Aorus Thunder M7 MMO Gaming Mouse Review

Written by Antony Leather

November 13, 2014 | 10:53

Tags: #best-mmo-mouse #gaming-mouse #mmo

Companies: #aorus #esports

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The software is excellent. In fact, it's so comprehensive we can't think of anything we'd like to add. Unlike other suites we've seen recently, there's no lag, and it's clear and concise despite the huge number of settings on offer from macros to lighting and DPI and changes are applied instantly.

You can use up to five profiles, each corresponding to a different colour displayed on the scroll wheel and inside the mouse, and each with it's own customised set of 16 buttons (or rather 14 buttons plus the scroll up and down commands).

The mode key under your ring finger seems the most logical to use as a profile toggler but it's then straightforward when it comes to programming each button set for each profile and switching between them.

There are up to 70 macro recording slots, plus a whole host of options when it comes to actually recording them. The screen grabs above and below probably paint a clearer and more concise picture than we can in half a page of words - we doubt many people will be left wanting.

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The settings menu is equally detailed with options for profile colour changing (you can pick from nine colours or off and apply a breathing effect too), while each of the four DPI level shifts is also fully adjustable between 50 DPI and the maximum 8,200 DPI, with the ability to unlock the X and Y axis too. You can also set the scroll wheel to flick through between 1 and 99 lines at a time (the default being three), you can customise the front lights, the USB polling rate and backup, restore or clean the onboard memory.

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Conclusion

There are a few ergonomic shortcomings with the Thunder M7, namely the DPI shift buttons, which are pretty inaccessible, and it's small size but the latter is especially subjective. What we did like is the ability to use the mouse as an every day mouse as well as a hardcore MMO-focussed device with 14 programmable buttons - something that might make its £70 price tag a little easier to swallow.

The software is superb; there really isn't much else to say other than that recording macros, configuring profiles or other settings such as DPI or memory is blissfully easy and detailed. It's very clear that a lot of thought has been involved here and if we're honest, we get the same feeling from the rest of the Thunder M7 as a whole - even the packaging. As a result, we have no qualms giving it our top award, with one or two small reservations, and Aorus is a name that we expect to hear more of too.
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  • Design
    35 / 40
  • Features
    31 / 35
  • Value
    21 / 25

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