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Xtrfy M42 Wireless ultra-light gaming mouse review

In the last review, we reviewed the budget “rodent” of the new series from Xtrfy, which is in no way inferior to competitors in its price range, but also does not have many advantages. Today, the Xtrfy M42 Wireless gaming mouse, which is a wireless version of the notorious Xtrfy M42, hit our table. In this Xtrfy M42 Wireless review, we will talk about all the pros and cons of the new device from the top segment.

Equipment

The device comes in a small box with a side print of the device itself with a description of the key characteristics. Inside, the device itself was waiting for us, a USB Type-C cable for charging and wired connection, a dongle for wireless, an interchangeable back with a flatter shape, two stylized ABS keycaps for the keyboard, a small screwdriver for disassembling the mouse, and three interchangeable Teflon feet. The complete set really pleased, especially an additional back and legs.

Assembly

As you may have noticed, the Xtrfy M42 Wireless is an ultra-light, symmetrical honeycomb mouse. This solution may not appeal to everyone, but it has its advantages. First of all, the hand sweats much less on such a surface than on a device with “deaf” plastic. With regards to dust and pet hair, the “rodent” can be easily disassembled with a complete screwdriver for cleaning. The key reason why some manufacturers make honeycomb mice is to reduce the overall weight. The Xtrfy M42 Wireless weighs just 67 grams including the built-in battery.

Despite its “leakage”, the M42 Wireless is firmly assembled: with a strong grip, the side parts do not squeeze through, and when the entire structure is squeezed, there are no creaks or backlashes.

Speaking of grips, the device is great for finger, claw, and hybrid grips. Palmar is also possible, but provided that your hand is no larger than average. With regards to the position of the fingers, it is possible to play comfortably both with 1-2-2 (large on the left side, index and middle on the LMB and RMB, and the ring finger with the little finger on the right side), and for 1-3-1 (index on LMB, middle on top of the encoder, nameless on RMB), because there is enough distance between LMB and RMB to put the middle finger. As mentioned earlier, the mouse has two backs – one is more convex and the other is flat. At any time, the user will be able to install the one that is closer in convenience.

LMB and RMB have a moderate move, and there were no backlashes like pre, post or side-travel – the keys fit perfectly. The side buttons turned out to be quite large, so here you can distinguish both plus and minus: you can easily find the keys under your thumb and feel for the desired button, however, players with large fingers can accidentally press the key closest to the palm when the rollers are tense.

The mouse wheel is quiet with no play and has soft scrolling with tactile cutoffs. Unlike the budget Xtrfy M1, the M42 Wireless does not have a rattling sound when scrolling up sharply.

Other controls

Since the Xtrfy M42 Wireless does not have its own software, it has additional buttons and switches that, with certain combinations, perform the desired actions. Directly below the encoder is a function button with which the basic settings are made. On the bottom of the mouse, there is another button and a switch with four modes: OFF, CPI for setting dpi and polling rate (Hz), RGB and PGDN (the function button scrolls down the pages). For example, by turning on the RGB mode, you can switch backlight presets using the top button, and if you hold it down while clicking on the side buttons, you can adjust the brightness. By the way, the backlight can be completely turned off.

In addition, I would like to notice a very interesting feature – the ability to adjust the center of gravity. At the bottom of the case is a small hole for access to the battery. By slightly loosening the bolt, you can move the battery forward or backward in order to establish a center of gravity that is convenient for you. By default, it is clearly in the center.

Filling

The notorious PixArt 3370 optical sensor is installed on board the Xtrfy M42 Wireless. It will not work under any circumstances, even in the most dynamic shooters. This sensor can operate in modes from 400 to 19000 dpi at a frequency of 125-1000 Hz.

Speaking of switches, the M42 Wireless is equipped with reliable Kailh GM8.0 with a resource of 80 million clicks – far from all devices from the premium price segment can boast of such a service life. Clicks are tactilely pleasant, and the click itself is quite quiet.

But what about the battery? This rodent is equipped with a 500 mAh battery, and the operating time declared by the manufacturer is up to 72 hours. From my own experience, this instance worked without recharging for 12 days, either with the backlight turned on or off. Most importantly, while charging the device, you can continue to work without any problems. By the way, the wireless connection is made exclusively on 2.4 GHz.

Results

Premium products are distinguished not only by quality, but also by price. Despite the fact that the Xtrfy M42 Wireless is cheaper than its competitors in this segment, for many, the price can be a stumbling block – from 10,499 rubles in Russia and $ 99 abroad.

Otherwise, the Xtrfy M42 Wireless turned out to be a really excellent device in the top segment, absorbing decent build quality and reliable stuffing. During the tests, no complaints remained. Well, of course, it is worth noticing the equipment – there is everything you need and even a little more.

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