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Fantech Aria XD7 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3
Reviewed Oct 27, 2022 at 10:47 am
Fantech Aria XD7 Picture
7.8
Office/Multimedia
8.7
Video Games (FPS)
7.7
Video Games (MMO)
8.6
Travel
Type
Standard
Connectivity Wireless

The Fantech Aria XD7 is a lightweight wireless gaming mouse. It has a comfortable, egg-shaped body and includes the option to swap the palm rest plate between a lighter version with honeycomb cutouts and a marginally heavier solid plastic alternative. It's one of the first mice released using PixArt's new top-of-the-line PAW 3395 sensor and uses tactile Kailh and Huano dot switches for its buttons.

Our Verdict

7.8 Office/Multimedia

The Fantech Aria XD7 is a good mouse for office and multimedia work, though it's not designed specifically for this use. Its built quality is excellent, and its egg-shaped body is comfortable, though a bit small for larger-sized hands. This mouse connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and you can reprogram buttons using the customization software.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Comfortable egg-like shape suitable for most hand sizes.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt inputs and doesn't unlock for free-scrolling.
  • A bit too small for larger hands using a palm or claw grip.
8.7 Video Games (FPS)

The Fantech Aria XD7 is an excellent FPS gaming mouse. It's extremely lightweight, well-built, and has a comfortable egg-like shape that's well-suited for most hand sizes using a claw or fingertip grip. It has excellent click latency and a very accurate and consistent sensor, and its feet glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Very low click latency.
  • Comfortable egg-like shape suitable for most hand sizes.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • A bit too small for larger hands using a palm or claw grip.
7.7 Video Games (MMO)

The Fantech Aria XD7 is a good MMO gaming mouse, though it isn't designed for this usage and has far fewer programmable side buttons than most dedicated MMO options. It feels sturdy and has a comfortable egg-like shape. Although, it's a bit too small for a palm grip if you have larger hands. Performance-wise it has excellent click latency and outstanding sensor performance all around.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Very low click latency.
  • Comfortable egg-like shape suitable for most hand sizes.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many programmable side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • A bit too small for larger hands using a palm or claw grip.
8.6 Travel

The Fantech Aria XD7 is an excellent travel mouse. It feels well-built, and its relatively small size and shape make it easy to slip into laptop bags or even pockets. It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and there's a compartment for storing the receiver when it's not in use. You can also configure custom settings using the software and save them to the onboard memory, so you don't need to install the software when connecting to new devices.

Pros
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Comfortable egg-like shape suitable for most hand sizes.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • A bit too small for larger hands using a palm or claw grip.
  • 7.8 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.7 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.6 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 27, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 20, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Fantech Aria XD7 has both a white and black colorway option. We purchased and tested the black color variant, and you can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Fantech Aria XD7 is a lightweight wireless gaming mouse with a somewhat egg-shaped body design. It's one of the first mice to use the newly-released PixArt 3395 sensor, and it has excellent click latency and sensor performance overall. Fantech also advertises the use of Huano dot switches for the side buttons and middle click button as well as Kailh 8.0 switches for the left- and right-click buttons. These buttons feel very crisp, making this mouse a great option if you've been off-put by mushy-feeling buttons on other mice or prefer more tactile buttons overall. Many community members online have drawn visual comparisons between this mouse and other egg-shaped mice, including the Razer Orochi V2 and the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED. The Aria XD7 is a bit larger and marginally lighter than the Orochi V2 and about the same size and significantly lighter than the Logitech G305. For a more detailed comparison between these mice, see our side-by-side comparisons below.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best gaming mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best lightweight mouse.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Fantech Aria XD7 are lightweight, wireless gaming mice with comparable gaming performance and virtually the same weight. The Logitech feels a bit sturdier, has a somewhat larger size, and its shape is more accommodating to a wider range of hand sizes. It also has lower click latency and marginally better sensor performance overall. On the other hand, the Fantech has Bluetooth support, which the Logitech lacks.

Razer Orochi V2

The Fantech Aria XD7 and the Razer Orochi V2 are wireless gaming mice with similar egg-like shapes. Both mice are relatively small, but the Fantech is a bit larger, making it better suited for a wider range of hand sizes. The Razer has somewhat better click latency; otherwise, the two deliver very similar gaming performance. The Fantech also recharges using a USB-C cable, while the Razer uses disposable AA or AAA batteries.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Fantech Aria XD7 and the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED are wireless gaming mice with similar shapes. These two mice have similarly excellent gaming performance, but the Fantech is significantly more lightweight. It also supports Bluetooth and recharges with a USB-C cable, while the Logitech doesn't support Bluetooth and uses disposable AA batteries.

