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Vegcoo C18 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 07, 2020 at 10:10 am
Vegcoo C18  Picture
5.6
Office/Multimedia
6.1
Video Games (FPS)
4.9
Video Games (MMO)
5.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
7.3
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Vegcoo C18 is an overall bad wireless gaming mouse. Its performance is mediocre, with a CPI setting stuck at 1400, a very high lift off distance, and a low 250Hz, non-customizable polling rate. Its wireless range is also very short, which greatly affects performance. The mouse wheel is wobbly and scratches on the right-click button. This RGB mouse also doesn't have any dedicated software and feels very cheap. The only good part of this mouse is its low click latency. Even at such an affordable price point, this mouse is a poor choice.

Our Verdict

5.6 Office/Multimedia

Sub-par for office. The Vegcoo C18 is a very bad mouse with mediocre performance and a very short wireless range. It's cheaply made and you can't modify its CPI or program any of its buttons.

Pros
  • Wireless design with built-in receiver storage.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Extremely cheap plastic build.
  • Mediocre performance.
  • Scratches the surface it's gliding on.
  • Loose scroll wheel.
6.1 Video Games (FPS)

Sub-par for video games. Although the Vegcoo's click latency is fairly low, this mouse is on the heavier side and its performance is mediocre. It's also very cheap and its performance is highly dependent on being in the very short range of its receiver.

Pros
  • Wireless design with built-in receiver storage.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Extremely cheap plastic build.
  • Mediocre performance.
  • Scratches the surface it's gliding on.
  • Loose scroll wheel.
4.9 Video Games (MMO)

Bad for MMO games. You can't program any of the Vegcoo C18's buttons, which are limited to begin with. This mouse also feels very cheap and its performance is mediocre. There are better dedicated MMO mice available.

Pros
  • Wireless design with built-in receiver storage.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Extremely cheap plastic build.
  • Mediocre performance.
  • Scratches the surface it's gliding on.
  • Loose scroll wheel.
5.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

Sub-par for ultra-light gaming. The Vegcoo is slightly heavy, and there's no way of reducing its weight. It isn't designed as an ultra-light gaming mouse and its performance is mediocre.

Pros
  • Wireless design with built-in receiver storage.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Extremely cheap plastic build.
  • Mediocre performance.
  • Scratches the surface it's gliding on.
  • Loose scroll wheel.
7.3 Travel

Decent for traveling. The Vegcoo is fairly portable since you can put its receiver inside the mouse's body to use wirelessly. However, it has mediocre performance and there are better options than this cheap mouse.

Pros
  • Wireless design with built-in receiver storage.
  • Low click latency.
Cons
  • Extremely cheap plastic build.
  • Mediocre performance.
  • Scratches the surface it's gliding on.
  • Loose scroll wheel.
  • 5.6 Office/Multimedia
  • 6.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 4.9 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 7.3 Travel
  1. Update 10/23/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Vegcoo C18 has a fairly futuristic look with space gray and chrome colors. It also has RGB lighting, which gives it an even more gaming-oriented style. However, you can't control the RGB lighting, and the mouse looks fairly cheap because of the materials used.

Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (128 mm)
Height 1.5" (39 mm)
Width 2.5" (64 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
7.6
Design
Portability
Volume
19.47 Cu. Inch (319 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

The mouse is fairly portable thanks to its wireless design. There's also a storage compartment for the receiver on the bottom side of the mouse.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
128 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
114 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
114 g
Weight Distribution
Front-heavy
Extra Weights
No

The Vegcoo is a fairly heavy mouse and there's no way of reducing the weight.

5.5
Design
Build Quality

The Vegcoo has terrible build quality. The plastic is very cheap, and the scroll wheel wobbles around a lot and scrapes on the right-click button when scrolling. The chrome side panels feel very cheap and scratch on the mousepad during use. The side buttons are also very loose. On the upside, the two main click buttons are silent and feel nice, but that's about it. It is so cheaply built that even the oldschool IBM PS/2 trackball mouse feels a lot more solid than the Vegcoo.

