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XTRFY M4 RGB Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 14, 2020 at 10:27 am
XTRFY M4 RGB Picture
6.3
Office/Multimedia
8.1
Video Games (FPS)
6.4
Video Games (MMO)
8.6
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.1
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The XTRFY M4 RGB is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. Its body has a honeycomb design that allows it to be as light as possible, and an ergonomic shape that suits most hand sizes and grips. It has a light and flexible cable, clicky and satisfying buttons, and high-quality feet that provide an incredibly smooth glide. Its optical sensor has a wide CPI range and a high polling rate; however, you can only adjust the sensitivity using presets due to the lack of software. For the same reason, none of the buttons are programmable, and you can't create any custom profiles. On the bright side, it has an excellent build quality, it's very comfortable to use, and it's fully compatible with Windows and macOS.

Our Verdict

6.3 Office/Multimedia

The XTRFY M4 is mediocre for office use. It has an excellent build quality, it's comfortable to use for long hours, and it's fully compatible with Windows and macOS. However, none of the buttons are programmable due to the lack of software support. Also, it's a wired mouse with no multi-device pairing feature, which isn't ideal if you need to work on multiple devices. Last but not least, the scroll wheel is pretty basic, with no infinite scrolling or L/R inputs.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • No software for customization.
  • No programmable inputs.
  • Wired-only.
8.1 Video Games (FPS)

The XTRFY M4 is great for FPS games. It has an excellent build quality, with a flexible cable that doesn't get in the way, and high-quality feet that allow it to glide smoothly. It has low click latency, and its polling rate can go up to 1000Hz, making every move feel smooth and responsive. Unfortunately, there's no software for customization, so you can only adjust the sensitivity using presets.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No software for customization.
6.4 Video Games (MMO)

The XTRFY M4 is mediocre for MMO games. It's well-built and comfortable to use for extended periods. Unfortunately, it may not have enough buttons for some MMO players, and customization is limited due to the lack of software. On the upside, it has very low click latency and a high polling rate to provide a smooth and responsive gaming experience.

Pros
  • Low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No software for customization.
  • Might not have enough buttons for some MMO players.
8.6 Ultra-Light Gaming

The XTRFY M4 is excellent for ultra-light gaming. It's well-built, and its ergonomic shape shouldn't cause any pain or fatigue over time. Its lightweight design, flexible cable, and high-quality feet allow you to move quickly, which is great for those playing with low sensitivity. That said, you can't apply a custom sensitivity setting because there's no customization software.

Pros
  • Lightweight.
  • Low click latency.
  • Excellent build quality.
Cons
  • No software for customization.
5.1 Travel

The XTRFY M4 is inadequate for portable use. The build quality is good enough to survive a few tumbles; however, it's a wired mouse, and it might not fit into most laptop cases. Also, there's no software to create custom profiles or any onboard memory to save them.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • No onboard memory.
  • Slightly too big to fit in some laptop cases.
  • 6.3 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 6.4 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.6 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.1 Travel

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The XTRFY M4 is designed to be as lightweight as possible, with a honeycomb body similar to other ultra-light mice like the Glorious Model O. It's a right-handed mouse, and it has an ergonomic shape suitable for most hand sizes and grips. There's RGB lighting in several places, such as on the scroll wheel, inside the body, and along the front end; however, they're all considered as a single lighting zone. Customization is limited since there's no software support, so you can only cycle through several preset lighting effects. It's available in six different colors; our unit is the 'Retro'.

Design
Shape
Length 4.8" (121 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.7" (68 mm)
Grip Width
60 mm
5.6
Design
Portability
Volume
19.89 Cu. Inch (326 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

This mouse isn't ideal for portable use. It's wired, and while it isn't particularly bulky, it might not fit into most laptop cases.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
106 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
72 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
72 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

It's light, but not as light as other similar mice like the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town or the G-Wolves Hati. There's no weight optimization to make it heavier or lighter.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The XTRFY M4's build quality is excellent. Despite its perforated body, it feels solid, and there are no signs of flexing or wobbling. There are reports from other users of a creaking noise when squeezing the mouse, but it isn't present on ours. The buttons are clicky and satisfying, and the feet are of good quality.

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

The XTRFY M4 is a very comfortable mouse. It's designed for right-handed use and is suitable for most hand sizes and grips. The side buttons are easy to reach, and its honeycomb design helps maintain a good grip.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse is suitable for a palm grip regardless of hand size. Most people shouldn't have any issues reaching all the buttons.

