Relating to the design, Belief has opted for one thing very typical: a symmetrical design (apart from the aspect buttons, which we solely have on the left aspect and due to this fact this mouse is barely appropriate for right-handed customers) and rounded, examined for give nice consolation to all sorts and sizes of arms and grip shapes, though it’s true that this kind of mouse drastically favors customers who maintain the mouse in claw mode.
Unboxing and exterior evaluation
To pack this GXT 980 REDEX, Belief has chosen a full coloration comfortable cardboard field on whose entrance we discover a picture of the mouse accompanied by its essential traits, leaving a brand new abstract of those however extra in depth for the again.
Inside we discover the mouse merely protected by a bit of arduous cardboard, and the reality is that that is fairly improvable as a result of if the package deal receives a blow to its two essential faces there will probably be nothing to cushion the impression for the mouse. Along with the machine itself, Belief features a brochure with authorized and compliance data and a fast begin information.
Curiously sufficient, there is no such thing as a reference to the title “GXT 980” on the packaging, however we do see this within the authorized data brochure and on their web site. It’s as if they’d regretted on the final second so as to add this tagline.
Along with the above, a cable with a USB-A 2.0 connector at one finish and USB-C on the different can be included, which will probably be used to cost the mouse battery or use it with a cable. This one is 1.80 meters lengthy, this can be very flimsy and manageable, and it’s meshed with nylon thread. It additionally incorporates, as you’ll be able to see within the picture, an EMI filter to keep away from interference, one thing that we take into account virtually pointless given the use that the cable goes to have, however it doesn’t harm both.
Right here you’ll be able to see the Belief GXT 980 REDEX in a three-quarter view, with its snug rounded contours.
We are able to see that each essential buttons are extraordinarily outsized, and this is likely one of the the reason why it’s superb for claw-type grips. Additionally on this space we discover the scroll wheel with RGB lighting and 2D operation, in addition to a configurable button however which is manufacturing unit programmed to rotate between sensitivity profiles.
Within the palm space, nothing to focus on besides the “GX Belief” brand that can mild up in RGB colours when the machine is turned on. The decrease space, as we’ll see later, additionally lights as much as give it a further contact of coloration.
The edges wouldn’t have rubber inserts to enhance grip, however are merely product of easy plastic; As we talked about earlier than, we now have two aspect navigation buttons (they’re configurable) on the left aspect, however the appropriate aspect is totally empty.
We go to the decrease space, the place two massive Teflon ft have been put in on the higher and decrease ends to make sure easy sliding on any floor. The optical sensor is within the middle, and on the backside we are able to see two switches: the one on the left is to manually change the polling frequency between 125, 500 and 1000 Hz, whereas the one on the appropriate aspect of the picture is to activate and switch off the mouse.
A incontrovertible fact that has been curious to us: the mouse got here to us with the swap on, and naturally that triggered the battery to be utterly empty. That is one thing inconceivable, and never solely as a result of we needed to put the mouse to cost earlier than with the ability to use it, but additionally as a result of that battery, utterly empty, is already deteriorated from the manufacturing unit.
It’s possible you’ll be questioning the place the wi-fi receiver is, proper? The palm space of this mouse may be eliminated by pulling it backwards (it has a mechanical anchor within the entrance space and a magnetic one within the again, so it’s simple and comfy to make use of, in addition to protected throughout use), giving us entry to the USB dongle.
Having seen the mouse, we proceed to depart it for just a few hours charging its battery and we’re going to join it to a PC to see the way it works. When connecting it, the 2 dots that had been seen within the middle of the palm mild up crimson to point that the battery is charging.
How is the Belief REDEX behaving?
As we talked about beforehand, this mouse has a person configuration software program, so we should go to the producer’s web site to obtain it (be aware to Belief: it’s time so that you can program a unified software program, please, we’re in 2022 and virtually all producers have it already).
Within the first tab of the configuration software program we are able to configure the project of mouse buttons, in addition to save and cargo as much as 5 profiles. You can even see within the central space a warning indicating that the mouse is in a suspended state, and we needed to take away it that approach on goal to be able to see it as a result of the mouse robotically enters this mode after 1 minute of inactivity (to save lots of battery), and that’s one thing that isn’t configurable.
