Despite the fact that the gaming peripherals market already has many large companies and more than recognizable brands, many times the enormous prestige of these leads us to find ourselves with a slight price premium on their products. That is why the arrival of new participants like Endgame They are a breath of fresh air for gamers, proving that we do not need a flashy and light-laden design, nor an excessively high price to enjoy a quality device.
Specifications Endgame Gear XM1
Sensor: Pixart PMW3389
Buttons: 2 clicks and 3 additional buttons (with a lifetime of 50 million keystrokes)
Polling speed: 1,000 Hz or 1 ms
Maximum acceleration: 50 grams
Maximum resolution: 16,000 DPI
Connection: USB 2.0
Light: Without RGB lighting
Others: 00 meter cable
Dimensions: 122.14 x 65.81 x 38.26 mm
Weight: 70 grams
Design and construction
Despite maintaining a certain gaming aura, the truth is that the Endgame Gear XM1 it has no especially remarkable lines or aesthetics, entirely made of a plastic material and without any rough surface. Something that although it may not be to everyone’s liking, allows you to reduce its weight up to a light 70 grams.
However, it stands out that the fact that, despite its completely symmetrical design and without ergonomic shapes, the mouse has been relegated to right-handed users by only having two secondary buttons on the left side. However, this design continues to stand out for its great compatibility for both claw and palm grip types for small and medium hands, they have so easy to support the palm.
Going around the base of the Endgame Gear XM1, we will find 4 small gliding Teflon stickers that guarantee a smooth glide on any surface, and even more fluid on the mats. Although something that has not convinced us so much, is the fact of having relegated the switch button between profiles also to this rear surface, making it impossible to quickly change sensitivities.
Despite its simple design, we find a high-performance for gamers, with high-precision Omron switches and latencies less than a millisecond, and the presence of a PixArt PMW3389 sensor, capable of offering us motion tracking up to 450 IPS and 50G acceleration, and a sensitivity of up to 16,000 DPI.
Experience and use
Once again, and taking on special importance during these days of confinement and teleworking, we wanted to test the Endgame Gear XM1 in the two main scenarios: office and gaming, in addition to subjecting it to long sessions of uninterrupted use of more than 8 hours.
In addition to the full days of writing and retouching images, this time we have chosen to use it in some of the most popular games in recent days, such as Valorant, League of Legends, and Call of Duy: Warzone, where precision plays a fundamental role.
So, the first thing of all is to highlight that its ergonomics is quite comfortable, allowing us a fairly bearable and precise use in both fields. And it is that although I personally like more designs with a little more curvature, this is undoubtedly a mouse that could please anyone without any problem.
And it is that much of the attractiveness of this design resides in the size of the main buttons, which slightly larger than normal, allow us to press with practically the entire finger. Although it is true that we can notice a slightly greater resistance than in the front of them, but nothing that really becomes a real impediment.
Also the secondary buttons are quite nice and easy to reach, with a fair surface and prominence so as not to lose sight of them and always ensure a good click.
A detail that has caught my attention is that, although during the first hours of use the fact of not having any type of adherent material As soon as it is an impediment, the moment the slightest presence of sweat appears, we will lose much of the grip.
Something that in fact is not so bad depending on when, since the upper surface where we rest the palm, is not as smooth as in other professional mice, causing more than one occasion to stick lightly and lead to some involuntary movements. .
While the mouse is completely functional without software, the most recommended is to install it to be able to access all the customization options that the Endgame Gear XM1 offers. Although as the mouse’s own aesthetics predicts, we will again find ourselves with a prevailing simplicity, since we will hardly have a couple of tabs and options.
From the first, we can configure the functionality of the scroll wheel buttons and the side buttons, assigning them special functions; or the main buttons, relegated to the simple change between the two clicks.
Some slightly more expanded functions in the case of sensor control, which in addition to customizing the sensitivity of the four profiles, will also allow us to activate a ripple control on the move (Ripple control), as well as setting the surface detection height (Lift-Off), with values up to 2 mm.
Availability and price
Available now through distributors such as CaseKing, which supply the entire territory of Spain and Portugal, we can already find the Endgame Gear XM1 available from 59.90 euros, a fairly affordable price compared to other similar options, and even other higher range products with less responsive sensors.
The Endgame Gear XM1 shows us that to have a quality gaming device we do not need an ostentatious and light-loaded design, nor an excessively high price. However, such is his desire, that in some respects he even sins of simplicity, falling a little short of what one would expect from a mouse focused on specialized use.