Workmanship and Technology
The workmanship makes a very good impression. You have the feeling to have something of high quality in your hand, where everything has its place. There is nothing to indicate that poor quality production or materials have been used. Even if you take a closer look at the specifications. The PMW3360 is a very high quality optical sensor with up to 12000 DPI. All functions are available via plug-and-play and the DPI can be switched between 1200, 2400, 3600, 5000, 8200 and 12000. If you don’t like the illumination, the DPI or other parameters, you can download the appropriate software from the Genesis website. More about this later.
Ergonomics and Practice
The Krypton 770 is explicitly designed for right-handed users. Therefore, the mouse has a pleasant shape that fits very well in the hand. The OMRON switches react well and the material is shifted by only 2 mm at the tip. This means that the tensions in the material that occur when the switch is pressed are present, but not particularly large. Even after intensive loading, we cannot detect any weak points. The additional keys are well placed and easily accessible. Even if you can’t change the DPI in combat, if you don’t change the assignment in the software.
In practice, we have also found that the optical sensor detects all inputs well and quickly, so that we can react quickly. Even after a long period of use, playing does not become a torture. The mouse feels really good in the hand and is certainly not the reason for a premature break.
The software for the Genesis Krypton 770 is, although only available in English, very clearly arranged. Besides the possibility to save all changes in various profiles, there is also an onboard memory in the mouse, so that you can use your own settings even with friends without software. All seven keys can be reprogrammed according to your wishes. In addition to the standard functions, keystrokes can also be combined. In addition, there is an independent macro editor with which you can save and use even more flexible combinations.
As mentioned before, the six DPI levels can be set individually and the color for identification on the mouse wheel can also be adjusted in seven colors. The lighting effect as well as finer settings and the speed of the color changes can also be adjusted under the “Lightning” tab. Additional mouse parameters as the sensitivity, the scroll speed and the speed of the double click can be adjusted in the next tab. Last but not least it is possible to reduce the polling rate from 1000 Hz to 500, 250 or 125 Hz.