This article will present a review of the Pulsar Gaming Gear gaming mouse Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless.
Pulsar’s product lineups are low-priced, but this Xlite V2 Wireless is a high-performance wireless mouse that costs less than $80. It has the same BenQ Zowie EC2 clone shape as the wired model, with a battery that lasts up to 70 hours but weighs only 59g.
As you can see, it looks pretty attractive on the catalog specs, but I will explain in detail what kind of product it is in this article. The previous work, Xlite Wireless, has not been obtained due to the suspension of activities and the sales period of the author, but I would like to touch on the points for improvement.
The Xlite V2 Wireless package includes.
- Xlite V2 Wireless mouse body
- Receiver / Adapter
- USB-A to USB-C paracord cable
- Instruction manual / sticker
|Stable 2.4GHz wireless connection||Minor instability on non-1000 Hz polling rates|
|Includes USB dongle extension cable||The feeling of separation of the wheel is not enough|
|Battery that lasts up to 70 hours|
|Lightweight design of only 59g|
|Excellent build quality|
|Wheel click that is easy to push|
|Pulsar Xlite V2 Mouse|
|Dimensions||66.17 x 122.66 x 42.0mm|
|Color||Black / white / red|
|Buttons||5 (including wheel click)|
|Main Switches||Kailh GM 8.0 (80 M)|
|Resolution||50 ~ 20,000 DPI|
|Polling Rate||125/250/500/1000 Hz|
|Cable||1.80 m, braided|
Xlite V2 Wireless is a so-called IE3.0 clone, a ZOWIE EC-like ergonomically shaped gaming mouse. The feature is that you can get the feeling of sticking to the entire palm. Same shape as the wired model.
The dimensions are nominal 66.17 x 122.66 x 42.0mm, such as ZOWIE EC2 with a slightly shorter overall length.
The left side is shaped to fit the shape of your thumb when you naturally cover your hand. The right side bulges toward the front and is squeezed toward the tip, making it easy to bring the ring finger and little finger into close contact from the base to the fingertips.
When it comes to design, the highest point is around the center. The rear part of the main body is short, and the tip is slightly tall. Although the total length is a little short at 122.66 mm, the well-balanced inclination does not make you feel the short length.
The height of the main button is different on the left and right, and the height on the right is slightly lower. This difference is seen in most ergonomically shaped gaming mice, emphasizing a palm-fitting fit (for cover holding).
The build quality of Xlite V2 Wireless is excellent. Although the shell is lightened, it is reinforced inside, does not squeak or rattle when gripped, and does not make a sound even if the main body is shaken violently. Buttons and wheels are properly attached, and there is no discomfort in the feeling.
Weight: The nominal value was 59g, and the measured value was 60.3g. It’s very lightweight for a gaming mouse of this size, but it’s still rigid. The shell will not squeak when gripped.
The weight is scraped off by the shell’s simple internal structure and lightning. The part where the main button and the fingertips on the side hit is not lightened, so it does not affect the grip feeling to that extent.
Compared to the Xlite wired model, the part where the fingertips on the side hit is solid, and the area of the bottom shell lightening part is also smaller.
Wirelessly connected gaming mice tend to be heavier than wired mice because they have a built-in rechargeable battery (or dry cell). The Xlite V2 Wireless has a built-in battery that can operate continuously for up to 70 hours.
The weight balance of the Xlite V2 Wireless is good. As with most gaming mice, the center of gravity is at the center, so you won’t feel discomfort when operating the mouse.
Since the center of gravity was based on the previous work Xlite Wireless, it was corrected by adjusting the battery arrangement.
A matte surface. It has a smooth texture, and the grip performance is neither good nor bad. Regardless of the amount of hand sweat, there is little feeling of sticking to the skin, so if you feel that the grip performance is insufficient, it is recommended to take measures such as grip tape.
It is hard to leave marks on the touched part, and dirt from sweat and sebum is relatively inconspicuous.
Both sides are shaped according to the shape of each finger, supporting from the base to the fingertips. The main button, which becomes shorter from left to right, is also designed to match the shape of your hand when you hold it in a natural form, and you can get a fit just by putting your hand on it.
When gripping, the feeling is as close as possible to ZOWIE EC2. Since there is some room in the overall length and width, you can adjust the grip angle and depth.
Each button layout is appropriate, the main button can be pushed in without unnecessary force, and the side buttons and wheels are easily accessible.
It goes well with holding. The rear part of the main body is designed to be low, so it is hard to feel discomfort even if you touch any part of the palm. In addition, since the weight of the main body is as light as 59g, placing the thumb on the constriction on the left side can easily lift the mouse by attaching the ring finger and little finger.
The Kailh GM8.0 switch is mounted on the main button, giving the impression that the click feeling is adjusted correctly.
Although it is a little hard to push, pre-travel and post-travel are entirely eliminated, the stroke is very short, and the feeling of bouncing is strong. This allows you to push the button with a light force without unnecessary force, and it is less likely to interfere with mouse operation or aim.
It’s a bit crunchy and clogged, but it works well in real gameplay, and you can do burst tap shots in FPS accurately and quickly.