7.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Glossy
Finger Rest
No

The ergonomics aren't great. The mouse doesn't have grips and the plastic chrome side panels are slippery. It has an ambidextrous design that's suitable for both right-handed and left-handed people, although the side buttons are only on the left side.

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

Extra-large hands might find this mouse to be a bit short for them in palm grip, while the side buttons are too far forward for people with small hands.

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

The Vegcoo is too long for small hands and they'll have trouble reaching the side buttons. On the upside, using a claw grip with curled up fingers fixes the problem extra large hands could have with a palm grip.

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

This mouse is a bit too large for small hands to use in 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 No

The Vegcoo is a wireless-only mouse that connects to a dedicated receiver. However, the wireless range of this mouse is very short and its performance is noticeably impacted when slightly out of range.

5.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 2.1 ft (0.6 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
Micro USB
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Vegcoo C18's cable is very bad. It's a charging-only cable and it's abnormally short. You basically can't use the mouse when charging, unless you have the perfect setup. Thankfully, this is a standard USB to micro-USB cable, so it should be easy to find a longer replacement.

6.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Bad
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Vegcoo C18
  • Wireless receiver
  • Charging cable

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Not Specified
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
1400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
1400 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Variation
-9 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
4.8 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
250 Hz
3.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
0
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No

The Vegcoo C18 has a few buttons, but none of them are programmable and their quality is sub-par. Although we think the top button is a CPI switch, ours doesn't do anything. The two main clicks are silent, on purpose, and they feel nice. However, the side buttons are very loose. You can also turn off the RGB with the power on/off switch on the underside of the mouse.

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

Although the mouse has a scroll wheel, it's one of the worst we've tested so far. The increments are very soft and the wheel scrapes on the right-click button when using it. The scroll wheel is very loose and feels very cheaply made.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Very Quiet
8.0
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
14 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
N/A

Surprisingly, the Vegcoo C18's click latency is very low. The mouse feels responsive when in the short range of the receiver.

Operating System And Software
0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name No software
Software Windows Compatibility
No
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No Software
On-Board Memory
No
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
No
Polling Rate Adjustment
No
Profile Configuration
No
RGB On/Off
No

This mouse doesn't have any dedicated software for customization options.

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

Amazing compatibility for this mouse, as it works perfectly on both Windows and macOS.

Compared to other mice

The Vegcoo C18 is a very cheap wireless mouse that offers poor overall performance. It's also very hard to find it online. This mouse model seems to be made by various manufacturers. Our box says C18, while the mouse model is called the Q18 on the bottom side of the mouse. This is a very bad wireless gaming mouse and there are way better options available. See our recommendations for the best mice, the best gaming mice, and the best wireless gaming mice.

Redragon M908

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.

Anker Gaming Mouse

The Anker Gaming Mouse is better than the Vegcoo C18. Its performance is better, more consistent, and it's also lighter. It has access to dedicated software to customize its performance and reprogram its buttons. The C18 is an overall bad mouse and the Anker is a better budget option.

Corsair GLAIVE PRO

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a much better gaming mouse than the Vegcoo C18. The Corsair feels much better built, has a much better and more consistent sensor performance with a much wider adjustable CPI range, and is much more comfortable. On the other hand, the Vegcoo is wireless and has a surprisingly low click latency.

Havit HV-MS760

The Havit HV-MS760 is better than the Vegcoo C18. Although both are cheap mice, the Havit has better overall performance and a noticeably better build quality. The Havit also has swappable button panels and has access to dedicated software for customization options. There's no reason to get the Vegcoo C18 over the Havit.

VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse

The Vegcoo C18 and the VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse are both disappointing wireless gaming mice. The Vegcoo is more comfortable for larger hands in both claw and fingertip grip and is rechargeable via Micro USB. On the other hand, the VicTsing feels much better built. The click latency of the Vegcoo is much lower than the VicTsing, and likely should be fine even for competitive gaming, but the VicTsing has an adjustable CPI. Unfortunately, neither of these mice have programmable buttons.

Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse

The Anker High Precision Gaming Mouse is noticeably better than the Vegcoo C18. The Anker mouse has better performance, is well-built, and feels better in-hand. Although the C18 is wireless, it has poor performance and unreliable connection. The Anker mouse is a better option.

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