The NZXT Avatar S has proven to be a mixed bag. When it comes to appearance the Avatar S is an eye catcher thanks to it’s streamlined design and high contrast color scheme. The light weight body is low profile and well suited for users with smaller hands. The ambidextrous design allows the Avatar S to be configured for either right handed or left handed users which could add to it’s overall marketability.
We do however have some issues that we would like to see addressed in the future. The position of the right side button for one makes it very difficult to use. We have to use a pinky finger on this button and it feels unnatural.
The next issue is based around changing the mouse DPI settings. The original Avatar used a simple dual button system positioned behind the scroll wheel, which worked fine in our opinion. Having to hold the left side button while moving the scroll wheel forward or backwards to change DPI settings is somewhat frustrating, especially when locked in a heated battle.
Overall the Avatar S is a decent mouse, even with the issues we mentioned. It carries a suggested retail price of $39.99 USD (£30 UK) which is reasonable.
- Eye catching high contrast color scheme.
- Ambidextrous design.
- Polling rate of 1000Hz.
- Teflon coated feet.
- Awkward positioning of right side mouse button.
- DPI switching is a pain.
- Mouse body needs more weight.
Kitguru says: We feel that the Avatar S is worth considering if you are looking for a gaming mouse that is competitively priced.