A4Tech has been developing and producing peripherals for a long while now, but has never really gained much recognition in the West. We first got an introduction to A4Tech at CeBIT 2013, and were quite surprised at the vast array of hardware they were showcasing.
The device that caught our eye was A4Tech’s Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 optical gaming mouse. Along with the proprietary ‘Ultra Core 3’ software, A4Tech claims “you can adjust shooting rate and recoil suppression to rectify trajectory and increase shooting accuracy. UC3 lets you defeat enemy and win the games effortlessly. The Multi-Core system allows you to enjoy games without limitation!”
Of course these are the usual claims aimed at the gamer – hardcore or casual. We would be lying if we said most people do not buy into it; oddly though, we find ourselves a bit intrigued. Unlike baseless statements of peripherals making a gamer better – as we believe ultimately that skill will define a gamer, not necessarily the hardware – A4Tech’s Bloody V8 actually comes with unique proprietary software that seems to back their claims…although advertising “1ms response time” seems unbelievable.
We will explore what that really means, and more. At a $40 price tag, A4Tech’s Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 gaming mouse seems like a real contender while being extremely affordable for what it is; so let us see if it can pull a surprise and keep up with the more established mice at its price-point.
SPECIFICATIONS AND PACKAGING
There is not a lot of information regarding the Bloody V8, not even on A4Tech’s website since the product is not available for retail yet. There is a quick spec chart that outlines a few details about the mouse:
3200 dpi is decent, but certainly not on the high-end, as many mice support up to 5600+ dpi. As we can see, the V8 is definitely the largest of the versions, and with an on-board memory count of 160 KB. Again we have the response time of 1ms which should be interesting to test.
The Bloody V8 comes in familiar packaging for peripherals with a predominantly red and black scheme. The front has a nice shot of the gaming mouse, while the back has an excellent splash of colours outlining the important specs without being overpowering:
The sides list extra features as well as a description of the device in different languages. Unfortunately none of these lists mention much about the mouse – not even if it is optical, or even the amount of macros it supports.