Havit HV-MS735 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Feb 05, 2020 at 08:33 am
Havit HV-MS735 Picture
7.1
Office/Multimedia
7.1
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
5.5
Ultra-Light Gaming
4.9
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Havit HV-MS735 is a great wired MMO gaming mouse. Its slightly slanted, right-handed design is comfortable enough for extended gaming sessions, and anyone with medium or larger hands should be able to use it comfortably in both palm or claw grip. It features 12 side buttons that are fully reprogrammable within the software, and it has excellent sensor performance and a fairly low click latency. While the mouse feels well-built, unfortunately the side buttons feel a bit mushy and aren't backlit evenly. The entire mouse is also quite smooth and may get oily and slippery over time.

Our Verdict

7.1 Office/Multimedia

The Havit HV-MS735 is a decent mouse for office and multimedia use. While it's designed for MMO gaming, its plethora of programmable buttons can be helpful in quickly navigating through your desktop or programs. Its slightly ergonomic shape is quite comfortable for extended use, and it's suitable for everyone except those with small hands.

Pros
  • Lots of programmable buttons.
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Excellent sensor performance and low click latency.
Cons
  • Stiff and rigid cable.
  • Slightly mushy-feeling side buttons.
  • Smooth finish may get slippery and oily.
7.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Havit HV-MS735 is an okay mouse for FPS gaming. Its bulky design is fairly heavy, which may not be ideal for FPS games, but it has a ton of programmable buttons and a fairly low click latency. The mouse is quite comfortable for palm or claw grip for everyone except those with small hands, and both the CPI and polling rate can be adjusted.

Pros
  • Lots of programmable buttons.
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Excellent sensor performance and low click latency.
Cons
  • Stiff and rigid cable.
  • Slightly mushy-feeling side buttons.
  • Smooth finish may get slippery and oily.
8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Havit HV-MS735 is a great MMO gaming mouse. It has 12 side buttons that, along with all the other buttons, can be programmed within its companion software to do anything you want. Its slanted design is quite comfortable even for extended gaming sessions, and only those with small hands will have a hard time getting a good grip. Unfortunately, the side buttons are fairly mushy feeling, though this is common with budget MMO mice.

Pros
  • Lots of programmable buttons.
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Excellent sensor performance and low click latency.
Cons
  • Stiff and rigid cable.
  • Slightly mushy-feeling side buttons.
  • Smooth finish may get slippery and oily.
5.5 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Havit HV-MS735 is a heavy mouse that isn't recommended for ultra-light gaming.

Pros
  • Lots of programmable buttons.
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Excellent sensor performance and low click latency.
Cons
  • Stiff and rigid cable.
  • Slightly mushy-feeling side buttons.
  • Smooth finish may get slippery and oily.
4.9 Travel

Like most wired gaming mice, the Havit HV-MS735 isn't recommended for travel. It's a fairly large and bulky mouse that likely won't fit into most laptop cases, and its wire will be cumbersome when trying to use it in a tight space like a plane or train.

Pros
  • Lots of programmable buttons.
  • Comfortable and durable design.
  • Excellent sensor performance and low click latency.
Cons
  • Stiff and rigid cable.
  • Slightly mushy-feeling side buttons.
  • Smooth finish may get slippery and oily.
  • 7.1 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.5 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 4.9 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 23, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Havit HV-MS735 looks like a fairly standard MMO gaming mouse. It has a slightly slanted design with thumb and ring-finger rests, and 12 side buttons. There's RGB lighting on the mouse wheel, 12 side buttons, and the 'Magic Eagle' logo on the back.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (126 mm)
Height 1.7" (44 mm)
Width 3.0" (75 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
5.4
Design
Portability
Volume
25.39 Cu. Inch (416 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

