The Rapoo V280 Gaming Mouse has been available for a little over a year now but it’s only recently that we were able to get our hands on one. It’s a good looking mouse, that to an extent looks quite expensive but when you look at the price tag – It will blow your mind. Let’s save the price for later.
The mouse itself is made of plastic but we love the fact that the sides are made entirely out of rubbery material, along with the scroll wheel. There are 5 programmable buttons: 2 on each side and one dpi switch in the middle.
The body is an ambidextrous design so both righties and lefties can take advantage of this mouse. It’s a simple mouse from the get-go and the build quality was surprisingly good. Even the cables themselves are very tough and feel very premium.
Your V280 offers you 5 individually customizable buttons to which you can assign a wide range of functions and macros.
Onboard memory, save and play
Built-in memory saves the mouse configuration (macro, DPI setting and breathing light mode) in the game mode. You can play the way you want it, on any computer without the help of any software.
Adjustable real-time DPI button
You can adjust 7 DPI values from 500/750/1000/1250/1500/2000 /2500/3000/3250/3500/4000/5000/6000/7000. It can meet the accuracy of different screens.
Professional gaming optical engine with an image-processing rate of 5300 FPS, 80 inch/s tracking speed and up to 1000 Hz USB report rate ensures perfectly accurate tracking.
And then there’s RGB.
I mean, c’mon, it’s 2019 and most products gotta have color and the Rapoo V280 has just that. The colors are symetrical on all sides and it isn’t obtrusive or annoyingly bright. They’re just the right amount of vivid and if this isn’t your cup of tea, you can actually switch it off.
Feel and Performance
We had the chance to test the V280 on some games, including PubG, Final Fantasy, CS:GO and Dota 2 and the mouse impressed us. I prefer big mouses that are wide and heavy but the V280 welcomed my hands quite well.
There wasn’t any noticeable lag during gameplay though the plasticky feel made my hands feel a little warm. It could be the paint or coating but it wasn’t that big of a bother.
In terms of spec, DPI is adjustment from 500 all the way to 7000 and we found ourselves using it somewhere in between. There’s also onboard memory on the mouse itself, which frankly may be quite small but with you needing only 2 buttons (depending on your hand orientation), it should suffice.
Here’s the full specification of the mouse:
|500 DPI to 7000 DPI
|Multi-Color Light System
|5 Programmable Buttons
|Gold Plated USB Connector
|1.8m Braided USB Cable
|Max. Tracking Speed
|80 IPS (1.5m/s)
|120 x 63 x 38mm
|2 Year Warranty
Pricing and Verdict
Given everything that we’ve mentioned above so far, it would be a hard sell to recommend this mouse for PHP2,499 or higher. Fortunately, the mouse only retails for PHP1,300 and that’s quite a steal if you ask us.
It’s a very decent gaming mouse that won’t disappoint your gaming journey, with RGB lights and essential features to boot. There’s really nothing big that we can find to dislike about this mouse, to be honest.