XPG Primer Gaming Mouse Review

XPG introduces the Primer Gaming Mouse a balanced lightweight FPS or MOBA style mouse with Esports quality performance. An effort in RGB includes a selectable lighting system that shines through various lines on the top side of the mouse. It features an ultra-light braided cable, textured side grips, a 1200 dpi pmw3360 optical sense, and Omron mechanical switches priced at $49.99.

XPG’s Primer gaming mouse has a total of 6 buttons making it ideal for the FPS and MOBA crowd. If you are one of those who prefer a lighter mouse this product might not be for you due to its heavy 98 gram weight. Almost 50 grams higher than the lightest mouse in the world. The shape of t his mouse is on point. It’s thin so your thumb tucks nicely into the side giving you hand precision control. It’s almost 5 inches in length so it’s great for people with larger hands. I am not a huge fan of the grip texture being embedded into the plastic; rubber grips are always better. I do however think the double-shot PBTR texture on the top is exactly as described smooth yet not slippery. The Primer includes Omron mechanical switches which are rated up to 20 million lifetime clicks. A bit on the lower side for this price point where you see some mice rated up to 70 million. I am not exactly sure what material the glides are made out of, but they are mediocre at best.

The XPG Primer comes with a great performance package on paper. Its 12000 DPI PMW3360 optical sensor is one of the best on the market today. It’s adjustable between 400 to 12000 DPI which is all you need for FPS type games. Overall, the stat line is comparable to most high-performance mice at this price point. You get a 1000Hz polling rate, 50g max acceleration, and a 250 inch per second max speed. I think the only thing holding this mouse back from being a top-tier product is its heavy weight and mediocre skates. It feels a bit slower and sluggish compared to lighter mice with similar state lines. That being the case it might be suited for someone with stronger forearms who can counter the heavy weight with muscle.

Where it doesn’t fall short is in the RGB category. They included RGB lighting along the top edges, mouse wheel, and even highlighted the logo. Powered by XPG prime you which is a very solid program for customization. It offers all your intricate RGB customization and also enables users to adjust the mouse exactly to their playstyle. It is a looker for sure, you will get tons of battle station value out of the RGB lighting display. If it was not for the RGB lighting I would like to see this priced around $39.99. I  think overall it is priced a bit high but If it lost 30 grams I would be comfortable at $49.99.

Summary
XPG introduces the Primer Gaming Mouse a balanced lightweight FPS or MOBA style mouse. It features an ultra-light braided cable, textured side grips, a 1200 dpi pmw3360 optical sense, and Omron mechanical switches priced at $49.99. If you are one of those who prefer a lighter mouse this product might not be for you due to its 98g weight. The Primer includes Omron mechanical switch which are rated up to 20 million clicks. The XPG Primer comes with a great performance package on paper. Where it doesn’t fall short in is the RGB category. If it was not for the RGB lighting I would like to see this priced around $39.99. If it lost 30 grams I would be comfortable at $49.99.
Good
  • Shape feels great in your hands
  • Double-shot PBTR top texture feels great
Bad
  • On the heavy side at 98 grams
  • Texture embed into plastic
  • Slow It feels a bit slow and sluggish
7.2
Good
Quality - 7
Performance - 6
Customization - 9
Design - 7
Price - 7
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