Arctic Cooling Arctic M551 Laser Gaming Mouse Review

I have to be honest, when I agreed to review two mice for Bob the thought never occurred to me that they would be from Arctic Cooling, a company known for, well cooling products. I have owned several of their cooling products over the years and have never been disappointed, so I was looking forward to see how they would translate that experience into a mouse. They have released two mice that are geared to “professional gamers and experienced users”, the Artic M551 and Artic M571. Today we will be putting the Artic M551 through its paces.

Special thanks to Arctic Cooling for providing the Arctic M551 Laser Gaming Mouse to review.

We will start with looking at what Arctic Cooling has to say about their product:

Laser Gaming mouse giving you a highly precise tool to control your PC
A mouse works like a computer user’s fingertips, so it should be quick, precise, comfortable and high-quality to help them slide freely on screen. ARCTIC M551 that incorporates all these attributes along with highly functional features..

Main features

  • Laser engine for absolute accuracy – even on glass
  • Ultra-high sensitivity – 800 / 1600 / 2400 dpi
  • Ergonomic design maximizes comfort for a long game play
  • Smooth, low resistance movements by slick gliding feet
  • Back and forth thumb buttons for easy navigation
  • Coated cord eliminates line clustering

The ARCTIC M551 has a resistant surface coating to protect the mouse from wearing out. This helps to maintain the mouse at top-notch quality from day-to-day use. This mouse operates with laser optical sensor; thus, it has ultra-high sensitivity levels that offers ideal precision and speed. The sensitivity levels can be adjusted from 800, 1,600 to 2,400 dpi by simply pressing the ‘dpi’ button. The current sensitivity level is displayed by a LED light on the mouse as well.

The ARCTIC M551 also has the basic features that any computer user is looking for – backward and forward button on the side and the scrolling key on the mouse. All these features are targeted to serve users to surf and play online more conveniently. The quiet scrolling wheel gives highest comfort to users when they need to view slides, zoom in and out, and navigate content on computer screen..


Sensitivity 800 / 1,600 / 2,400 dpi
Tracking Engine Laser
Connector USB
Typical power input 0.15 W
Cable 1.8 m Ø 2.8 mm
Dimensions 119 (L) x 80 (W) x 41 (H) mm
Weight 160 g

The M551 arrived in a nice simple package that showed off the mouse with a clear front cover and had the specifications on the back. Inside the box there is the mouse, an AC case badge, and a small one page “manual” that shows you have to connect the mouse and the features.

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