Anker 8000DPI Laser Gaming Mouse Review – The Game Changer

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First of all I would like to thank Anker for sending me out this mouse for review!
It can be purchased from Amazon UK for £30.

Here’s my video review of the mouse:

Here’s my UPDATED video review of the NEW 8200DPI mouse:

Here’s my written review:

A little introduction about me and my previous mouse:
I have owned and still own the Logitech MX revolution, which in my eyes is the best multimedia mouse out there in the market. For the last 2 years I’ve tried telling myself there could be another mouse out there – each time I’ve gone into a store and tried another mouse, my first reaction was “meh, nothing special” or “that razer mouse is way too expensive for what it offers”.

The Anker mouse – Design:
The form factor is something I absolutely love. Very comfortable, and with the weights that you can adjust it can be customised to your liking.

Customisation:
This mouse can be customised, with up to 9 different keys – making it incredibly useful for any type of game. It also has a MACRO functionality that allows it to register your clicks and movements.
One of the main features of this mouse, and the eye candy behind it is the light colour on the anker logo – this can be changed to any colour of your preference, via the software provided.
The profile switching is also very useful with a button located at the bottom of the mouse, allowing you to switch between your two mouse profiles, very efficiently.

Accuracy and speed:
With an incredible 8000 DPI and 1000HZ polling rate, this mouse is one of the top dogs for precision. Although realistically I can’t see anyone using it at 8000 DPI, and more like me at 2000 DPI, however the accuracy and response time of this mouse is outstanding. No lag, no input lag, no flaws, no jittery motion – in other words, it excels in doing what it is supposed to do.

Software:
The software is very good, and has no glitches. When you purchase the mouse it doesn’t come with a CD, however it is downloadable online. Personally I prefer that as the latest drivers and softwares can always be found up-to-date online.

Now going into pros and cons:
It is very hard to find any problems with this mouse, as it is brilliant but if I have to be extremely picky, I can name a few.

Pros:
-Price
-Weight customisable
-Light customisable
-9 Buttons to customise
-Sensitivity
-Precision
-Form factor and design
-Grip on the left side by the thumb
-Excellent software
-Macro capabilities
-Great customer service by Anker & LaptopMate

Cons:
-Anker logo colour switch is hidden when in you, as you hand covers it – thus it would have been nice to be able to customise either/or the DPI switch and scroll wheel colours too.
-Profile switch is located at the bottom – realistically I much prefer this, however I know some might prefer it to be more accessible at the top of the mouse
-When saving and applying changes on the software, it magically changes the DPI level on profile 1, but not profile 2
-When saving and applying changes on the software, it magically changes the scrolling lines within Windows to level 8
-Overall cable length (could be an extra 0.5m longer)

Overall:
This mouse is outstanding, not only for the value of £30 (as I would gladly pay £50 for this mouse), but also for its functionalities and other capabilities.
It has now replaced my MX revolution as my main mouse. I absolutely love it, and NEVER would have thought a mouse could have swayed me off my beautiful MX, but this Anker did just that. Top marks to Anker 10/10, I would happily recommend this to anyone looking for a mouse, not only gamers but multimedia users like myself that occasionally game.

Here are some pictures of the mouse:

Hope you enjoyed the pictures & the review!
-TotallydubbedHD

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4 thoughts on “Anker 8000DPI Laser Gaming Mouse Review – The Game Changer

  1. Prakhar

    Hey Chris!

    Great review as always. Just a quick question.
    Do you have any plans to review either the Sony XB90EX, CKS99, or JVC FXZ200?

    Keep up the good work
    Prakhar

    Reply
  2. aceofb

    Awesome review! My Cyborg R.A.T died mid-raid and I rush-ordered this one based on the amazon reviews. Then came across this, can’t wait for it to arrive.

    Reply

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