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HP OMEN Vector Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 08, 2021 at 09:33 am
HP OMEN Vector Wireless Picture
8.0
Office/Multimedia
7.6
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
6.8
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.8
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless is a straightforward-looking gaming mouse with an ergonomic, right-handed design, rubberized sides, a thumb rest, and two side buttons on the left. It's almost universally suitable for all grip types and hand sizes. That said, small hands may have trouble reaching both side buttons and the scroll wheel using a fingertip grip. Overall, it feels well-built, although you can activate the side buttons by pressing hard enough into the plastic body on the left, and the scroll wheel on our unit is fairly loud. It has a very low lift-off distance and a wide CPI range. However, you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100, which may not be as precise as some users may prefer. It also has good click latency, but it isn't as low as most wireless gaming mice at this price point.

Our Verdict

8.0 Office/Multimedia

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless is great for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built and has an ergonomic, right-handed shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, or you can use it wired with its braided charging cable. You can also reprogram all of its buttons using the customization software. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, and the scroll wheel lacks both L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver.
  • All buttons are reprogrammable.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode.
7.6 Video Games (FPS)

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless is good for FPS gaming. It feels well-built and has a comfortable, ergonomic shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance and a wide CPI range. Unfortunately, you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100, which may not be as precise as some users would like. Additionally, while the click latency is low, it's higher than most wireless gaming mice at this price point, and many users may prefer a more responsive-feeling option.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Good click latency.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • CPI is only adjustable by increments of 100.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. That said, you can reprogram all of the buttons it does have using the customization software. It feels well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. Performance-wise, it has low click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and a wide CPI range. However, you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100, which may not be as precise as some users would prefer.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Good click latency.
  • All buttons are reprogrammable.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • CPI is only adjustable by increments of 100.
  • Can't assign a profile switch button; can only switch profiles using the software.
6.8 Ultra-Light Gaming

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless is only okay for ultra-light gaming since it's significantly heavier than most dedicated ultra-light gaming mice. Nevertheless, it feels well-built and has an ergonomic shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a wide range. It also has a good click latency, but it's higher than most wireless mice at this price point, and gamers playing fast-paced or reaction-based games may prefer a more responsive option.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Good click latency.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Charging cable is very stiff and retains lots of kinks from its packaging.
7.8 Travel

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless is good for travel, but it's bulky, so it may not fit in most laptop cases. Also, it doesn't support Bluetooth. That said, it connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, and it has a compartment for storing the receiver when it's not in use. It feels well-built and has an ergonomic, right-handed shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes using any grip type. It also has onboard memory for using custom settings on computers without the software installed.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 8.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.8 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.8 Travel
  1. Updated Oct 08, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Oct 05, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (128 mm)
Height 1.7" (42 mm)
Width 2.9" (75 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
7.4
Design
Portability
Volume
24.65 inยณ (404 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
142 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
106 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
106 g
Weight Distribution
Back-heavy
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality
9.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb
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
7.0
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
Yes
Battery Indicator No

HP advertises the HP OMEN Vector Wireless has a battery life of 180 hours, and charging the mouse for 30 seconds provides an hour of battery life.

6.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • HP OMEN Vector Wireless
  • Wireless USB receiver
  • Wireless USB receiver extender
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • 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
6%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options on the HP OMEN VECTOR Wireless are 125hz, 250Hz, 500hz, and 1000Hz. You can set eight CPI settings per profile and cycle between them using the CPI button behind the scroll wheel by default.

