Overall, it’s an impressive little gaming mouse, with good tracking at 4 pre-set levels, but with a maximum upper limit of 2,000 DPI. We had no issue with the sensor itself.
Having RGB is cool, but most gamers will want a little control – even is that only extends to being able to ‘fix the colour’ to match their set up. Gamers can expect a lot of customisation and we like to be able to change things. RGB customisation would be nice but we need to be realistic and factor in the price point.
Physically, the GameMax Tornado feels like a proper gaming mouse (albeit a very lightweight one). Artistically, the design is good, the finish is adequate and the shape is nice to hold (although it could be grippier overall). The addition of additional grip to the thumb and finger resting points would be nice.
Sure the ‘Features List’ is minimal, but the price point of £7.50 means that the alternatives are products like the basic/clunky Microsoft optical mouse.
Search the larger online retailers and you’ll find mice with higher DPI and even colour customisation, but those features come at a cost. If you want a gamer look-n-feel, coloured lights and a very low price, then the GameMax Tornado is pretty hard to beat. There was actually a listing for the Tornado at £4.48 on one store, but it was showing ‘out of stock’ when we went to press.
- Optical sensor performs well in battle
- Pleasant RGB effect when gaming
- Surprisingly nice shape
- There is no competition at this price point
- Grip feels cheap
- RGB is fixed
- DPI is non-programmable/presets are limiting
- Not good on hard mouse pads or table tops
KitGuru says: There are tons of great mice in the world, but when you drop the price-bar down to £7.50, the number of gaming mice left standing is close to zero. If you wanted to buy a stylish looking mouse with RGB lighting – maybe for a noob gamer mate or a child – then you’d struggle to find a better deal than the GameMax Tornado RGB. On that basis alone, it’s certainly worth buying.