So today we have Armaggeddon’s SRO-5 HAVOC III which is a 5000 CPI gaming mouse that costs under RM 159. In all this competition, is it worth it?
01| Unboxing and Showoff
Here’s what I found on Armaggeddon’s website
- Macro-able gaming mouse using OMRON switches, with 2-way click scroll
- Up to 5000CPI, software adjustable with RGB light indicator
- On-the-fly CPI adjustment. Default: 400 / 800 / 1000 / 2000
- High performance tracking speed, up to 130 inches per second
- Save up to 8 macros
- Extra-large high quality teflon mousefeet
- Up to 16.8 million color options
- Extra durable nylon cord
- Extra set of hight quality teflon mousefeet included
- Software included to aid customization
02| Design and Build Quality
The design of the mouse is pretty good in my opinion. The sides are covered with rubber and the RGB lighting in my opinion is just perfect they haven’t overdone it. Pretty good there!
As of the build quality, it’s okay. I really don’t want to complain about plastic here, though the glossy plastic makes the mouse prone to pickup dirt easily, but on the other side, it’s pretty easy to clean as well. I would also like to share that the forward and backward buttons on the left side of the mouse need some attention in the quality department.
03| User Experience
I really feel that Armaggeddon has made quite a few awkward choices here. First of all, all hail the CPI sensor, the button on the top of the mouse only has two CPIs, so if you want to switch to a lower CPI then you have the flip the mouse and change the switch to lower CPI and vice versa. I’m sure some gamers might hate on this.
Next up, the left-click, the left-click on this mouse started to produce a squeak sound after two weeks of using it. The squeak noise isn’t consistent though, sometimes it squeaks, sometimes not. In productivity sessions and a few gaming sessions I really felt irritated by this.
However, other than the two negatives, I would praise how well the mouse glides on fabric. The mouse is fairly lightweight in my opinion, and to be honest, I really don’t want to ask for a weight management option on this mouse despite loving the fairly heavy NRO-5 which I reviewed here.
As always, Armaggeddon has included their software for this mouse. In my opinion they nailed it. It has almost all the functions you need from changing the RGB colors, playing with macros to changing the polling rate and much much more.
04| Pricing and Conclusion
Armaggeddon’s SRO-5 Havoc III has an SRP of RM169. Having a quick checkup only you could get it as cheap as RM159 on online stores. In my opinion Armaggeddon has brought a worthy contender in the game. There are a few minor quirks but yeah in most cases it’s totally acceptable. So would I recommend it? Damn Yeah!