The INFAREX M20 is one of the first gaming mouse introduced by ADATA last year. Bearing the XPG badge, this one is on a more serious note compared to your usual gaming oriented devices. That includes an ergonomic right-handed focused design, OMRON clickers rated with a lifespan of 20 million clicks and a 5000 DPI sensor to boot.

As for the specifics, the XPG INFAREX M20 packs an adjustable DPI from 400 to 5000 together with a polling rate that goes from 125Hz to 1000Hz – without requiring a software to do the trick. That, together with RGB lighting support should make it an appealing choice to a majority of gamers. Or is it? Let us find out.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Mouse
Size Medium-large
Layout Right-handed
Design Traditional
Macro NA
Profile NA
Software NA
Weight 160 grams
Interface USB
Memory NA
Polling Rate 250, 500, 1000Hz
Lighting RGB
Switch OMRON
Buttons 6
Cable Length 1.8 meters
Sensor
Type Optical
DPI 400, 800, 3200, 5000 DPI
Acceleration 20G

PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES:

The INFAREX M20 comes packed inside a slim packaging. It’s rather simple, no flaps and no BS design. I just wished they printed the INFAREX M20 up front to match its actual size.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

The mouse comes with a quick start guide. That’s about it, really. No travel pouch, no warranty policy, nothing else.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

DESIGN, LAYOUT AND BUILD QUALITY:

The ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 is a medium to large gaming mouse with a sculpted right-handed design. Much like the HyperX Pulsefire FPS. Quality is overall on the good side with a gloss, matte and textured finishing blending well with each other. This mouse weighs in at a staggering 160 grams though.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

The mouse has a total of 6 buttons including the scroll wheel. That’s more than enough for most tasks. They feel good, rather clicky yet the main buttons felt a little dampened – in a nice way.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

The side profile clearly shows the design of the grips. They are sculpted and had a shiny but grainy texture. Though sweat might make them a bit slippery, they are easier to clean compared to textured rubber.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

The top shell construct is made out of a 3 piece plastic that should allow the mouse to feature a more uniformed action for its design. The scroll wheel is smooth with a prominent gear like design to aid scrolling. The DPI button on the other hand is almost flush to the shell so it wont pose any issue even during intense gaming sessions.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

The 1.8 meter long cable is braided and is kinda stiff for my liking. It shouldn’t be a problem with soft and hard mats though due to its tightly weaved pattern. Still, I prefer a more simple yet flexible cable.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

The skates are large 3 piece proprietary Teflons – just excellent gliding materials. Here, we could also see the switches for the LED and the Polling Rate. The sensor on the other hand is located at the middle of the mouse. Everything that you could adjust with this mouse is on the fly.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

TEST SETUP AND METHODOLOGY:

Testing a gaming mouse is not that difficult, but it is mostly subjective; similar to testing head gears in a sense. That said, no mouse is perfect and the verdict usually depends on personal preferences. With that in mind, we are overhauling our testing methodology by following key pointers that should matter the most; that includes the sensor performance, the size, grip and comfort. To keep our test methodology simple and free of extra variables, please note the following software and configurations used below.

Test Setup
Games Overwatch, Battlefield 4, DOTA 2
Pointer Speed 6/11, EPP Disabled
Sensitivity  800, 1600, 3200, If possible
Polling Rate 1000Hz, If possible
Software MouseTester V1.5.3

PHYSICAL LAYOUT, FUNCTIONALITY AND ERGONOMICS:

Your grip and aiming style are important things to consider when looking for a mouse. There are four basic types of grips here; the fingertip, claw, palm and hybrid grips. Fingertip grip is generally preferred when aiming with the wrist, while palm grip is the choice when aiming with the arm. Claw and hybrid grips are middle ground options for both aiming styles. Of course, you could go with a hybrid of both grip and aiming styles if they suit you best.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

Your hand size also influences what mouse you should buy on top of your grip and aiming style. For an instance, my hands measures at 7 inches x 3.5 inches (length x width). This puts my hands on the small to medium size category. My style is finger-tip grip, so I would generally look for a mouse with a small to medium foot print.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

The ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 features a 2:1 ratio, with a length at roughly 5 inches and a grip area at around 2.5 inches base-to-base. The highest point of the shell is at 1.7 inches with a gradual curvature. This makes the mouse ideal for palm and claw grip gamers with medium to large hand sizes. If you have smaller hands and you prefer finger and claw grip styles, pick something else.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

