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Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Jan 06, 2020 at 08:41 am
Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse Picture
7.3
Mixed Usage
7.4
Office/Multimedia
4.9
Travel
7.8
Video Games (FPS)
8.2
Video Games (MMO)
7.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is a good budget gaming mouse that performs fairly well for its price point. It has a very wide body and offers both a thumb and a pinky rest. It features a unique 5-button layout in an arch on the left side of the mouse. Although this isn't common, it works surprisingly well and needs minimal thumb movement. Its click latency is very low, but unfortunately, its cable is quite stiff and due to its large body, it may not be well-suited for people with small hands.

Our Verdict

7.3 Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed usage. This mouse is designed for gaming, as its name suggests. It has very low click latency and offers a few additional buttons that you can program to your preference. Its performance can also be customized inside the software. You can also reduce its weight, but not to the point of being a good option for ultra-light gaming.

Pros
  • Well-built design.
  • Low wired click latency.
  • Customizable performance settings.
Cons
  • Stiff cable.
  • Awkward lighting combination.
7.4 Office/Multimedia

Decent for the office. This mouse has a good ergonomic design with a thumb and pinky rest, making it comfortable for a palm and claw grip. It's wired-only, so some people may not like its stiff cable and would prefer going with a wireless option.

4.9 Travel

Not designed for travel. This mouse is wired-only and has a wide body. It won't be suitable to use in small places like on a plane.

7.8 Video Games (FPS)

Very good for FPS games. Its click latency is low and responsive, but it isn't the most lightweight mouse, even when taking out all the available weights. The mouse is very well-built and feels comfortable when using a claw or palm grip, although it's a bit big for small hands.

8.2 Video Games (MMO)

Great for MMO games. It has a few programmable buttons, although not as many as some dedicated MMO mice with side panels filled with buttons. On the upside, it's well built and its design is comfortable to use for long gaming sessions.

7.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

Decent for ultra-light gaming. Although its click latency is very low and responsive, there are lighter options when it comes to ultra-light gaming. You can easily reduce this mouse's weight, but nowhere near close to some other mice.

  • 7.3 Mixed Usage
  • 7.4 Office/Multimedia
  • 4.9 Travel
  • 7.8 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

Check Price

High Precision Gaming Mouse
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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse, like its name suggests, has a very gaming-oriented look. It has a matte finish around the body, with a strip of glossy plastic on each side of the mouse. It also has RGB lighting on the mouse wheel and on the manufacturer logo, which is on its back. The four CPI lights are orange by default, just like the side buttons, which looks weird since the intensity of the lights are different, and it doesn't fit the RGB lighting.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
166 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
131 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
100 g

You can make the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse a bit lighter by taking off six 4g weights. However, it's still fairly heavy and big, which won't be ideal for ultra-light gaming.

5.4
Design
Portability
Length 4.8" (12.3 cm)
Height 1.7" (4.2 cm)
Width 3.2" (8.1 cm)
Volume
25.63 Cu. Inch (420 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Like most gaming mice, the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse isn't the most portable option if you're looking for a mouse to bring around with you often. On the other hand, this shouldn't be an issue if you're looking for a mouse for your home desk setup.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

While being relatively cheap and affordable, the build quality of the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is surprisingly very good. The clicks of the buttons feel satisfying and the mouse feels sturdy. There's a bit of wobbling around the weight compartment, but this is probably due to the fact that it's removable. However, the weak link could be the cable connection to the mouse, which feels loose and is prone to wear and tear.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Grip Width
65 mm

The ergonomics of this mouse are very good. It has nice curves, with both a thumb and pinky rest. The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse's shape is slanted to the right, making it comfortable to grip. There are also five side buttons in an arch-form on the left side, which isn't typical of gaming mice, but it actually works very well and doesn't require much thumb movement.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip: Small Hand
No
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

Due to its long design and uncommon side button layout, people with smaller hands might have trouble controlling the mouse fluidly and reaching all buttons. If you have a small hand and you use a palm grip, check out the Logitech G300s.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Claw Grip: Small Hand
No
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

Same as with the palm grip, people with smaller hands might have a bit of trouble using the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse and reaching all the buttons.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

Due to its very wide body, the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse isn't designed for a fingertip grip, although people with very large hands might be able to have a decent control. However, hitting the side buttons might alter your grip over the mouse.

