Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 15, 2021 at 09:49 am
Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless Picture
8.0
Office/Multimedia
8.1
Video Games (FPS)
7.3
Video Games (MMO)
8.3
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.0
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is an ambidextrous gaming mouse with two buttons on the left side and a pair of swappable palm rest segments. The first palm rest has honeycomb-shaped cutouts, while the second is a more traditional, solid plastic style. Its shape is very similar to the BenQ ZOWIE EC2 but slightly smaller. It's well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes, but it's too small for small hands to use comfortably using any grip type. You can connect it wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its USB-C charging cable, and it has a compartment under the palm rest for storing the receiver when it's not in use. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a broad range. Unfortunately, it has high click latency, and you may prefer a more responsive-feeling option, especially if you play fast-paced or reaction-based games.

Our Verdict

8.0 Office/Multimedia

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is very good for office and multimedia work. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its USB-C charging cable, and it has a comfortable, ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. However, it isn't suitable for small hands using any grip type. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any Bluetooth connectivity options, and its scroll wheel doesn't have L/R tilt inputs or a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks a free-scrolling mode and L/R tilt buttons.
  • No Bluetooth connection option.
8.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is an impressive mouse for FPS gaming, but it has high click latency, and some gamers may prefer a more responsive-feeling option. That said, it feels well-built and is very lightweight, regardless of which palm rest you're using. Its ambidextrous shape is suitable for all grip types and all but small-sized hands. It also has mouse feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks and a flexible paracord-like cable with a USB-C connector, making it easy to replace if it gets damaged. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a broad range.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types.
Cons
  • High click latency.
7.3 Video Games (MMO)

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is satisfactory for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse, and it has high click latency. Nevertheless, it feels well-built and has an ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types and all except for small hands. Performance-wise it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a wide range. Unfortunately, it has high click latency for a gaming mouse. While you can set custom profiles using the software, there's no way to assign a button to cycle between them, meaning you need to manually swap them using the software.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • High click latency.
8.3 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is an impressive ultra-lightweight gaming mouse, but it has high click latency. Nevertheless, it's very lightweight regardless of which modular palm rest you install, and it feels very sturdy. Its ambidextrous shape is suitable for all grip types. However, it isn't suitable for small hands using any grip type. Its feet glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks, and its USB-C charging cable is flexible and feels high quality. It also has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50 within a broad range.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for all grip types.
Cons
  • High click latency.
8.0 Travel

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is great for travel, but it's somewhat bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. That said, it connects wirelessly with its USB receiver and includes a compartment for the receiver under the palm rest for whenever it's not in use. It has onboard memory, so you can save custom settings to the mouse and use it with computers without installing the software. Unfortunately, it doesn't have Bluetooth support.

Pros
  • Feels well-built.
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver.
  • Uses an easily-replaceable USB-C charging cable.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth connection option.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 8.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.3 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.3 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.0 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 15, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 08, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 4.7" (120 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.5" (64 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
7.7
Design
Portability
Volume
18.43 in³ (302 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes

There's a compartment under the palm rest for storing the USB receiver when it's not in use.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
112 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
78 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
76 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The solid plastic palm rest weighs approximately 2g more than the honeycomb palm rest. It's also possible to remove the palm rest piece and use the mouse without it. Doing so reduces the weight of the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless to 71.14g. If you're interested in a lighter gaming mouse that also has a solid plastic shell, check out the Ninjutso Origin One X.

8.5
Design
Build Quality
8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

For a similar gaming mouse that has grippy, rubberized side grips, check out the MSI CLUTCH GM41 LIGHTWEIGHT WIRELESS.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
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
7.0
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
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

The manufacturer's website claims the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless has a battery life of up to 70 hours. However, this isn't something we test. The LED lights on the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless flash when the battery reaches below 10%.

8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB
9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless
  • Solid-style palm cover (honeycomb version is on the mouse)
  • USB receiver
  • USB receiver extender
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • User documentation (not in English)

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3370
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
50 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
19,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
8%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options on the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all the buttons on the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless, but you need to have one button assigned as a left-click button at all times, and you can't reprogram the up/down inputs of the scroll wheel. You can customize six CPI settings and cycle between them using the CPI button behind the scroll wheel by default. There's an off switch on the bottom of the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless that also toggles the LED lighting.

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
7.1
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
21 ms
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
20 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Xenics TITAN GX AIR Wireless
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

You can configure custom profiles and switch between them using the software. Unfortunately, you can't assign profile switching to a button, and there's no way to automatically switch profiles when launching certain games or apps.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless we tested is black, and there are no other color variants. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is a very good wireless gaming mouse that's very similar to the Pwnage Ultra Custom Wireless Symm. Like the Pwnage, the Xenics also includes both a solid plastic and honeycomb-style palm rest. However, the Pwnage has additional honeycomb cutouts on the sides of the mouse, while the Xenics has solid plastic sides. Shape-wise, both mice are also clearly inspired by the BenQ ZOWIE EC2, but they're somewhat smaller. Overall, the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is a great choice for fans of the EC2 shape looking for a lightweight, wireless alternative. Unfortunately, it has high click latency for a gaming mouse and may not feel responsive enough for all gamers.

For other recommendations, see our picks for the best lightweight mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is a better ultra-lightweight gaming mouse than the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless. The Logitech is significantly lighter and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a higher maximum CPI, a more consistent sensor, and much lower click latency. You can also set a G-Shift button to enable a second layer of controls. Its software is compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Xenics software is only compatible with Windows. On the other hand, The Xenics has one additional programmable button. It also has a more flexible charging cable with a newer USB-C connector, making it much easier to replace if it gets damaged.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless are lightweight mice with comparable performance, but the Glorious is a wired-only model, while the Xenics is wireless. The Glorious is somewhat lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Xenics feels sturdier and has a wider CPI range. It also has a more precisely adjustable CPI and a lower lift-off distance. Both mice are suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes, though only the Glorious is suitable for small hands using a palm grip.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is an excellent wired gaming mouse, while the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is a great, ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. The Razer is a wired-only model with two additional buttons, including a profile switch button on the underside. You can also set a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Performance-wise it has a slightly higher maximum CPI and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Xenics connects either wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its USB-C charging cable. It's also somewhat lighter, it feels sturdier, and despite being a wireless mouse, its charging cable is more flexible.

Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium

The Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium is a better ultra-lightweight, wireless gaming mouse than the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless. The Finalmouse is much lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible charging cable and lower click latency. On the other hand, the Xenics has a much wider CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50, while you can only cycle between four CPI presets on the Finalmouse. The Xenics also has customization software and a storage compartment for its USB receiver, two features the Finalmouse lacks.

Razer Basilisk V2

The Razer Basilisk V2 is an excellent wired-only gaming mouse, while the Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is an impressive ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. The Razer has a thumb rest and five additional programmable buttons. You can also set a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands, and its scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode. Performance-wise, it has a slightly higher maximum CPI, a more consistent sensor, and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Xenics connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or wired with its USB-C charging cable. It's also much lighter and feels sturdier.

DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB

The Xenics Titan GX AIR Wireless is a better ultra-light gaming mouse than the DREVO Falcon Wireless RGB. The Xenics is much lighter, feels better built, and has smoother-gliding mouse feet. Also, it has a wider CPI range, a more adjustable CPI, and a lower lift-off distance. While both mice have fairly high click latencies, it's lower on the Xenics, especially when used wirelessly. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but people with small hands may feel more comfortable with the DREVO for a palm or claw grip.

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