Havit HV-MS760 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Havit HV-MS760 Picture
Test Methodology v0.8.1
7.0
Mixed Usage
7.4
Office/Multimedia
5.0
Travel
6.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.9
Video Games (MMO)
5.1
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Havit HV-MS760 Gaming Mouse is a very good MMO mouse, but has odd performance. Its minimum CPI setting is 1200, which is quite high, especially for FPS games, and its wired click latency is noticeably higher than the other gaming mice we've reviewed so far. On the upside, you can program all of its buttons and it feels quite solid for its price point. Nevertheless, there are better options available on the market that will be more reliable and offer better performance.

Our Verdict

7.0 Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed usage. This mouse is decently versatile thanks to its multiple swappable side panels, which can suit different uses. However, it's designed as a gaming mouse, which is odd as its minimum CPI is noticeably higher than most gaming mice, just like its wired latency.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
7.4 Office/Multimedia

Decent for the office. This mouse has an ergonomic design, although it's better suited for medium and large hands due to its size. It has many programmable buttons that can make work more efficient. However, it isn't wireless and its cable is quite stiff and catches on desk supplies.

5.0 Travel

Unsuitable for traveling. This wired-only mouse is quite bulky and might not fit in laptop cases. Also, having a dangling cable isn't ideal when working in tight spaces, like on a plane.

6.5 Video Games (FPS)

Okay for FPS. Although the mouse comes with a dedicated FPS side panel, its wired latency is one of the highest for gaming mice. It's not as responsive as some other competing models, and some people might not like that its minimum CPI setting is 1200, which can be quite high for some. Note that its bulky design is almost only suitable for people with medium or large hands and it's also quite heavy.

See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
7.9 Video Games (MMO)

Very good for MMO games. The mouse comes with a 9-button side panel dedicated for MMOs, which is great. You can program these for your abilities shortcut. However, this wired mouse has a higher than average click latency, which may be a deal-breaker for some. It's also quite bulky and only most people with medium and large hands will find it comfortable.

5.1 Ultra-Light Gaming

Not for ultra-light gaming. This mouse is quite heavy, especially with its cable. There's also no way of optimizing the weight without compromising the ergonomics of the mouse.

  • 7.0 Mixed Usage
  • 7.4 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.0 Travel
  • 6.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.9 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.1 Ultra-Light Gaming
Pros
  • Well-built design with swappable side panels.
  • Plenty of programmable buttons.
Cons
  • High wired click latency for a gaming mouse.
  • High minimum CPI.
  • Annoying stiff cable.
  • Too big for small hands; too short for extra large hands.
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Havit HV-MS760 has a traditional gaming mouse style, but comes with swappable side panels for you to choose from depending on which game you're playing. It has RGB lighting on the manufacturer's logo, mouse wheel, and a slim trim at the back of the mouse. However, the wheel and logo are linked together and indicate on which CPI setting you are while the back trim can be customized. The different side panels offer a configuration typical to MMOs and FPS games and you get a third one for the right side of the mouse if you want a pinky rest.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
170 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
131 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
129 g

This mouse is on the heavier side and you can't really make it lighter as there isn't much weight difference between the swappable panels.

5.5
Design
Portability
Length 5.0" (12.8 cm)
Height 1.5" (3.9 cm)
Width 2.9" (7.3 cm)
Volume
22.21 Cu. Inch (364 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

This mouse is rather bulky, especially since it has a wire. It might not fit in some laptop bags, and the cable makes it quite difficult to use in restricted areas like a plane. This won't matter for someone looking for a gaming mouse for home.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality of the Havit HV-MS760 is great. Although it's entirely made of plastic and the side panels are removable, the overall feel of the mouse is solid. The panels feel a bit cheap when you take them off, but stay firmly in place when using the mouse. We also noticed something rattling inside the mouse, but couldn't quite figure out what it was. Nevertheless, at this price point, the build quality of this mouse is great.

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

This right-handed mouse has great ergonomics. Although there aren't any textured grips on the side of the mouse, you can easily grip it. The pinky rest side panel feels ergonomic and is quite comfortable to use. The MMO side panel buttons are a bit towards the front of the mouse, so people with smaller hands might have some trouble reaching all the buttons.

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
No

Comfortable for a palm grip for medium and large hands, but unsuitable for small and extra large hands. Smaller hands might have trouble reaching the front row of side buttons, while your fingers might extend past the mouse's body if you have extra large hands.

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

With curled up fingers, it takes care of the problem extra large hands experience with a palm grip. However, the mouse is a bit too big for smaller hands in claw grip too.

