Page 4 - Conclusion
After using the XPG Alpha Wireless for a few weeks, I can safely say that I understand the priorities of XPG engineers when designing this product. Firstly, they wanted undeterred gaming performance. The use of high-quality Omron switches and the PixArt PAW3335 optical sensor is the foundation of providing good gaming performance. Thanks to its ergonomic design, users can comfortably enjoy long lasting gameplay. Secondly, they wanted an eye-catching product. With the Exoskeleton Design Language, the XPG Alpha Wireless does indeed achieve this, at least in my opinion. We also have three fully customizable RGB lighting zones on the mouse. Thirdly, they wanted decent battery life performance. From an engineering perspective, tradeoffs must be considered between performance, battery life, and the product weight. I think the design of the XPG Alpha Wireless strikes a good balance between these three aspects, as it provides up to 60 hours of battery life, performs quite well, all in a reasonably weighted package. What the XPG Alpha Wireless can be improved on is the texture of the gripping area on both sides. I would prefer it to have some soft touching rubberized texture to improve the gripping experience. I also would like to see the real-time battery level and multiple sensitivity settings saved per profile through its PRIME software utility. The retail price of the XPG Alpha Wireless is about $70 USD at press time, which is lower than the Thermaltake ARGENT M5 Wireless RGB, another wireless mouse that features the same sensor. If you want a good-looking wireless gaming mouse that has good ergonomic design, the XPG Alpha Wireless is one worth considering.
XPG provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.6/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The XPG Alpha Wireless is a large mouse that will provide comfort and capability in your gaming sessions, all while looking great.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Performance Tests