Page 3 - Subjective Performance Tests
This is where the fun begins. After installing the DeepCool MG350 software, I adjusted the MG350 to my personal settings. This included modifying the sensitivity and pointer speed. I also took advantage of adjusting the scroll and fire speed. Afterward, the tracking performance test began. This was done by using it for my typical applications. These included simple web browsing, gaming, and Microsoft Office. Some graphics testing was also done in Adobe Photoshop. As the DeepCool MG350 is designed for first-person shooter or FPS and multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA games, I used games such as Valorant, Apex Legends, and League of Legends to test this mouse. Please note these are subjective tests, but I will attempt to make them as objective as possible with our cross-reference testing methods.
As previously mentioned, when it comes to mouse grips, I personally prefer to use a palm grip, but I can also adjust to claw grip if needed. I found that the DeepCool MG350 would work best for claw grip users due to its size. The finger grip style also works very nicely with the small size of the mouse, and the crisp clicks of the Omron switches only further complement these grip styles. While the mouse fits decently into the palm of my hand, it started to get uncomfortable after a longer period due to the small size of the shell. Therefore, I would say palm grip users may want to opt for a larger mouse. Even at its minimum weight of 92g, this is still on the heavier side for a wired mouse in 2022, and not super advantageous for first-person shooter games requiring swift actions for aiming and shooting. With that said, I found I was still able to have solid performance with this mouse when playing FPS games. When it comes to sensitivity, I prefer it in the 3000 to 4000 DPI range, even when gaming, including FPS games. The 100 DPI to 16,000 DPI range of the DeepCool MG350 will have users enjoying the flexibility of sensitivity options.
The DeepCool MG350 is advertised as a gaming mouse, so I ran my tests on FPS and MOBA games. When playing Valorant, I was impressed with how responsive the DeepCool MG350 was. I like to hotkey common commands such as reloading and melee to available buttons on my gaming mice. While reloading and switching to melee, I found every button was quite responsive. The DeepCool MG350 gave quick response rates when in combat, further complemented by the crisp clicks of the buttons. When playing MOBA games, the tracking movement was very standard, although the heavier weight of this mouse made large movements more difficult, especially when compared to lighter mice like the Corsair Katar PRO XT and DeepCool MC310. I found this to be especially true with League of Legends, where I was constantly swinging the mouse around to move my champion to different areas of the map.
While the DeepCool MG350 is best utilized for games, I found that it continued to give good performance when using it for more work-related applications. When using Microsoft Office to write reports and track project progress, this mouse continued to deliver on its tracking performance, especially when going between multiple cells and sheets in Microsoft Excel. When doing my regular browsing between different websites, the side switches gave a very nice response, with going back and forth between pages being almost seamless. A big part of this is thanks to the PAW3335DB-TZDU sensor. This sensor gave fairly accurate responses and solid control with a maximum tracking speed of 400 IPS.
I found the DeepCool MG350 to be very responsive and precise with the switch clicks. The response time was very consistent with no input lag when testing from 100 DPI to 16,000 DPI. There was some noticeable observable jittering at 16,000 DPI, although this is not entirely surprising given how high this sensitivity is, which I feel very few people would use. At lower sensitivity levels, I experienced no jitter issues. The lift-off distance was also very low. From testing using my mouse pad, wooden desk, and kitchen tablecloth, I found there were no issues with tracking.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests