The M268 Gaming Mouse is brought to you from the new range of gaming peripherals from TeckNet. This review will focus on value for money, performance and style of the mouse.
Firstly, the packaging that the mouse arrived in shows and tells you everything that you need to know. You are greeted with a perfect view of the mouse itself through a clear plastic window on the front of the box – prefect for viewing before you buy. On the sides of the box you are shown the specs and system requirements for the mouse, as we as a list of design features for the mouse. The vack of the box shows you a whole list of the mouse features, which range from an enhanced refresh rate, to a list of what each of the buttons do.
Upon removing the mouse, I was instantly impressed with how lightweight the mouse is, especially compared to my previous mouse. Weighing in at only 150g, it is easy to hold and maneuver around. The mouse features a braided cable – around 2 meters in length – and a gold plated USB plug. It also has two buttons on the left hand side of the mouse (forward and back), a DPI shift button, and the scroll wheel. The mouse is also very sturdy and a nice weight. It doesn’t feel overly heavy or light, and is a pleasure to use throughout both short and long PC sittings.
All of the buttons are accessible easily and can be used without having to overstretch your fingers to reach. The mouse also fits very comfortably in my hand, and my hands aren’t overly big. The DPI button does what it should, how it should. Simply click the button to change between the presets of 1000DPI, 1600DPI, and 2000DPI. As you change the DPI settings, the blue light on the mouse gets brighter – the brighter the light, the higher the DPI. The mouse also glides nice and smoothly over both my desk surface, and the mouse mat surface, without any additional force required.
With TeckNet now focusing on reasonably priced gaming mice, I think that following my experience with their products recently, they could definitely make an impact. The M268 Gaming Mouse does what you would expect it to, without all of the fancy extras. This is definitely a mouse that I would suggest to anyone, no matter what they use their PC for.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, ME, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & MAC OS
The scroll wheel only works under the operating systems listed. If you use the mouse with a different OS, the mouse may either not work or lose its enhanced features and function as a standard six-button mouse only.