Usage & Final Thoughts
So I’ve been using the Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless for about a week now and I am really enjoying it. Upon first use the mouse really put my hand at a true claw grip, mainly because of the longer and more low profile design. I immediately noticed that the mouse felt good in my hand. Even though it is mainly build of plastic it felt strong and I pressed quite hard on each side and the mouse did not budge at all. The material that MSI us using on each side is great and makes placing my thumb on the side of the mouse very comfortable.
The lightweight nature (only 74g) made gliding the mouse around very easy and of course that means my hand, wrist, etc will be less stressed after those long gaming sessions. Talking about gaming I mainly played Apex Legends with the mouse and I was actually quite surprised that I could instantly use the mouse without it feeling weird or uncomfortable. Typing with most mice there is a period of probably 20 minutes to and hour for me to get used to a mouse, but not here. I think a lot of that has to do with its symmetrical design. My overall gaming experience was very enjoyable and I did not encounter any lag or missed shots because of the mouse. MSI does use their own 2.4 GHz wireless dongle so you really shouldn’t run into any connectivity issues.
One of the best things about this mouse is the charging dock. You just set your mouse right on it and it starts charging, while also displaying your mouse which is pretty cool. The dock also acts as a USB port for the wireless dongle, so in most situations the dongle would be sitting closer to you than being plugged directly into your PC.
This mouse uses MSI’s Dragon Center software, which by no means is the best gaming software out there, but it will get the job done. I had no issues reprogramming the mouse or setting different RGB settings. I did however notice that there was no setting for like an auto-power off or to turn the RGB lighting off after a certain amount of time. These settings would be nice to help so you wouldn’t have to charge the mouse as much.
MSI tells us that they will be selling the mouse for $89.99 – 94.99, which I think is a real fair price. The Razer Viper Ultimate, which is also a lightweight wireless mouse with a similar charging dock can be found online for around $125, it does however have RGB lighting on the dock itself and does have the auto shut off feature I talked about. I am hoping that MSI can add that feature in a future software / firmware update. Overall ThinkComputers gives the MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score.
– Only 74g for a wireless mouse
– Solid construction
– Very comfortable
– Long battery life
– Charging / display dock
– No auto-shut off / sleep mode