For medium sized hands, the mouse is just excellent to palm grip. If you have larger hands, claw and finger tip griping are also possible. Both wrist and arm aiming shouldn’t be an issue with this gaming mouse but be aware of its 160 gram weight. It is not made to be flicked around with someone my size. You may try though if you prefer a heavier gaming mouse.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

LIFT OFF DISTANCE, ANGLE SNAPPING AND ACCELERATION:

Angle snapping, acceleration and lift off distance are also evaluated. Angle snapping and acceleration are checked with MouseTester V1.5.3, while lift off distance is checked with ~1.2mm optical discs. Sensor rattle is then checked with an electrical tape.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

Lift off distance is locked at around ~1.2mm give or take, which is good enough to tick one of my requirements. Angle snapping is non-existent, sensor rattle is physically out of the equation and acceleration is not a problem either.

MOUSE VELOCITY:

Mouse velocity at industry standard DPI levels is checked with the MouseTester V1.5.3. We flick the mouse in a circular pattern at our fastest to check the sensor’s speed at 800, 1600 and 3200 DPI.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

Mouse velocity at various DPI levels are sufficient enough with the lowest recorded at 1m/s and a peak at 10m/s. Generally, anything that could achieve a 1m/s of velocity and above is good enough for my requirements.

DPI ACCURACY:

DPI accuracy at industry standard DPI levels is checked with the MouseTester V1.5.3. We rigged the mouse on a camera slider to check the sensor’s accuracy at 800, 1600 and 3200 DPI.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

Excellent DPI accuracy reports we got here from the ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 at 800, 1600 and 3200 DPI levels.

POLLING RATE CONSISTENCY:

The Polling Rate of the device is evaluated with the MouseTester V1.5.3 at the 800 DPI level. This is to check the consistency of the device’s update rate at 1000Hz.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

Polling rate is not the most consistent out of all the mouse I’ve tested although it’s not entirely bad either. We’ve seen small jumps and then dips from the ideal frequency of 1000Hz but then again it isn’t a deal breaker.

TRACKING PERFORMANCE:

Mouse tracking performance is evaluated with the MouseTester V1.5.3 with a DPI level of 800 DPI. Our aim is to check out the sensor’s performance; and to look for reporting inconsistencies. That includes inconsistencies from sensor ripple or jitter.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

Flicking the ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 back and forth in a fast circular pattern showed decent amount of counts with small gaps yet smooth through out. What we don’t want to see here are huge deviations from the line which is not the case with the INFAREX M20.

SOFTWARE, LIGHTING AND SPECIAL FEATURES:

The ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 doesn’t come with its own software nor it needs such to work properly. Everything has to be done via the switches and buttons.

gadgets, gaming, reviews, adata, mouse, review, review | adata xpg infarex m20 gaming mouse

Lighting for the most part is alright. Flick the switch and off you go with a breathing RGB cycle. It is not addressable though, so that’s something you have to keep in mind. For a full list of its capabilities, head over to the official product page.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

The ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 is a capable gaming mouse straight out of the XPG line; Offering excellent mid-size ergonomics and a sensor that does the job just fine. It is on the heavier side though, so gamers looking for something larger yet a bit lighter should look elsewhere.

The 5000 DPI capable sensor is more than enough for the tasks it intends to do. DPI accuracy is excellent, the mouse acted within my range – velocity wise and the tracking while not the best out there is no slouch.

Build quality is great yet there are design choices that could make it even better. The braided cable for example could’ve been more flexible or ADATA could’ve gone with a non braided cable at all.

Coming in hot at 1898 Pesos or about $35 USD, the ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 is not cheap at all, but not over priced either. It is an excellent option though if you prefer a large and heavy mouse with a competitive grade sensor to boot.

