After being pleasantly surprised by Arctic Cooling’s first entry into the mouse market, the M551, I was looking forward to testing the M571. I was very interested to see what they did with the M571 to differentiate the two models and justify the additional $5 for it. So without further ado let’s take a look at the features.
We will start with looking at what Arctic Cooling has to say about their product:
A mouse works like a computer user’s fingertips, so it should be quick, precise, comfortable and high-quality to help them slide freely on screen. The ARCTIC M571 incorporates all these attributes along with highly functional features.
- Laser engine for absolute accuracy – even on glass
- Ultra-high sensitivity – 800 / 1600 / 2400 dpi
- Double-bullet and continuous shooting button
- Ergonomic design maximizes comfort for a long game play
- Personalize control and feel by the additional weights (up to 26 grams)
- Smooth, low resistance movements by slick gliding feet
- Back and forth thumb buttons for easy navigation
- Coated cord eliminates line clustering
The ARCTIC M571 has a resistant surface coating to protect the mouse from wearing out. This helps to maintain the mouse at top-notch quality from day-to-day use. This mouse operates with laser optical sensor; thus, it has ultra-high sensitivity levels that offer ideal precision and speed. The sensitivity levels can be adjusted from 800, 1,600 to 2,400 dpi by simply pressing the ‘dpi’ button. The current sensitivity level is displayed by a LED light on the mouse as well.
The ARCTIC M571 also has the basic features that any computer user is looking for – backward and forward button on the side and the scrolling key on the mouse. All these features are targeted to serve users to surf and play online more conveniently. The quiet scrolling wheel gives highest comfort to users when they need to view slides, zoom in and out, and navigate content on computer screen. Additionally, the ARCTIC M571 offers a third mouse button, which allows multi-fire setting in games or other functions.
To further improve the ergonomic design of the mouse, users can personalize the weight of their mouse according to their preferences and practices. The weight of the mouse can be adjusted by up to four weights of 6.5 grams each. These various aspects would give users greatest comfort and allow them to personalize the weight of their mouse.
|Sensitivity||800 / 1,600 / 2,400 dpi|
|Typical power input||0.15 W|
|Cable||1.8 m Ø 2.8 mm|
|Dimensions||120 (L) x 81 (W) x 44 (H) mm|
|Weight||138 g + optional up to 4 x 6.5 g weights|
As you can see it is very similar to the M551. The primary differences seem to be the actual shape of the mouse and the customizable weights. Even the specifications are almost identical which makes sense since the two mice use the same sensor.
The M571 arrived in a nice simple package that showed off the mouse with a clear front cover and had the specifications on the back. Inside the box there is the mouse, an AC case badge, and a small one page “manual” that shows you have to connect the mouse and the features.