This is a bulky wired mouse, meaning that it isn't ideal for travel. However, this may not be an issue for everyone, as this is a gaming mouse that's designed to stay with your gaming setup.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
163 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
128 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
128 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is fairly heavy and unfortunately, there's no weight optimization other than using a bungee for the cord.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is great. It feels quite solid overall with very little flex. There's a slight amount of wobble on the mouse wheel, but nowhere else, and the mouse has an overall nice soft texture to it. Unfortunately, the side buttons feel fairly mushy.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Glossy
Finger Rest
Thumb

The Havit HV-MS735 is very comfortable to use. It has a slightly slanted design with finger rests that help to support your hand well. Unfortunately, the mouse's smooth finish is susceptible to oily shine from your hands and may get slippery during long gaming sessions.

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

This mouse is suitable for palm grip for almost every hand size. Those with small hands may have a difficult time reaching all the side buttons.

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

Same as palm grip, small hands may have a hard time reaching all the side buttons with a claw grip.

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

As with most MMO mice, the Havit HV-MS735 isn't ideal for a fingertip grip. However, it may still be suitable for those with very large hands.

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

This is a wired-only mouse.

6.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable is only mediocre. Like many gaming mice, it's a rigid and stiff braided cable.

7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Havit HV-MS735 mouse
  • Manual

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3360
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
-9 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz
8.8
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
19
Number Of Side Buttons
12
Number Of Programmable Inputs
19
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The Havit HV-MS735 is a MMO gaming mouse with a ton of extra buttons. All 12 side buttons can be programmed within the software, as well as every other button on the mouse, which is great. While there isn't a profile switching button on the mouse itself, you can change profiles within the software.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The mouse wheel is decent. The wheel itself has fairly soft increments and has L/R buttons and a stable middle click.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
7.8
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
16 ms

The click latency of this mouse is fairly low, and most people shouldn't notice any delay.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name HV-MS735 Programmable Gaming Mouse
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

This mouse has a dedicated program available to download from Havit's website. The software allows you to fully customize the mouse, including its CPI, polling rate, RGB, and buttons. Unfortunately, the software doesn't work on macOS.

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

While the mouse is fully compatible with Windows, unfortunately, the software can't be installed on macOS, and all 12 side buttons do nothing out-of-the-box. Luckily, the mouse has on-board memory, so you can program the buttons on a Windows PC and the settings will stick when used on a Mac.

Compared To Other Mice

The Havit HV-MS735 is a great MMO gaming mouse with a 12-button side panel similar to the Corsair Scimitar RGB Pro and the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse. See our recommendations for the best wired mouse and the best gaming mouse overall.

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming

The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse is a better MMO mouse than the Havit HV-MS735. The Logitech has a lower click latency, is fully compatible with macOS, and has more buttons that feel more responsive. On the other hand, the Havit has a wider adjustable CPI range. Both mice are recommended for medium or larger hands with palm or claw grip.

Havit HV-MS760

The Havit HV-MS735 is a better MMO gaming mouse than the Havit HV-MS760. The MS735 is a dedicated MMO mouse, while the MS760 has swappable side panels, making it good for a wider variety of games. However, the MS735 has more side buttons, a much lower minimum CPI, and a much lower click latency. Both mice are recommended for medium or larger hands with claw or palm grip, and only larger hands for fingertip grip.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is a better MMO gaming mouse than the Havit HV-MS735. The Corsair feels better built, has a lower click latency, and has a more adjustable CPI. Its software is also fully compatible with macOS, and you can switch profiles directly on the mouse without needing to go into the software like with the Havit. On the other hand, the Havit has more programmable buttons thanks to the L/R tilt buttons on its mouse wheel. The Corsair is better suited for smaller hands, while the Havit is better suited for very large hands.

UtechSmart VENUS

The UtechSmart VENUS is a slightly better wired MMO gaming mouse than the Havit HV-MS735. The VENUS has a wider and more consistent CPI range, as well as a profile switching button on the mouse itself. The Havit, on the other hand, is better if you have very large hands, and it's a tiny bit lighter.

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