Razer Viper Mini

The Fantech Aria XD7 and the Razer Viper Mini are similarly-sized, lightweight gaming mice that weigh virtually the same. The Fantech connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. On the other hand, the Razer has lower click latency, but it's a wired-only model.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Fantech Aria XD7 has a nearly symmetrical egg-shaped body made of matte black plastic. The left side is slightly concave, and the right side has a side panel badge with a stylized 'Aria' logo. The palm rest panel is removable, and you can swap between a lightweight honeycomb option or a solid plastic option. There's no RGB lighting, but there's a CPI indicator light behind the scroll wheel that you can customize using the software.

Design
Shape
Length 4.5" (113 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Width 2.5" (64 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
7.8
Design
Portability
Volume
16.78 inยณ (275 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

The Fantech Aria XD7 has a storage compartment for its USB receiver under its removable palm rest.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has excellent build quality overall. The side buttons and left- and right-click buttons feel very crisp and have good tactility. The palm rest panels are held magnetically and easy to swap out, but they feel very solid when in place. There's some minor flexibility in the body, noticeably on the underside. However, this doesn't present any issues during regular use.

9.0
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
60.4 g
Default Weight
60.4 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Fantech Aria XD7 is extremely lightweight. The weight measurement was obtained with the honeycomb palm rest attached. Swapping this palm rest out for the alternate solid plastic palm rest adds 1.4g. It's possible to use this mouse without a palm rest installed to save additional weight, but this significantly affects the ergonomics and likely won't be comfortable.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The Fantech Aria XD7 is a small to medium-sized mouse with an egg-shaped body that's nearly symmetrical, though the left side is slightly more concave than the right. This mouse is very lightweight, making it easy to control quickly, and it's a good fit for most hand sizes using either a claw or fingertip grip. Although, it's fairly short for larger hands using a palm grip.

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

If you have large or extra-large hands, your fingers will extend past the front of the mouse using a palm grip.

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

If you have extra-large hands, you'll need to curl your fingers quite aggressively to use this mouse with a claw grip, which may be uncomfortable for extended periods.

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

If you have small hands, you'll find the front side button hard to reach using a fingertip grip.

9.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
2
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

The Fantech Aria XD7 has an advertised battery life of up to 30 hours.

8.5
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
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

This mouse has an excellent paracord-like charging cable that's very lightweight. However, it retains distinct kinks from its packaging and is a little stiffer than many similar cables on other mice.

8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes

The Fantech Aria XD7 has excellent mouse feet; they glide very smoothly on mousepads and directly on desks. There's a slight scratching sound gliding on a desk, but this doesn't affect the gliding experience. There's a replacement set of feet included in the box, and Fantech also sells alternate feet on its website.

Design
In The Box

  • Fantech Aria XD7
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Alternative solid plastic palm rest
  • USB receiver (this receiver is hidden within the mouse in the photo above)
  • USB receiver extender
  • One set of rubberized side grips
  • One set of extra mouse feet
  • Fantech stickers
  • User documentation

Control
7.0
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all buttons on this mouse except for the Bluetooth pairing button found on the bottom of the mouse. The left- and right-click buttons use Kailh GM8.0 switches. Fantech also indicates that the side buttons use Huano Black Shell White Dot switches, while the scroll wheel button uses a Huano Black Shell Blue Dot switch.

8.5
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
6.0 ms
Wired
4.0 ms
Receiver
6.0 ms
Bluetooth
27.7 ms

This mouse has excellent click latency. The latency is higher and significantly less stable when using a Bluetooth connection, but this is normal. A Bluetooth connection isn't recommended for gaming, especially for reaction-based or competitive games.

8.9
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-1.54%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.58%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.08%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
1.19%
Precision Error Between CPI
1.17%
Worst Tracking Error
2.50%
Minimum CPI
50 CPI
Maximum CPI
26,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
8.9
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
13.8 ms
Delay At Half Movement
3.5 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
4.3 ms
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3395
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate options are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

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

The Fantech Aria XD7's mouse wheel has a rubber grip that feels very precise. The definition between steps is clear but fairly light, and the scroll button press feels crisp and satisfying.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Fantech Aria XD7
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 RGB

The Fantech Aria XD7 has very straightforward, easy-to-use software that offers a full range of expected options, including button mapping, debounce time adjustment, lift-off distance calibration, and custom profile settings you can save to onboard memory.

Note: The score of this test is based on the companion software's features and not its overall performance.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

All the Fantech Aria XD7's default button functions work in both macOS and Windows.

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