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Vaxee XE Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Nov 14, 2023 at 11:09 am
Vaxee XE Wireless Picture
6.2
Work
8.7
Video Games (FPS)
6.6
Video Games (MMO)
9.4
Raw Performance

The Vaxee XE Wireless is a wireless model in Vaxee's XE lineup. It shares the same symmetrical shape as the wired Vaxee XE. While that mouse was designed with gaming and productivity in mind, the XE Wireless focuses more on competitive gaming with its updated PixArt PAW3395 sensor and a dedicated competitive mode. You can connect to this mouse wirelessly using the 2.4 GHz USB receiver, and it's rechargeable with the included USB-A to USB-C cable. It doesn't have any drivers or companion software and instead has onboard controls for CPI, polling rate, and debounce presets.

Our Verdict

6.2 Work

The Vaxee XE Wireless is mediocre for work use. It doesn't have companion software for customization, so you'll have to use third-party software to reprogram buttons. Also, its scroll wheel lacks any L/R tilt inputs and a free-scrolling mode. You can connect this mouse to two devices if you purchase a second 2.4 GHz receiver, but it doesn't support Bluetooth. Otherwise, it has decent build quality and a comfortable symmetrical shape.

Pros
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
Cons
  • Only satisfactory build quality.
  • You can't reprogram buttons without third-party software.
  • Scroll wheel lacks free-scrolling and L/R tilt controls.
8.7 Video Games (FPS)

The Vaxee XE Wireless is excellent for FPS gaming. Overall, it has amazing sensor performance, with very low click and sensor latency and high sensor accuracy. That said, its build quality is only decent, with some play in the buttons and some flex on the sides, even though it's not an issue during normal use. It's also slightly heavier than some alternatives.

Pros
  • Remarkable overall sensor performance.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
Cons
  • Slightly heavier than some alternatives.
6.6 Video Games (MMO)

The Vaxee XE Wireless is okay for MMO and MOBA gaming, although it wasn't specifically designed with these games in mind. It doesn't have any reprogrammable buttons or additional inputs like dedicated MMO mice, and its build quality is just satisfactory. It has a comfortable, symmetrical shape and remarkable sensor performance, with very low click and sensor latency.

Pros
  • Remarkable overall sensor performance.
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Comfortable symmetrical shape.
Cons
  • Only satisfactory build quality.
  • You can't reprogram buttons without third-party software.
9.4 Raw Performance

The Vaxee XE Wireless has fantastic raw performance overall. It has extremely low click and sensor latency and reacts very accurately and quickly to your movements and inputs.

Pros
  • Remarkable overall sensor performance.
  • Excellent click latency.
Cons
  • 6.2 Work
  • 8.7 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.4 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Nov 14, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 02, 2023: Early access published.
  3. Updated Oct 20, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Sep 28, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Sep 11, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.
  6. Updated Sep 09, 2023: The product has won our suggestion poll, so we'll buy and test it soon.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Vaxee XE Wireless is available in Black, White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, or Orange colorways. We bought and tested the yellow model. You can see its label here.

There's a wired version of this mouse called the Vaxee XE.

Compared To Other Mice

The Vaxee XE Wireless is a wireless addition to Vaxee's XE lineup. It has the updated PixArt PAW3395 sensor and features a dedicated competitive mode compared to the wired Vaxee XE, designed for gaming and productivity. Conversely, this mouse is more focused on competitive gaming.

This mouse is a great choice if you're looking for a high-performance wireless FPS gaming mouse. It has a comfortable symmetrical shape that's well-suited for users with medium to large hands, and it offers excellent overall performance with low click and sensor latency and a high level of sensor accuracy. It's also completely driverless and doesn't have companion software; this is beneficial if you don't want to install the sometimes buggy and resource-intensive software that more mainstream gaming mice often necessitate. That said, its build quality isn't as good as some of the other FPS mice we've tested, and it's not as lightweight as some of the competition.

For more options, see our recommendations for the best FPS mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Vaxee XE Wireless and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT are both symmetrically shaped, wireless FPS gaming mice that perform similarly. The Logitech is better built and significantly lighter than the Vaxee. The Logitech also has the G HUB companion software, where you can reprogram the buttons and adjust the CPI and polling rate. In contrast, the Vaxee has physical buttons to adjust the CPI, polling rate, and debounce delay instead of using companion software.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2

The Vaxee XE Wireless and the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 are both high-performance wireless FPS gaming mice with symmetrical shapes. The Logitech has better build quality, is significantly lighter, and supports a higher polling rate of 2000Hz. The Logitech also has the G HUB companion software, where you can adjust the CPI and polling rate and reprogram the buttons. In contrast, the Vaxee has physical buttons to adjust the CPI, polling rate, and debounce delay instead of using companion software.

Razer Viper V2 Pro

The Razer Viper V2 Pro is a slightly better FPS gaming mouse than the Vaxee XE Wireless. The Razer has better build quality, weighs less, and has feet that glide more smoothly than the Vaxee. The Razer also has the Synapse 3 companion software, where you can adjust settings like CPI, lift-off distance, surface calibration, profiles, and power settings. On the other hand, the Vaxee has physical buttons where you can adjust the CPI, polling rate, and debounce delay instead of using companion software.

