The Endgame Gear XM2we is a lightweight, wireless gaming mouse positioned as a budget version of Endgame Gear's upcoming XM2w, a successor to their previous release, the wired-only Endgame Gear XM1r. The XM2we has an identical shape compared to the XM1r and uses the same PixArt 3370 sensor. Impressively, despite adding wireless connectivity, it's also slightly lighter. Additionally, this mouse introduces new Kailh GO optical switches, which are advertised to have a longer life span and aren't prone to developing double-clicking issues over time like standard mechanical switches.
The Endgame Gear XM2we is adequate for work but not designed specifically for this use. That being said, it has excellent build quality, and you can reprogram buttons using the lightweight configuration software. This mouse connects wirelessly, but it doesn't support Bluetooth or multi-device pairing, and, unfortunately, the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt functions and doesn't have a free-scrolling mode.
The Endgame Gear XM2we is a fantastic FPS gaming mouse with excellent build quality and a comfortable, symmetrical shape ideal for a claw or fingertip grip for most hand sizes. It has very low click latency and outstanding overall sensor performance, delivering an extremely consistent and responsive-feeling experience in-game. It's also quite lightweight and has large, high-quality feet that glide smoothly on mousepads and desks.
The Endgame Gear XM2we is good for MMO gaming but doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. That said, you can reprogram any of its buttons using the configuration software. It also has excellent build quality, outstanding all-around sensor performance, and very low click latency— providing a responsive and reliable in-game experience.
The Endgame Gear XM2we offers exceptional raw performance. It has excellent click latency, and its sensor provides remarkably consistent motion and accuracy performance that closely translates the physical movements you make with your mouse into the cursor movements you see on screen.
The Endgame Gear XM2we is available in a Black or White color option, but no other variants are available. Unlike the Endgame Gear XM1r, this mouse does not have multiple coating options, and both the black and white color variants have a matte, slightly chalky coating. We bought and tested the black color option, and you can see the label for our unit here.
The Endgame Gear XM2we is a lightweight wireless gaming mouse that Endgame Gear describes as a budget version of its upcoming XM2w. It shares the same symmetrical shape as Endgame Gear's previous release, the Endgame Gear XM1r. This mouse also uses the same PixArt PAW3370 sensor, one of the highest performing and power-efficient sensors of the previous generation, rather than the new flagship PixArt PAW3395 sensor that Endgame Gear has announced will be used for the Endgame Gear XM2w. Altogether, this mouse provides outstanding wireless gaming performance at a mid-range price point. It isn't quite as lightweight as close competitors like the Pulsar X2 Wireless or the LAMZU Atlantis but provides better overall performance and a slightly more robust and premium-feeling build quality.
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The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Endgame Gear XM2we are wireless gaming mice that weigh virtually the same. The Logitech is generally better suited to a wider range of hand sizes and grip types. It also has a bit better click latency. On the other hand, the Endgame Gear's shape is best suited for large or medium-sized hands using a claw or fingertip grip. It also uses optical switches that can be significantly more durable and aren't prone to developing double-clicking issues after extended use, like the mechanical switches on the Logitech.
The LAMZU Atlantis and the Endgame Gear XM2we are lightweight wireless gaming mice with very similar symmetrical shapes. The LAMZU is somewhat lighter and available in more vibrant color options, but it has an open bottom plate design that is prone to collecting dust and debris. On the other hand, the Endgame Gear has better overall build quality and sensor performance. It also uses optical switches which are typically more durable than the mechanical switches used by the LAMZU.
The Endgame Gear XM1r is a precursor to the wireless Endgame Gear XM2we. The two mice have identical shapes and share the same sensor, but the XM1r is a wired-only model with lower click latency. It's also available in several different coating options, while the XM2we is not. On the other hand, the XM2we is a wireless model that's slightly lighter. It also has optical switches that are typically more durable compared to the mechanical switches used by the XM1r.
The Pulsar X2 Wireless and the Endgame Gear XM1r are lightweight wireless gaming mice with similar symmetrical shapes and comparable gaming performance. The Pulsar is somewhat lighter but has an open bottom plate design that is more prone to collecting dust and debris. On the other hand, the Endgame Gear feels marginally sturdier and has a bottom plate design. The Endgame Gear also has optical switches, which are typically more durable than the mechanical switches used by the Pulsar.
