E 3lue Cobra Mouse Review, So Cheap. Is it worth it?
This is going to be a review about the E 3lue Cobra Junior Mouse. A gaming mouse I have personally purchased and used extensively. You will find that it is super cheap. But does this mean it is a hunk of junk? Is it worth getting or should you just get a more expensive gaming mouse? Lastly, would it work as a normal every day computer mouse? Check out the rest of this article and I will do my best to answer these questions.
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My Personal Ranking: 85/100
E 3lue Cobra Junior Mouse Design, Feel and Ergonomics
Like I said I have used this actual mouse a LOT because I spend a lot of time on the computer. I have to say it is a pretty nice looking, actually shockingly good looking piece of hardware for the price. You wouldn’t expect the build quality from a mouse this inexpensive. The blue LED lights are a nice touch and aren’t too bright.
The frame is long and about the same width as any typical mouse which fits well in both my larger hands and my wife’s smaller hands (she digs this mouse). There are indents on both sides to help keep a steady hold during usage as well as a nice soft grip on the top surface. I find that even during long usage the mouse feels comfortable.
Equipped with 6 buttons the E 3lue Corba Junior is just right for the entry level gamer or basically anyone who just needs a new replacement mouse that is better then a stock unit. The left and right click are easy to use and responsive, scroll button is smooth, the DPI button is accessible yet the best addition is the two side buttons which can be programmed for gaming purposes or simply used for navigating the internet (forward and back buttons).
Is 1600 DPI enough for gaming?
If you are not familiar with DPI, or dots per inch, we are basically referring to the speed in which your mouse cursor moves across the screen. The Cobra is rated up to 1600. For a couple dollars more you can get a mouse rated up to 2000 DPI in the Redragon m601 or for a LOT more money you can get one rated up to 12,000 DPI with the Logitech G502 Proteus Core. But the real question is 1600 DPI enough for the games you play?
To be completely honest 1600 is the lower side for gaming mice but for general purposes it is more then enough. There is a lot of hype about having the highest DPI mice being the best but for general gaming purposes 1600 will be more then enough.
If you start getting really good at First Person Shooters you may grow out of it once your twitchy sense becomes elite but for most games it will be more then adequate. Think about if you have ever played a game with a stock Dell or Compaq mouse. Was it terrible? No. But you can always do better 🙂 That is the case here and in the real world a lot of people wouldn’t have enough control to tackle a really high DPI setting anyways. Just my opinion.
What is the downside to the E 3lue Cobra Junior Gaming Mouse?
Since I have used this mouse (and others) for years I can tell you what problems you may run into. I know up until this point it may seem as if I was trying to sell you this mouse but I was mainly just pointing out the good stuff. Lets take a look at a couple negatives.
The first one being that for some this mouse may feel a little bit slim. It is more narrow design as far as gaming mice are concerned so if you have very large hands or just like the feel of a wider grip then this one may not be for you. I have fairly large hands (not huge) and it feels just right to me. This typically comes down to personal preference and previous experience. I have seen people with tiny hands like the larger mice better. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
Another problem that I have run into in the past is the mouse actually breaking. I had one of the buttons stop working for me after a couple years. I ended up buying a replacement because I felt the mouse was worth buying a 2nd time for how cheap it was.
To build off that thought I will say that when you use your mouse as much as I do and for what I do (gaming) you will wear some equipment out from time to time. A gamer typically clicks aggressively and very frequently. As far as periphials go mice are known to break once in a while even if you buy an expensive mouse.
I have seen Razers and Logitechs do the same thing. When I broke my last one I wasn’t even upset, but…kinda proud. Oh well the other train of thought could be that it’s a cheap piece of junk but like I said even the high end stuff is prone to breaking.
OK OK OK. I promise I will get down to business and pass judgement on the E 3lue Cobra Gaming Mouse. If you have read this review all the way to this point I commend you. I really do appreciate it.
For $9 you can find a couple other gaming mice at that price point. I have tried a few of them out and this one is my favorite in the inexpensive category. I think you will find that for the price you actually get a lot of value and I would recommend it to entry level PC gamers and anyone else looking to use it for general computing purposes. If you are getting into PC gaming you may want to also check out this awesome $500 Gaming Build.
What did you think of the E 3lue Cobra? Do you have a favorite mouse you’d like to share? Please feel free to drop me a comment at the bottom of this page anytime. Likes, shares, tweets and +1’s are greatly appreciated as well!
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