Usage & Testing
The first thing you are going to want to do is plug the Avatar S in to your computer. It will work right off the bat, you do not need to install any drivers or software to get it working. You will notice when you plug the mouse in it lights up blue around the edges and the NZXT logo lights up blue as well.
If you do want to customize the mouse setting and be able to change the DPI you can download the Avatar S software, which is available on the NZXT website. When you first open it up it bring you to the advanced functions tab. Here you can change the mouse wheel options, the button assignment, orientation, turn the LED’s on and off, load custom configurations, switch the polling rate as well as the DPI.
If we move over to the Sensitivity tab you can change the master sensitivity of the X and Y axis, you can change the Windows pointer speed and adjust the acceleration.
In the advanced settings tab you can change the scroll speed and double click speed. There is also is a test area.
I have been using the Avatar S for about a good month now. For the most part I have been playing Warhammer 40K: Space Marine during that time. I tried it on all DPI settings and I only found the 800 and 1600 DPI setting to be usable in a game like that. As I said the mouse us skinny so using the side buttons really requires you to use your 3rd finger in, which is really weird. I am used to using my pinky finger to use the side button on a mouse. The scroll wheel is very comfortable to use and is smooth.