Usage & Testing
Since both the Imperator keyboard and the Maurus mouse come with software go ahead and install that first. Odd enough both programs require you to restart your system. Go ahead and plug everything in and get comfortable. It is actually pretty cool to have the same brand keyboard mouse and headset.
Let’s start with the Maurus gaming mouse. The first thing that you are going to notice about the Maurus when you plug it in is the GX Gaming logo on the front lights up, which adds a nice effect. Opening up the software on the first screen you can assign all of your buttons as well as load one of your three profiles. The Manage Macro screen is next and it allows you to easily record and save different macro functions. In Advanced Settings you can change the mouse speed, scroll speed, double click speed and sensitivity. Polling rate can be set to 250Hz, 500Hz and 1000Hz. DPI settings can be switched between 450, 900, 1800 and 3500. The last screen is the light options. You can set the intensity and pulsation speed. I like that you are able to turn the lights completely off.
Using the mouse was enjoyable. The rubber coating that is on each side of the mouse makes gripping it very easy and comfortable. The way the mouse is designed my thumb sits on the left side of the mouse and my pinky finger sits on the right. The flow of the mouse is really good on my mousepad as well. While I did like using the mouse I do feel as if its size is a little compact. The button on the right side is extremely hard to press, especially during an intense gaming session. I did however get used to the lighter weight of the mouse after a little while and it did not bother me.
On to the Imperator keyboard. Going over the software first the main screen allows you to assign the six “G” buttons and save and load your 3 profiles. The second screen is the manage macro screen and it allows you to record and save your macros to be used with the six “G” keys. Finally in advanced settings you can see your three profiles and enable or disable the Windows key.
It took me a couple of days to get used to using the Imperator, but after that typing was very comfortable and smooth. While they keys were not mechanical they did register every button press and I never felt like I missed an action because of the keyboard. The built-in wrist rest makes typing comfortable. Having a full number pad is a plus as well. The Delete key on this keyboard is very small, pretty much the same size and the number keys, so that will definitely take some time to get used to.
Finally we have the Lychas headset. I used it for about a week during some long gaming and work sessions where I was listening to music. The earcups are very comfortable and the sound is nice and vibrant and loud. While the sound was good, I feel as if it was not as good as some of the other headsets I have testing in the past. It was pretty interesting being able to turn the volume down on each ear, this is something I’ve never seen on a headset before. Using the microphone worked great I took a few Skype calls and used in-game voice chat and everyone said I sounded just fine. After a while of wearing the headset they did get uncomfortable. The headband would actually start to hurt my head. The small rubber section does not give enough support at all.