EVGA X12 Gaming Mouse Review in Spanish
Today we have the opportunity to review the gaming mouse EVGA X12, in a market where EVGA has only a few years of presence, especially for the enthusiastic gamer user. The EVGA X12 is an ambidextrous mouse with a symmetrical design and we will see that it has been the experience of using it for quite some time (more than two months of constant use). We will also review the software part, which is important when choosing a mid-range/high-end mouse.
The EVGA X12 gaming mouse has been sampled by EVGA LATINOAMERICA.
Table of Contents
EVGA X12 – Specifications
At the heart of the EVGA X12 mouse is the Pixart 3389 sensor, which is found in several high-end mice. PIXART is already well established in the market, so EVGA has made a good choice when choosing parts. A curious part of this mouse is the polling rate, which, unlike the competition, works at 8000 hertz. As we mentioned in the introduction, the EVGA X12 has an ambidextrous design and is symmetrical, something that may appeal especially to left-handed users.
It has a weight of 74 grams, a mouse that is not ultra light nor is it in the range of heavy mice.
The switches it uses are OMRON D2FC-FK (60 M) (China) rated with a lifetime of 60 million clicks. The mouse microcontroller unit is the ARM Cortex-M33 and has a maximum CPI of 16000.
The cable is two meters (paracord), comes with eight programmable buttons and up to five different customization profiles. Besides, the mouse is compatible with NVIDIA Reflex (official mouse) and comes with three zones of RGB backlighting.
Here is a summary of the most important dimensions and options of the EVGA X12 gaming mouse.
EVGA X12 – Summary Table
EVGA X12 Gaming Mouse
123mm x 70mm x 41mm
Number of buttons
OMRON D2FC-FK (60M) (China)
up to 8000 hertz
EVGA Unleash RGB
EVGA X12 – Unboxing and photos
You will excuse me for the photos, but for reasons of force majeure, we had to take the photos again after several weeks of use. At least the photos do justice that we test the components on our portal. While white is eye-catching and makes devices stand out, they get dirty fast.
Luckily, the model comes in two presentations:
Software – EVGA Unleash RGB
Like all mice, the EVGA X12 has its own software, EVGA Unleash RGB. One small issue I had while trying this product was finding the software through EVGA LATAM (hopefully this has been fixed). The software is quite simple and easy to use. It has six tabs:
-LOD & Calibration
The mouse has up to five different configuration profiles.
In general settings, one can put if you want the mouse to go into sleep/hibernation mode and two options called “Angle Snapping” and “Angle Tune”.
Angle snapping tries to predict mouse movement and smooth the mouse's trajectory. Personally I would not recommend using either of these two options, but the end user can try to see if it really helps in improving their aim.
Also in this tab one can change the polling rate of the mouse, to a maximum of 8000 hertz.
In the DPI tab (which should really be called CPI) one can set the CPI of the mouse and if one wants various CPI levels. The option is self-explanatory.
In calibration, one can configure and let the software recognize the surface that the mouse moves across. I couldn't say if this improves a player's experience, but one is free to try if one finds positive results.
To calibrate, one has to zoom in on a new surface, move the mouse and the software will do the necessary calibration.
The lighting effects tab is quite understandable. The EVGA X12 features three RGB lighting zones that can be configured together or independently. Furthermore, one can choose from different effects, as well as brightness, speed, and playing condition.
In button mapping, one can configure what one wants it to do. For example, in this screenshot, when using the mouse, one accidentally clicks on the side buttons that one does not want and activates them, ruining the experience. Since it's an ambidextrous mouse, I set it to be disabled and not cause any actions I don't want it to perform.
Finally, the macro editor. Those who have used this option before on other brands will find it quite familiar. The macro editor works without a hitch and is highly customizable.
Final analysis and user experience
The EVGA X12 mouse is honestly a mouse with top-of-the-line parts that can be found in many competitive mice. I have to be honest (and it may not apply to everyone) but the mouse is not that much of my devotion. Be careful, there is nothing wrong with the mouse (although its ambidextrous design can be annoying for some). The problem is that after having tried an ultra-light mouse that I use every day, switching to a heavier mouse (14 grams more) is already difficult to get used to again.
Also (it will be age) the wrist hurts less with light mice and that means less muscle/tendon fatigue. Be careful, the mouse is not excessively heavy, since it is only 74 grams. Many probably use heavier mice, so this might be the one for many. The best feature, despite its shape, is that the mouse has all the necessary buttons to be truly an ambidextrous mouse.
For example, one mouse that has good reviews and end-user feedback is the Logitech G502 Hero. That model weighs a lot more than the X12…so many will find the X12's low weight attractive.
I don't see anything wrong with the X12, but honestly it's going to depend on the end user if it's a mouse according to their taste and this highly depends on how they feel when using it. Software-wise, EVGA Unleashed RGB runs smoothly and firmware updates are problem-free.
Another point in its favor is its fairly competitive price in the United States. We don't have a price locally, so it's hard to rate that aspect. In practical terms, the mouse has parts found in top-of-the-line mice, so we have no complaints on that. It would be interesting (at least for me) if EVGA decides to launch an ultra-light mouse (approx 60 grams) with a high-end sensor and a polling rate of 8000 hertz.
It's hard to come to a conclusion, but it will take the end user to test, if the design suits his hand/taste.
EVGA X12 Gaming Mouse - Review
I suggest you read the final analysis. The EVGA X12 is an ambidextrous gaming mouse with high-gaming components, which has to be tested by the end user for comfort. EVGA's software works perfectly and comes with RGB lighting. It comes in black or white and is fairly aggressively priced.
-It has good switches and components (Pixart 3389 sensor)
-8000 hertz refresh rate.
-Moderately light weight, without being ultra light.
-Aggressive price in the US.
-Several customizable buttons.
-Good software and RGB lighting.
-Slightly questionable ergonomics, adaptability to the hand according to the user's taste.