When it comes to the classic egg shape mouse, Logitech has lead the way. But now that they’ve gone away from their OG shapes, other brands have come in to clone some of their most popular legacy shapes. The Logitech Mini Optical (LMO) was a legendary mouse shape from the company and a really popular choice among Starcraft pros. The Cox CM600 attempts to take that basic formula and update it for the year we’re in.
Dimensions (L x W x H)
104mm x 61mm x 36mm
Packaging and Presentation
Not much here in terms of presentation, the mouse comes with no extras and just a regular looking box. Mouse is safely packaged in styrofoam.
Design and Build Quality
The shape is pretty comfortable and aiming with it feels relatively natural with way less of an adjustment time than I thought I would experience. I thought it would feel a lot smaller than it did but I didn’t find it too difficult to fingertip or even claw. The egg shape feels really natural for both claw and fingertip and given how lightweight it is, I didn’t feel like I lost a lot of control using it. The coating on the mouse isn’t anything special it just feels like regular smooth ABS without too much of a grain to it. It won’t be too slippery but definetly isn’t grippy either.
QC felt quite good, with no rattle, side flex or squeaking. It feels pretty solid given its small frame and light weight. It isn’t perfect however, if you press M1/M2 buttons, you’ll feel a bit of rubbing between the button frame, while this isn’t an issue in game most of the time it doesn’t inspire confidence in terms of the longevity of the mouse. If you press down really hard on the frame you’ll get some creaking but it should feel relatively sold for regular use.
Switches in this mouse are Huano 20M blue switches, these switches feel a bit unique. M1/M2 don’t have noticeable pre-travel but a tiny bit of post travel is there but its not extreme. The clicks are light, have a bit of tactility and are very quiet. It almost feels like a silent keyboard switch compared to the usual louder clicks. Side buttons are crispy and responsive but the shape of them feels kind of flimsy given just how thin they are. If you really value side buttons this might not be the mouse for you as they are a definite weak point of this mouse. There is also an issue with the mouse where if you click down on the lower part of the main mouse buttons it could actuate the DPI button. The DPI button itself is also incredibly stiff and feels kind of awful to use.
Scroll wheel is rubber wrapped and feels pretty tactile. It reminds me old Logitech mice, doesn’t feel bad by any means but isn’t a standout either. This uses a Fortune “F Switch 11mm” encoder. It’s not a bad scroll wheel by any means but there is a bit of coarseness in the scroll feel.
The cable feels pretty light and flexible and I was definitely happy for it. It is slightly above average for a stock cable but isn’t anything to write home about either.
Sensor and Skates
PMW3360 is featured on the CM600 and it works perfectly for me. The tracking and LOD seems standard. The sensor position is at the centre of the mouse. The DPI button has incremental steps of 400, 800, 1600, 2500, 3200, 6400, 12000. The polling rate appears to be locked at 1000hz.
The mouse feet are G203 feet and they look to be the same standard size so you can get aftermarket feet for the CM600 easily. That being said you’ll want to do that immediately as the stock feet are really bad. These are some of the worst stock feet I’ve reviewed this year and they just aren’t that consistent feeling or smooth. They glide fine but if you press down at all on your mouse you’ll feel some scratchiness. Also given how thin they are, they will wear down in no time.
Performance and Software
From what I can tell there isn’t any compatible software with this mouse. In-game the shape felt way better than I expected. I kind of had low expectations for this mouse but it does really transition easily from claw to fingertip for me. That being said the questionable QC really shows up sometimes and that is really the downfall of this mouse. It isn’t solid feeling enough to have that real confidence you need to perform consistently all of the time. Flicks and tracking aim were pretty on point for me but this mouse could benefit a lot from replacing the stock feet which weren’t that smooth or consistent.
The Cox CM600 is a fun, super light mouse that is surprisingly comfortable for small to medium size hands. It can also function as a great travel mouse as it’s small and very light. There’s a lot to like here but it doesn’t live up to its potential given the mediocre build quality. Given the cost of importing this mouse outside Asia it probably isn’t worth the price of entry but if you can find it at $30-40USD I’d say it might be worthwhile to add to a collection.
- Shape is really great for fingertip and claw
- Clicks and light and quiet
- QC issues and bad mouse feet
- Weighs more than 39g stated on the box
Where to buy the Cox CM600 Mouse