Nixeus REVEL Fit Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Aug 26, 2021 at 10:49 am
Nixeus REVEL Fit Picture
6.9
Office/Multimedia
7.6
Video Games (FPS)
7.0
Video Games (MMO)
6.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.1
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Nixeus REVEL Fit is a good, cheap gaming mouse with the same distinct shape as the Logitech MX518. It has a solid-feeling plastic build, with rubberized sides and a thumb rest on the left. Its right-handed shape is suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type. It has a wide CPI range, with a set CPI that you can adjust in increments of 100. While its lift-off distance and click latency aren't as low as on some other models, they're still very good for a mouse in its price range. You can reprogram all of its buttons, including the scroll wheel up/down inputs. Unfortunately, its rubber cable isn't very flexible, and it's very grippy and might catch onto things on your desk. Also, it's heavy, which may be disappointing for fans of lightweight mice.

Our Verdict

6.9 Office/Multimedia

The Nixeus REVEL Fit is okay for office use, but it lacks many features usually seen on dedicated office mice, like free scrolling, L/R tilt buttons, a thumb wheel, and wireless connectivity. That said, you can reprogram all of the buttons it does have using the customization software available on Windows. All of its default buttons work on macOS as well, but since the software isn't available, you can't remap them or set macros. However, it does have onboard memory, letting you carry over your settings and profiles from one computer to another.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All default buttons work in Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Wired-only design.
  • Scroll doesn't have L/R tilt buttons or free scrolling.
7.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Nixeus REVEL Fit is good for FPS gaming, but it's heavy, and its mouse feet don't glide as smoothly as other mice. Also, its rubber cable isn't very flexible, and it may catch onto things on your desk. That said, it has a low latency, a low lift-off distance, a wide CPI range, and a set CPI that you can adjust in increments of 100. It's suitable for almost all hand sizes with any grip type.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Rubber cable isn't very flexible.
  • Mouse feet don't glide as smoothly as on some other mice.
7.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Nixeus REVEL Fit is decent for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. However, you can reprogram all of the buttons it does have using the customization software. It has a wide CPI range and a CPI you can adjust in increments of 100. Also, it has a low lift-off distance, low click latency, and a CPI switching button to cycle between eight custom profiles on the fly. Unfortunately, its rubber cable isn't flexible, and it may catch onto things on your desk.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Doesn't have as many buttons as dedicated MMO mice.
  • Rubber cable isn't very flexible.
  • Mouse feet don't glide as smoothly as on some other mice.
6.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Nixeus REVEL Fit scores okay as an ultra-light gaming mouse, but it's much heavier than a dedicated ultra-light gaming mouse. Its cable isn't very flexible, and it may catch onto things on your desk because of its grippy rubber texture. On the bright side, it has low latency, a low lift-off distance, and a wide CPI range. It's suitable for most hand sizes using any grip type.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Low lift-off distance.
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Rubber cable isn't very flexible.
  • Mouse feet don't glide as smoothly as on some other mice.
5.1 Travel

The Nixeus REVEL Fit is inadequate for travel. It's a wired mouse, so its cable may be cumbersome in tight spaces like a train, bus, or plane. It's best suited for an at-home gaming setup since you can't remove its cable or use it wirelessly.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • All default buttons work in Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Wired-only design.
  • Heavy.
  • Rubber cable isn't very flexible.
  • 6.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.1 Travel
  1. Updated Aug 26, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 19, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (129 mm)
Height 1.7" (44 mm)
Width 2.7" (70 mm)
Grip Width
59 mm
5.4
Design
Portability
Volume
23.98 in³ (393 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
134 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
105 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
105 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
7.5
Design
Build Quality
8.0
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
No
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
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

The Nixeus REVEL Fit is a wired-only mouse without any wireless connection options. If you're looking for a gaming mouse with similar performance that that connects wirelessly with its USB receiver, check out the HP OMEN Vector Wireless.

7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.6 ft (1.7 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • Nixeus REVEL Fit mouse
  • Extra mouse feet
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3360
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
6%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rates available on the Nixeus REVEL Fit are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

6.9
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
8
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No
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
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
8.0
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
14 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Nixeus REVEL
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 Nixeus REVEL Fit is available in rubberized black only, and there are no other color variants. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Nixeus REVEL Fit is a good wired gaming mouse if you're looking for a cheap option. It performs fairly well compared to other models in this price range, with a wider CPI range and a consistent sensor. While its click latency and lift-off distance aren't as low as some more premium models, it's in line with other inexpensive mice. Appearance-wise, it has the same distinct shape as the Logitech G MX815 Legendary. However, its mouse feet don't glide as smoothly, and you can't adjust its CPI as precisely.

For other options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming mouse, the best wired mouse, and the best FPS mouse.

Logitech G MX518 Legendary

The Logitech G MX518 Legendary and the Nixeus Revel Fit share the same unique right-handed shape. The Logitech has a wider CPI range, a set CPI that you can adjust more precisely, and a more consistent sensor. It also has more programmable buttons, including two on the front and back of the scroll wheel, and you can assign a G-Shift button for a second layer of programming. The Nixeus has much lower latency, and it has RGB lighting, which the Logitech lacks.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Nixeus Revel Fit is a good FPS gaming mouse. The Glorious has a lighter weight thanks to its honeycomb design, a more flexible cable, and smoother-gliding mouse feet. Also, it has a somewhat lower click latency. On the other hand, the Nixeus feels better built, and it has more programmable buttons and a lower minimum CPI.

Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury

The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is a better wired gaming mouse than the Nixeus Revel Fit. The Logitech has a sturdier-feeling build, smoother-gliding mouse feet, and more programmable buttons. Also, it has a more precisely adjustable CPI, a slightly more consistent sensor, and much lower latency. On the other hand, the Nixeus has a wider CPI range, and its shape accommodates smaller hand sizes more than the Logitech's.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is a better wired gaming mouse than the Nixeus Revel Fit. The Razer has a much lighter weight, sturdier-feeling build, a more flexible cable, and smoother-gliding mouse feet. Also, it has much lower click latency, and you can also set a HyperShift button to give you a second layer of controls for as long as you hold it. On the other hand, the Nixeus has a wider CPI range, and it's better suited for larger hands with a palm or claw grip.

Razer Viper 8KHz

The Razer Viper 8KHz performs better overall than the Nixeus REVEL Fit. The Razer has a lighter weight, a better build quality, a more flexible cable, and much smoother–gliding feet. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, a much lower lift-off distance, and significantly lower click latency. It has a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz that should make the cursor movements feel smoother and more fluid than the Nixeus' 1000Hz polling rate, but we don't currently test this.

SteelSeries Rival 500

The SteelSeries Rival 500 and the Nixeus Revel Fit are wired gaming mice, but the SteelSeries performs better overall. It's an excellent choice for MMO/MOBA games due to its eight more programmable buttons than the Nixeus, including four extra side buttons. Also, it has a wider CPI range and a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Nixeus accommodates more hand sizes, and it's much lighter than the SteelSeries, although it's still considered heavy.

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