With the Predator Cestus 510, Acer introduced a new mouse to replace the then flagship Cestus 500. The Cestus 510 stands out from its predecessor in particular due to an improved sensor and a 4-way mouse wheel.
For the current price of € 60.20, the Cestus 510 is a gaming mouse that combines good features with a special implementation of the built-in buttons. Inside the mouse is a Pixart PMW 3389 with 16,000 DPI and a maximum speed of 400 IPS. The maximum acceleration is not given by Acer, according to the data sheet of the sensor it is 50g.
As usual in the price range, the mouse has some interchangeable elements and RGB lighting. The Omron switches in particular are built in: under each of the mouse buttons there are two different buttons that are specified for 20 and 50 million clicks respectively. These have a different pressure point, for each mouse button the switch to be used can be selected individually.
Scope of Delivery
The Cestus 510 is delivered in a black-blue cardboard box. It contains, besides the mouse itself, some accessories: Beside the ubiquitous instructions a black and a grey sticker with the Predator logo are included. There is also a carrying case with Predator and Acer branding, two alternative housing parts for the mouse and an optional extra weight. Altogether you can increase the weight of the mouse in two steps by a total of 10 grams.
Design and Workmanship
Acer’s new mouse is clearly aimed at right-handed users, as can be seen from the layout: the back and right finger rest can be exchanged, while the thumb rest is fixed and not suitable for left-handed users. In addition, there are two additional keys on the left side of the device which can only be operated with the thumb.
Apart from the two thumb keys, there is also the usual DPI key on the back of the mouse. Further control elements are not installed beside the two main buttons and the mouse wheel. The latter, however, is a 4-way mouse wheel that can be pressed to the left and right. This gives you two additional keys that can be assigned functions.
Especially striking about the design of the Acer Predator Cestus 510 are the two wings on the side of the mouse buttons. These are really just a design element that has no function in operation. The mouse is wide enough so that you never touch the wings during operation – so they don’t interfere.
Acer uses a matt black plastic for the choice of material; only the additional keys are glossy. The material used is very non-slip, the workmanship flawless. The ribbed surface, which is used on the side parts, also fits very well in the hand.
At the bottom of the mouse there is another special feature: Beside the sensor and the usual sliding surface there are two slide switches. These can be used to select the switches of the two main keys, which influences the service life and the pressure point – more on this in the next chapter.