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Redragon M913 Impact Elite Review 16 Button MMO Mouse

Monday, June 29, 2020

Unless you exclusively play two button arcade games like Divekick or One Finger Death Punch, chances are your current mouse has more buttons than the left/right click and scroll wheel button! Most PC games do require the use of more than 2 buttons, especially role-playing games (RPG) and massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Basically, the more buttons a mouse has the easier it is to master a game.
The Redragon M913 Impact Elite is a 16-button MMO mouse that measures 123mm long, 92mm wide, 42mm tall and weighs 171 grams. The M913 Impact Elite mouse is entirely made of hard plastic with a matte rubberized top section and glossy finish on the sides. The area around the DPI button and top edges of the mouse also have glossy accents.
The M913 Impact Elite integrates rest areas for the thumb, ring and pinky fingers. The beveled thumb rest measures 2-inches long and 10mm wide so, it should accommodate most thumbs. If you do have a very chunky thumb, pressing the bottom row of the button pad may not be as easy though. That said, the button pad has a concave design with slanted buttons, which makes pressing the button pad much easier.
The Redragon M913 Impact Elite MMO rubber scroll wheel has a grippy textured pattern as well as RGB lighting on the sides.
On the side of the left click button, there is a button (also programmable) which is useful as an attack button or fire button. This button is located on the fringe of the mouse and has a slimline profile so, it doesn't get in the way of the index finger when pressing the left click button.
As a wireless mouse, the Redragon M913 Impact Elite connects via 2.4GHz radio frequency, instead of Bluetooth, which means you won't be able to use the Redragon M913 Impact Elite as a bluetooth mouse with a computer.
That said, the 2.4GHz USB receiver does provide a more stable connection with less interference than Bluetooth over a longer range (15 meters).
Like with all USB wireless mouse receivers though, it does have to be in direct line of sight of the mouse so, if you are using a desktop computer you ideally want to insert the USB wireless receiver in a front-facing USB port.
The USB wireless receiver has Redragon branding so, it isn't a generic USB wireless receiver, which is a good thing since it means less chance of compatibility issues since it is designed to be paired with the Redragon M913 Impact Elite mouse. On the flip side though, if you do loose or misplace the Redragon USB wireless receiver, you won't be able to use a third-party USB wireless receiver.
A dedicated DPI button on a mouse is very handy for changing DPI on the fly and, the Redragon M913 Impact Elite also integrates DPI functionality on-board. The DPI function on the M913 Impact Elite mouse consists of two buttons to up and down the DPI, which is more convenient since you can DPI back and forth without having to go through each mode. Quick DPI toggling is extremely useful, especially for first person shooter games when changing from sniper rifle to sub-machine gun.
The Redragon M913 Impact Elite MMO mouse can store a total of five DPI modes and you can program any DPI value you like for each DPI mode. The DPI button closest to the scroll wheel increases DPI, while the DPI button further back lowers the DPI.
As you increase and decrease DPI, the red led lights light up or turn off. When all red leds are turned off, the lowest DPI mode has been selected. The default DPI modes are 1000 DPI, 2000 DPI, 4000 DPI, 8000 DPI and 16000 DPI.
Being both a wired and wireless mouse, the Redragon M913 Impact Elite gaming mouse has two working modes, which are activated via the Mode Switch, which is a push button located on the base of the mouse. The small switch further to the left, switches between off/on position and eco mode, which disables the RGB lighting to conserve energy. When battery is low, the scroll wheel led flashes red.
The battery performance is similar to that of the M686 Vampire Elite mouse, thanks to a 1000mAh built-in battery that recharges in 5 hours and can provide over 45 hours of playtime in eco mode. That means 45 days of use if you only use the mouse for 1 hour a day.
In normal mode with RGB lights turned on, you can get 9 hours of continuous use. The M913 Impact Elite mouse automatically goes to sleep after 8 minutes of inactivity and it is woken up by clicking any button, aside from the DPI buttons.
The Redragon M913 Impact Elite Pixart 3335 optical sensor has green led and is capable of tracking movement up to 16,000 DPI pretty well. That said, the specs don't mention whether it is native DPI all the way to 16,000 DPI or interpolated. This is important to know since some mice use mouse interpolation to artificially increase the resolution of the mouse, which looks good on the specs but, it doesn't offer the same accurate performance as native DPI.
The Redragon M913 Impact Elite mouse and companion Redragonzone software is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10. The Redragonzone software is very lightweight in size so, and takes very little storage space on a computer.
The Redragon software is easy to use and features a total of six tabs for adjusting various settings, as well as importing and exporting profiles. The Advanced tab contains easy-to-use slider settings for DPI, mouse sensitivity, scrolling speed and double-click speed.
The mouse sensitivity can be set from 1 to 20 and you can increase and decrease it in 2 mouse sensitivity levels. The scrolling speed can be set from 1 to 10 and the DPI can be adjusted in increments of 100 DPI. The USB port polling rate can be adjusted from 125hz, 250hz, 500hz and 1000hz. You can have a different polling rate for wired and wireless modes.
The Redragon M913 Impact Elite comes with a detachable, braided and slightly stiff USB-A to USB-C cable. The length of the cable is about 1.70 meters long.
You can buy the Redragon M913 Impact Elite on amazon. Check out the Draconic K530 keyboard and Helios H710 gaming headset.

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