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 reprogram all of the buttons on the HP OMEN Vector Wireless. However, you can't reprogram the scroll wheel up/down inputs, and you need to have a button assigned to the left and right-click functions 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

As some other users and reviewers have reported, we found the scroll wheel on our unit is somewhat loud, which some people may find irritating.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
7.7
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
17 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
16 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name OMEN Gaming Hub
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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless we tested is black, and there are no other color variants available. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless is a wireless version of HP's OMEN Vector. Overall, it's a good, straightforward wireless gaming mouse with a conventional, six-button layout. Visually, it has a stealthier, more professional look than most gaming mice, and unlike most FPS options, it has a somewhat larger, more ergonomic shape that includes a thumb rest. HP also claims the OMEN Vector Wireless has a battery life of 180 hours, which is considerably longer than most wireless gaming mice with rechargeable batteries. Also, HP advertises faster charging than many similar gaming mice, with 30 seconds of charging time to an hour of battery life.

For more options, see our picks for the best mice, the best gaming mice, and the best wireless gaming mice.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent wired and ultra-lightweight gaming mouse, while the HP OMEN Vector Wireless is a good wireless gaming mouse. The Glorious is wired-only, significantly lighter, and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly and lower click latency. The HP connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or with its charging cable. It has a wider CPI range, a lower minimum lift-off distance, and has a thumb rest, which the Glorious lacks.

HP OMEN Photon

The HP OMEN Vector Wireless and the HP OMEN Photon are both wireless gaming mice. The Vector Wireless is significantly lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. On the other hand, the Photon has modular finger rests and side buttons you can configure to transform the shape to better suit a right or left-handed user. With all of its buttons installed, it has five more buttons than the Vector Wireless, including a pair of side buttons on both sides. The Photon also has a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons, which the Vector Wireless lacks.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a better wireless gaming mouse than the HP OMEN Vector Wireless. The Logitech is much lighter and feels sturdier. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and much lower click latency. Additionally, its software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the HP software is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, the HP has a thumb rest and a dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel, which the Logitech lacks.

DELUX M800 Wireless

The DELUX M800 Wireless and the HP OMEN Vector Wireless are wireless gaming mice with comparable performance. The DELUX is significantly lighter and has a more flexible charging cable.  On the other hand, the HP has a thumb rest and mouse feet that glide somewhat smoother. It also has a more consistent sensor, a lower minimum lift-off distance, and lower click latency. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the DELUX is better suited for smaller hands overall, while the HP is better suited for larger hands.

ROCCAT Kain 200 AIMO

The ROCCAT Kain 200 AIMO and the HP OMEN Vector Wireless are similar wireless gaming mice with comparable performance. The ROCCAT has a slightly more flexible cable, and the software allows you to assign a button to cycle between profiles, which is a feature the HP lacks. You can also assign an Easy-Shift[+] button to enable a secondary layer of commands. On the other hand, the HP has a thumb rest and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has somewhat lower click latency and a compartment for storing its USB receiver when it's not in use.

Glorious Model O Wireless

The Glorious Model O Wireless performs better overall than the OMEN Vector Wireless. The Glorious is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible charging cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a lower click latency. On the other hand, the HP has a thumb rest and rubberized sides, two features the Glorious lacks. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the HP accommodates more hand sizes overall.

MSI CLUTCH GM41 LIGHTWEIGHT WIRELESS

The MSI CLUTCH GM41 LIGHTWEIGHT WIRELESS is a better wireless gaming mouse than the HP OMEN Vector Wireless. The MSI is significantly lighter and has better quality mouse feet, has a higher maximum CPI, and a somewhat lower click latency. On the other hand, the HP feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has a dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel, which the MSI lacks. Both have cables with comparable quality and flexibility, but the HP's cable has a newer USB-C connector, while the cable on the MSI has an older micro-USB connector.

ROCCAT Kone Pro Air

The ROCCAT Kone Pro Air is a better wireless gaming mouse than the HP OMEN Vector Wireless. The ROCCAT is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible charging cable, and it supports Bluetooth, which is a feature the HP lacks. It also has better quality mouse feet, a wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust more precisely, a more consistent sensor, and lower click latency.  You can also assign an Easy-Shift[+] button to enable a secondary layer of commands. On the other hand, the HP has a dedicated CPI button on the top of the mouse behind the scroll wheel.

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