A Closer Look
The Type-R certainly looks great, and uses what E-Blue call the “ergonomic aircraft wing design.” The wing shape is great, as it provides a comfortable resting spot for your thumb while keeping them in easy reach of those two side buttons.
There’s a few bits of clear plastic down the edges of the mouse, as well as a transparent Mazer logo on the back, allowing for a bit of LED backlighting.
The right side of the mouse bulges outward, further enhancing the ergonomics and giving you a good wide grip at the back, ideal for palm rest, but also a slimmer front that can be used for fingertip or claw grip play styles.
While most of the mouse is made from glossy black plastics, the top panel that forms the left and right mouse buttons is a soft touch matte finish, giving extra grip to the Type-R. Both buttons are scooped at the front too, helping provide even more grip and control. In the middle, there’s a heavily recessed scroll wheel, with a soft rubber grip coating. Behind that, a small DPI toggle button, allowing you to cycle through the available profiles.
Overall the mouse is quite lightweight, so it does glide quite well on the four slipmats on the base. Even with both batteries installed, it’s not overly heavy, and should feel less wearing to use for long periods of time. To help conserve battery, you’ll find a master power control the base, it has an off, on and on with lighting option.
Powering up the mouse, we’re treated to a rather nice LED display, with some broken up lighting effects down the sides of the mouse, as well as that aggressive looking logo on the back. It’s not in your face, or overly bright, but it adds some nice visual flair overall.
Wireless mice aren’t known for their gaming prowess, but the comfortable grip and the responsive switches of this mouse go a long way to making it an enjoyable experience. At this price range, the sensor isn’t going to be anything revolutionary, but it feels accurate enough, tracks well and help up just fine to a couple of hours in Fallout 4 and a few games of League of Legends.
As I predicted from playing a few games, the sensor performance is very good overall. At low DPI, it’s silky smooth and exhibits virtually no jitter. There is a very small bit of angle snapping when moving the mouse at slow speeds, but it’s minor enough that you’re unlikely to notice outside of specific tests. The lift off height seems no more than 2mm, and we didn’t have any issues with signal loss or lag either, so certainly happy with the performance so far.
Even at maximum DPI, this is still a very good result and there’s only a tiny bit of jitter creeping in. There’s still some small instances of angle snapping, but they’re still small enough to be of little concern at this price range.