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A4Tech Bloody Gun3 UC3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse Review – $40 For The Ultimate Package

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.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse

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!”

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse

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.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse

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.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse

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:

a4tech bloody v8 specs

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:

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse ultra core 3 A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse ultra core 3

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.

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse ultra core 3

A4Tech Bloody Gun3 Headshot V8 Gaming Mouse ultra core 3

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  • http://twitter.com/conholster conholster

    Oh wow a new version of the hack mouse…yay. noob tool

  • kokoy

    i have a bloody v7, same specs with this v8.
    i have to say, it’s the best mouse i’ve used so far.

    * previous owner of 3.5G DA and G400.

    • http://TechnologyX.com Deepak Sharma

      It feels wonderful I have to admit. Just wish there was more information as to what it is made of :D

    • RxUrien

      It feels wonderful I have to admit. Just wish there was more information as to what it is made of

      • Krtex

        Please which is better V7 or V8 ?

  • A Magnet

    I’ve been trying to track this thing down, but I haven’t managed to find it anywhere. Any word on where I can buy this thing?

    • http://TechnologyX.com Deepak Sharma

      Oddly, I don’t believe it is available yet. We got our sample a loooong time ago at the A4tech CeBit 2013 booth, so it has been a few months since then.

      If we get any news I’ll let you know where you can pick one up!

    • RxUrien

      Oddly, I don’t believe it is available yet. We got our sample a loooong time ago at the A4tech CeBit 2013 booth, so it has been a few months since then.

      If we get any news I’ll let you know where you can pick one up!

      • A Magnet

        Thanks, I’d appreciate that! I’ve looked just about everywhere – A4tech has a website, there’s also a website for the Bloody Gun3 brand (where you can buy the software, but where there’s no mention of the V8 mouse). I’ve even sent A4tech an email, but I’ve heard nothing back.

        Oh, and thanks for the review as well!

        • RxUrien

          You are right, they are quite hard to get a hold of, and that is primarily due to the language barrier.

          Luckily for us, Bloody USA will be at E3. I will be at the event in a few hours and will directly ask them about availability and any other questions/concerns you may have.

          Thanks again, and no problem. Glad you liked the review :)

          • A Magnet

            Did you get a chance to visit their booth? Any word on a release date?

            Really appreciating your followup.

          • RxUrien

            Hey there!

            Yes I did, sorry for the late reply. I went to the booth and was told a release date of Q4. I met the Bloody higher-ups soon after at a party and they said it is available now.

            Sure enough, it is:

            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA26C0T64216

            As you can see it’s on promo specifically for E3. They have refined the packaging and the mouse itself since I received it a few months back. This one has metal feet for increased sensitivity, but aside from that it is the exact same.

            Let me know if you have any more questions :)

          • A Magnet

            Not a problem! E3 can be a bit messy, I’m sure.

            Looking forward to trying out the mouse in a week-ish.

            Your followup has been awesome, thanks!

          • RxUrien

            No problem let us know how you like it!

          • A Magnet

            So far I’m digging it. The software has some awkward English, but I like the way the mouse looks and feels.

            My only real concern is with the left and right mouse buttons. They hang over the bulk of the mouse, which makes me worry about packing it in a bag too haphazardly – it looks like they could break off with enough pressure. As someone who moves around a lot, this isn’t a minor issue.

            Other than that though, your review was spot on with every point. Feels good to finally have a good replacement for my old mouse.

          • RxUrien

            Thanks :)

            As for the buttons, I took the mouse with me to E3 in LA. Went through the usual customs and rough handling. No complications whatsoever. As long as you firmly holster it in a bag pocket you should run into no issues.

            Thanks again for sharing!

  • Rizawanto Kurniawan

    still just only 1 profile :(

  • Cold Bob Wolley

    where can i buy this in japan?
    A4Tech Bloody Gun3 UC3 Headshot V8

  • Norbert Lázi

    You know what sensor built in ?

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