If there’s one thing most of us know we need when it comes to competitive gaming, it’s all the help we can get. And we’ve found no more of it in our elusive gaming careers than when we finally made the change to authentic, fully-fledged gaming mice that complimented our individual styles.
Every movement becomes an extension of your senses with the right kit, each reactive twitch in the real world perfectly mimicked in-game. And if you think we’re being overdramatic, then you’d be right. We just enjoy a nice mouse, that’s all, and nobody said we couldn’t zhuzh our copy up a little. Speaking of the right kit, the HP Omen Reactor mouse is now $15 off in the HP Store Back to School sale. An absolute bargain.
You know the fastest thing in the universe? Yeah, light. That’s what the switches on the Reactor mouse utilise to offer rapid actuation in-game. It may sound like overkill, but the optical switch has quite a few benefits over the usual mechanical style. Not only do they keep the time between your body’s reactions and the action on screen to a minimum – which is often the difference between virtual life and death – but they also last for 50 million clicks (which, coincidentally, is the same number of clicks it takes for us to nail that hip-fire headshot).
The Reactor is a wired rodent and is amicable to most grip styles. If you didn’t know, you probably hold your mouse one of two ways: palm or claw. Whichever way you clutch your rodent for dear life in the thick of it, the Reactor is built to keep you comfortable and features an adjustable palm support. It is, however, worth noting the design favours right-handed folk more so than lefties.
Delving a little deeper, within the Reactor’s 160g frame you’ll find a 16,000 DPI sensor. That’s a rather ludicrous number, which ensures a mouse sensitivity for every occasion – even if you’ll almost never have need for much more than 3,000. But it’s there if you need it.
This mouse is certainly a testament to the Omen team’s approach to doing things a little differently and pushing the boat out with a tweak on the usual fare. And if that’s something you can get on board with then head over to the HP Omen Reactor page in the HP Store to check out it out for yourself. It’s now just $70 and comes with free shipping.
If this one isn’t winning you over, don’t worry. There’s plenty more where that came from over in our roundup of best picks from the sale in our HP Back to School deals guide, or head to the HP Store directly to browse for yourself.