AZIO has really impressed us in the past, especially with their lineup of retro classic mechanical keyboards, and today we have a product that keeps with the trend of doing things a little differently. We first got a glimpse of the ATOM at CES 2018, and it really stuck out to us, as the ATOM is AZIO’s ambidextrous gaming mouse designed to be a solid fit for both left and right-handed gamers. The ATOM looks to be a gaming mouse built around the basics, so lets see just how it stacks up.
Sensor: PixArt PMW3360 Optical
Polling Rate: 125/500/1000Hz
OS Support: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10
Cable: Braided, 6ft.
Dimensions: 126.6mm (L) x 65.4mm (W) x 37.99mm (H)
The ATOM comes in a nice black retail box that opens up to give a good look at the mouse within. The front of the package has a top-down view of the mouse, and shows off the RGB LED lighting that surrounds the mouse, as well as the illuminated AZIO logo. The text of the front panel has a nice “chromatic” finish to it, further expressing the colorful lighting options available on the ATOM.
The back of the box lists a few of the ATOM’s features and provides another angle of the mouse, showing off the right side’s buttons that can be used for left-handed gamers.
With the front panel open, we are presented with the mouse itself, encapsulated in a clear plastic bubble. This not only lets us have a good look at the mouse, but you can get a bit of a feel for the shape of the mouse as well, though we wouldn’t base our comfort on the packaged grip. The left portion of the inside panel serves as a quickstart guide, and provides detailed instructions for adjusting the polling rate, left and right button controls, DPI settings, and lighting controls. We really like this design option, as it removes the need for a separate piece of packaging material inside the box, ultimately cutting down the amount of waste.
As far as accessories go, there are none, and that is fine with us. As this is a set-weight mouse, there are no optional weights to keep track of, and all the information we need about the mouse is printed somewhere on the packaging.