  • ON THE FLY ADJUSTEMENTS, NO SOFTWARE REQUIRED
  • CAPABLE 5000 DPI SENSOR
  • GREAT BUILD QUALITY
  • EXCELLENT FOR PALM AND CLAW GRIP
  • LARGE AND HEAVY, NOT FOR EVERYONE
  • LIGHTING NOT ADDRESSABLE
ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 Gaming Mouse Review
  • 9/10 PERFORMANCE – 9/10
  • 8/10 BUILD QUALITY – 8/10
  • 7/10 FEATURES – 7/10
  • 8/10 AESTHETICS – 8/10
  • 7/10 VALUE – 7/10

7.8/10

Summary

Coming in hot at 1898 Pesos or about $35 USD, the ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 is not cheap at all, but not over priced either. It is an excellent option though if you prefer a large and heavy mouse with a competitive grade sensor to boot.

Keyword: Review | ADATA XPG INFAREX M20 Gaming Mouse

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

The next big video game platform? Your BMW, apparently

Are you tired of fighting tooth and nail for a PS5? Wouldn’t you like to leave the fist fights and public brawls behind in favour of a more adult, more refined gaming experience? Well BMW, of all companies, may be your answer brave wanderer. Starting next year, owners of ...

View more: The next big video game platform? Your BMW, apparently

BMW turns its cars into games consoles

Gaming Use your phone as a controller to play multiplayer games With the recent silicon shortage making it hard to get both new cars and videogame consoles, BMW has decided to roll the two into one by turning the centre section of its BMW Curved Display into a fully fledged ...

View more: BMW turns its cars into games consoles

Weird crossover of the week: the Hummer EV is coming to Call of Duty

Gaming Hummer trades on its US military history by getting its new electric pickup into CoD Gather round all, for there is a new automotive/gaming tie up for you to be aware of. Yep, GMC has teamed up with Activision to get its new Hummer EV pickup into the upcoming ...

View more: Weird crossover of the week: the Hummer EV is coming to Call of Duty

Remembering classic games: Cisco Heat (1990)

Gaming Cadillac takes on Nissan in this classic arcade that pits police cars against each other The world of videogames is littered with examples of misuse of police budget, but arcade game Cisco Heat: All American Police Car Race has to be among the most taxpayer troubling. That’s because it ...

View more: Remembering classic games: Cisco Heat (1990)

Ian Callum on the Prodrive sim: 'most racing simulators are ugly'

Gaming One of the prettiest sims out there also happens to be a proper racing tool If one day in the future your toaster is built out of carbon fibre and boasts the structural rigidity of an F1 car, it’s probably because Prodrive happened. The British motorsport and engineering titan ...

View more: Ian Callum on the Prodrive sim: 'most racing simulators are ugly'

F1 Manager 22 review: the prettiest spreadsheet we've ever seen

Gaming First Formula One management game in 20 years challenges armchair strategists Sitting around on a Sunday afternoon watching the Ferrari F1 team’s title hopes implode in slow motion, it’s tempting to think that you could do a better job with one of the fastest cars on the grid and ...

View more: F1 Manager 22 review: the prettiest spreadsheet we've ever seen

The Ferrari 296 GTB is now in Rocket League

Gaming And honestly, it’s worth it for the engine sound alone. Have a listen here Is it just us, or does Rocket League kind of feel like it’s been around forever? Somehow, we’ve only had seven years’ worth of rocket-propelled high jinks and soul-crushing air swings. We picked it up ...

View more: The Ferrari 296 GTB is now in Rocket League

You can now drive a Pagani Huayra R in your living room*

Gaming *Kinda. Pagani teams up with Asetek SimSports to create these Huayra R gaming pedals Ever wanted to drive a Pagani in your pants? Slightly strange dream, but you’re now in luck. You see, Pagani has collaborated with Danish firm Asetek SimSports to create these rather wonderful looking Huayra R ...

View more: You can now drive a Pagani Huayra R in your living room*

This is the V10-engined £2.5m McLaren Solus GT, a real-life Gran Turismo racer

Grand Theft Auto 6 will set a new benchmark ‘for all entertainment’

Call of Duty adds Singapore Grand Prix map to Modern Warfare 2 Beta

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is now in a videogame

Remembering classic games: Rock n’ Roll Racing (1993)

F1 22 review: racing, supercars and... interior design?

Forza Motorsport reboot is coming Spring 2023

The first official F1 management game in decades arrives 25 August

Volvo brings Fortnite graphics to the dashboard

Official: Sony is making a Gran Turismo TV series!

Remembering classic games: Daytona USA (1993)

Searing pace and hard work – Verstappen’s simracing life

OTHER CAR NEWS

;
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network