• SPECIFICATIONS
  • DPI: 1,000 to 10,000 DPI
  • Polling Rate: 1,000 Hz
  • Lighting: RGB, changeable via button
  • Programmable Buttons: 6
  • Wired/Wireless: Wired
  • Dimensions: 123 x 65 x 43 mm
  • Pros:
  • Price
  • FIRE Button
  • Cons:
  • Glossy surface

Poisonous Touch

The Marvo Scorpion G954 is one of the latest gaming mouse from the brand, and it does feature the basic necessities when it comes to a gaming peripheral. With the ever increasing prices of gaming peripherals over the years, it is refreshing to have entries that are more budget friendly.

The lighting on the side of the mouse, along with the side buttons

The lighting on the side of the mouse, along with the side buttons

Starting with the looks, we have the usual black on black glossy style that can be seen on many gaming mice and you can also spot the scorpion logo at the bottom of the mouse. With the mouse plugged in, it will light up on the sides, logo and scroll wheel; allowing lighting to bleed through the scroll wheel was a nice touch from the brand. It also comes with three side buttons and two extra buttons at the bottom of the mouse. You have your usual page up/down buttons on the side, and an additional button labelled FIRE. As you would expect, a single tap of the button will emulate a triple-click of the left mouse button, similar to burst-fire mode you would find on a gun. This could be helpful when you need a controlled burst of fire when playing a FPS game. If you wish, you can still customise the buttons of the mouse by just downloading the driver from Marvo’s site.

As mentioned, you can also find two additional buttons at the bottom of the mouse, one for DPI and the other for Light. As the name suggests, clicking the button labelled “Light” will toggle between the available lighting modes of the mouse – all without the need for an external software. As for the “DPI” button, it switches between the preset DPI of 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 5,000, 7,000 and 10,000. If the aforementioned DPI levels are not suited to you, then you might have to opt for other choices. Speaking of choices, the mouse is equipped with a Pixart 3325 optical sensor, and while we are fine with the sensor, some might prefer or detest this sensor. To know what DPI preset you are on, the logo will change its colour accordingly. For example, when the logo glows red, it means that you are on 1,000 DPI.

The bottom of the mouse, with the LIGHT and DPI select buttons

The bottom of the mouse, with the LIGHT and DPI select buttons

With that said, the Scorpion G954 does pretty admirably for a plug-and-play mouse if it has the DPI preset that you need. However, with the glossy design of the mouse, we’re not sure how long the mouse would last from hours and hours of gaming. But considering its asking price, you can simply just get another one and continue gaming.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A great budget gaming mouse with a splash of RGB lighting but does come with preset DPI.

(to be published in issue February 2019)

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