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Sharkoon DarkGlider Mouse Review

By Joe Gulczinski

Manufacturer: SHARKOON Technologies GmbH
Product Name: Sharkoon DarkGlider
Model Number: 000SKDGM
UPC: 857603002548
Price As Tested: $50.85 (Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been self-supplied.

Sharkoon technologies have been manufacturing pc peripherals since 2003 encompassing unique designs and convincing performance. Their philosophy states that “premium quality and affordable prices do not have to contradict each other.” Keep in mind that this statement is going to be put to the test. The DarkGlider has recently become available worldwide offering a plethora of features (common and unique to gaming mice). Benchmark Reviews is going to run this mouse through the gamut and expose what makes this product stand out from the pack (and if the Sharkoon philosophy stays true).

The DarkGlider doesn’t take it’s name for granted!  Not only are all components completely black, but the mouse actually does glide due to it’s special ceramic lenticular pads. This will be covered in more detail later, but rest assured, the features and specifications of this mouse at this price point will make you raise an eyebrow. Check out the complete list below before we take a closer look.

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Features:

  • Avago 9500 V2 Pro Laser sensor
  • 10 programmable buttons
  • Omron switches for left and right mouse button
  • Programmable 4-way scroll wheel
  • 5 lenticular ceramic slide pads
  • LCD display for DPI indication
  • 256 KB internal memory for user profiles
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • Cable with textile sheathing
  • Weight Tuning System
  • Ergonomic design
  • Rubberized surface for maximum grip
  • Configuration software included
  • Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32 and 64 bit)

Specifications:

Max. DPI 6,000
Max. acceleration 30 G
Mouse weight 158 g
Dimensions (L x W x H) 130 x 82,4 x 42 mm
Sensor Laser (16 bit data channel)
Connector USB2.0 (gold-plated)
Cable length 180 cm (textile sheathing)
Max. FPS 11,750
Max. IPS 150
Button reaction time 1 ms
Onboard memory 256 KB
Number of buttons 10
DPI indication LC display
Scroll wheel left/right yes
Illumination yes, configurable via software
Mouse slide pads 5, ceramic, lenticular
Chip Avago 9500 v.2 (72 MHz)
Lifting sensitivity 1-5 mm
Weight Tuning System 4x 3,1 g / 4x 3,7 g

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