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    Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse review: Earth-bound

    Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse review: Earth-bound

    Comfortable left and right clicks
    Satisfying switches
    Clean design
    Long battery life
    Too expensive for what it is
    Awkward side buttons
    No PTFE feet
    Too heavy
    USB Type-C dongle feels impractical
    The best gaming mice are usually made by a handful of companies that tend to stay within the world of peripherals, like Razer and Logitech. However, if you look hard enough, you’ll find mice made by Alienware.
    Alienware has been around since the dawn of PC gaming and while decades have passed, the company has never failed to raise eyebrows in the design category. While this isn’t its first rodeo with gaming mice, what we have today is the Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse AW720M for $150.
    Unlike its prebuilt PC sibling that features eye-popping cases, the Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse AW720M design is forgettable.
    Design and comfort
    Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse review: Earth-bound
    The Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse is extremely comfortable for point-and-click operation. The left and right clicks aren’t the traditional two pieces of plastic – they have some concave which cradles my index and middle finger during use. I need to give credit to Alienware here because I have never used a mouse that felt so sculpted. Alienware’s new mouse features a more simplistic design than its predecessor, the AW610M. There wasn’t much to talk about with the AW610M other than the fact that it looks like a Banshee from Halo and the fact that it operates wired or wireless.
    In between the buttons is the scroll wheel and it has a rubbery, tire tread-like texture that isn’t loud during operation, but it isn’t adjustable, therefore if you’re not a fan of notched scroll wheels, then look away.
    Side buttons are the make or break it for me when shopping for a proper gaming mouse because they’re so darn convenient to use. Since this is an ambidextrous mouse, side buttons are on both sides, which is good. However, the opposite side buttons cannot be removed or covered, which bothered me a ton. Fortunately, the side buttons on the opposite side can be deactivated within Alienware Command Center, but the overall comfort was hindered by this.
    In 2022, the most popular gaming mice have become so light that they no longer can be doubled as paperweights. However, with a weight of 89 grams, the Tri-Mode is extremely heavy compared to most other gaming mice of this size. The weight of the Alienware mouse is somewhat surprising because this mouse doesn’t look bulky at all – I sincerely have no clue where all of its heft comes from. The weight of this mouse isn’t exactly a bad thing as there are people who prefer heavier mice, but gamers generally want their mice as light as possible.

    if you’re not a fan of notched scroll wheels, then look away.


    if you’re not a fan of notched scroll wheels, then look away.
    The AW720M comes in two colors: Lunar Light (white) and Side of the Moon (black). I received the Lunar Light version for review, as the Side of the Moon version won’t be available until April 19. The RGB on the Tri-Mode isn’t out of this world, but for some reason, I love it. The only RGB on this mouse is from the classic Alienware logo. I never really understood the point of having RGB on a mouse … your hand covers it 90% of the time. However, the way the logo gleams in conjunction with the white finish looks great on my desk.
    Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse review: Earth-bound
    Underneath the mouse is where you’ll find its power switch, DPI switch, and another switch that allows you to pick your connectivity method (more on that later.) You won’t find any PTFE feet, which is disappointing for a mouse at this price.
    Sensors and switches
    Alienware didn’t disclose what type of switches are in the Tri-Mode, but they feel and sound fantastic. For starters, this isn’t a silent mouse at all – the switches are very loud, but they complement that satisfying click very well.
    Again, there isn’t a name given for the sensor used within the Tri-Mode, but this mouse features a maximum DPI of 26,000, keeping it on par with most other gaming mice at this price point. Of course, the DPI is adjustable and Alienware allows five DPI profiles, which can be toggled underneath the mouse. I can’t blame Alienware for putting the button there because many other gaming mice do too, but it would’ve been nice to see a different spot, like underneath the scroll wheel.

    This isn’t a silent mouse at all – the switches are very loud, but they complement that satisfying click very well.
    This isn’t a silent mouse at all – the

    Source:https://www.digitaltrends.com/desktop-computer-reviews/alienware-tri-mode-wireless-gaming-mouse-aw720m/