This mouse has a subdued, straightforward style that's very similar to that of its predecessor, the Endgame Gear XM1r. The body, side buttons, and scroll wheel are made of matte black plastic, and there's a faint watermark-style Endgame Gear logo on the left side near the front of the mouse. There are no RGB lighting zones, but there's a small LED indicator light just under the logo mentioned above that displays a different color when switching between CPI profiles.
This mouse isn't designed specifically with portability in mind. While it isn't very large, it's somewhat bulky and lacks an internal compartment for storing its wireless receiver when not in use.
This mouse has excellent build quality. Its solid plastic body feels high quality and very sturdy. The body doesn't flex or make any creaking sounds even with considerable pressure applied, and there also aren't any loose or wobbling parts and no rattling sounds if you shake the mouse. This mouse has a matte, slightly chalky-feeling UV coating designed not to get slippery, even with sweaty hands.
The left-and right-click buttons use Kailh GO optical switches, which sound and feel slightly hollowed out compared to the mechanical switches of the XM1r, but they also feel very immediate with very little pre-travel distance. Endgame Gear also claims these switches provide significantly better durability. For more details, see the Additional Buttons section below.
The side buttons use Kailh 2.0 switches with a crisp and satisfying tactile click. These buttons have very little pre-travel but a noticeable amount of post-travel.
This mouse is quite lightweight, making it very easy to move quickly and accurately. Impressively, it's also slightly lighter than its wired predecessor, the Endgame Gear XM1r.
This mouse has an identical shape to the Endgame Gear XM1r. The shape is symmetrical, with a centered hump that's closer to the rear of the mouse. It also narrows slightly in the middle and has a fairly wide back end designed to fill out your palm. This shape is especially well-suited to support a claw grip for most hand sizes. That said, the overall size of the mouse and its width towards the back can make it unwieldy to hold if you have very small hands.
This mouse has a 410mAh battery that Endgame Gear advertises can provide up to a week of gameplay before needing to be recharged.
This wireless mouse has an excellent paracord-like charging cable. It's lightweight and feels fairly flexible, but it retains kinks from its packaging. This cable feels marginally heavier and slightly less flexible than the attached cable of the Endgame Gear XM1r.
This mouse has exceptional feet large-sized feet with rounded edges. These feet glide very smoothly across mousepads or desks with minimal drag.
You can reprogram all the buttons on this mouse, but the left-click function always needs to be assigned somewhere.
The left- and right-click buttons on this mouse use Kailh GO Optical switches. Like other optical switches, these aren't prone to developing double-clicking issues over time. Endgame Gear also advertises these switches are rated for upwards of 80 million clicks and are much more durable than the mechanical switches used on the Endgame Gear XM1r.
The side buttons use Kailh GM 2.0 switches which Endgame Gear advertises to provide a crisper click feeling and improved durability over the side button switches used on the XM1r.
The middle mouse button also uses Kailh GM 2.0 switches and a TTC silver scroll wheel encoder.
The XM2we has excellent click latency. It delivers an extremely responsive-feeling experience for gaming in any genre at any competitive level.
This mouse has exceptional CPI performance. Its sensor delivers outstanding tracking accuracy, and the physical movements you make with your mouse translate extremely close to your cursor movements on-screen.
The Endgame Gear XM2we has remarkable sensor latency. The sensor reacts exceptionally quickly when you move your mouse, and these movements very closely match the timing of your cursor on-screen.
The Endgame Gear XM2we uses a PixArt PAW3370 sensor. The available polling rate options are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.
The default CPI presets are 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. You can also adjust the CPI manually using the configuration software in increments of 50 up to 10000 CPI and increments of 100 from 10000 to 19000 CPI.
This mouse has a grooved rubber scroll wheel. It operates quietly and has smooth but well-defined steps. The scroll click has a satisfying tactility that doesn't require too much force to actuate but feels marginally heavier than the scroll click on the Endgame Gear XM1r.
The left- and right-click buttons, scroll wheel, scroll click, and side buttons on this mouse are fairly quiet and unlikely to bother those around you.
The configuration software for this mouse is simple, lightweight, and easy to use. It allows you to adjust a range of expected settings, including button mapping, custom profiles, CPI, debounce time, polling rate, lift-off distance, ripple control, and angle snapping. The software also has a battery life indicator.