Ozone Neon Laser Gaming Mouse Review
By David Ramsey
Manufacturer: Ozone Corporation
Product Name: Neon Precision Laser Mouse
Part Number: OZNEONR
Price As Tested: $49.99 (Amazon)
Full Disclosure: Ozone Corporation provided the product sample used in this article.
Ozone’s been around for a few years, but you’ve probably never heard of them. I certainly hadn’t, at least not until this sample arrived at Benchmark Review’s doorstep. Ozone purports to be dedicated to making peripherals for gamers, and employs several as consultants to help design their gear. Right now their lineup comprises mice, headsets, keyboards, mouse pads, and accessories like backpacks and replacement key sets.
The Ozone Neon Precision Laser Mouse is their mid-level gaming mouse offering, and boasts 128KB on-board memory, on-the-fly switchable resolutions, multiple profiles, 8 programmable buttons, and a 6400-dpi laser sensor. Its ambidextrous design separates it from most other gaming mice, and today Benchmark Reviews will take a detailed look at this new entry in the gaming mouse field.
The price of the Ozone Neon puts it square in the hottest mouse territory right now, the sweet spot between cheap commodity mice and $100-and-up high-end gaming mice. A few years ago a mouse with these specifications would have cost twice as much, but the plummeting costs of sensors and micro-controllers have driven retail prices down to the point where a really good gaming mouse can be had for a mere $50.00. Like other gaming mice, the Ozone Neon is programmable, sports extra buttons, and uses a high resolution laser sensor that will track perfectly on almost any surface. It’s getting to be pretty crowded in this space, though.
Precision Laser Mouse Specifications
|Sensor DPI||6400 / 3500 / 1800 / 800 dpi (switchable)|
|Sensor||Precision laser sensor|
|Switch type||Omron – 20 million clicks life cycle|
|Response rate||2 / 65 / 125 / 190 / 255ms (switchable)|
|Polling Rate||125 / 250 / 500 / 1000Hz (switchable)|
|Cable length||1.8 meters|
|Weight||120g (inc. cable)|
|Profiles||5 onboard (128K memory)|
Let’s unbox this mouse in the next section…