Updated: Jul 23, 2020
The best mouse for the price!
Throughout my years of PC usage, whether it be for working or gaming, this one peripheral being one of - if not the most - impactful in terms of speed, productivity & precision, I've spent a considerable amount on different models (that amount is a secret only I and my PC peripherals store of choice know about, haha).
But hey, today i'm here to talk about the mouse I have been using for the past 3 years (Sharkoon Shark Force) & take this opportunity to talk about the difference a 1$ generic mouse & a 10-17$ mouse have, features that most casual PC users often overlook although those are essential features to have in a mouse.
Important mouse features:
Whether you're looking for a mouse for work, or want to step up your gaming experience, these are the important features to look for:
Ergonomic Shape: Most generic mice's goal is "Staying at the lowest possible cost of production" without any thought on the ergonomics & user experience. An ergonomic mouse on the other hand comes in different shapes to ensure every user can be comfortable using it no matter the type of grip he uses.
Essential buttons: Generic mice mostly come with only the 2 main buttons & a low quality clickable wheel. while a mouse should at least offer 6 buttons.
DPI switch: With better mouse sensor, comes better tracking & the ability to switch the DPI value to better match the type of workspace the user has (digitally & physically)
Materials & coating: to ensure better handling & comfort, ergonomic mice are made with better materials & strategically placed coating to give the user comfort through the longest work sessions.
Dimensions (L x W x H): 124x76x40 mm
Weight: 120 g
Buttons: 6 (2 main + Wheel + Thumb buttons
Color variants: Green, White, Black, Gray, Mint, Creme
Material : Rubberized surface
DPI: 600-1000-1600 (LED indicated levels)
Chip/Sensor: Pixart PAN3509DH / Optical
Lift-off distance: 5 mm
Supported OS: Windows 7/8/10
For only 10-17$, Shark Force has turned out to be a great mouse that is packed with all the must-have features & more importantly a chip sensors that are way over its price range. In order to compare, I've tried other mice ranging from 7 to 17$ like the Hiraliy F300 & i can confidently say that Sharkoon Shark Force is in all aspects more comparable to +27$ mice out there like the Logitech G203 or the Motospeed V70.