0
Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

This mouse is wired-only and can't be used wirelessly.

6.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.8 ft (1.8 m)
Braided
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable of the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is mediocre. It resembles Razer cables, as it's stiff and keeps a lot of kinks from the packing. It creates drag when using it and catches on desk supplies.

Design
In The Box

  • Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse
  • Extra feet
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No

The sensor is a bit lower than the center of the mouse's body. This shouldn't affect performance too much, but some people might take some time to get used to it.

8.0
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
14 ms

The click latency of the Anker High Precision Gaming mouse is very low. Gamers won't notice any delay when clicking and the mouse feels responsive.

9.2
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
10000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
-5.0 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse has a fairly wide CPI range, although it doesn't go as high as some other high-end gaming mice, though we don't expect people to use such high sensitivity. The mouse also undershoots a bit, although it's fairly consistent, but setting the CPI precisely is a bit awkward in the software. You can also customize the polling rate between 125-250-500-1000Hz.

8.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
12
Number Of Programmable Inputs
12
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

All the buttons on the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse are programmable. This mouse has a unique 5-button layout on the side that feels nice to use. Buttons are clicky and you can save up to six profiles, but can only switch between them inside the software, which is disappointing.

7.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
Yes
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

The scroll wheel of the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is decent. It has about average scroll increments that provide good feedback. It also features tilt clicks.

Operating System And Software
7.8
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Anker A7815 Driver
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
No

The Anker A7815 Driver software is pretty good, but a bit awkward to use at times. The CPI adjustments are a bit odd to use, and although it seems like you can type in your desired sensitivity, you have to manually adjust it. You can also edit the scrolling and the double-click speeds. Although you can set the CPI settings to what you want in the software, the mouse features CPI setting engravings on its side, which become inaccurate as soon as you change the CPI. The software also needs to be used to switch between profiles, and isn't available on macOS.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

The mouse is fully compatible on Windows, but unfortunately, since the side buttons aren't bound to anything and the software is unavailable on macOS, this mouse won't be fully compatible unless you program it on a PC beforehand.

Compared to other mice

Comparison picture

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is a good mouse, although it's a bit big for some people. It has a very low click latency, which is surprisingly good for a budget, affordable gaming mouse. It stands out by its unique 5-button arch layout on the left side of its body. See our recommendations for the best mice, the best gaming mice, and the best wireless gaming mice.

VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse
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Amazon.com

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is a significantly better gaming mouse than the VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse. The Anker has programmable buttons, while the VicTsing has no software to customize any aspect of the mouse, including the buttons. The Anker also feels much better built, is more comfortable for larger hands, and has a very wide, customizable CPI range and higher polling rate. On the other hand, the VicTsing is wireless, while the Anker is wired.

Anker Gaming Mouse
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Amazon.com

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is better than the Anker Gaming Mouse. It offers more side buttons, feels better-built and has a more comfortable grip thanks to the thumb and pinky rests. Both are good gaming mice at an affordable price.

Alienware AW610M
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Amazon.com

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is better than the Alienware AW610M. The Anker mouse offers more programmable buttons and is also lighter. However, the Alienware can be use wirelessly while the Anker is wired-only. There's also more customization options available in the Anker software. 

Havit HV-MS760
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Amazon.com

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is better than the Havit HV-MS760. The Havit has a very unstable sensor that has a wide spread of CPI error by both undershooting and overshooting. On the other hand, it offers side panel options that can be easily swapped depending on the game you play. 

Vegcoo C18
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Amazon.com

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is noticeably better than the Vegcoo C18. The Anker mouse has better performance, is well-built, and feels better in-hand. Although the C18 is wireless, it has poor performance and unreliable connection. The Anker mouse is a better option.

Redragon M908
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Amazon.com

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is slightly different than the Redragon M908. The Redragon has many more side buttons, which is better for MMO games. On the other hand, the Anker mouse has a better feel to it and is noticeably less wide. 

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