MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless Gaming Mouse Overview
Taking a first look at the Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless it seems to have a pretty simple design as most lightweight mice do. Most of the mouse is made of plastic, but MSI has put a great finish on it as it has this sort of metallic gunmetal look. As a reminder this mouse weighs in at only 74g.
As far as size goes I would say this mouse is average size. It is slightly longer than my Razer Viper Ultimate and Glorious Model D (my two daily drivers). The official dimensions of the mouse are 130.1 x 67 x 38.3 mm. While the mouse is designed for right-hand use it does have a symmetrical design. The palm rest of the mouse has a MSI dragon logo on it which will light up when you are using the mouse. The overall size and shape of the mouse would be good for both a palm or claw grip.
At the top of the mouse we have our two main buttons, and a scroll wheel. The two main buttons are powered by OMRON mechanical switches which are rated for over 60 million clicks. The scroll wheel has a diamond texture on it which feels good to the touch. The buttons themselves are slightly concave so your fingers will sit comfortably on them.
Moving over to the left side of the mouse we have that same diamond texture on it as the scroll wheel. This does feel like rubber, but I’m not sure it is as the mouse is extremely light. Also on the left side of the mouse you’ll find two smaller buttons. The opposite side of the mouse has the same texture on it, but no other buttons. It is good to see this texture on both sides of the mouse, Corsair didn’t put any texture / rubber on their Katar Pro Wireless and it just felt cheap and was not all that comfortable.
Flipping the mouse over we can see that MSI has installed six pure PTFE mouse skates on the bottom. There are two large ones at the top, one around the sensor, and three smaller ones towards the back of the mouse. Talking about the sensor MSI has upgraded the sensor from the original Clutch GM41 which had the PixArt 3389, now we have the PixArt 3370 optical sensor which is a 20,000 DPI sensor with 400 IPS movement tracking. Also on the bottom of the mouse you’ll find a power switch, DPI switch, and two contacts for the charging dongle.
The charging dock that comes with the Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless is very much like the one we saw with the Razer Viper Ultimate. It is designed to house the USB dongle, charge the mouse, and display it all at the same time. It has two prongs on it that connect to the contact on the mouse itself. Using a dock like this is so much better than plugging in the mouse to charge. The included USB cable plugs into the dock on the bottom.