Armaggeddon has been pushing the affordable gaming gear line for quite some time now. Their list includes mice,keyboards and even headphones that help improve your gaming experience. This time around, we take a look at one of their newer gaming mouse , the Armaggeddon phantom.
The phantom follows quite a few design philosophies from its predecessors, including a rubberized texture grip, a wide thumb-rest and a whole lot of buttons. Aside from the traditional two-button-and-scroll-wheel setup, there are five additional programmable keys on the mouse.
The two buttons at the left side of the mouse can be used as forward and back buttons, while the button at the bottom left can be programmed to do anything you need via software. Underneath the scroll wheel is a DPI switch button which you can use to swap between four different DPI settings on the fly. The additional button on the right meanwhile is to switch between five different profiles that can also be set via software.
As we got the Phantom out of the box, we noticed how light the mouse is ,and wondered if it is going to be a hindrance when using it for more precision based tasks. It is then what we noticed the small box of weights that can be put inside the mouse so that you can adjust the weight to your preference. You can place as much as six weights in to the mouse, though personally we feel that even with all six in ,it still feels a bit too light to our liking.
The buttons were positioned just nicely so that you don’t accidently click on the wrong one during an intense gaming session and the grip is nice and comfortable, yet sturdy enough to endure long hours of gaming without slipping and sliding. Tracking on the mouse is great and precise ,on whatever CPI level we’re in. Lining headshots in counter strike or clicking demons to death in Disablo III here feels right. If there is one nitpick we have about the Phantom though. It is that the weights, when put inside the mouse, are a bit difficult to take out.
Interface: USB 2.0
DPI: 400-8200, switchable
Response time: 125Hz, 500Hz ,1000Hz
Features: 5 profiles, 4 way scrolling, 256 kB on board memory.