CDR King is known for offering just about every computer peripheral under the sun, so a new gaming mouse shouldn’t really call anyone’s attention. Except that the new and ironically-named CDR King BLACK USB Gaming Mouse comes with a higher than usual price tag than I’m accustomed to from the local purveyor of cheap electronics. How much? How about a cool Php990?
Of course, spending upwards of Php1k on a gaming peripheral isn’t anything new, but CDR King has offered gaming mice in the past and they’ve never typically gone above Php300. So what’s so special about the CDR King BLACK USB Gaming Mouse?
Since I was in the market for a cheap wireless mouse, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and stopped by a CDR King store near me to check the BLACK out in the flesh. Luckily, the saleslady accommodated me and let me get some hands on time.
While the glossy white finish doesn’t do it justice, the first thing I noticed right away was the resemblance to Mad Catz lineup of gaming mice. Surprisingly, it isn’t a direct copy of anything in their current lineup, probably just emulates the overall look and feel. Unfortunately, the ergonomics aren’t adjustable, despite its appearance to the contrary.
The next thing I noticed was the weight and build quality. The CDR King BLACK is surprisingly heavy given its size. The build is a mix of plastic and metal, so the added heft is to be expected and gives the impression of a durable build.
There are indeed a ton of buttons to play around with, although the 10th button isn’t exactly customizable as it’s on the underside of the mouse and simply turns the LED on or off. Of the 9 remaining buttons, the 2 that are located at the base of the left and right mouse buttons are so hard to reach that they’re barely usable. Still, there are a lot of buttons left to play around with.
After my little hands on time with the CDR King BLACK Gaming Mouse, I did a bit of research and found that it’s actually a renamed YCCTeam G10. There are already a few reviews on it, including a few video reviews you can check out.
Personally, I’m not a fan of the glossy white finish, but the build quality and overall feel are making me think about getting this instead of the ASUS Cerberus gaming mouse. No way I’d actually spend Php990 on a CDR King mouse of course, but if the BLACK was a little cheaper, maybe I’d go for it.
If you guys are interested though, you can find it on their website here.