Otherworldly power, right under your palm
You might be thinking, "Another gaming
mouse, with another alien naming convention?", and we can attest that we
did, indeed, started out thinking that about the PowerLogic Alien G9. And it
does, on the onset, have every gaming mouse cliche one can slap onto a gaming
mouse, but that doesn't mean that it’s a bad thing. In fact, this is one alien
we'd thankfully have in hand.
The G9 is mid-sized in built, which we feel
is just that right balance between large enough to feel right, but small enough
for it to be comfortable. The design is the typical rugged, jagged look that
gaming accessories are apt to adopt, and it does look appropriately out of a
sci-fi flick. The buttons are well placed and can be easily reached, and
everything clicks right.
There are a total of 9 programmable
buttons, which include the left-right-middle mouse buttons. There are two more
at the thumb rest, another two right at the tip of left-click and twin smallish
ones right at the middle. Running along top are stripes that has customisable
Look underneath though, and you'll find a
removable hatch that opens up to where the magnetic weighs can be placed into.
You can have up to 9 of them, and it's a great addition that suits gamers with
their own weight preferences. The G9 is plug-&-play upon unboxing, but
you'll need it to work with the drivers and configuration software to get the
best out of it. The software is one of the most user friendly ones we've used,
easily letting you configure your buttons and light colour settings (which
feature the whole spectrum). You can save up to 5 profiles and the settings can
be applied without any momentary hitch.
There are 7 different dpi toggles which go
up to 6,000dpi, so gamers can pick the type of sensitivity that they want.
There's no on-the-fly dpi toggle though; you'll have to rely on the
configuration software, meaning that you're going to have to pause, Alt-Tab and
The G9's performance is fairly impressive.
The tracking on this thing is decent enough to make your shot count, and while
it's not the smoothest mouse we've had, it's certainly top-notch enough to give
its money's worth.
PowerLogic Alien G9
Price $ 59.17
Contact LeapFroglobal Distribution Sdn.
Phone (03) 7803 6703
DPI: 800 - 6,000dpi switchable
Frame rate: 11,750 fps
Features: LED Controls, weight
cartridge, fully programmable
Performance 4 stars
Features 4 stars
Design 4 stars
Value 4 stars