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Redragon M908 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Redragon M908 Picture
Test Methodology v0.8.1
7.3
Mixed Usage
7.4
Office/Multimedia
4.8
Travel
7.2
Video Games (FPS)
8.7
Video Games (MMO)
5.9
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Redragon M908 is a good gaming mouse that's especially well-suited for MMOs thanks to its many programmable buttons and excellent overall performance. Its wired latency is also decently low, and most gamers won't notice any delay, even in fast-paced games. This mouse has a rather large, tall, but short body, making it better for a palm or claw grip. Small hands might find it too big to use, while extra large hands will go past the two main click buttons due to its short body. This mouse is a good option for MMO players on a budget that are looking for a wide mouse.

Our Verdict

7.3 Mixed Usage

Decent for mixed usage. Designed for gaming, this mouse has an excellent performance, which you can customize to your preference inside its software. However, it's a rather bulky mouse, which won't be suited for travelers. It also means that only medium or large hands will have a comfortable grip when using the claw or palm grips.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
7.4 Office/Multimedia

Decent to use at the office. The ergonomics are great for medium and large hands due to its large but rather short shape. It's a well-built mouse that offer plenty of customizable buttons, making work a bit easier and convenient. However, this is a wired mouse with a stiff cable.

4.8 Travel

Not suitable for traveling. This mouse is wired-only and its body is rather bulky, making it hard to use in tight spaces like on a plane.

7.2 Video Games (FPS)

Decent for FPS games. While it has a decent click latency, the mouse is rather heavy. On the upside, tts performance is excellent, although you can't customize the CPI settings as precisely as some other gaming mice. However, its cable is annoyingly stiff and this mouse will only be suited for palm or claw grip if you have medium or large hands.

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

Excellent for MMO games. The side panel offers plenty of reprogrammable buttons to quick cast your abilities. This mouse is also rather bulky and short, which will be better suited for medium and large hands with a claw or palm grip.

See our Video Games (MMO) recommendations
5.9 Ultra-Light Gaming

This mouse is pretty heavy, although you can make it lighter by getting rid of the weight cartridge. However, this mouse shouldn't be considered if you're looking for an ultra-light gaming mouse.

  • 7.3 Mixed Usage
  • 7.4 Office/Multimedia
  • 4.8 Travel
  • 7.2 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.9 Ultra-Light Gaming
Pros
  • Well-built design.
  • Excellent performance; fairly customizable.
  • Plenty of programmable buttons.
Cons
  • Unusual body shape and size; unsuitable for small hands.
  • Rigid cable.
  • Not travel-friendly.
  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 Redragon M908 is a fairly oddly shaped mouse that's rather bulky and not very long. There's RGB lighting on the scroll wheel, logo on the back of the mouse, the back lines, and the side MMO buttons. It's only one zone and can be customized in the software. The top of the mouse is covered by a matte coating, while the sides have a glossy finish.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
176 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
135 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
115 g

This mouse is fairly heavy, even if you want to use it at its lightest. Under the mouse, there's a cartridge of eight 2.5g weights, which lets you find the perfect weight for you.

5.2
Design
Portability
Length 4.9" (12.4 cm)
Height 1.7" (4.2 cm)
Width 3.6" (9.1 cm)
Volume
28.99 Cu. Inch (475 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

The Redragon M908 is rather bulky and is wired, meaning that working with this mouse when traveling won't be ideal. It's rather tall, so you might not be able to toss it in a laptop bag.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Redragon M908's build quality is surprisingly good. While the materials don't give off a premium feel, the mouse is well put together. There are no rattling or wobbling parts and there's a certain heft to the design. Unfortunately, the middle row buttons on the side panel are quite mushy and don't offer great feedback like the others. The feet glide very well, which is impressive at this price point.

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

The ergonomics are great. The tall and short design of the Redragon M908 is well-suited for palm or claw grip. Unfortunately, the materials tend to feel a bit slippery when using the mouse. On the upside, the mouse shape is nice and hugs your hand well, and the thumb rest is comfortable. Due to its considerably large size, people with small hands shouldn't use this mouse. If you want a budget gaming option with a narrower grip width, check out the Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse.

