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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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JRayLamb 19 Dec, 2021
It's a very handy feature for those of us with neurological issues such as muscle spasms or repeated "bounces" when clicking. I had to toss a perfectly fine trackball mouse out as it was not possible to adjust the click pressure/latency enough for my hand.

Sometimes it's not always obvious why some options exist but there is usually a good reason.

(Most spelling errors are likely mine as my mind still thinks I can accurately type 75+ wpm but my multiple sclerosis knows otherwise!)

J Ray


Quoting: plaidphantomI'm a bit confused as to why one would ever want to increase click latency...? Is it a ghosting/debounce feature?
rustybroomhandle 19 Dec, 2021
No, no, no, a "vaxee" is someone who is fully vaccinated.
Arehandoro 19 Dec, 2021
Quoting: F.Ultra
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

My intention wasn't being historically accurate, but thanks anyway :)
F.Ultra 19 Dec, 2021
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Quoting: denyasisYep, 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.

Ah yes a Game Port, usually came on Sounds Cards since it could double as a MIDI interface :)
ElamanOpiskelija 19 Dec, 2021
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QuoteIs it perhaps a little odd to be so excited by a mouse?

Not odd at all. Intellimouse 3 came out in 2006-ish and since then the only serious alternative to it have been the Zowies, but even then I feel like some players have stuck to Intellimouse Classic until something like Vaxxee came out.
Mountain Man 25 Dec, 2021
They seem to have taken a cue from Zowie with a driver-less design and buttons to control the settings, although in Zowie's case, you're limited to adjusting the DPI, but, frankly, that's really all I need.
pete910 27 Dec, 2021
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I'll stick with my G502 or even my now retired Kone XTD
RFSharpe 29 Dec, 2021
I have been looking for a mouse to replace an older Razer DeathAdder (v.1). Been a long-time user of Razer products. Got started back when they sponsored the Cyberathlete Professional League in the late 90s. Have been a loyal customer, but my enthusiasm has waned over the years. I have a friend that played in CPL and had Razer as a sponsor. Several years ago I discovered that he had moved away from Razer mice/keyboards and was using Corsair/Logitech products. Razer products have a good deal more competition now and the quality of the keyboards and mice has deteriorated. I have tried several different companies, but I like the look of this mouse. Ordered one yesterday.
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