Cosmic Byte Equinox Gamma Review – Affordable Reliability

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Cosmic Byte is one of the most popular brands in the country when it comes to affordable accessories. The company is known for providing quality products at a very competitive price. Although most of their product lineup lies in the lower spectrum of the price bracket, they also offer some premium products at a higher price.

I have been using Cosmic Byte’s flagship gaming mouse, the Equinox Gamma for the past few months and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on it.

In the Box:

  • 1 x Cosmic Byte Equinox Gamma
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 3 x Additional Weights (3.5 gram each)

Technical Specifications:

  • Mouse Sensor: PixArt PMW 3389
  • Switches: Omron Micro Switches                                                                        
  • Resolution: Adjustable up to 26000 DPI
  • Acceleration: Maximum 50G
  • Tracking Speed: 400 IPS
  • Polling Rate: Up to 1000Hz
  • Number of Buttons: 12
  • Interface: Gold Plated USB
  • Cable Length: 1.75 m braided cable
  • Weight: 158 grams (with all 3 weights attached)
  • Dimensions: 124x73x43 mm (LxWxH)

Design Specifications:

  • Mouse Orientation: Right Handed
  • Grip: Palm Grip and Claw Grip
  • Lighting: SPECTRA RGB Lighting with 16.8 million colors
  • Weight: 147.5 Grams. Addition of 3 x 3.5grams adjustable weights.
  • Body Type: Reinforced Plastic, with Matte UV coating

THE GOOD:

The most unique thing about this mouse is the design. It’s not an ambidextrous mouse and is intended for only right handed users. I found the design quite impressive but keep in mind, it’s clearly not for everyone. It’s a huge mouse and takes some time getting used to. It also has a matte Anti-SKID UV coating which makes the chassis grippier. The build quality is top-notch and this mouse is built to last.

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The tracking on this mouse is amazing, and it can easily go toe to toe with many way more expensive mice in this regard. Once you’ve spent some time with the software and found the correct settings for yourself, it’s a joy to use and game with it. I played CS:GO, Rainbow 6 : Siege, some GTA V, AC, etc. and it didn’t disappoint at all.

The Omron micro switches provide a nice tactile feedback and feel sturdy enough for a long use. Even the extra buttons on the side, which are known to be first ones to die, seem quite reliable. I haven’t faced any issues so far.

Talking about the buttons, this mouse has a total of 12 buttons. Apart from the basic left, right and middle button, we have two DPI switch buttons, two forward and back buttons, one three-click button, and 4 extra buttons for macros. One of those 4 macro buttons, when pressed and held, locks the DPI at 100, something which might be useful in first-person shooters while sniping.

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Every button on this mouse is programmable and can be assigned to do specific functions as per the user’s needs. The DPI switch buttons have a small LED bar below which shows which DPI setting you’re currently at. You can customize and save up to 6 DPI settings in the mouse using Equinox Gamma’s software. The mouse support between 100 to 26000 DPI, which is quite impressive for the price.

The dedicated software can be used to change the lighting effects and its settings. It can also be used to change mouse parameters like Mouse sensitivity, Scrolling Speed, Double-Click Speed and Polling Rate. The software is light, clean and has a very precise UI, something which even many big brands are not able to achieve.

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The RGB Lighting on this mouse is very subtle, which is something I personally prefer. It doesn’t light up the whole mouse, just the scroll wheel, the Cosmic Byte logo and a small thin portion in the bottom. There are 9 different effects to choose from.

Other features worth mentioning are the extra weights available to adjust the overall weight of the mouse, which is a nice thing to have. The braided cable is pretty standard, it’s sturdy and should be long enough for most users.

THE BAD:

Coming to the other side of the spectrum, there are some things with this mouse that I would love Cosmic Byte to revisit and maybe change.

For starters, the design. This is way too good a mouse to be usable by just right-handers. Now, I agree, the majority of users are right-handed, having the option for an ambidextrous variant would make a lot of sense. The performance and functionalities that this mouse offers really make me think why the company wouldn’t release another version with a more versatile design.

Another thing I didn’t like about the mouse was its heft. Although they do provide extra weights to increase how much the mouse weighs, I don’t see a lot of people using those, as this mouse, even without those weights is quite hefty. Now, this comes down to personal preference as well, as I personally like a light mouse.

There’s nothing major wrong with the mouse, these are just a few suggestions I’d like Cosmic Byte to consider.

VERDICT:

If you’ve gone through the whole review, you already have an idea of what is going to be written here. Costing around INR 2000, Cosmic Byte’s Equinox Gamma Gaming Mouse has a lot more features than most of the other gaming mice in the same price bracket. And it’s all there without the company cutting any corners when it comes to build quality.

It’s an affordable & reliable performer and will last you long enough to justify its price tag. I’d totally recommend this to anyone in the market looking for a gaming mouse with a sturdy design, lots of extra programmable buttons, and a no-nonsense tracking sensor.


The Cosmic Byte Equinox Gaming Mouse can be purchased from :

Cosmic Byte, Amazon, Flipkart


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Harshit Sharma
An avid football lover. A die-hard Barca fan. Love to read about all the tech and gadgets I can't afford (yet). A music enthusiast, with Coldplay being my favorite. A calm and peaceful person. I believe in taking everything as it comes and being happy with the simple things in life.

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