XPG Alpha Gaming Mouse Overview
Taking a first look at the XPG Alpha Wireless it is definitely a large mouse with official dimensions of 128 x 78 x 40mm and weighing in at 98 grams. The mouse is all black and currently this is the only color variant that XPG is offering.
The overall design of the mouse is what XPG is calling their “exoskeleton” which they say is a great balance between form and function. It is definitely a more ergonomic mouse, which tends to lend itself to people who have a claw-style grip. On the palm rest of the mouse there is an XPG logo which will light up with RGB lighting when you have the mouse powered on.
Situated in the center of the mouse is a triangular button that is used to switch the profile / DPI level of the mouse. Above that are our two mouse buttons, which are powered by OMRON switches and in-between them is our scroll wheel which is has a rubber coating on it for grip. The mouse buttons sit at a sloped angle, which should turn out to be pretty comfortable.
The left side of the mouse is textured and there is a pretty large thumb rest. There are two buttons here which are pretty easy to press with your thumb. On the opposite side there are no buttons, but it is textured for grip.
At the front of the mouse there is a USB-C connection that you can use to charge the mouse or use the mouse in wired mode. XPG does offer a wired version of the Alpha for those who prefer a wired mouse.
Flipping the mouse over there are three large mouse feet with our sensor located in the center. XPG is making use of the PixArt PAW 3335 optical sensor in this mouse. This sensor has a DPI range from 100 to 16,000, max acceleration of 40G, and max speed of 400 IPS. Also on the bottom of the mouse is a small slider button that allows you to switch between 2.4 GHz, off (wired), or Bluetooth modes). There is also a small compartment on the bottom of the mouse that houses the 2.4 GHz receiver. I like this because if you are traveling you won’t misplace the receiver.