Genius has been working on gaming peripherals for the past few years, yet has never managed to bring something to the fold, unique or excellent to stand out. This is where the Scorpion M8-610 comes in.
There’s a reason I’m saying this. Genius has released the GX series back in 2011, and has prepared a number of mice, keyboards, and audio solutions, but despite having an extensive line-up, they never managed to take a bite out of the market, to be recounted amongst veterans like SteelSeries, Logitech or Razer. GX Scorpion M8-610 is their attempt at jumping in, or at the very least catch up. It’s a familiar looking mouse, with finely calculated ergonomics, and well placed buttons. In many ways, it’s a far cry from previous generation rodents.
Interestingly, the mouse uses an 8200DPI laser sensor, which most likely means Genius employed the help of Pixart’s ADNS8200SE gaming-laser sensor (though I may be wrong), one of the most popular and used gaming mouse until the past few months / year. I imagine any manufacturer opting to use laser at this point, is well aware of its strengths and weaknesses, because the core audience sure as hell knows exactly what they are looking for.
Such is the case with saturated markets, there are plenty of choices, for each budget and preference imaginable. New entries have to contend with some stiff competition, from companies that have years of experience, and in many ways, paved the ground for what we consider quality today.
Still, from the onset, Genius’ GX Scorpion M8-610 laser gaming mouse (to give it its full name) has learned the design and ergonomic sensibilities of modern-day rodents, and what it has to offer is on par to any other premium device. Does it manage to make a stand, and maybe even break through the sea of gamer oriented peripherals? Let’s take a look.