I was checking out my local Datablitz stores in Makati (YES I VISIT ALL OF THEM) hunting for some good deals with PC games and maybe Gaming Peripherals.
This caught my eye because it is cheap, and I wanted a mouse that will go with my white and red themed PC Rig. It also comes in black color if that’s more of your thing.
I was really skeptical because when I looked it up on the internet I couldn’t find any reviews and the company, Elephant, didn’t even show up on the search engines. Their website is www.elephant.ne.jp by the way if you want to check them out. They are a Japanese company that makes computer peripherals and they’re mostly available here in Asia.
So for Php485 I felt I had nothing to lose, though it costed me days worth of my lunch money.
What’s in the Box?
Contents of the product includes:
- 1x Elephant ELE-M519 White gaming mouse
- 1x 2.4GHz Wireless Reciever
- 1x generic branded AA Battery
That’s pretty much it. Bare to the bones that it didn’t even come with any paperwork or manuals.
Unboxing by Jeric of Power Up Gaming
The ELE-M519 has a sleek design. It has glossy white plastic top and matte grey plastic on the sides. It doesn’t have any fancy RGB lights but it uses a blue optical sensor. It has a rubber scroll wheel, and a DPI sensitivity selector in the middle in addition to the regular mouse buttons and the forward/backward buttons on the left side.
Using the Product
This is a Silent Operation mouse so it doesn’t click like the regular gaming mouse. It took me a while to get used to it because the feel of the clicks are soft but they are definitely responsive. It just won’t feel natural to some people.
The DPI sensitivity selector also works. You have a choice of 800/1000/1600/2400 DPI but there’s no real way of telling which one you’ve selected unless you feel it out with your mouse cursor which I think made selecting different DPIs pretty useless. I just opted to stick with whatever sensitivity I felt comfortable with.
It also has a battery saving feature that it turns itself off when not it use for like 10 minutes I think. To wake it up again, you have to click it once since moving the mouse won’t wake it up from it’s sleep mode.
The ELE-M519 looks and feels comfortable on the hand. It glides smoothly on my Bloody gaming mouse pad and I had no issues with it’s battery life. I think the battery saving really works it out.
Being marketed as a Silent Operation mouse, I think it does what it’s meant to do. I think that the soft clicks won’t feel natural for a lot of gamers but the DPI sensitivity is particularly great especially for those who need fast responses in their intense shooter games like CS:GO or Overwatch.
Is it worth my Php485? I think so. I think it’s a lot better than the other common wireless mouse in it’s price range.