Within the second tab we will configure the sensitivity ranges, between 200 and 10,000 and in 7 completely different jumps that we will activate and deactivate, in addition to assign a coloration in order that the mouse lights up indicating which leap it’s in.
The third tab is the one which we are able to use to configure the lighting of the mouse. A handful of pre-configured results come from the manufacturing unit, however we are able to modify -relatively- all of them to regulate them to our preferences.
Lastly, the fourth tab of the software program will permit us to file and save macros (which we are able to then assign within the first tab).
Having seen the software program, the time has come to place this Belief GXT 980 REDEX to the check, however to begin with it’s important to point out you what its lighting appears to be like like. On this case (for the reason that mouse got here to us with no battery from the manufacturing unit and we needed to preserve charging it) we now have not taken snapshots within the studio, the place we now have lighting situations that no person normally has on their desk, however we now have taken them on the desk immediately and with the standard mild situations.
The images had been taken round 11:00 within the morning, with the window blind raised and it was roughly 1.5 meters from the mouse, however with no direct daylight on the window. The sunshine within the room was off and we should additionally say that the pictures haven’t been edited by way of lighting, that’s, what you see is what is admittedly there.
It may be seen that the lighting is admittedly fairly good, particularly within the case of a wi-fi mouse that “pulls” the battery for it.
Given the lighting, let’s now see the way it works. To do that, we now have configured the mouse with a sensitivity of two,200 DPI, which we all the time use, with the polling frequency at 1,000 Hz and in wi-fi mode.
We are able to see on this benchmark for mice that by way of decision, it appears to work kind of effectively however it falls a bit quick in actuality, which makes us assume that the sensitivity configuration is completed by way of software program with acceleration, and we don’t prefer it. The polling price is about to 954 Hz, right for wi-fi communication, whereas the accuracy as you’ll be able to see is superb.
After all, as for the smoothness check, on this mouse the software program has not been capable of execute it; It stored telling us that the mouse pace was too gradual regardless of attempting our greatest to maneuver the mouse rapidly in circles, and actually, we even tried larger resolutions with no success. This once more makes us suspect that the mouse has software program acceleration enabled.
In use, the mouse has been snug for us from the primary second, partly as a result of as we warned at the start, we’re right-handed customers with a claw-type grip and this kind of mouse is right for it. Sure, we’ll let you know that for a wi-fi mouse, it has been very mild, one thing that’s appreciated as a result of it reduces fatigue with use and, as well as, avoids inertia when very quick and/or aggressive actions are made with the mouse.
By way of efficiency and precision, we now have been utilizing the machine for a number of days for all types of duties, from work to video games, and always it has behaved like a allure, we now have no complaints about it besides that it perhaps enters too ceaselessly in sleep mode to save lots of battery, and generally you wish to decide up the mouse and transfer it and it takes some time to react; This received’t occur to you taking part in, since you’re transferring the mouse on a regular basis, however to work generally it turns into uncomfortable.
Lastly, relating to the battery, our assessments have given us the next outcome with a full cost, with blended use (gaming and work) for about 14 hours a day:
- RGB on: 19 hours.
- RGB off: 42 hours.
It’s famous that the RGB successfully penalizes the autonomy of the battery enormously, to not point out that as we suspected at the start, that blunder that the mouse arrives on and with the battery dry has deteriorated the product rather a lot (particularly the time that may take the battery utterly empty).
Conclusion and verdict
The Belief GXT 980 REDEX is a wi-fi mouse designed for gaming that, for a reasonably contained worth, gives glorious efficiency throughout the board, with a cushty design and pretty first rate configurable RGB lighting.
The mouse has been very dependable in all of the assessments to which we now have subjected it, though it’s true that it has some drawbacks: on the one hand, evidently it has software program acceleration activated and can’t be eliminated, one thing that quite the opposite can’t be It’s not noticeable in any respect when utilizing it. Then again, it goes into sleep mode too rapidly, and this isn’t configurable both, so it may be a bit annoying should you’re not always transferring the mouse (for instance, to put in writing this paragraph logically I’ve each arms on the keyboard, and the mouse has already entered sleep mode robotically).
In any case, we consider that this mouse deserves our Gold award, in addition to our advice for its nice efficiency / worth ratio.