On the surface, it may seem like the Revel doesn’t have a lot to offer with it’s simple matte finish and standard design. However, the old saying holds very true when it says that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. The Revel is a very confident mouse that does so much right with it’s simple package. I have to repeat it a lot, but the PixArt optical sensors are something I’m a huge fan of. The Omron switches are nice and the matte black finish is great for keeping dirt and grime from showing up for a while. I also love the design choice to stay with a straight black USB cable.
It’s hard to find much to complain about, but the biggest thing the Revel lacks is the ability to customize anything through mouse software. You can customize button options from programs, but it isn’t quite the same as having a software suite that let’s you set profiles and LED modes. The other thing I wasn’t particularly fond of was the 8 different DPI modes. I chalk this up to personal preference, but that many feels like too much to easily sift through during gameplay. However, at least the option is there for people that need it and I rarely change DPI on the fly anyways.
Overall, we have a really solid mouse from NIXEUS that seems to be a notch above other budget options in this segment. I wasn’t exactly sure what award I would use, but then I got to see the selling prices on Newegg and Amazon. The latter has a list price of $44.99, but the actual price is down $5 from that. Considering you get the PixArt 3360 in the Revel, that’s actually an excellent price by my estimation and searches. If you’re looking for a good optical sensor at a good budget, it’s hard to find anything that beats the Revel. With that, we happily award the NIXEUS Revel Gaming Mouse the Pureoverclock Editor’s Choice Award!
Newegg Link (White Version)