As a gaming enthusiast who was increasingly getting into more games and more precisely more multiplayer games, I finally decided to invest in a Gaming Mouse. Gaming mice are typically larger, have a few extra buttons to map and have configurable settings for attributes mostly not required in any other computer activity for example, DPI, Refresh rate and so on. It’s a pretty niche based product and therefore there isn’t much availability of choice and products in the local market and obviously, I decided to get mine online.
Now, I won’t call myself a professional so I was looking something a little less expensive than the Deathadder range which is pretty much the benchmark for new gamers and a friend suggested Dragon War Thor G9. He already owned one at that point so I tested it and found it pretty satisfying. So, I waited for a while and while I was checking if there could be any discounts applied on it, I got a good deal from CupoNation, a website for great coupons and offers online. The reason I use CupoNation is primarily because it’s not as ugly and actually has a pretty nifty design. The deal I got was not specific to them but it was where I got it so it’s worth mentioning. So, I bought my Dragon War Thor and now that I’ve spent almost a month with it, I’m ready to review it. Please note, this is not a professional review and I’ll only review it from a new user’s perspective.
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The Dragon War Thor G9 looks pretty badass with its Dragon insignia and massive size. The button placement is good and the build quality is solid. The Turbo Fire button, a gimmick I’ll talk about in detail later, is a loose-end in terms of design and shakes and feels a little poor and out of place when I look at the mouse as a whole. The multi-coloured, customizable lights and the breathing mode add points to the aesthetic value and overall make it a delight to look at it.
With the Dragon War Thor you get a Dragon War Mouse mat and a mini-compact disk containing the driver software along with the gaming mouse itself. The Mouse mat is pretty good but I still prefer my Steelseries QCK (obviously). There’s also a User’s Manual but you won’t need to read it if you understand even a little bit of computers which evidently (because you’re reading this review) you already do.
Dragon War Thor G9 sports 9 (if you include the scroll press) buttons that can be customized and mapped, the usual left-right clicks and the forward-backward found on popular gaming mice are obviously among those 8. The mouse has pretty neat software for mapping and customizing and anything from DPI, to Sensitivity, to Refresh Rate, to Colours of the Backlight can be customized in this spiffy looking window in the screenshot below. A button for Cycling DPI among the four presets of 800, 1600, 2400 and 3200 dots per inch is present on the top just behind the scroll button.
UPDATE (28/1/2016): Here is a link for the latest driver software, updating it is recommended to avoid running into any issues.
Gimmick: Turbo Fire
The mouse has a Hit-or-Miss feature called Turbo Fire; it’s a green button which is slightly more sensitive and rapid than the left mouse button. Now, this could be a Royal Flush for people who play Multiplayer FPS, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The button works sometimes and sometimes, it fires even slower than the usual Left Mouse Button. I could fire the Tec-9 (CS:GO) at the pace of an SMG in some instances while on some it was the only reason I died because the ‘fire’ just didn’t happen. A few friends I play with online said this has more to do with Server Performance than the Mouse but I strongly disagree. Still, it’s a pretty good gimmick if and when it works.
Paired with my Steelseries QCK Mouse mat moving this mouse is a breeze but it works smoothly on almost any surface I’ve tried which is basically what the Microsoft Bluetrack technology does. The buttons are solid (besides the Turbo) and it’s more accurate thanks to the 800 DPI setting I find rather comfortable when playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The mouse never gets stuck in game, a bug I’ve heard occurring with some other lower models by Dragon War. Overall, in my opinion, it’s my first gaming mouse and I am not disappointed.
This is a good mouse, given the relative cost; it’s actually an awesome mouse. It might be more for people who like a flashy look and is the exact contrast of Logitech’s Minimal Design. Basically, you could call it a Younger (and less costly) Razer mouse. Currently, it sells at Rs. 1250 to Rs. 1300 on Flipkart but I got it for Rs. 999 because of the deal I used. It’s expired right now but might be back, so keep a look on the Flipkart coupons section. Alternatively you could also check their Snapdeal coupons as the mouse is usually available on both stores. If you are beginning your journey through taking gaming more seriously and need to test the waters before going all out on stuff like Steelseries and Razer, this is the perfect mouse for you.
Photography Credits : Yuvraj Singh