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    Sandberg Azazinator Mouse 6400

    Introduction

    Today we're looking at something a little cheaper than the typical all-singing, all-dancing, a budget-orientated gaming mouse that, Sandberg claim still packs quite a punch of features. Sandberg newest Azazinator Mouse 6400 entry-level gaming mouse only costs $22.99, which is roughly half of what many people would expect to spend on a gaming mouse. That low price comes with RGB, acceptable performance with gaming as well as productivity and fewer limitations that you might expect.



    Take a look at the Specifications of the mouse.




    Packaging & Contents

    Sandberg use a fancy blue and black styling that gives their packaging a unique and striking appearance. On the front of the packaging are six badges at the bottom showing us it's features and a good, full-size image of the device.



    At the rear of the box we see a description of the product printed in many languages right above the contents and specifications lists.



    With the front flap open you can now have a clear view of the mouse.



    Obviously, with the mouse being budget-orientated, Sandberg haven't wasted any expenditure on superfluous items. You get an information guide and your mouse.




    A Closer Look

    The Azazinator Mouse 6400 is being marketed as a right-handed mouse but the design of the shell is largely ambidextrous with no lean towards the right that you’d normally find. The mouse has a very safe shape and is designed for medium to large-sized hands.



    There is a Matte coating on top of the shell which resists oil and doesn’t attract a lot of fingerprints.



    Sandberg equipped the Azazinator Mouse 6400 with seven buttons: the left mouse button, right mouse button, two side buttons, a scroll click button, a light button and a DPI switch. That should be plenty for most people, especially since the buttons are customizable via the Sandberg's software available for Windows and macOS (more about customization in a bit). The illuminated Sandberg logo will match the bottom zone.



    The left-hand-side of the Azazinator Mouse 6400 features a couple of slim buttons, traditionally used for forwards/backwards functions within the operating system or web browser but they can also be remapped in the Sandberg software to give additional functions in your games. A left-handed user you can’t access them. So this isn’t a truly ambidextrous mouse despite its symmetrical shape.



    On the right-hand-side, there’s a clear absence of thumb buttons but the design is largely the same as the opposite side. You can change the lighting modes using the button behind the DPI switch. Sandberg used a 6-foot-long rubber USB cable for the Azazinator Mouse 6400. The 1.8M rubber cable is raised off the surface slightly which helps to reduce cable drag as much as possible, something that can ruin the feel of wired mice if not taken seriously in the design phase. Something we'd usually see on Sandberg mice is a braided cable, but they're not cheap and would've undoubtedly increased the cost of the device, instead we get a thin rubber cable.



    The scroll wheel looks like a streetbike rear tyre with the tread pattern moulded into it, just behind that is a DPI-toggle. The mouse feature lighting for the scroll wheel, which is common. Hidden under the two large buttons at the front, which are on their own hinge mechanism that’s separate from the main shell of the mouse, are the usual 3 million click mechanical switches.



    Flipping the mouse on its back we can see the sensor is being centralised in the device. There are also four large PTFE pads to allow the mouse to glide. Sandberg built the Azazinator Mouse 6400 around its Sunplus 6651B sensor, which supports CPI settings between (800 - 1600 - 2400 - 3200 - 4800 - 6400). That pales in comparison to higher-end mice with optical sensor supports up to 20000 CPI. Most people don't need that large a range, however, and it's not surprising for an entry-level mouse to have a sensor like this.




    Software

    The Azazinator Mouse 6400 uses Sandberg's software. This program could be really nice with some tweaking, but in its current state, it really isn't something I can call super.




    There is control of mouse sensitivity in different modes, there are settings for the color of the backlight, there are even macros that you can adjust. And you can change the values ​​of all buttons.






