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Endgame Gear XM1r Mouse Review

Rating: 8.5.

It's been almost two years to the day since we first looked at the Endgame Gear XM1, and today we are following that up with a review of the XM1r. Using the same shape as the original model, the XM1r sports an improved PixArt sensor, updated primary buttons and a snazzy translucent shell. Retailing for £49.99, this is very much a mid-range mouse, so let's see what it has to offer.

If you're unfamiliar with Endgame Gear, the Berlin-based company was established in 2019 and so far has brought out three models of mice (XM1, XM1 RGB and XM1r), alongside some mousepads and a mouse bungee. All three of its mice are variations on the XM1 design, but it has proved quite popular amongst the mouse enthusiast community, so let's take a closer look at the XM1r.

Specifications:

  • Sensor: Pixart PAW3370
  • Resolution: up to 19000 CPI (steps of 50 CPI for 50 to 10000 CPI, steps of 100 CPI from 10000 to 19000 CPI; pre-defined: 400, 800 (default), 1600, 3200)
  • Acceleration: 50 G
  • Lift-Off Distance (LOD): 1mm (2mm via software)
  • Max Speed: 400 IPS
  • Microcontroller: STM32 Arm® Cortex® MCU
  • Polling Rate: 125, 500 and 1000 Hz (1000Hz by default)
  • Ergonomics / Layout: dextral
  • Supported Grip Types: Claw Grip, Palm Grip, Finger Grip
  • Dimensions: approx. 122.14 x 65.81 x 38.26 mm (L x W x H)
  • Primary Buttons (right/left): Kailh GM 8.0 switches (Click Force: 55-60gf)
  • Lifetime: 80 million actuations
  • Click Detection: Analog Technology (<1ms)
  • Number of Buttons: 6 (2x top, 2x side, 1x mouse wheel, 1x CPI on bottom)
  • Wheel Encoder: ALPS (Japan)
  • Mouse Wheel Scrolling: 2-way
  • Middle Mouse Button: Kailh tactile switch (Click Force: 70+-10gf)
  • Side Buttons: TTC micro switches
  • Materials: Plastic (Chassis), PTFE (Glides), Dry Grip Coating (Surface)
  • Skates: Hybrid Skate Design (small skates pre-installed, large skates included)
  • Weight: ~70g
  • Connection Type: wired (USB 2.0 Type A)
  • Cable: Black Flex Cord 2.0
  • Color: Dark Frost, Dark Reflex, Black, White

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