EVGA X17 Gaming Mouse Overview
The EVGA X17 has a very interesting shape to it. Most mice we’ve seen lately have a more ambidextrous or not as pronounced as the X17 is. It has an ergonomic shape that is made for right-hand use. The thing that stands out almost immediately is that the left part of the mouse actually sort of creates a ledge over the side of the mouse, whereas most mice will just have a large hump towards the rear of the mouse.
The mouse itself is all black and the palm rest and buttons have a sort of soft coating on them, which makes using the mouse very comfortable. On the palm rest there is a EVGA logo which will light up with RGB lighting when you have the mouse plugged in. Moving up there are two small buttons, one is to cycle DPI’s the other is the cycle through your profiles. Then we come to the two main buttons with the right being a bit longer than the left. In between them is a rubberized scroll wheel. The two mouse buttons are powered by OMRON switches. You don’t notice it at first but by looking at the mouse from the front you can see how sloped the mouse really is.
Looking at the left side of the mouse it has a more rubberized coating on it. The ledge I mentioned earlier has a very large button that is meant to be a sniper button, although you basically have to lift your thumb up to use it. In front of it is what looks like a button, but is just a silver piece that has the EVGA logo on it. Where your thumb sits on the mouse there are pretty large back and forward buttons. And indication LEDs which will let you know what DPI level you are on.
Moving over to the other side of the mouse there aren’t any buttons, but we have the same rubberized coating. This side of the mouse sort of flares out as well. The overall design of the mouse is well suited for both claw and palm grips.
Flipping the mouse over to the bottom we can see that there are a total of five PTFE mouse feet. A large one at the bottom, one towards the center, one around the main sensor, and two smaller ones towards the front. Right at the center of the mouse is the main sensor which is the PixArt PMW3389. It is a 16,000 DPI mouse with a maximum tracking speed of 400 IPS. There are also two LOD sensors on the bottom of the mouse. On the bottom section of the mouse there is a magnetic door which when removed reveals where you can install the included weights.
The cable that is attached to the X17 is the normal braided variety, but it does have more shielding for the 8000 Hz polling rate of the mouse.