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VAXEE offer up some really great mice, thoughts on the VAXEE Outset AX

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VAXEE recently got in touch to send out some devices for testing, and I've come away massively impressed by their mice.

After going through many cheap mice, a few Razer products like the DeathAdder and most recently a vertical mouse, I've seen and used a lot of varied products. While I've been getting on well enough with the vertical, I think it's safe to say that the VAXEE Outset AX has pulled me back in to something more standard. So the Outset AX is what I'll be talking about here.

Is it perhaps a little odd to be so excited by a mouse?

Unlike a lot of vendors, VAXEE don't require you to use drivers or some sort of application to adjust your settings. This is part of the reason that they're so good. On the bottom of the mouse, you can find three buttons to switch DPI between 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200, lift-off distance and click latency between 2 / 4 / 8ms with each having lights when pushed to show the change.

Specifications:

 Brand OUTSET
Model AX G
Type Non-symmetrical / Sloping Back
Sensor PixArt PMW3389
Switches HUANO 60g
Adjustable click latency 2 / 4 / 8ms 
Scroll wheel system Optical / 24 steps
Adjustable Lift-off distance Low/ Mid / High
Weight 76g (without cable)
Skate thickness 0.6mm
 Cable  Paracord / 2m / 6.6 feet
 DPI  400(Red) / 800(Purple) / 1600(Blue) / 3200(Green)
 USB report rate (Hz)  125 / 500 / 1000
 Buttons  5
 USB connector  USB 2.0 / 3.0

For those who like an audible mouse, you will be pleased here. The buttons all have a clear click sound to them, and the scroll-wheel is probably one of the nicest I've ever used. When scrolling you get a clear feel for it rolling with a nice click too - although it would be nice if the scroll-wheel was a tad quieter.

A no-frills mouse in looks. There's no fancy RGB to mess around with, no special modes or anything noteworthy in that respect - which I like. It does exactly what you want it to and it does it exceptionally well.

Smooth is the name of the game here and VAXEE Outset AX is like rolling around silk. It has two big smooth feet on the bottom, instead of the little corner bumpers you see on a lot of other models. Their size means it really does just glide like nothing - it's just a beauty to move around. Helping with that is the wire design, which is raised at the front to reduce drag when in motion.

Price is of course one of the most important factors to take into account to, so how competitive is it? Well, the VAXEE Outset AX comes in at €69.99 / £60 (all their mice are priced the same) which is definitely more than some other popular wired mice and below a few too. It seems to sit around the middle on pricing. After using it for a great many hours for work and gaming though, it's a price I would personally be happy to pay considering the quality.

The VAXEE Outset AX is officially my new main mouse. I haven't wanted to touch another since.

See more on the VAXEE store.

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Smoke39 17 Dec, 2021
Quoting: BeamboomThey look a bit small?
Some of us have small hands, if you can believe it.
ShabbyX 18 Dec, 2021
This looks like a paid ad!
TheSHEEEP 18 Dec, 2021
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Ugh.
Silent or bust.
Clicky sounds are triggering.
Beamboom 18 Dec, 2021
Quoting: Smoke39
Quoting: BeamboomThey look a bit small?
Some of us have small hands, if you can believe it.
ok. Thanks for that information.
But it's hard to determine on the pictures. Are they smaller than usual? I like the concept here, so I would be interested. But not if they are as small as I get the impression of.
Smoke39 18 Dec, 2021
Quoting: Beamboom
Quoting: Smoke39
Quoting: BeamboomThey look a bit small?
Some of us have small hands, if you can believe it.
ok. Thanks for that information.
But it's hard to determine on the pictures. Are they smaller than usual? I like the concept here, so I would be interested. But not if they are as small as I get the impression of.
They have measurements in the details. The NP01-S is fairly small, but not out of line with other popular small mice like the Zowie S2/FK2. NP01's a little wider. AX is wider like the NP01 and taller, probably more for palm grips than the other two.

They also have some detailed comparisons to a handful of other similar mice, which is really helpful for getting an idea of the actual contours of the mouse and how they fit in the hand. I wish more manufacturers would do that.
robredz 18 Dec, 2021
Quoting: BeamboomThey look a bit small?
Also Right Hand bisa, so no good for left handed mouser's like me.
Liam Dawe 18 Dec, 2021
Quoting: ShabbyXThis looks like a paid ad!
It's not. We have never and will never take payment for an article. Vaxee reached out and offered the hardware, regardless of me deciding to cover it or not. Obviously they would hope I would but it could have easily gone the other way for them and I could have hated it. It's just an honest thought on it and my thoughts are true.
Liam Dawe 18 Dec, 2021
Quoting: Beamboom
Quoting: Smoke39
Quoting: BeamboomThey look a bit small?
Some of us have small hands, if you can believe it.
ok. Thanks for that information.
But it's hard to determine on the pictures. Are they smaller than usual? I like the concept here, so I would be interested. But not if they are as small as I get the impression of.
It's about a similar size to the Razer DeathAdder.
F.Ultra 18 Dec, 2021
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Quoting: ArehandoroThe design is directly from 1989.

For us that where around in 1989, they did not look anything like this. They looked like this:
Microsoft Mouse
IBM PS/2
Amiga
Apple II

That slight bend that this one and all modern mouse have is from 1996, first mouse with a scroll wheel also came out 1996 (because it was the same one):
Microsoft Intelli


Last edited by F.Ultra on 18 December 2021 at 8:05 pm UTC
denyasis 19 Dec, 2021
Yep, had a knock off of the 1996 Microsoft mouse from beack then, IBM actually.

Also had a 1980's mouse... Basically was the IBM one pictured but with one large central button. Not sure on the brand, Leading Edge maybe.

Right up there with the Microsoft sidewinder 2 button joystick that plugged into the soundcard, iirc. Lol.
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