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Redragon M913 Impact Elite Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jul 26, 2021 at 11:13 am
Redragon M913 Impact Elite Picture
7.9
Office/Multimedia
6.6
Video Games (FPS)
8.5
Video Games (MMO)
5.2
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.4
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite is an excellent wireless MMO gaming mouse. It feels well built and has a right-handed shape with a 12-button panel and a thumb, ring, and pinky rest. You can connect it wired with its cable or wirelessly with its USB receiver. It has a wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 100, and a very low lift-off distance. You can also change sensor, lighting, and button mapping and set five CPI settings and two profiles using the companion software. Unfortunately, the software is only compatible with Windows. It's a very heavy mouse, has high click latency, and while it doesn't suffer from much CPI variation, the sensor is inaccurate and undershoots the set CPI considerably during fast and slow cursor movements.

Our Verdict

7.9 Office/Multimedia

The Redragon M913 is good for office and multimedia work. It has an exceptional number of buttons, almost all of which you can program using the customization software. It feels well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape well suited for medium and large-sized hands using palm or claw grip. You can connect it either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, and the customization software is only compatible with Windows.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Fully programmable 12-button side panel.
  • Companion software offers plenty of customization options.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
6.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Redragon M913 is mediocre for FPS gaming as it's very heavy and has high click latency. Nevertheless, it feels well built and has a comfortable right-handed shape well-suited for medium and large-sized hands using a palm or claw grip or extra-large hands using a fingertip grip. It has a wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 100, and a very low lift-off distance. Unfortunately, the sensor on our unit is also inaccurate and undershoots the set CPI considerably during both fast and slow cursor movements.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Companion software offers plenty of customization options.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • High click latency.
8.5 Video Games (MMO)

The Redragon M913 is excellent for MMO gaming. It has a 12-button side panel, which is fully re-programmable like most other buttons on the mouse using the companion software. It feels well-made and has a comfortable right-handed shape well-suited for medium and large-sized hands using a palm or claw grip. It has a wide CPI range, a CPI you can adjust by increments of 100, and a very low lift-off distance. Unfortunately, it has high click latency for a gaming mouse, and the sensor is inaccurate and undershoots the set CPI considerably during fast and slow cursor movements.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Fully programmable 12-button side panel.
  • Companion software offers plenty of customization options.
Cons
  • High click latency.
5.2 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Redragon M913 is inadequate for ultra-light gaming as it's much heavier than a dedicated ultra-light gaming mouse and has high click latency. Nevertheless, it has a sturdy-feeling build quality, a right-handed shape well-suited for medium and large-sized hands using a palm or claw grip, and mouse feet that glide smoothly on all surfaces.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • High click latency.
7.4 Travel

The Redragon M913 is a decent mouse for travel use, but it's bulky and likely won't fit most laptop cases. It feels well built and has a comfortable right-handed shape well-suited for medium and large-sized hands using a palm or claw grip. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver and has a compartment to store the receiver when not in use. Unfortunately, the customization software is only compatible with Windows, and there's no Bluetooth support.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Onboard memory.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 7.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 6.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.5 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.2 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.4 Travel
  1. Updated Jul 26, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jul 22, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite has a sleek gamer aesthetic, and its body has a mix of black soft-touch and glossy black plastic surfaces. It has RGB zones in the scroll wheel, in and around the logo on the palm area, and in the 12-button keypad on the left side. There's also a strip of LED lights alongside the two CPI buttons behind the scroll wheel, which displays which one of the five CPI profiles you are currently using.

Design
Shape
Length 4.8" (123 mm)
Height 1.6" (42 mm)
Width 3.5" (89 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
7.3
Design
Portability
Volume
27.70 inยณ (454 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
171 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
130 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
130 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite wireless gaming mouse feels well-built. There's no flex in the body when you apply pressure and no rattling when you shake the mouse. The left and right-click buttons also provide good physical feedback, but there's a fair amount of wobble in the scroll wheel. Also, the wheel on the unit we tested rubs against the left side of its housing when sideways pressure is applied.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb and Pinky

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite has a wide, comfortable, right-handed shape with resting surfaces for your thumb, ring finger, and pinky. Unfortunately, the overall width and position of the top side button make it unsuitable for small hands.

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

The mouse is too wide for small hands, and extra-large hands may find their fingers extend past the front end of the mouse using a palm grip.

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

This mouse is too wide to use a claw grip with small hands comfortably, and the keypad may be uncomfortable to use for extra-large hands because it will require you to angle your thumb very sharply.

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

The top button off to the side of the left-click button may be difficult for small, medium, and large-sized hands to reach using a fingertip grip.

6.8
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
No
Battery Indicator Yes

Redragon advertises the Redragon M913 Impact Elite wireless gaming mouse has a battery life of up to 80 hours when this mouse is in "eco" mode. However, this isn't something we test.

6.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite wireless gaming mouse has a fairly stiff braided cable that retains kinks from packaging.

7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
Yes

The mouse feet on the Redragon M913 Impact Elite wireless gaming mouse glide well on all surfaces, but they make a slight scratching sound when used directly on desks.

