With a European RRP of €34.90, and current price of around £30 in the UK, the Ozone Neon 3K is certainly a capable mouse for the money.
It is well designed, with a comfortable rubberised finish and lovely glide pads for smooth movement. It is rather small, though, so those of you with larger hands be warned.
Day-to-day it is very capable, with a comfortable shape which works well with my preferred claw grip. Using a palm grip is trickier due to the mouse’s smaller size, as you do not get as much support as I would like.
The lighting has been updated, too, as users can now choose between six different colours and four lighting effects. These all look good and can add some pizzazz to an otherwise plain desktop.
However, the lighting seems to have come at the cost of the mouse’s sensor, as its maximum DPI of 3500 is down from the 6400 maximum on the original Neon. Clearly, Ozone have made the decision to push the lighting as the main selling point of the Neon 3K which is fair enough. The mouse’s sensitivity just may not be enough for everybody.
For the current £30 price, though it is definitely worth it – especially if you do not need a highly-sensitive optical sensor. As such, I am happy to give the Neon 3K our ‘Worth Buying‘ award.
Availability is currently scarce but there are a few options on Amazon HERE, albeit at a slightly higher price than other retailers.
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- Good lighting options.
- Great glide pads.
- Max DPI of 3500 is lacking.
- Just two DPI stages for on-the-fly adjustment.
KitGuru says: For a mouse on a budget, the Ozone Neon 3K does a good job. It is comfortable and has solid lighting options – it just needs a higher maximum DPI level.