Today we are taking a look at the Krypton 555 gaming mouse from Genesis. Coming in with a $29.99 or €25.99 MSRP, this is an incredibly cheap mouse that offers a lot of features for the price, including pararcord-style cable, a lightweight design and PTFE glide pads… but how does it perform?
00:40 Details and pricing
02:54 Size / ergonomics
03:41 Design and buttons
05:25 Gaming / Switches
05:55 Underneath the mouse
10:17 Closing Thoughts
- Weight: 70g (but measured at 75g)
- Size: 12.8cm x 6.8cm x 4.2cm
- Includes extra glide set
- Plug and Play
- Comes in black or white
- 1.8m USB 2.0 paracord style cable
- ABS plastic construction
- Button lifetime: 60mln (Kailh switches)
- Sensor: PiXart PAW 3333
- Max DPI: 8000
- Acceleration: 35g
- IPS tracking speed: 300
- 11 RGB backlight modes
- 7 programmable buttons
- 1000hz polling rate
The Genesis Krypton 55 has an MSRP of $29.99 or €25.99. UK availability is currently unknown. We found it on sale directly from Genesis for 99.90 PLN (about £17.50) HERE, and €22.59 from senukai.lt HERE.
- Decent sensor for the price.
- Paracord-style braided cable is great quality.
- Extra PTFE gliders included.
- Software is well designed and easy to use.
- Honeycomb design helps keep the weight down.
- Very competitively priced.
- Weight is listed as 70g but weighs 75g on my scales with cable removed.
- RGB “prism” effect doesn’t look that good.
- Honeycomb design hides the Genesis logo and looks messy.
- The scroll wheel offers little resistance.
- DPI and RGB buttons are a bit cheap feeling.
KitGuru says: For $30 this mouse is quite impressive, the features and overall quality are solid, while the negative points are easy to look past considering the price point.
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