Design
In The Box

  • Redragon M913
  • Manuals
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Wireless USB receiver

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 sensor on the is slightly off-centered, which may hurt some users' ability to aim their cursor. The available polling rate settings are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

Note: The sensor on our unit is reasonably consistent, and the CPI variation isn't very high, but it's inaccurate and undershoots the set CPI by approximately 14% during slow movements and 20% during fast cursor movements.

9.3
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
19
Number Of Side Buttons
12
Number Of Programmable Inputs
16
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all of the buttons on the Redragon M913 wireless gaming mouse, except the two CPI buttons behind the scroll wheel and the "mode switch" button on the underside, which allows you to alternate between two custom settings profiles. There's an additional switch on the underside that lets you turn the lighting on, off, or enable a battery-saving "eco" mode. The side keypad buttons are bound to numbers 1 to 0 and "+" and "-" by default.

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

The mouse wheel on the Redragon M913 has a good, grippy surface and an RGB lighting zone, but it has a light step definition. Unfortunately, the wheel on the unit we tested rubs against the left side of its housing when sideways pressure is applied.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
6.3
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
26 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
25.5 ms

The Redragon M913 wireless gaming mouse has mediocre click latency, and it's high for a gaming mouse. Many gamers may prefer a more responsive-feeling option, especially for fast-paced or competitive gaming.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Redragon M913
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 software offers plenty of configurable options and a functional interface. You can configure two profiles and switch between them using the "mode switch" button on the bottom of the mouse.

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

The top side button doesn't work on macOS by default.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite wireless gaming mouse we tested is black, and there are no other color variants. The Redragon M908 is very similar to this mouse, but it's a wired-only model. You can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite is an excellent wireless MMO gaming mouse. It has a full 12-button side panel, which we've come to expect of dedicated MMO gaming mice. It also has a few extra features that are rarely seen even on more premium models, including a USB-C charging cable, CPI indicator lighting, and thumb, ring, and pinky finger rests. This mouse is a great choice f you're looking for a budget wireless MMO option. However, its somewhat unusual shape and size make it unsuitable for certain hand sizes and grip types, and it has high click latency.

For other options, see our picks for the best wireless mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best MMO mouse.

Redragon M908

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite is a wireless version of the Redragon M908. The M913 connects wirelessly with its USB receiver and has a compartment for storing it when not in use. It also has a wider CPI range, a more consistent sensor, and a lower lift-off distance. On the other hand, the Redragon M908 is a wired-only model with lower click latency. It also has a set of eight 2.5g weights you can add to the mouse, which the M913 Impact Elite lacks. Both mice are well-suited for medium and large-sized hands using a palm or claw grip or extra-large hands using a fingertip grip.

Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED is a good wireless mouse for many uses, while the Redragon M913 Impact Elite is an excellent mouse for MMO gaming. The Logitech is much lighter and has an ambidextrous egg shape with two side buttons on the left. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver. It also has a more precisely adjustable CPI, a much lower click latency, and software compatible with Windows and macOS. Comparatively, the Redragon has a right-handed shape with a thumb, pinky, and ring finger rest. It connects either wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver and has a 12-button side panel.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse, while the Redragon M913 Impact Elite is an excellent MMO gaming mouse. The Glorious is a wired-only model. It has two side buttons and is much lighter.  It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Redragon feels sturdier and connects wirelessly with its USB receiver. It has many more programmable buttons, including a 12-button side panel. It also has a wider CPI range and a lower lift-off distance.

UtechSmart VENUS Pro

The Redragon M913 Impact Elite is a very similar wireless gaming mouse compared to the UtechSmart VENUS Pro. Both mice are nearly the same size and visually very similar, but the Redragon is wider and has a pinky rest. It also has better wireless click latency. However, its click latency is still very high for a gaming mouse. Additionally, it has software that allows you to configure more than one profile, a feature the UtechSmart lacks. Both mice are well-suited for medium or large-sized hands using palm or claw grip or extra-large hands using a fingertip grip.

Razer Naga Pro

The Razer Naga Pro is a better wireless MMO gaming mouse than the Redragon M913 Impact Elite. It's lighter and feels sturdier. It has a more flexible charging cable, mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a wider CPI range, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and much lower click latency. It also has multiple modular side panels for different game genres, including a 12-button panel. It has Bluetooth support, which the Redragon lacks, but unfortunately, it has a very high CPI variation. Comparatively, the Redragon has resting surfaces for your thumb, ring finger, and pinky, while the Razer only has a ring finger/pinky rest. Also, while the sensor is more consistent, it's quite inaccurate.

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming

The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming and the Redragon M913 Impact Elite are excellent MMO gaming mice. The Logitech is a wired-only model that feels sturdier. It has a more precisely adjustable CPI, a much lower click latency, and customization software compatible with Windows and macOS. You can also set a G-shift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Comparatively, the Redragon connects wired or wirelessly with its USB receiver, and it has a wider CPI range. It also has a thumb, ring, and pinky rest, which the Logitech lacks. Unfortunately, its software is only compatible with Windows, though it does have onboard memory.

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