By now you’d think we had seen it all when it came to gaming peripherals. What more could you possibly do to change the game, well Epic Gear has done just that in releasing the Morpha X. A modular, yes you heard correctly, modular gaming mouse. With swappable components and shells, customizing your mouse is no longer specifically a software option.
Packaging, Contents, and Pricing
We already know that the Morpha X is different, it’s a new trend and setting a new process into the development of gaming peripherals. With that they have stepped up the packaging game as well.
As you can see the Morpha X comes in a well crafted tin casing. With 3D effects such as the three bolts and the surface under the beautiful display of the mouse, this mouse will definitely stand out in a retail setting.
We see a few new things as is expected with this peripheral, starting with the mention of MSC and MSS, These are the acronyms for the interchangeable components. Beside those you’ll see the first look at your “switch” options. These are the two interchangeable buttons, left and right-click.
Around the back side of the casing you’ll get much more information on the specifications of this mouse. Such as the on-the-fly interchangeable sensors, adjustable weight and balance system to name a few.
When you open the case the first thing you’re exposed to is quick start guide, which is a dual-fold dissection manual basically. Giving you a flow chart on how to manipulate the Morpha X to switch out its components.
Past that you’ll remove the top protective foam and be exposed to the mouse and its additional components. The additional button switches, the switch remover tool, additional sensor and the white shells for changing of aesthetics on the mouse. If you remove the second layer of foam you’ll see the braided cable and also now be able to remove the mouse.
The mouse is a very generic almost ambidextrous look to it. Given there are only two button on the thumb of the right-handed side it isn’t designed for that purpose. The initial feel of the mouse is comfortable with textured rubber pads on either side for resting finger grips. The high arch gives a very comfortable palm grip to the mouse which will assist in fighting fatigue and cramping over longer gaming sessions. Our first touches to the left and right main buttons feels shakey, this is more than likely due to the fact that the switches and the shells are interchangeable so they don’t have that stability of being fixed to the mouse. This may annoy some users. Especially, since they are giving you different switches with what at this point, we will assume are different actuation pressures, having this small extra jiggle and actuation distance may negate the desired effect they are trying to achieve with the addition of this mod.
Additionally, from the top view you can see the dual lit sides of the scroll wheel, which have a mud-tire like tread to it and the two final buttons south of that. Quickly plugging the mouse in we can find out the square button controls profiles and trapezoid controls DPI settings.
At the time of this review the Morpha was available on Amazon for $89.99 USD.