DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 15, 2021 at 09:49 am
DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB Picture
7.7
Office/Multimedia
7.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.0
Video Games (MMO)
7.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.8
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The DREVO Falcon Wireless is an ultra-light gaming mouse that feels well-built and has an ambidextrous design, with two buttons on its left side and a CPI switching button below its scroll wheel. It has honeycomb cutouts on the top shell, sides, and left- and right-click buttons, with a white translucent plate below it that lets RGB light through. All of its buttons are programmable, but you can't program the scroll up/down inputs. Performance-wise, it has a low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a wide range. Unfortunately, the sensor is somewhat inconsistent and overshoots the set CPI more when moving the mouse quickly. Also, the click latency is very high for a gaming mouse.

Our Verdict

7.7 Office/Multimedia

The DREVO Falcon Wireless is good for office use. It feels well-built and comfortable, and it's suitable for almost all hand sizes using any grip type. You can use it wired with its charging cable or wirelessly via its USB receiver. Also, you can program all of its buttons except for the scroll up/down inputs. Unfortunately, the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons, and it can't unlock for free scrolling. Also, it doesn't support Bluetooth.

Pros
  • Can be used wirelessly.
  • Good number of programmable buttons.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and free-scrolling.
7.5 Video Games (FPS)

The DREVO Falcon Wireless is good for FPS gaming, but the click latency is very high for a gaming mouse. It's fairly light and feels well-built, with a flexible paracord-like charging cable and smooth-gliding mouse feet. It's suitable for almost all hand sizes using any grip type, although people with small hands may struggle with a fingertip grip. Also, it has a low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a wide range.

Pros
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Fairly lightweight.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
7.0 Video Games (MMO)

The DREVO Falcon Wireless is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice, and its click latency is very high for a gaming mouse. On the bright side, it feels comfortable to use, and it's suitable for almost all hand sizes using any grip type. It feels well-built, and it has a flexible paracord-like charging cable, a wide CPI range with a CPI that you can adjust in increments of 100, and a low lift-off distance.

Pros
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Fairly lightweight.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
  • Doesn't have as many buttons as MMO mice do.
  • CPI can only be adjusted in increments of 100.
7.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The DREVO Falcon Wireless is a good ultra-light gaming mouse, but it's somewhat heavier than what we consider lightweight, and the click latency is very high for a gaming mouse. That said, it feels well-built, with smooth-gliding mouse feet and a flexible, paracord-like charging cable.

Pros
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Fairly lightweight.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Very high click latency.
7.8 Travel

The DREVO Falcon Wireless is good for travel, but it isn't as low profile as dedicated travel mice. However, you can use it wirelessly via its USB receiver, and you can store the receiver within the mouse when not in use. Also, it has onboard memory, so you can use your settings on a different computer that doesn't have the software installed. It feels well-built, and it's suitable for any grip type for almost all hand sizes, although people with small hands may struggle with a fingertip grip. Unfortunately, there's no Bluetooth support.

Pros
  • Can be used wirelessly.
  • Feels well-built.
  • Has onboard memory.
Cons
  • Somewhat bulky; may not fit in laptop cases.
  • Lacks Bluetooth support.
  • 7.7 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.8 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 15, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 03, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (126 mm)
Height 1.6" (39 mm)
Width 2.5" (64 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
7.6
Design
Portability
Volume
19.28 in³ (316 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
115 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
89 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
89 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
6.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

DREVO claims that the battery lasts seven to eight hours with the RGB lighting on and eight to twelve hours with the RGB lighting off.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB
8.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • DREVO Falcon Wireless
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • Sticker
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3335
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
10%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rates options on the DREVO Falcon Wireless are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. Unfortunately, the sensor is somewhat inconsistent and inaccurate, and it overshoots the set CPI by 11.56% when moving the mouse quickly.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all of the buttons on the DREVO Falcon Wireless, but you can't reprogram the scroll up/down inputs. The software requires you to have one button assigned to the left-click functionality at all times.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
6.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
27 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
23.5 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Drevo Power Console
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
Yes
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

While the customization software isn't available on macOS, all default buttons work as intended.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the DREVO Falcon Wireless in black, but it's also available in white. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The DREVO Falcon Wireless is a good ultra-light wireless gaming mouse, but it's heavier than other dedicated lightweight mice. Like many lightweight mice, it has a honeycomb cutout design, but it also has a translucent cover below the cutouts that adds to the overall weight. While it has a wide CPI range with an adjustable CPI and programmable buttons, it has very high latency for a gaming mouse, which might make it unsuitable for some fast-paced games.

For other options, see our recommendations for the best gaming mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best cheap gaming mouse.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB. It's a wired, right-handed mouse that's significantly lighter, and it has a more flexible cable and better quality mouse feet. Also, it has much lower latency and a slightly more consistent sensor. On the other hand, the DREVO has a wider CPI range, and it has a symmetrical shape that's more suitable for small hands using a claw grip.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a much better ultra-light gaming mouse than the DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB. It's significantly lighter, it feels better built, and it has smoother-gliding mouse feet. Also, it has a more adjustable CPI within a wider range, a lower lift-off distance, and much lower click latency. The DREVO has a more flexible charging cable, and it has customizable RGB, which the Logitech lacks.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB and the Logitech G Pro Wireless are both wireless gaming mice with similar shapes, but the Logitech performs better overall. The Logitech is slightly lighter and feels better built. Also, it has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a much more consistent sensor, and a lower lift-off distance. Also, it has much lower click latency, and it has two additional programmable buttons, including two buttons on its left side. On the other hand, the DREVO has a more flexible charging cable.

Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB. The Xenics is much lighter, feels better built, and has smoother-gliding mouse feet. Also, it has a wider CPI range, a more adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. While both mice have fairly high click latencies, it's lower on the Xenics, especially when used wirelessly. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but people with small hands may feel more comfortable with the DREVO for a palm or claw grip.

XTRFY M4 RGB

The XTRFY M4 RGB and the DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB are both ultra-light gaming mice, but the XTRFY performs better overall. It has a lower lift-off distance, much lower latency, and a somewhat more consistent sensor. Also, the XTRFY is much lighter, and it has better quality mouse feet. You can cycle between eight CPI presets with a button on the underside of the mouse. On the other hand, the DREVO has a lower minimum CPI, and you can adjust the CPI manually in increments of 100. Also, unlike the XTRFY, the DREVO has customization software, so you can remap all of its buttons, customize the RGB, and create profiles.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a better gaming mouse than the DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB. The Razer is much lighter, and it has a much lower latency. Also, its CPI range is wider, you can adjust the CPI in more precise increments, and its lift-off distance is much lower. It has two additional side buttons on the right side, and you can assign a HyperShift button which allows you to enable a second layer of controls for as long as you hold it. On the other hand, the DREVO accommodates larger hand sizes using a palm or claw grip.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB. The Razer is much smaller and lighter, and it has better quality mouse feet. Also, it has significantly lower latency, and you can assign a HyperShift button which allows you to enable a second layer of customization for as long you hold it. On the other hand, the DREVO has a wider CPI range, and you can use it wirelessly via its USB receiver. The DREVO accommodates more hand sizes with a palm or claw grip, whereas the Razer is better with a fingertip grip for any hand size.

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