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

The Havit HV-MS760 is rather large, which isn't necessarily well-suited for fingertip grip. However, people with larger hands can still use this mouse with this grip.

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

The cable is mediocre. It resembles that of the Redragon M908, which is quite similar to most Razer mice cables. It's very rigid, holds a lot of kinks, and doesn't uncurl easily. The connection to the mouse also feels loose and might cause some longevity issues.

Design
In The Box

  • Havit HV-MS760 mouse
  • MMO 9-button side panel
  • FPS 3-button side panel
  • 2x right side panels
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
6.5
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
25 ms

The Havit HV-MS760 has one of the highest wired click latencies we've measured for a wired gaming mouse. While most people probably won't notice the delay in an everyday use, most competitive gamers won't find this mouse to be as responsive as others.

8.5
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
1200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
-0.1 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The performance of the Havit HV-MS760 is very good. It has a wide CPI range, although it can't be set to lower than 1200, which is oddly strange for a gaming mouse. People who prefer lower sensitivity might have to look elsewhere. Also, in our testing, when moving the mouse slowly, it was overshooting by over 10%, while undershooting by over 10% with fast movement, which results in an excellent CPI error in our testing procedure, but is, on the contrary, quite inconsistent when using the mouse. This is unusual behavior for a mouse, especially one that's marketed for gaming. For a budget gaming option with better sensor performance, check out the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse.

8.9
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
14
Number Of Programmable Inputs
14
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

Every button on the Havit HV-MS760 is programmable. When using the MMO side panel, you get an extra nine buttons, while the FPS side panel has three. While you can create profiles inside the software and switch between them, you can't set a dedicated button directly on the mouse for this function. If you want a similar mouse with more buttons for MMO gaming, check out the Havit HV-MS735.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

The mouse wheel of the Havit HV-MS760 is pretty standard. It's incremented, which provides good feedback when scrolling, but it isn't ideal for fast scrolling through long documents. On the upside, you can customize the scrolling speed inside the software to your preference.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name HV-MS760 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

The Havit HV-MS760 Gaming mouse software is pretty standard and offers plenty of customization options, although it can't be downloaded on macOS. You can easily program all the buttons and the RGB lighting. However, the wheel and logo are one RGB zone, which can be customized to solid colors, indicating which CPI setting you're on, while the back trim can be fully customizable with rainbow effects and such. You can set multiple profiles, but need to change between them inside the software.

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

Although the mouse is fully customizable on Windows, most side buttons aren't assigned to anything by default. Since you can't download the software on macOS, this means most of the side buttons will be useless.

Compared to other mice

The Havit HV-MS760 is a decent gaming mouse at a very affordable price. Unfortunately, unless you're really on a tight budget, there's no reason to get this mouse as it has noticeably higher latency than most wired gaming mice. Even if its swappable panels make it a versatile mouse, you'll probably be able to find something better for your needs.

Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse
SEE PRICE
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. 

SteelSeries Rival 500
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Rival 500 is a much better wired MMO mouse than the Havit HV-MS760. The Rival 500 feels better built, is better suited for small hands, has a much lower click latency, a much lower minimum CPI, and more programmable buttons. On the other hand, if you prefer fingertip grip and have large hands, the Havit may be a better option.

Havit HV-MS735
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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.

VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse
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Amazon.com

The Havit HV-MS760 is a much better gaming mouse than the VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse. The Havit is better for larger hands in claw or fingertip grip, and feels much better built overall. It also has a much lower click latency, a higher max CPI and polling rate, and has companion software to customize and reprogram the buttons. On the other hand, the VicTsing is wireless, while the Havit is wired.

UtechSmart VENUS
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The UtechSmart VENUS is a slightly better wired MMO gaming mouse than the Havit HV-MS760. The VENUS has a wider adjustable CPI range and more programmable buttons. Both mice are a bit too large for people with small hands to comfortably reach all the buttons, and the click latency is only decent for both of them.

Corsair GLAIVE PRO
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a better wired gaming mouse than the Havit HV-MS760. The Corsair has a lower click latency, a wider and more adjustable CPI range, and better companion software. While both mice have swappable side panels, the Havit's different panels give you a different number of buttons, while the Corsair's side panels offer different grip types. While the Havit is good for medium and larger hands, those with small hands will likely get a better grip with the Corsair.

Vegcoo C18
Unavailable
Amazon.com

The Havit HV-MS760 is better than the Vegcoo C18. Although both are cheap mice, the Havit has better overall performance and a noticeably better build quality. The Havit also has swappable button panels and has access to dedicated software for customization options. There's no reason to get the Vegcoo C18 over the Havit.

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