MSI Interceptor DS300 Review

It would appear that lately, a lot of tech brands are starting to diversify their product portfolios, and MSI is one of those companies. Last month we managed to have a look at their take on a gaming mechanical keyboard, and this time around, they sent us a gaming mouse too, in the form of the MSI Interceptor DS300 Laser gaming mouse.

The DS300 is a grip-type gaming mouse for right-handed users, featuring rubber grips on both sides of the mouse for a slipfree gaming experience. As far as buttons go, the DS300 comes with the standard option of right and left mouse buttons, a scroll-wheel, a quick-change button for DPI, as well as two extra buttons on the side, which are set as back and forward buttons.

The mouse itself is very comfortable to hold, and is ergonomically designed for long-hours of gaming. During our tests, even damp hands aren’t a problem for the DS300 as the grips on the mouse are anti-slip.
Customisation is the main feature of the DS300, as for starters, the MSI Dragon logo at the back of the mouse can be customised to show one of 16 million colours. The buttons on the DS300 are also programmable via MSI’s own software, so you can get them to do whatever you need them to, either by rebinding the buttons or via macro recording.

The software also allows you to swap profiles for different usage scenarios, and with the DS300, you can save up to four profiles on the mouse. DPI settings can also be changed via the software, and you can choose to have your numbers set from as low as 100 DPI, and up to 8,200.

Some people like light mice, while others prefer for them to have a bit of weight. The DS300 has you covered as it comes with three 4.5g weights which you can put in or take out depending on your preference. In our case, we liked having all three weights inside for better control.

MSI also understands the need for longlasting devices, and as such has seen fit to use Omron switches for the buttons on the DS300. According to them, the buttons will survive nine million clicks, and that’s quite a lot of clicks, even for the most hardcore of gaming enthusiasts.

The MSI Interceptor DS300 gaming mouse is a joy to use, and not to mention comfortable and sturdy. Definitely one to consider if you’re looking for a mouse that comes with a few bells and whistles.

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Sensor: ADNS-9800DPI: 100-8,200Connectivity: USB 2.0Weight: 150g – 153gDimensions: 125mm x 81mm x 43mm.

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