Mionix Castor Optical Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-09-12

Castor is one of the latest Mionix mice which integrates the PWM-3310 optical sensor for a DPI up to 10000 and a powerful 32-bit ARM processor which runs at 32MHz with 128Kb of built-in memory for recording macros but also for storing up to five profiles. After several hours of use during gaming (ZOMBI, Killing Floor 2, Cradle, Wolfenstein Old Blood, Guild Wars II) and office work, we have concluded that the mouse performs admirably and remains very comfortable thanks to its shape; versus ambidextrous mice which also have buttons on the right side, Castor has an area dedicated for resting your pinky finger so right-handers will be happy with it.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Five fingers, one home - Right-hand ergonomics with ring- and pinky-finger groove to comfortably place all five fingers on the mouse.


Maximum grip - 4 layers of rubber coating and the optimized textured side rubbers ensure maximum grip and soft touch feel.


Lightning fast processor - The 32bit ARM Processor running at 32Mhz is the powerful engine to power it all and ensure trouble free and quick setting changes in-game.


128kb built-in memory - Bring your settings and recorded macros with you stored into up to different 5 profiles.


Zero- Acceleration Sensor with up to 10.000DPI - 1:1 Tracking, no positive or negative hardware acceleration.


In-game 3 step DPI adjustment - Set 3 DPI values and switch easily between them in-game.


6 fully programmable buttons - The buttons can be assigned to any key, mouse command or macro.


In-game profile switch - Switch easily between stored profiles in-game.


Adjustable polling rate - Tune it all the way up to 1000Hz and up to 1ms response time.


Mionix AURORA Lighting - Personalize your mouse with up to.16.8 Million color options.


Stunning Lighting effects - Solid, Blinking, Pulsating and Breathing effects running single colour or colour shift.


S.Q.A.T - Surface Quality Analyzer Tool - Surface Quality Analyzer Tool measures tracking quality of your gaming surface.


Supports all grip styles


Plug n Play - Completely Plug n Play, software needed only for configuration.



Product Specifications:


32bit ARM Processor running at 32Mhz

Right handed truly ergonomic design

Supports palm, claw and fingertip grip

Grip friendly soft touch rubber coating (4 layers)

6 fully programmable buttons

3 steps in-game DPI adjustment

2 integrated LEDs in 2 colour zones

Up to 16.8 Million LED colour options

Color shift, Solid, Blinking, Pulsating and Breathing effects

On-Board memory 128 kb built-in memory

Large black PTFE mouse feet

Gold Plated, Full speed USB 2.0 connection with Plug and Play

Cable 2m long PVC cable with cable reinforcement


Sensor Specification


PMW – 3310 gaming grade IR-LED optical sensor

Up to 10000DPI

MAX tracking speed of at least 5.45m/sec (215 IPS)

No positive or negative hardware acceleration

Adjustable Lift Off Distance


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