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Review: Armaggeddon SRO-5 HAVOC III 5000 CPI Gaming Mouse

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

Amrgeddon SRO 5 BOX HAVOC III
In the box you’ll find the mouse itself, four replacable footpads, a Software CD and the old trusty User Manual!

Here’s what I found on Armaggeddon’s website

 Source http://leapfroglobal.com/amg/sro-5-havoc-iii.html
Source http://leapfroglobal.com/amg/sro-5-havoc-iii.html

FEATURES:

  • 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

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The mouse has sort of ambidextrous design allowing right handed and left handed users in harmony.

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!

On the top of the mouse you'll find the DPI Button, the Left and Right Click Buttons and the scroll wheel
On the top of the mouse you’ll find the CPI Button, the Left and Right Click Buttons and the scroll wheel
Towards the right of the mouse you'll find a comfortable grip. two buttons, forward and backward which you could re-program to do another function.
Towards the left of the mouse you’ll find a comfortable grip. two buttons, forward and backward which you could re-program to do another function.
Towards the right it's all plain. the same comfortable grip continues here.
Towards the right it’s all plain. the same comfortable grip continues here.
Underneath the mouse you'll find four foot pads, the AVAGO A3310 sensor, some serial number stuff and a switch for lower CPIs or Higher CPIs.
Underneath the mouse you’ll find four foot pads, the AVAGO A3310 sensor, some serial number stuff and a switch for lower CPIs or Higher CPIs
Here we can see that the mouse is leaned towards the right side.

 

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.

 

As of the quality of the cable, Amrageddon opted ofr an ultra-durable nylon cable that is 1.8m in length. The cable really seems sturdy and built well.
As of the quality of the cable, Armaggeddon opted for an ultra-durable braided nylon cable on the SRO 5 HAVOC III that is 1.8m in length. The cable really seems sturdy and built well.

03| User Experience

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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!

We would like to award this product our Silver Award!
We would like to award this product our Silver Award!

Usman Abdul Jabbar

Usman Jabbar is a tech enthusiast on the mission to learn anything about tech. Proudly supports the PCMR. He believes that nothing could be perfect, so why hate on something else? Also a Battlefield 4/CSGO player and is the man behind the wheels handling the business matters and the site itself! To contact me, follow me, or even constructively criticize me! Contact me however you feel is right!

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