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

Small hands might feel like this mouse is too big to palm grip, making it hard to reach all buttons. On the other hand, extra large hands will extend past the front of the mouse since it's pretty short, and even the thumb will have difficulty using the side buttons. If you want a similarly-performing budget MMO mouse that's more suitable for extra-large hands, check out the Havit HV-MS735.

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
No

Due to its rather tall and short shape and size, this mouse won't be well-suited for small and extra large hands. Just like for the palm grip, small hands might have trouble reaching all the buttons, while your fingers go past the main click buttons if you have extra large hands.

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

The fingertip grip isn't recommended for this mouse, although people with extra large hands can have decent control over the mouse thanks to its tall back and wide body.

0
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 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Braided
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Redragon M908's cable is pretty disappointing. It's rigid and keeps a lot of kinks from when it was packaged. It needs to be straightened out before using it, and we couldn't even get it completely flat. This is very similar to Razer cables.

Design
In The Box

  • Redragon M908 mouse
  • 8x 2.5g weights with carrying case
  • Manual

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Laser
Works On Glass
No

The sensor is slightly off-centered, which might require time to get used to if you've never used a mouse with an off-centered sensor.

7.2
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
20 ms

The Redragon M908's wired click latency is decent. Most people won't notice any delay when using this mouse when gaming, although it's a bit higher than most wired gaming mice.

9.3
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12400 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
3.2 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The Redragon M908's performance is superb. It has a very wide CPI range, which can be customized, but not as precisely as other gaming mice. You can also adjust its polling rate to what feels the most fluid to you; 125, 250, 500, or 1000Hz.

9.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
19
Number Of Programmable Inputs
20
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

The Redragon M908 has plenty of programmable buttons. Pretty much every single button is programmable, even the scroll up and down. Only the 'Mode Switch' button underneath the mouse can't be programmed to something else, and is used to switch between your different profiles.

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 Redragon M908's scroll wheel is pretty standard. Its incremented design gives good feedback, but isn't as fluid and great for fast scrolling through long documents. On the upside, you can change the scroll speed sensitivity in the software.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name REDRAGON M908 Software
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 dedicated software for the Redragon M908 offers a good amount of customization options. You can create up to five different profiles on the mouse and save them all on the onboard memory, meaning you won't have to re-download the software if you use this mouse on another computer.

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

Although the Redragon M908 can be used on macOS, we experienced unusual behavior with the side buttons where some work and others don't. Some pre-programmed buttons on PC carried over on macOS, but some others didn't.

Compared to other mice

The Redragon M908 is a pretty good option for people who are looking for a budget mouse. It has an oddly large design, which is very comfortable in palm grip, but this won't be great for people with small hands. On the upside, its performance is amazing and is quite customizable. It's better suited for MMO games, but it's important to note that its sensor is off-centered, which can result in odd cursor movements at first.

UtechSmart VENUS
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The UtechSmart VENUS is a slightly better wired MMO mouse than the Redragon M908. While the two mice look almost identical, the Redragon has a larger thumb rest and a pinky rest. They both weigh the same and feature the same adjustable weight options, and are both recommended to be used in palm or claw grip by people with medium or large hands. The VENUS has a wider and more adjustable CPI range and features one of the most consistent CPIs that we've tested so far.

Vegcoo C18
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The Redragon M908 is a better gaming mouse than the Vegcoo C18. The M908 has better and customizable performance and is noticeably better-built. The C18 is wireless, but is one of the worst mice we've reviewed, and is simply not worth getting.

SteelSeries Rival 500
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The SteelSeries Rival 500 is a better wired MMO mouse than the Redragon M908. The Rival 500 has a more comfortable design, is better suited for people with small hands, has a faster click latency, and is fully compatible with macOS. On the other hand, the Redragon has weight optimization options and more programmable buttons.

Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is slightly different than the Redragon M908. The Redragon has many more side buttons, which is better for MMO games. On the other hand, the Anker mouse has a better feel to it and is noticeably less wide. 

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