The Mad Catz M.O.J.O. M1 is uncommon in a number of methods. The place different mice appear so as to add on as many buttons as they’ll, attempt to lower the wire in a means that doesn’t impression efficiency, or be as colourful as potential, the M.O.J.O. M1 units itself aside with its no-frills strategy paired with a novel honeycomb-esque design that additionally permits the mouse to be an extremely light-weight possibility for players.
Whereas loads of what makes the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. M1 distinctive may very well be seen as a blended blessing, it’s a very succesful mouse that ought to make most players pleased with its efficiency. Even when there are issues about it which may flip some players off. And, with its strong development and the inclusion of Mad Catz’s in-house mechanical switches, it ought to final a very long time.
At $57 (about £54, AU$83), the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. M1 is available in at an excellent, if not spectacular, worth. For comparability, the equally light-weight Roccat Burst Core prices $29 (£24, AU$69). Nevertheless, esports players will discover the M1’s increased 40G acceleration and 12000 max DPI superior and value the additional money in comparison with the Roccat’s 30G acceleration and 8500 DPI.
The MSI Clutch GM41 may be a greater comparability at $54 (£49, AU$71). It’s additionally at an analogous weight, coming in at 65g, and simply as nice a performer. Nevertheless, it does include extra versatility. Fortunate for the M1, it has a conveniently-placed DPI button for mid-game changes not like the GM41, and is a a lot nicer trying mouse.
Sadly, players within the UK can solely seize the M.O.J.O. M1 by means of on-line retailers primarily based in mainland Europe in the interim, so costs could fluctuate a bit.
Whereas the M.O.J.O. M1’s worth doesn’t set it aside from the competitors, its design does. That asymmetrical hollow-pyramid design, as Mad Catz calls it, covers each side of the mouse and the midsection of the palm relaxation with triangle-shaped holes, just like the honeycomb design of another mice. Collectively, they reduce the load of the mouse.
At 70g, it appears to have labored. It’s a really light-weight mouse that also has sufficient weight to it for simple management. By taking off that additional materials, Mad Catz makes it potential for the inclusion of a thumb wing – one thing that’s often lacking from ultralight mice like this.
The massive caveat to this design selection is the potential of particles and mud stepping into the mouse. You may truly see the circuit boards inside should you look carefully, and if there’s one factor that’s harmful to electronics in addition to water, it’s mud. Whereas we didn’t expertise any points relating to particles affecting the mouse, it’s a concern for long-term use. Nevertheless, with an excellent mud blower and common upkeep, this shouldn’t be that huge of a difficulty.
The development of the mouse is in any other case very strong due to the premium plastic Mad Catz used for the outer shell. We’re not involved about getting overly aggressive with the mouse, because it feels sturdy sufficient to resist loads of punishment. Even the wire is sturdy – although on the identical time, it’s additionally very stiff, typically annoyingly so.
Because of Mad Catz’ inclusion of its in-house mechanical Dakota Switches, this mouse ought to final a very long time – 60 million clicks to be actual. The Dakota Switches are additionally extremely responsive, taking solely 2ms to reply.
The mouse comes with 6 buttons – the normal left and proper buttons alongside the middle scroll wheel, a DPI button that sits immediately behind the scroll wheel, and two facet buttons located on the left of the mouse for simple thumb entry.
These ought to simply cowl the wants of any mainstream esports players so long as they’re right-handed. Each palm and claw grips work on this mouse.
The not-so-good information is that should you’re somebody who must remap your mouse for macros, you gained’t be capable to with this mouse as there’s no accompanying software program. Plus, the DPI is preset to 800, 1600 (default), 3200, and 12000, which suggests you gained’t be capable to regulate to a decrease sniper-mode DPI setting.
The RGB is restricted in the identical means. There’s no software program to actually customise the colours or results on the M1. All you are able to do is press the entrance facet button and proper mouse button on the identical time to cycle by means of 4 results: static colour, off, respiratory, and spectrum. Since there’s just one RGB zone emanating from contained in the shell, it’s not the most important deal. Nevertheless, RGB followers would have appreciated a bit extra effort right here.
The place the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. M1 excels nonetheless, is efficiency. Not solely does it have a quick response time, once more due to the Dakota Switches, however the mouse makes use of the PMW 3360 optical sensor that delivers a 1000Hz polling charge, 50G acceleration, 250 IPS, and as much as 12000 DPI. Certain, there are mice with increased DPI, however even 12K is greater than we might ever use.
Mainly, when simply trying on the efficiency of the mouse, you’ll be capable to sustain with nearly anybody on the market. It simply retains up with our frantic gunning and working (away) in Doom: Everlasting and Metro Exodus whereas additionally shifting precisely in first-person video games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Firewatch.
The Mad Catz M.O.J.O. M1 may not be an ideal mouse. The truth is, there are a couple of easy tweaks Mad Catz could make to actually put this within the high tier of gaming mice. But, it’s an incredible performer that’s light-weight and easy to make use of, good for any esports gamer who doesn’t care a lot about additional gimmicks and simply needs to play.
Purchase it if…
You need one thing that appears a bit totally different
Moreover the advantage of being lighter, the asymmetrical hollow-pyramid design units this mouse aside from the pack.
You want a light-weight gaming mouse
At 70 grams, the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. M1 is the right weight. It’s extremely gentle but has sufficient heft to remain in management when taking part in fast-paced video games.
You need a simplified gaming resolution
In the event you discover many of the gaming mice on the market overly difficult, then this plug and play mouse may be for you.
Don’t purchase it if…
You have got a messy desk
Due to all of the hole pyramid design, the interior elements are uncovered and the very last thing you need is a peripheral appearing up as a result of particles obtained inside.
You care about RGB lighting or remapping keys
It does have RGB lighting, but it surely’s extremely restricted. And, anybody that likes to remap their mouse buttons gained’t be capable to in any respect with the mouse.