• DPI: 10,800
  • Polling Rate: 1,000Hz
  • Programmable Buttons: 7
  • Max Battery Life: Approx. 70 hours
  • Dimensions: 125 x 62 x 39 mm
  • Weight: 116g (without weights)
  • Pros:
  • Comfortable
  • Comprehensive software
  • Cons:
  • Heavy

Less Wires, More Bling

There are lots of reason why people prefer a more mobile experience with their PC use. It could be to avoid sitting in place for too long, or a real need to have portability on the go – wireless mice are great for that purpose. This time, we got our hands on the GAMDIAS Hades M1 to see how it performs in its intended use case: Gaming.

The GAMDIAS Hades M1 matte-black plastic body, with some rubber covering the top and the right thumb area. It’s not the largest mouse we’ve seen, but will definitely be more comfortable for people with larger hands. Unlike its Hades predecessor, the Hades M1 has a more even curve towards the back so it is comfortable for both claw-grip and palm-grip users.

The removable weights and interchangeable right-side panels

The removable weights and interchangeable right-side panels

This mouse is primarily meant to be used wirelessly, so it comes with a wireless dongle. But if you preferred wired use or need to charge the built-in battery, a USB cable was also included. Aside from that, it also has an interchangeable right panel, with two different panels included for a different fit. We recommend the one that curves outwards if you’re a right-hander.

Our experience with this mouse was largely positive. The side buttons feel a bit mushy but require a solid press to register, so you probably won’t click it on accident. Its other buttons have a solid tactile click to it, overall build quality is good, and the fit is just nice for palm-grip. The tracking is accurate enough and will prove serviceable if you play FPS casually, but its minimum DPI is 1,200 and it’s quite heavy, both factors making it less than ideal for FPS games.

However, you do have the option of adjusting the mouse’s weight. Unlatching the compartment at the bottom reveals four 5g weights, which you can remove to reduce the peripheral’s weight to 116g, making it less tiring to use if you strafe your mouse a lot.

A minimum 1,200 dpi is probably not what you want for FPS games

A minimum 1,200 dpi is probably not what you want for FPS games

Finally, let’s talk about the software. Using the GAMDIAS Hera software, you can configure the RGB backlighting on the GAMDIAS logo and the two strips stretching along the sides. In addition, you can also configure up to five profiles that can contain different button settings, RGB lighting, polling rate, and more. You can then match a profile to a program you want, such as Profile 2 for Overwatch, then set a hotkey to toggle between the profiles on the fly.

CHIP CONCLUDE: If wireless peripherals are what you want, this is a mouse with great overall performance and comfort. Skip it if you mostly play FPS games.

(to be published in issue December 2018)