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Kingwin KW-01 2.4g Wireless Mouse Review
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Written by Munk   
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PC peripherals have come a long way since the first 2 button no scroll wheel mice came on the market. Why do we need more buttons wheels and doo-dads? Because everyone knows the more buttons you have the cooler you are. Ok maybe we’ll go a little more scientific on this one. Mice are needed for a broader range of things then they were when they were first designed. With applications like gaming the need for multiple DPI and CPI settings are needed for optimal control and speed combination. The recent boom of media based PC coming on the market also made things hard for the little old 2 button ball mouse. Kingwin has addressed both of these needs in their KW-01 wireless mouse’s design so let’s get a good look at it and see how well it performed:
Provided by: Kingwin

Price: $25

Closer Look:

 

 

 Specifications:

Number of Channels: 16
Carrier Frequencies: 2402 Mhz ~ 2480 Mhz
Modulation: GFSK
ID: 65536
Size: 124 x 74 x 43 (mm)
Weight: 0.14 (kg)
Transmission Range: Up to 10m, 360 degree
Max. Rated Output Power: 0dBm
Buttons: Left, Right, Middle, Back, Forward, CPI,
Zoom In, Zoom Out, Tilt Left, Tilt Right.
Resolution: 800/1600 CPI
Tracking Speed: Up to 14 inch/second
Mouse Input Power: 1.5V 2*AA
Power Consumption: 11mA
Laser Power: <=700uW
Receiver Input Power: 5V DC, 30mA
Receiver Interface: USB 1.1v
System Requirement: IBM PC or compatible
Available USB port
Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Features:

  • Model: KW-01
  • 2.4G RF Wireless Laser Mouse
  • 2.4Ghz 2-way fast digital RF Up to 10m working distance
  • 16 auto hopping channel with 65K ID
  • Connection free smart link
  • CPI button to select favorite cursor speed 800/1600 DPI
  • Multimedia hot keys in media remote mode
  • Convenience zoom in / zoom out function
  • Tilt wheel for easy horizontal scrolling
  • Batteries included

Testing and Software:

 

Conclusion:

Overall the Kingwin KW-012.4g Wireless Mouse performed beautifully as an all around mouse. I wouldn’t expect a mouse of this price range to perform the multiple features it did. The range was incredible and even though it wasn’t rechargeable it did have a switch which I liked because it greatly prolongs battery life.

Would I recommend this product? Sure it is great for all around use and it is very simple to setup. Even the most novice of users should have no issues using this mouse with expert proficiency. I find it hard not to recommend a mouse that not only performed the basic tasks of a mouse well but also had several well thought out extra’s you wouldn’t expect in any other $25 mouse.

Pros:

  • Price
  • Great for Gaming and Multimedia
  • On and Off Switch
  • Volume and Song Skip Functions
  • Comfortable
  • Durable (dropped it a couple times and it still works)

Cons:

  • Not Rechargeable
  • Kingwin Needs a Gamer Version with Multiple DPI's 

 


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