The click feeling changes greatly depending on where you press the button, and it feels like it is jammed on the front or both ends of the wheel, the placement of your fingers is limited back side wheel and as close to the center as possible.
The difference in click feeling between left and right in most asymmetric mice is not seen in this Xlite V2 Wireless. The position of the switch has been fine-tuned internally, so there is no difference in the click feeling.
Side button: The side buttons stick out firmly from the body and are slightly angled along with the thumb. Even when you slide your finger and push it in, it does not get caught, and it is hard to interfere with mouse operation.
The button layout is appropriate. It is installed slightly behind the center of the mouse body, in a position that is easy to access for both cover and grip holders.
The feeling of pressing is neither hard nor soft, and it is a clear click feeling that the feeling when pushing, is easily transmitted to the fingertips. You will hear a low click sound. Even if you assign important keys related to character operation etc., with FPS, etc., it is hard to interfere with mouse operation and aim.
Wheel: The wheel sticks out firmly from the main button, and the ring has a horizontal notch, so it’s easy to catch on your fingers and roll.
The grain is large, and the notch feeling is weak. There is always a weak resistance when scrolling. These are well-balanced and provide a stable operation without going too far, even during continuous scrolling.
However, the feeling of separation is unsatisfactory, and I feel that it is not suitable for environments where detailed operations in units of 1 notch are frequently required.
The wheel click feels light, and you don’t have to force your fingers unnecessarily. When pressed, there is a precise feel, and a slightly higher click sound is heard.
Xlite V2 Wireless is equipped with the sensor “PixArt PAW 3370” that is often used in current high-performance wireless mice. The main specifications are a maximum of 20,000 DPI, maximum acceleration of 50G, and a maximum speed of 400 IPS.
The DPI ranges from 50 to 20,000 and can adjust with the dedicated software provided by Pulsar. The main unit does not have a DPI switch, so you must download and adjust the software.
For example, verify the sensor performance with Mouse Tester xCount. The DPI was 400, 800, 1600, and 3200; the polling rate was 1000Hz. Due to the nature of the tool, the results may vary depending on the environment.
xCounts were accurate, and there were no problems with the actual sensor behavior. In addition, we also carry out play tests on Apex Legends and VALORANT.
Using the extension cable included in the Xlite V2 Wireless package, we have verified with the USB dongle close to the mouse body up to about 20 cm.
The sensor layout of the Xlite V2 Wireless is slightly closer to the front, but it is a slight difference compared to a mouse with a similar shape. Most gaming mice are located around the center.
Some communities say that the front sensor is excellent, but different sensor positions change the amount of cursor movement when the mouse is moved in the same way, so it depends on the user’s preference. It can be said.
Depending on the sensor placement, the range of motion of the cursor when moving the mouse to draw an arc around the wrist differs. The closer the sensor is to the front side, the finer the wrist’s movement is captured, and the more comprehensive the range of motion of the cursor in the horizontal direction.
Xlite V2 Wireless supports a 2.4GHz wireless connection. It works by turning on the switch on the bottom of the mouse with the included USB dongle connected to the PC. You can also improve the stability of wireless communication by using the included extension cable to bring the mouse closer to the USB dongle.
Communication is stable when connected wirelessly, and there are no problems with long-term operation.
Xlite V2 Wireless supports dedicated software. You can get it by accessing the following URL and clicking the link “Software Download” at the bottom of the page.
The software consists of a simple UI, so you can easily reach the item you are looking for even if you are unfamiliar with it. Also, no malfunctions have been seen, and all settings are working fine in my environment.
The setting items are key macro assignment to the button, DPI setting (50 to 20,000 DPI), polling rate (125, 250, 500, 1000Hz), lift-off distance (1mm / 2mm), debounce time (0 to 30ms), ripple. Control / linear correction on / off, etc.
Not only basic settings such as DPI and polling rate but also fine details such as lift-off distance and debounce time can be adjusted. Finding the settings that suit you will help you get the most out of your game.
It is equipped with a battery that supports continuous operation for up to 70 hours. After a certain period without moving the mouse, it goes into sleep mode, preventing unnecessary battery consumption.
It can be used while charging with the included paracord cable (also used as a USB dongle extension cable).
We have seen in detail “Pulsar Xlite V2 Wireless“. It is a Zowie EC clone mouse that has been made wireless while keeping the body weight to only 59g. Although it is very light, the build quality is not compromised, and it has a battery with sufficient capacity that lasts up to 70 hours. In addition, the connection and charging method is simple with a USB-C cable and brings a comfortable usage experience like other wireless mice.
Although the click feeling is a little firm, the stroke is adjusted to be short, so you can quickly push it in without applying unnecessary force. It is also awe-inspiring that you can not see the difference in click feeling between left and right in most asymmetric mice.
The slight crispness when pressing the main button and the lack of separation of the wheels are points that seem to have different tastes, but personally, both are working well in the in-game, and I feel that it’s not a problem.
The impression is that all items are organized at a high level, and the price is cheaper than competing products. Currently, if you’re looking for a wireless mouse of the same shape, this is likely to be the best buy option.