The Anker Gaming Mouse is a decent gaming mouse. While it doesn't feel as premium as some more expensive options, the plastic feels surprisingly solid for the price, and it should be durable enough for longer gaming sessions. It has a fairly wide, customizable CPI range, and several optional polling rates. Unfortunately, its click latency is a bit high for a wired gaming mouse, though it should still be responsive enough for most people.
The Anker Gaming Mouse is decent for mixed usage. While its slanted shape should be comfortable enough for most people with medium sized hands, it won't work for everyone and depends on the grip type. It has two additional side buttons, which can be programmed to shortcuts; this is good for office use. Unfortunately, the mouse is rather bulky and has a wire so it may be difficult to fit in a laptop case or use in tight spaces like on a plane.See our Mixed Usage recommendations
The Anker Gaming Mouse is okay for office use. While it's designed for gaming use, it's decently comfortable for most hand sizes, depending on your grip type, and all of its buttons are programmable. Unfortunately, due to its smooth plastic finish, it may get a bit slippery during extended use, and its scroll wheel's increments feel very soft.
This wired gaming mouse isn't designed for travel. Its wired design may not be ideal to work in small spaces like on a plane and it likely won't fit in most laptop bags.
The Anker Gaming Mouse is a good choice for FPS games. It has excellent performance with a customizable CPI and polling rate, and while its click latency is a little high for a wired mouse, this likely won't be noticeable to most people. The mouse is also designed more for medium and large hands, as they're the only sizes that can use every grip type somewhat comfortably.See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
The Anker Gaming Mouse is good for MMO games. While it doesn't have as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice, all six of its buttons are programmable, which is good. Its thin but long shape also means that different hand sizes will likely only be able to use it with certain grip types.
This mouse is good for ultra-light gaming. While it isn't as lightweight as honeycombed mice designed for this purpose, it's still quite light for a gaming mouse. Unfortunately, its long but narrow shape means comfortable grip types will be largely dependent on hand size.
The Anker Gaming Mouse has a fairly sleek and straightforward style with a two-tone matte black finish. There's an RGB light strip along the bottom, which can be set to different patterns or to different colors to match your CPI setting. The logo on the back of the mouse is also an RGB zone that indicates which CPI setting you're on by using different colors that you set in the software.
This mouse has no weight optimization, but is decently lightweight. However, those looking for an ultra-light gaming mouse may be better off with something like the Glorious Model O.
Like most wired gaming mice, this mouse isn't the most portable option. It may not fit in most laptop cases, though this likely won't be an issue for people looking for a gaming mouse for their desk setup.
The build quality of this mouse is good. It feels rather solid overall, but the plastic does flex a bit where the RGB light strip connects the two pieces of the mouse. While this doesn't make it feel too cheap, it's definitely not as premium as some more high-end mice.
This mouse has a slight slant to the right and its two additional buttons are on the left side, making this a right-handed mouse. There are no rubber grips and the entire mouse is covered in a smooth plastic which may get slippery during longer gaming sessions.
This mouse works well in palm grip for people with small or medium sized hands. It may be alright for slightly larger hands as well, though those with very large hands will likely find their fingers go too far past the buttons.
For claw grip, this mouse isn't recommended for this with small or very large hands. While you'll still likely be able to reach the buttons, it won't be the most comfortable and there are better options out there.
The narrow center of this mouse makes it good for fingertip grip for most hand sizes. However, people with small hands may still have an issue as the mouse is rather long.
This mouse is wired-only and can't be used wirelessly.
The cable on this mouse is mediocre. It's very stiff and maintains kinks from its packaging. If you have a cluttered desk, it'll likely get caught on things.
The sensor is slightly higher than center, but this shouldn't be noticeable.
While this mouse's click latency is high for a wired mouse, it likely won't be noticeable and should still feel responsive enough for most people.
The Anker Gaming Mouse's performance is excellent. While the CPI is adjustable, its increments aren't consistent, which is odd. From 200-1200 it goes up in increments of 200, from 1200-2400 it goes up by 400, from 2400-3200 it goes up by 800, and from 3200-6400, it goes up by 1600. On the upside, the polling rate is customizable to 125, 250, 500, or 1000, so you can fine-tune the fluidity of your cursor. Its lift-off distance is also among the highest we've tested to date, so you can continue to move your cursor while your mouse is fairly high off the desk. Unfortunately, the CPI error is one of the worst we've seen so far, and it's consistently undershooting by about 8.5%.
The Anker Gaming Mouse has two side buttons and a CPI-switching button. All buttons are programmable, including the mouse wheel's click. While you can set two profiles, it's not easy to do and is fairly buried within the settings in the software. For a budget option with slightly more buttons, check out the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse.
This mouse's scroll wheel is a fairly standard mouse wheel for a gaming mouse. While it's incremented, the clicks feel quite soft, unlike most mice.
The Anker Gaming Mouse companion software offers a fair amount of customization options but unfortunately only works on Windows. While you can set a 'Profile A' and 'Profile B' within the software, you need to set a separate 'switch to profile A' and 'switch to profile B' button or you'll get stuck in the profile you switched to and have to manually change it in the software. The RGB strip along the bottom can be set to different patterns, but not individual colors, unless you set it to change according to your CPI setting, and set the CPI settings to specific colors. The CPI indicator RGB zone on the logo can be set so each CPI is a different color of your choice.
The Anker Gaming Mouse is better than the Vegcoo C18. Its performance is better, more consistent, and it's also lighter. It has access to dedicated software to customize its performance and reprogram its buttons. The C18 is an overall bad mouse and the Anker is a better budget option.