The MSI GM41 Clutch Lightweight Wireless mouse is quite a solid contender for the all-round mid-range wireless gaming mouse top spot. While wireless mice in the past used to be bogged down with a range of issues including slow response speeds, the MSI GM41 never faltered in the time I spent with it.
Before I get into why this product was great to use, here are the technical specs:
MODEL NAME: CLUTCH GM41 LIGHTWEIGHT WIRELESS
Battery Life: Up to 80 hours
INTERFACE: USB 2.0
POLLING RATE: 1000 Hz / 1 ms
LED LIGHT: RGB
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7
WEIGHT (PRODUCT / PACKAGE): 74g (without cable) / 354g
Button Durability: 60 Million Clicks
MAX DPI: 20000 (software)
CABLE (M): 2m Braided with Gold-Plated Connector
DPI SWITCH: 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
SENSOR: PixArt PAW-3370 Optical Sensor
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS (MM): 130.1 x 67 x 38.3 mm
CABLE: MSI FriXionFree Micro USB
MAIN KEY SWITCHES: OMRON 60M
Looking at the MSI GM41 Clutch Lightweight Wireless mouse, users will be met with a fairly standard wireless mouse. It doesn’t scream gaming at the top of its lungs nor does it have tonnes of extra buttons or anything ridiculously fancy. This mouse has subdued looks but that doesn’t influence its stellar performance.
Upon unboxing the mouse, users will immediately notice that this is a rather premium peripheral. Opening the box up itself showed this premiumness with a foamy interior that the mouse and mouse dock sat snugly placed inside. Taking the mouse out, users will be surprised to feel that it’s rather light. Coming in at 74grams, it’s still heavier than most lightweight gaming mice we’re used to seeing in 2021 though. With that said it’s not really a problem for those who don’t mind mice that weigh above 50 grams or that don’t like ultra lightweight mice.
On the bottom of the mouse is a group of PTFE feet which allows the mouse to glide effortlessly across any gaming surface. You’ll also see a cutout section which is where the real magic happens. This section is where the mouse will come into contact with the magnetic charging dock. There’s also the tiny USB dongle which slots nicely into the mouse itself or into the dock.
Moving onto the dock, this is quite a nifty little device. While competing brands have wireless mice that either charge on a QI enabled mousemat, or need to be plugged in with cables, or have their batteries taken out and recharged, the MSI GM41 simply needs to be docked onto this magnetic stand and it’ll charge to 9 hours worth of battery time within 10 minutes. Users can then unmount the mouse and continue using it. A full charge will take around 90 minutes and will last you around 80 hours of usage. In the time I spent with the mouse, I never needed to wait to charge it up because docking it while away from my PC kept it juiced enough to keep going continuously.
The design of this is great because after a long day of using the mouse for gaming and work you can simply dock the mouse back onto the magnetic stand. Going away from your pc for a little bit? Simply dock the mouse back onto the stand and it’ll be charged up by the time you get back. It also helps that the mouse and mouse dock combined looks pretty cool on a desk. Kinda like a spaceship docked and ready for takeoff.
A full charge will take around 90 minutes and will last you around 80 hours of usage.
Seriously, if you’re in the market for a wireless mouse with a great feel, and great performance to boot, this is it.
Gamer, writer, self-proclaimed chemistry hobo. Always looking to make use of a good pun in the name of fun.
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30 September 2021
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