    Performance

    It doesn't matter whether you've spent $100 or $23 on your gaming mouse, you still expect things to be developed to an acceptable degree with proper tracking and robust software/drivers. To that end, we've not held back while evaluating the Azazinator Mouse 6400, treating the device with the same rigour that we'd put any other gaming mouse through. For day to day usage, the Azazinator Mouse 6400 is absolutely fine, the sensors that Sandberg use are so well tuned these days that you don't give them a second thought, with the lightweight chassis and comfortable shape also helping the overall appeal. It's a shame that Sandberg couldn't stretch to adding in thumb buttons on both sides so that left-handed users could join in on the fun but tight budgets cause cutbacks.



    The 2 side buttons which are angled, makes them easier to press with your thumb. The left and right mouse buttons are really long and low to the ground which means your fingers will be close together. Like holding a pen, but not too cramped. This allows for better aiming and faster response times. You don't want mice with buttons that are too high. We were pleasantly surprised by the tracking and mechanical switches under the two mouse buttons, it certainly didn't feel like a cheap mouse. The clicks feel smooth and silent, there is no creaking in the frame, and a nice soft-touch coating keeps your hands comfortable over long gaming sessions. Since the cable wasn't braided, I found myself struggling with drag pretty often.



    The RGB effects of this mouse is very beautiful. The RGB lighting, helped along by the Sandberg software, looks decent, but it is evident that, in an effort to save costs, Sandberg have used fewer RGB LEDs than they might've liked to. The brightness and vibrancy of the colours is excellent but any kind of sweeping effect through the lighting skirt is notchy lacking in the absolutely smoothness offered by their higher end offerings.



    I enjoyed using the Sandberg Azazinator Mouse 6400 in my usual rotation of first-person shooters (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Apex Legends and Overwatch) and didn't experience any tracking-related issues with the CPI set to 1600 or 2400. The Azazinator Mouse 6400 also felt solid when I played those games. Now, it's not so tough that it could take me taking my gaming frustrations out on it. But when it came to everyday use, I never felt like I was about to break something. That shouldn't be too much of a risk, since Sandberg said the mouse buttons mechanical switches are rated for 3 million clicks.


    Final Thoughts

    We're pleased to announce that Sandberg they've done a sterling job on this Azazinator Mouse 6400. The Azazinator Mouse 6400 is light enough to use for extended periods but not so light that it's easy to accidentally fling it across your mouse pad. The on the fly dpi settings of (800 - 1600 - 2400 - 3200 - 4800 - 6400) is super convenient + further custom settings that can be achieved with the help of a fairly decent software that is available for download from Sandberg's support page. Moving onto the RGB lighting. No gaming peripheral is complete without this, but thankfully they've not wasted precious resources by covering the device in LEDs so it shines out of every crevice. A simple lighting skirt around the bottom and the logo at the back is all it needs, and even at that they've kept things low cost by using only a few LEDs. It looks nice but it's not gonna blow your mind, though at this price point we can forgive that somewhat. One of the few issues we do have with the mouse is the odd choice to present the mouse with a symmetrical design but not ensure left-handed users can use the mouse with thumb buttons on both sides. Since the cable wasn't braided, I found myself struggling with drag pretty often. This isn't a dealbreaker, and the problem could be solved with a cheap mouse bungee.



    With such a low asking price, at around half of anything else Sandberg offer, we went into the review a little sceptical, worried even, but they've pulled it off remarkably well! It's not just another Chinese office mouse playing dress-up. This is a genuinely good budget gaming mouse and can give you an edge in shooters over other budget gamers using standard office mice. It's hard to believe the Sandberg Azazinator Mouse 6400 only costs $22.99. Is it the most solidly built gaming mouse on the market? No. It's not the most customizable mouse, either, nor the best performing. Anyone who's looking for the best of the best shouldn't waste a second glance on the Azazinator Mouse 6400. For everyone else, however, it's easy to recommend the Azazinator Mouse 6400. It performs well despite having a limited CPI range, a decent enough shape, offers some customization options via Sandberg's Software and has attractive RGB lighting that would be hard to find on similarly priced gaming mice. It's also comfortable to use. A gaming mouse without many bells and whistles, but it has all the essential stuff.

    Last edited by testman78; 07-12-2021 at 10:36 PM.

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