Redragon’s M686 Vampire Elite Wireless Gaming Mouse

Source: TechPowerUp Redragon’s M686 Vampire Elite Wireless Gaming Mouse

A Wide Load Bearing The PixArt PAW3335 Sensor

Redragon is not exactly a household name but they have been around for more than a few decades and they’ve released a new RGB infested wireless gaming mouse, at a reasonable $43.  PixArt’s PAW3335 sensor, optimized for wireless usage, offers up to 16,000 CPI, without requiring interpolation along with a 1000MHz polling rate, which should satisfy most users that are used to the delay present on wireless mice.  TechPowerUp registered roughly a 3ms delay in motion when comparing wired to wireless performance, a 13.1 ms delay when clicking buttons and evidence of some smoothing which you should keep in mind.

Your RGBs can be controlled via software, with the three linked lighting zones able to switch between streaming, respiration, and steady lighting patterns.  With the lights enabled TPU estimates a good 40 hours of battery life, with an Eco Mode available which disables the lighting and is advertised to boost the lifetime to at least 45 hours of usage.

Overall the mouse is well built, especially if you prefer wide mice as it measures 4.88 x 3.62 x 1.67″ in size, with good pads and decent components throughout.   Unfortunately the delays and inconsistencies in polling detract from the overall attractiveness of the mouse which you should in mind if this one was on your list of possible wireless mice to purchase.

The M686 Vampire Elite is Redragon's newest wireless offering. Equipped with PixArt's PAW3335 sensor, the right-handed ergonomic Vampire Elite promises top-tier tracking along with a battery life of up to 45 hours, as well as full RGB lighting and software support.

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