MSI have dipped their toe into the already saturated gaming peripherals market. How does the MSI Interceptor DS300 gaming mouse stack up against the mature products of their competitors?

When I think gaming peripherals, MSI is not a name that immediately comes to mind. It’s true that I associate the MSI brand with high quality and fully featured motherboards, graphics cards, laptops and more recently All-In-One PCs but this really is new ground. Given this absence of a specific peripheral track record, a debut product is often met with a certain amount of scepticism and this was certainly the case here – for the first 5 minutes anyway. 

The MS Interceptor DS300 has a pretty conservative design in that it’s a pretty standard shape with 6 buttons, a textured scroll wheel, 3 adjustable weights, an RGB logo and a quality braided cable. Speaking of quality, MSI has also used the highly regarded OMRON switches and the ADNS-9800 laser sensor. The switches are rated at 5 million clicks and the laser at 8200DPI. It was pretty clear that MSI meant business with this one. 

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The feature list is extensive and the DS300 has all the technical pre-requisites of an eSports gaming mouse, even the bling of configurable RGB lighting and the control of intuitive and robust software. 

Features

  • Ergonomic Design
  • Anti-Slip Rubber Side Grip
  • 6 Programmable Buttons
  • RGB Illuminated Dragon Logo
  • Adjustable Weight System
  • Gold-plated Connector & Braided Cable
  • Exclusive Gaming Software
  • LED DPI Indicator 

Specifications

  • Model: Interceptor DS300 GAMING Mouse
  • Sensor: ADNS-9800
  • Sensor Type: Laser
  • DPI: Min. 100 , Max. 8200, 50 DPI steps
  • Colour: Black
  • Buttons: 6 Programmable buttons
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Main Key switches: OMRON GAMING ( 5 Million+ clicks )
  • Game Profiles: 4
  • LED LOGO: RGB up to 16.8 M colours
  • DPI indicator: RED ONLY
  • Lighting effects: Breathing, Always on
  • USB Cable: 1.8m Braided
  • Weight System: 3 * 4.5g
  • Software: MSI Interceptor DS300 Software
  • Interface: USB 2.0 Gold Plated connector
  • Dimensions: 125 x 81 x 43mm
  • Weight Approximately: 150~153g
  • OS Supported: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10

 

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