four distinct colours for different CPI profiles on the mouse, including Comet Red, Cosmic Blue, Alien Green and Flaming Fuschia. Not only does this make the mouse more stylish, but also allows users to easily remember which CPI profile setting they’re on.
Performance-wise, there is little to complain about the Aquila X5. It’s as fast or as accurate as you need it to be, and is ergonomic enough for long hours of comfortable gaming. The only issues that may arise out of this is the fact that some users may find this mouse to be a tad too large, and the fact that the CPI buttons are too far up the mouse to be of use on the fly.
CHIP CONCLUDE: The Armaggeddon Aquila X5 is one to consider if you’re looking for an inexpensive gaming mouse that functions as great as it looks.
(previously published in issue October 2013)