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Nixeus Revel

Quick Jump

Nixeus Revel is a cheap mouse with PMW 3360 sensor. It’s far from the perfect mouse and except loud left click and hollow clicks, generally, it does not have any other major or deal breaker flaw.

As said PMW3360 sensor is proven and it works well in this mouse too. It supports acceleration up to 50 G and tracks until 250 IPS.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Good sensor
  • Weight

Cons

  • Cheap feel
  • Loud left and right click (left especially)
  • Hollow sounding clicks

Mouse Details

Brand, model and release date.

ManufacturerNixeus
ModelRevel
Release Date2016
Your Rating
Amazon Rating 4
Price

Dimensions and Weight

Size and weight of Nixeus Revel mouse.

Length~125 mm
~12.5 cm
~31.75 in
Width~68 mm
~6.8 cm
~17.27 in
Height~39 mm
~3.9 cm
~9.91 in
Weight~85 g
~0.09 kg
~0.19 lbs

Technical Specs

Sensor, lift of distance and rest of the specifications for the Nixeus Revel mouse.

Sensor TypeOptical
Sensor ModelPMW3360
Perfect SensorYes
Resolution (CPI/DPI)400 - 12000
Maximum Acceleration50 G
Max Tracking Speed250 IPS
Polling Rate1000 Hz (1ms)
Lift Off DistanceLow (Adjustable)
Switches (Lifespan)Omron (20 million clicks)
Feets (Lifespan)PTFE
Onboard MemoryYes
Smoothing / FilteringNo
Hardware AccelerationNo
Click Latency

Connectivity

Connectivity types for the Nixeus Revel mouse.

ConnectivityWired, USB 2.0
Cable Length~1.5 m
~4.92 ft
Cable TypeRubber cable

General Specifications and Features

List of additional Nixeus Revel features.

Mouse TypeGaming mouse
ErgonomyRight-hand
Buttons5
Suggested GripPalm grip, Claw grip, Fingertip grip
CPI/DPI IndicatorYes
LED LightingYes
LED AdjustableYes
Adjustable WeightNo
ColorBlack

Price and Warranty

Satisfaction is (not) guaranteed.

Warranty1 Year
Manufacturer URLhttps://www.nixeus.com/
Amazon

Review

What MouseSpecs think about this mouse.

I knew this mouse would not satisfy me, but price was very good so I couldn’t pass the opportunity to test one of the cheapest devices with PMW 3360 sensor.

For the better understanding of strong and weak points of Nixeus Revel I divided this review in a couple of logical parts… Let’s begin.

Size and Shape

Revel is a medium mouse. It is kind of similar to Zowie FK2 or Corsair M55.

Mouse is 125 mm long, 68 mm wide and 39 mm in height. It weights around 85 grams which is not uber light but not heavy either.

Shape is safe. Everyone can easily adjust to it. It will work best with palm and palm hybrid grips, but I guess people with larger hand could use fingertip or claw grip with it.

People with 1-2-2 and 1-3-1 grips will feel at home with this mouse.

Buttons

My main issue is with these… M1 and M2 are very loud and hollow sounding. I don’t think it is because of 20 million Omron switches but rather by the cheap plastic and not very well-planned interior.

Clicks are consistent with no significant pre or post-travel. If I would ignore loudness and hollowness, I would rate them as average.

Drag clicking work with this mouse very well mainly because of grippy coating.

Side buttons are ok and are not loud. Position of those is perfect.

Sensor

Nixeus Revel uses PMW3360 sensor. It feels good, consistent, there is no noticeable hardware acceleration or angle snapping. Specs says it tracks until 250 IPS and 50 G which I couldn’t disapprove or spin it out.

Tracking height is adjustable from the software, but by default it tracks up to 1.2 mm or 1 DVD height.

Scroll Wheel

Scroll wheel is nothing special. It isn’t remotely close to Roccat Titan scroll wheels, but it’s not junk as the Logitech G MX518 scroll wheel. Steps are defined, little bit scratchy with strange clonk sound when you begin or end scrolling. Resistance of the scrolling is good by my personal feel.

Cable

Cable is standard rubber cable but it’s little bit stiffer than for example rubber cable on Logitech GMX 518. I would suggest using bungie with it. I prefer rubber cable instead of braided cable so it’s good they didn’t braid it.

Feet

As said previously I usually don’t notice differences between feet on the mice. However, these feet look substandard PTFE and these perform well. In the package you get the spare ones.

Coating

Coating is grippy and good. Matte rubberized plastic across the whole mouse. Regardless, coating feel cheap. Every little bit of skin fat will leave trace but luckily it is very easy to clean it.

For example, G502 Hero feels much better to the point that we are comparing apples and oranges.

Software

Software is basic but it has everything you need to set the mouse to your needs. You can program buttons with it, setup sensitivity in the steps of 100, turn of acceleration and angle snapping, setup polling rate, configure RGB lighting and save all those to profiles.

Conclusion

If you need PMW3360 sensor or similar for small amount of money and you are not bothered by the cheap feel and loud clicks then go for it. It’s a decent mouse, especially for the price.

Video Review / Different Opinion

Adittional look and feel of the mouse.

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