As far as optical gaming mice go the Castor by Mionix doesn’t appear to be the mouse you’d grab first off the shelf. The packaging is basic and the mouse itself seems like your general run of the mill. We thought so to, until we got into researching and playing with it.PACKAGING
The Mionix Castor comes in a very basic package. Shouting the name of the company and mouse on the front near the top and then showing the Castor itself. Around the back of the mouse you’ll find a link to their website and then in the smallest advertising writing in 18 languages, 10 characteristics of the Castor. Sadly it’s so small that some may just pass the Castor up as it is tiny and you really have to focus in to read it. We think the advertising definitely needed to grab our attention a little more, but if you manage to purchase the Castor you probably knew what you were looking for and did some research and well heck, that is what we are for.
BUILD & FEATURES
The Castor is a six button multi-colour optical right-handed ergonomic gaming mouse. For those of you who prefer a palm grip it’s awesome, unless your hand is a too big. We found it just a little small for a perfect palm grip and used more of a finger-tip grip, which isn’t that big of a deal to us but to some it may be a deal-breaker. If not you’ll love the dedicated pinky- and ring-finger support-groove.You’ll notice a soft touch and great grip which is due to the four layers of rubber coating providing maximum grip. Extra texture on the thumb-rest as well adds to the magnetic feel this mouse has on your hand. This is great but with rubberized mice they tend to attract dirt or moisture marks so make sure you are playing with clean hands or you’ll have to spend extra time cleaning post-game.With 128kb built-in memory all your profiles and recorded macros are already loaded when you take your mouse abroad and powered by a 32bit ARM Processor running at 32Mhz this powerful engine will ensure trouble free and quick changes in-game. The Castor’s sensor is a PMW – 3310 gaming grade IR-LED optical Sensor, rocking out up to 10,000 DPI and an adjustable lift-off distance tops off a great build up.With 16.8 million colour options the logo on the palm rest and the scroll wheel will be able to glow that perfect shade of that perfect colour you’re hoping for and the Castor can display that in multiple ways, Blinking and pulsating to name two. The overall composition of this mouse is pretty impressive to us and coming in at 93.8 grams drops it perfectly in mid-range of weight a professional gamer desires.