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Written by Greg Schepers   
Tuesday, 05 February 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Genius Gila GX Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: Genius Gila Gaming Mouse
Genius Gila Gaming Mouse Detailed Features
Genius Gaming Mouse Software
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Genius Gila Gaming Mouse Software

There's really nothing new under the sun in terms of the drivers for the Genius Gila gaming mouse, which is referred to as the Scorpion User Interface (UI). Most of us familiar with a gaming mouse have used similar software in the past to customize profiles. However, the Genius Gila does offer on-board memory with 32KB of storage for your macro settings. This feature eliminates problems that arise when playing a game that prevents macro usage. Even though this feature isn't unique, it's not yet exactly commonplace.

The Genius Gila gaming mouse has the ability to utilize six different profiles and create up to 72 macros through the Scorpion UI. Many of the commands commonly used while performing both daily tasks and while gaming can be found and assigned to the buttons of your choice through the Scorpion UI. You will find this ability on the "Assign Buttons" page, which is the first page you come to when opening the Scorpion UI. In each dropdown, you will find "Instant Button," which, when assigned and then depressed during normal usage, allows you to temporarily use a macro from another profile. Considering that the Genius Gila gaming mouse is marketed as an MMO/RTS device, this is a great feature to have available to gamers.

Genius Gila Gaming Mouse

The Scorpion UI provides you with the ability to create new, import, export and delete macros on the "Manage Macro" page. Again, this is a pretty common feature found in most GUIs.

Genius Gila Gaming Mouse

The "Advanced Setting" tab in the Scorpion UI allows you to fine-tune your mouse. As you can see below, you can manipulate the mouse speed, sensitivity, scroll speed, polling, rate, and DPI settings. You also have the ability to engage angle-snapping if you so desire.

Genius Gila Gaming Mouse

The Genius Gila gaming mouse maintains a 16 million RGB backlight system in three different surface areas, which can be manipulated when going to the "Light Options" tab. The area considered "Light 1" is what I call the "headlights," which are located in the front of the mouse on either side of where the braided cord meets the mouse. "Light 2" actually consists of two separate areas; the light on the scroll wheel, and the "GX GAMING" light located near the top of the mouse. Finally, we have "Light 3," or what I call the "taillights." The intensity and pulsation of these lights can be manipulated on this page as well.

Genius Gila Gaming Mouse

As mentioned earlier, you can adjust the polling rate when on the "Advanced Settings" page. I set the Genius Gila gaming mouse to a polling rate of 1000Hz, and utilized the Mouse Rate Checker to find out its polling rate performance. Here are the results:

Genius Gila Gaming Mouse

We've looked at the Genius Gila gaming mouse in detail, from the hardware to the drivers. Now, we must move on and test it to see how it performed....



 

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# mesantosh 2013-02-12 00:21
what is the price of the mouse
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# RE: meGreg Schepers 2013-02-15 08:19
At the time of the review, the Gila was $99.99 at both Newegg and Amazon. as of 2/15/2013, you can get it for $89.99 at Newegg.
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# RE: meMichael 2013-03-15 00:18
You can get it for $79.99 from NCIX...!
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# RE: Genius Gila GX Gaming Mousekzinti1 2013-03-15 01:31
Amazon has these mice for $67.44.
That seems reasonable if it performs as stated.
A reviewer at Newegg complained about "buggy software."
I'd buy it from Amazon since they have a very liberal return policy, which is why I buy most such items from them.
The only reason I'd buy elsewhere is because they may not happen to carry what I want at the moment.
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