Redragon WOKI M994 Review Lightweight Gaming Mouse With Precise Tracking

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Welcome back to Gadget Explained, where we dive deep into the word of gaming peripherals. From epic battles to thrilling races, Redragon's new Woki M994 enhances your gaming spaces!
The Redragon M994 offers three modes of connectivity: Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless, and USB-C wired, giving you the freedom to choose how you want to connect. It's all about flexibility and convenience. One standout feature of the M994 is the high 26000 DPI, which can be adjusted on-board the mouse from 1000 DPI, 2000 DPI, 4000 DPI, 8000 DPI to 26000 DPI. Each DPI level is color coded. The scroll wheel light changes color according to the DPI level - which is convenient. However, after a few seconds of selecting the DPI, the scroll wheel light defaults back to red, which can make it difficult to remember the DPI level you're on.

There is only one DPI button on-board, which is okay, although dual DPI buttons are preferable as they allow you to cycle back and forth between DPI levels.  If you want to fine-tune the default DPI levels, you can do so via the Redragon software and choose any DPI you want. Not only is the Woki M994 highly customizable in terms of sensitivity, but it also boasts easy keybinding with macro functionality. All 6 programmable buttons can be edited and assigned with customizable tactical keybinds. You can also adjust the Lift Off Distance (LOD) between 1mm and 2mm.

As far as construction, the Woki M994 mouse is made entirely of plastic with a matte coating on top and plastic textured sides for grip. The Woki M994 has a thumb rest and ring finger rest but no rest for the pinky finger. The scroll wheel is rubberized and clickable and has a linear silent actuation. On the bottom of the mouse, you find the bluetooth pair button and switch to activate 2.4Ghz or Bluetooth mode. There is also a small (non-magnetized) enclosure to store the 2.4Ghz dongle on-board the Woki M994 mouse.

Under the hood, the Woki M994 is equipped with the PAW 3395 Optical Pixart sensor, which is extremely precise and delivers quick tracking. The Woki M994 shares this sensor with the MSI Clutch GM51 mouse, offering a comparable level of performance. However, there is a notable distinction between the two. The MSI Clutch GM51 outshines the Woki M994 in terms of responsiveness, thanks to its higher polling rate of 8000Hz (8ms). In contrast, the Woki M994 operates at a polling rate of 1000Hz (1ms).

In terms of design, the Woki M994 has a mid hump style with a comfortable grip suitable for most hands. The feet skates are a bit small, which prevents the mouse from gliding more smoothly. This, in turn means fast mouse movements aren't as effortless. The Woki M994 mouse measures 12.5cm long x 7.5cm wide (at the centre) x 4cm high and weighs 62 grams, which is remarkably light for a non-perforated mouse. 

The Woki M994 is even more lightweight than the Trident M693 (89 grams). It is also about twice more lightweight than previous Redragon wireless mice such as the enlightment M991 (122 grams), M686 Vampire Elite (124 grams) and M913 impact elite (171 grams). As far as battery life, the Woki M994 can achieve 3 days. In wireless mode, the mouse goes to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity (there is no option to disable this). The built-in rechargeable battery takes 5 hours to recharge. Compatibility-wise, the M994 is ideal for FPS and MMO games, thanks to its ergonomic design and precise sensor.

Overall, despite some minor drawbacks the Redragon M994 Gaming Mouse offers good features and good performance at an affordable price point. That wraps up our in-depth review of the Redragon M994 Gaming Mouse. Stay tuned for more Gadget Explained reviews about the latest gadgets. Happy gaming!

Potential deal breakers
  • Mouse feet could be larger for smoother gliding
  • No rubberized sides
  • No pinky rest
  • No dual DPI buttons
  • No RGB lighting
  • Rattling buttons
  • No bluetooth multipoint connection
  • No quick charge
Selling Points
  • Versatile connectivity options (Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless, USB-C wired)
  • High maximum DPI of 26000
  • Easy keybinding with macro functionality
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Comes with Redragon software for customization
  • Suitable for FPS and MMO games
  • Auto sleep mode (hibernation)
  • Battery status led (built-in to the scroll wheel)
  • Detachable cable
  • Clicky responsive buttons
  • On-board storage space for 2.4Ghz dongle
  • Power OFF switch
  • Huano switches
  • PAW 3395 optical sensor
  • Responsive side buttons
Accessories included with the Woki M994 are a 1.8 meter shoelace style fabric cable (USB-A to USB-C), velcro strap, Redragon stickers and 2.4Ghz dongle. You can buy the Woki M994 from RedragonShop and amazon. If interested in wired mice, check out the review of the Aatrox M811, Redragon Storm M808 mouse, M990 Legend Chroma X, the M612 predator.

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