Tecknet M008 Hyperbolt Gaming Mouse
To download the software for this mouse go here:
Download the one that says V1.0.
This mouse seems to have been discontinued unfortunately. If you can find this mouse anywhere please mention in comments where. Thanks
The linked mouse is different but similar.
Look out Logitech, Tecknet have one hell of a mouse here!
After using a Logitech Performance MX for a year (£59), then switching up to a Logitech G602 (£69), I decided I would give an underdog a chance and get a cheaper mouse (£19). I sometimes like doing this as you never know when you'll find one of those hidden gems! Well, I definitely found one here with the M008!
I ordered the mouse and it arrived the next day (although it wasn't called the Hyperbolt then, and it says nothing of this name on the actual mouse nor in the software).
It was presented in a plain box that doesn't really get you very excited. I usually keep ALL packaging for products. But this went straight to the garbage. Mind you this is a good thing as basic packaging keeps the price down.
The mouse itself on the other hand, impressed me from the moment I picked it up. The build quality is that of a £60 mouse. Not the £18. 97 that I payed for it!
My first thought was simply "WOW! OK, so this isn't at all what I expected!". It has a matte/rubberized feel to it all over. Even the side thumb buttons are matte/rubber coated (I'm still undecided whether it IS a rubberized coat or not, it's hard to tell, but it feels nice!). The only parts of the top that are not coated is the middle top part where the DPI lights are, and the small 'quick fire' button just left of the LMB. These are a glossy black plastic, of good quality!
It has a 6ft (approx) nylon covered USB cord. I love these as they don't get knotted very easily. They also don't grip anything on your desk. So you are free to move around with ease.
On the underside I was surprised once again to find it is all brushed aluminium. Simple, flat, shiny, and just smooth! The 'feet' are a black plastic, standard of a mouse bottom really. Here, you will find the normal laser and , setting switch, and the not-so-normal weight system, usually only found on higher-end mice.
A twist of the weight cover, to the left, and it opens up to slide out. Actually this isn't as easy as I just made it sound. You do have to give it some persuasion. Tapping it against your palm normally works. But it comes out eventually.
Inside there are 8 small weights, each weighing 2. 462g each (approx). So altogether, with the 'cover' that holds them (around 1717g), the total weight of this is around 21. 4g. This adds a nice amount of weight to the mouse, even with it's all metal underside. Of course, you can add or subtract any of the small weights to get the feel you want.
Plugging it in to my PC (Win 7) it starts without a hitch. No drivers needed, just plug and play. I then installed the software, by download :
Click here to download!
This allows you to configure the mouse to your exact needs. From the colour of the lights, to the value of any of the 13 buttons on the device. There is way too many settings to mention them all here. But what I found interesting though, was the ability to adjust the DPI settings. Usually with mice like this, you can choose between a few pre-set DPI speeds. With the M008 you can manually set those speeds. So if you don't like one of the defaults, let's say the 2000dpi setting, you can change it for 2400 instead. Hell even 2450 if that floats your boat. You can edit every 1 of the FIVE DPI settings to exactly how you like it! Anywhere from 50dpi up to an astounding 16400dpi! Now isn't that impressive?!!!
Oh and you can set the X axis speed to be different to the Y axis if you really want to get fancy!
So anyway I love this mouse. I have been on the hunt for the 'perfect mouse' for a while now. I've even bought a fair few mice since owning this one. But still none of them have even come close. The look of it isn't the best I've seen I'll be honest. My personal favorite for looks, was the Performance MX from Logitech. That was a really classy looking thing! And it was probably the most beautiful feeling mouse I'll ever have owned. But, this M008 definitely looks like a tool. A strong, sturdy and robust tool. Cause after all – that's what we want in a mouse... Reliability and functionality!
I will post another video soon showing the software features more in depth. So if your interested in that then hit subscribe so you don't miss it!
Posted on 03/01/2016 at