Vaxee XE

The Vaxee XE Wireless is the wireless version of the Vaxee XE. The Vaxee XE is designed for both gaming and productivity use and features a configurable function button behind the scroll wheel. The Wireless has an updated PixArt PAW3395 sensor compared to the wired XE's PixArt PMW3389.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

The Vaxee XE Wireless looks identical to its wired counterpart, the Vaxee XE. It has a logo-free matte plastic finish with a black plastic baseplate, side buttons, a CPI button, and a black rubber scroll wheel. It doesn't have RGB lighting apart from 2 status LEDs behind the CPI button, which indicate battery level, and a few more underneath the mouse that indicate the current CPI, polling rate, and debounce settings. The mouse comes in various colors, including black, white, orange, pink, and blue, in addition to our unit's yellow.

Design
Shape
Length 4.9" (125 mm)
Width 2.6" (66 mm)
Height 1.5" (39 mm)
Grip Width
61 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No
5.6
Design
Portability
Box Volume
19.65 inยณ (322 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No

This mouse doesn't have great portability. It's too large to fit into most laptop bags easily, and it doesn't have anywhere to store the wireless receiver inside the mouse.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

This mouse has decent build quality overall. The matte finish on the plastic outer shell feels comfortable and smooth. There's some flex when you apply considerable pressure to the sides of the mouse, and it's possible to actuate the side buttons by applying pressure under them, but this isn't noticeable when using the mouse normally. The left and right-click buttons have a little side-to-side play, and it's possible to activate the scroll wheel click by applying pressure to the right. That said, there isn't any rattling when you shake the mouse, which we encountered when testing the wired Vaxee XE.

7.8
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
76.3 g
Default Weight
76.3 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is fairly lightweight, but it's noticeably heavier than some FPS-focused gaming mice.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

The shape of this mouse is identical to its wired predecessor, the Vaxee XE. It has a symmetrical, rounded shape similar to the Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 but noticeably smaller. Its sides slope gently outwards to a flared bottom, resulting in a fairly wide, flat shape better suited to a palm or claw grip for those with medium or large hands. Some users with small hands may have trouble reaching the front side button.

7.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
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 Yes

You can connect to this mouse wirelessly with its included 2.4 GHz USB receiver. It has a rechargeable battery that Vaxee claims has up to 100 hours of charge in standard mode and up to 55 hours in competitive mode.

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.6 ft (2.0 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

This mouse has a high-quality, flexible paracord-like charging cable that easily glides across desks and mousepads without much drag. However, it does retain some kinks from its packaging.

8.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No

The Vaxee XE Wireless has excellent feet. It has two large, virgin-grade PTFE feet that glide smoothly across most mousepads but are somewhat thin and slightly scratchy when gliding across harder surfaces. Third-party replacement feet are also available.

Design
In The Box

  • Vaxee XE Wireless
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • QR code for user manual

Control
Control
Main Button
Switch Type
Mechanical
Switch Model
Huano 70g

This mouse's left- and right-click buttons use Huano 70g mechanical switches.

4.4
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
9
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
0
Profile Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No

You can't reprogram any of the buttons on this mouse without third-party software. There are three buttons underneath the mouse that control the CPI, the polling rate, and the debounce delay. They also allow you to adjust lift-off distance, toggle motion sync, and toggle competitive mode. The function button underneath the scroll wheel displays the battery life and activates the page-down key. You can find more information and a full list of button combinations on Vaxee's website.

8.8
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
4.6 ms
Wired
4.6 ms
Receiver
4.6 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

This mouse has excellent click latency, providing a highly responsive gaming experience for any genre.

Note: Vaxee released a firmware update that adds a "Competitive Mode", which they say optimizes the mouse to achieve the highest possible performance. We tested this mouse in competitive mode, as well as in standard mode at 1000Hz with motion sync turned on and the lowest debounce setting of 2ms, but we found the results to be the same.

We also tested this mouse in standard mode with motion sync turned off, and again the results were the same.

9.5
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.23%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.13%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.08%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
0.62%
Precision Error Between CPI
0.69%
Worst Tracking Error
-4.56%
Minimum CPI
400 CPI
Maximum CPI
3,200 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
N/A

This mouse has remarkable CPI performance overall. It delivers extremely good tracking accuracy that translates the physical movements you make with your mouse closely to your cursor movements on-screen.

This test was conducted with a polling rate of 1000Hz.

9.3
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
12.2 ms
Delay At Half Movement
2.6 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
2.1 ms

The Vaxee XE Wireless has outstanding sensor latency performance. It reacts very quickly to your physical movements with the mouse, and you won't notice any delay.

Note: Vaxee released a firmware update that adds a "Competitive Mode", which they say optimizes the mouse to achieve the highest possible performance. We tested this mouse in competitive mode, in standard mode with motion sync turned on, and in standard mode with motion sync turned off, all at a polling rate of 1000Hz.

In competitive mode, we found that the sensor latency was almost identical to standard mode. Sensor latency was slightly better in standard mode, with motion sync turned off. The delay at half movement was 2.4 ms, and the delay to end movement was 1.8 ms.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3395
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate options are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

This mouse features motion sync, which is a sensor setting that synchronizes sensor data with polling events. It can improve how closely your mouse movements are matched on-screen but usually adds around 1 ms of latency. It also features competitive mode, which Vaxee claims provides the best wireless performance.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel Type
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel Type
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Vaxee XE Wireless has a grippy rubberized scroll wheel that operates quietly and precisely with well-defined steps. Unfortunately, you can actuate the scroll click by applying pressure to the right, as mentioned in the Build Quality section of the review.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

This mouse has relatively quiet left- and right-clicks, side buttons, and scroll wheel operation that won't bother those around you.

Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name No software
Software Windows Compatibility
No
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
No
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
No
Profile Auto-Switching
No
RGB On/Off
No

It's a driverless mouse with no associated software.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

All default button functions work in Windows and macOS.