If you’re looking for a quality wireless gaming-centric mouse with a striking appearance at an incredibly low price, then the SROCKER C10S Silent Wireless Mouse is worth checking out. Using a small 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle that’s stored in its battery compartment much like many of Logitech’s offerings, the C10S is able to achieve 10 meters, or about 30 feet, of range.
There are two color choices for the shell, black and white. I’m reviewing the latter. Both shells feature the same four-color LED skull logo lighting that fades between green, blue, red, and purple.
The packaging is no frills. You get the mouse itself, with a battery compartment that takes two AAA batteries (not included) and stores the aforementioned USB dongle, and an instruction sheet. The dongle and mouse combination is of course compatible with most modern operating systems., including Windows, Macintosh, and Linux (I tested this on my Windows 10 desktop PC). You first plug in the dongle, then you turn on the mouse. Simple.
As the full name suggests, the C10S features silent micro switches, which minimize noise and help you focus on the sound coming from your speakers. Naturally, normal computing activities also benefit from the quieter clicks.
There are three sensitivity levels for the C10S: 1000, 1600, and 2400 dots per inch (DPI). Responsiveness and accuracy were excellent across the board, featuring incredibly smooth movement on my Razer Destructor mouse surface. It’s a very light mouse, although the weight of the AAA batteries do help with the overall feel.
Although I wasn’t able to drain the batteries to get a good sense of battery life, the C10S does feature three different kinds of power saving modes: sleep, sleep without receiver, and deep sleep, which should make for high efficiency. The color changing, “breathing” LED colors that cycle through green, blue, red, and purple on the skull logo on the the mouse’s handrest, makes for a neat effect, and shouldn’t noticeably impact battery life either.
There is one negative to note though and that’s the first time I received this product, it stopped working immediately after I first inserted the batteries. The replacement mouse (this time in black), which was quick to arrive, has since worked fine. So, while you may have potential concerns about reliability, customer service is excellent, which should help mitigate any issues that may crop up.
If you’d like a smaller, more traditionally styled mouse with a reduced feature-set, you can get the SROCKER v2c in black, white/green, or white/pink shells. Surprisingly, the v2c is almost half the price of the already inexpensive C10S. With that said, for my male adult hands, I do find the C10S much more comfortable and worth the slight price premium over its more compact and simpler sibling.
Thanks to SROCKER for the review units.