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Mionix Castor review: Another comfortable mouse from the cult favorite

Hayden Dingman | Dec. 14, 2015
It's basically Mionix's stab at the DeathAdder.

As such, I'd say the Castor is probably the best “universal” gaming mouse you could find, at the moment. It is understated enough to work in pretty much any game, with pretty much any grip you can imagine, and will still be comfortable.

Does it excel in any one area? No, but it doesn't need to. Where another mouse might focus in on a certain aspect and make sure that one aspect is great, the Castor simply makes sure all aspects are pretty damn good.

Pricing

The one issue? Price.

The DeathAdder and Castor actually list for the same price of $70, so that's not the issue. The problem is you can typically find the DeathAdder on perpetual sale for $60 or less, while the Castor has no such discount (at least on Amazon) day-to-day.

Do I think the Castor is worth the extra $10? Absolutely. I like the shape more, I like the finger grooves, I like the DPI switch. But that's ultimately a personal judgment call.

Bottom line

Mionix is a cult favorite for a reason. For a company with so little mainstream recognition, Mionix is putting out some of the best modern gaming mice—over and over and over again. And now they've created one that could actually go mainstream, considering it's their most broad-appeal mouse yet.

I like the Castor a lot. It's simple, it's versatile, and it's just luxurious enough to give it an edge over Razer's similarly-equipped DeathAdder. It might not be the best mouse, but it's a good starting point if you're in the market and need something that does it all.

 

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