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

This mouse is suitable for most hand sizes using a claw grip; however, those with small hands might have difficulty reaching the scroll wheel and the front side button.

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

This mouse is suitable for medium to large hands using a fingertip grip, but those with small hands might have a hard time reaching the scroll wheel and front side button.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No

The XTRFY M4 is a wired-only mouse.

9.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable is very light and flexible. It does retain slight kinks, but it shouldn't be an issue for most people.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes

The PTFE feet are outstanding and provide a smooth glide. However, it produces a slight scratchy sound when used on a hard surface. There are replacement feet included in the box, and you can also purchase them from third-parties.

Design
In The Box

  • XTRFY M4 RGB mouse
  • User guide
  • Extra keycaps for mechanical keyboards
  • Extra PTFE feet
  • Sticker

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3389
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
400 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
N/A
CPI (DPI) Variation
-5 %
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The XTRFY M4 has an optical sensor with a wide CPI range. However, there's no customization software, so you're only limited to preset sensitivity settings, which you can cycle through with the button on the underside of the mouse. There are eight different presets: 400, 800, 1200, 1600, 3200, 4000, 7200, and 16000. The LED light next to the button changes color to indicate the current setting. There's also a physical switch on the bottom to adjust the polling rate; you can set it to 125Hz, 500Hz, or 1000Hz.

4.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
0
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

The XTRFY M4 has a relatively typical right-handed button layout with two thumb buttons on the left side. Unfortunately, none of them are programmable since there's no software for customization. The button above the scroll wheel is only for cycling through the various RGB lighting effects.

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 is pretty basic. It's incremented, and each wheel step is well-defined, but there's no infinite scrolling and no L/R inputs. The wheel click feels a bit tight and requires a fair amount of force to press.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The XTRFY M4 doesn't generate a lot of clicking noise. You should be able to use it in a quiet office environment without bothering those around you.

8.1
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
13 ms

The XTRFY M4's click latency is great. Most people shouldn't feel any delay.

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

Unfortunately, there's no software for customization. You can customize the RGB lighting by holding down the button below the scroll wheel or in combination with another button. Holding the top button cycles through the various lighting effects, such as spinning, cycling, breathing, or rainbow. The left-click controls the speed, and the right-click controls the color. The side buttons control the brightness. If you want a mouse that has software for customization, check out the Logitech G PRO HERO.

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

The XTRFY M4 is fully compatible with Windows and macOS.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

The XTRFY M4 RGB is available in six different colors, and we expect all of them to perform identically. Our unit is the 'Retro' model.

You can see our unit's label here.

Compared to other mice

The XTRFY M4 RGB is an excellent ultra-light gaming mouse. It performs well enough to compete with the likes of the Glorious Model O; however, it falls short when it comes to customization due to the lack of software support. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming mice, the best FPS mice, and the best wired mice.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O and the XTRFY M4 RGB are very similar mice. The Glorious is slightly better, as it's lighter, and it has software that allows you to remap buttons, adjust performance settings, and create custom profiles. However, the XTRFY has a better build quality and a wider CPI range.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is slightly better than the XTRFY M3 RGB. The Glorious is lighter, it has lower click latency, and software for customization. However, the XTRFY has a better build quality and a lower lift-off distance.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is better than the XTRFY M4 RGB for most uses. The Razer has a wider CPI range and allows you to adjust the sensitivity in smaller increments. It's also more comfortable to use, it has lower click latency and software for customization. However, the XTRFY is lighter and has better build quality, especially the cable.

Razer Viper Mini

Overall, the Razer Viper Mini is better than the XTRFY M4 RGB. The Razer is lighter, it has lower click latency, and it allows you to make finer adjustments to the performance settings because it has software support. The XTRFY is more comfortable to use due to its ergonomic shape, and it has a higher quality cable.

G-Wolves Hati

The G-Wolves Hati is marginally better than the XTRFY M4 RGB. The G-Wolves is lighter and much more customizable because it has software support. However, the XTRFY has a better build quality, and its high-quality feet provide a smoother glide.

Cooler Master MM710

The Cooler Master MM710 is a bit better than the XTRFY M4 RGB. The Cooler Master is lighter, its CPI range is much wider, and it has software for customization, allowing you finer control over the sensitivity setting. However, the XTRFY's build quality is better and is more comfortable to use.

Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town

The Finalmouse Ultralight 2 - Cape Town and the XTRFY M4 RGB are very similar overall. The Finalmouse is much lighter and has lower click latency. On the other hand, the XTRFY has a better build quality and a wider CPI range.

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