When it comes to gaming hardware, the mouse is a critical component to success. When you’re PC gaming, an enjoyable mouse improves the entire experience. E-Blue Gaming sent over the Auroza FPS Gaming Mouse for us to check out and review. Boasting an 8200 DPI sensor, the Auroza offers a lot of power at a budget price. Overall, the Auroza provides good functionality, but a few factors hold it back from dominating its competition.
The Auroza FPS Gaming mouse offers conventional mouse buttons, a loose-clicking scroll wheel, and a top-side button that defaults to changing mouse profiles. It’s an ambidextrous mouse as well; a large button is on both the left and right sides for web browsing or changing sensitivity on-the-fly. The Auroza also offers full RGB color customization, allowing you to changing the lighting to any of 16.8 million possible colors. You can manage sensitivity, color customization, and button functionality all through the Auroza Driver.
When I received the mouse, the E-Blue team was still working on the drivers for this model of the Auroza FPS mouse. I downloaded the drivers for the old model; I could play with the settings, but couldn’t upload them to the mouse. E-Blue sent me over the drivers for this version of the mouse later, but hadn’t localized them to English. That said, between the two driver experiences, I gathered a rough idea of the experience customizing the hardware.
The Auroza Driver makes it simple to change settings on the mouse; you can store up to six different profiles at the same time. Each profile can change the mouse color, sensitivity, and even the functions of each individual button. This allows you to swap between configurations mid-game with the push of a button. I found that I needed the driver from the second I started using the mouse; I use the right thumb button as my browser back button, and the default configuration makes it the browser forward instead. This could be a localization issue, but fixing it would be simple with the right driver.
A mouse isn’t just about software, though; the hardware itself is critical, too. The Auroza FPS is a wired mouse, with a cable that was plenty long to suit my needs. The housing, however, is made of a glossy, dark gray plastic; though it looks nice with the right lighting, it feels a bit cheaper than similar hardware with matte finishes. The Auroza FPS Gaming Mouse is also very light, and with no ability to customize its weight, some gamers may prefer to look elsewhere. I’d also point out that it’s worthwhile to have a good mousepad as well; I found that the Auroza stuck to wooden surfaces more often than other hardware I’d used in the past.
There are flaws with the Auroza FPS Gaming Mouse, but it offers some strong functionality for a budget price. With six different profiles, an 8200 DPI sensor for precision movements, and full RGB customization, this mouse offers some bang for the buck.
Final Score: 3.5 out of 5