The WMO is a gone but not forgotten shape from Microsoft that has been neglected for years, that is, until now. Gamesense has brought back a clone of the shape in both wireless and wired versions but this review will focus on the MVP wireless. I was sent a copy of the mouse for review so I’ll break down every aspect of the mouse and whether it’s worth picking up in 2022.
Measurements (L x W x H)
124mm x 66.6mm x 39.6mm.
Unboxing and Extras
The MVP Wireless comes in a redesigned box with RPG-stylized artwork. In terms of extras the mouse comes with an extra set of skates as well as a USCB dongle and charging cable.
Design and Build Quality
The design of the mouse is based on the WMO shape which is an old school FPS mouse from Microsoft. It’s been slightly revised by making it shorter than the original inspiration. The mouse has a minimal design with just a RGB-lit logo at the bottom of the mouse.
An initial test of build quality did reveal that the shell is quite sturdy. The coating is very smooth without much of a grainy feeling at all. The ambi shape feels immediately comfortable and familiar in hand and the 75g weight is quite well balanced. In terms of build quality it feels quite sturdy in hand but there is a bit of creaking when I grip the mouse hard. There is very little side or bottom flex and no rattle when I shake the mouse. The build quality does feel like a step up from past Gamesense mice.
There is an area of RGB underglow at the back of the mouse and users can use the software to customize the lighting. The RGB isn’t’ particaruly bright or striking but it doesn’t feel like it adds much unnecessary back weight to the design.
Buttons & Scroll Wheel
The clicks on the mouse use Kailh 4.0s. The main clicks offer a satisfyingly tactile response and a crispy sounding click with minimal pre and post travel. There is a bit of side play but nothing that would actually be distracting in game. Keep in mind these clicks are a bit on the stiffer side but not so much that they hindered any spam clicking.
The side buttons are well placed, large and easy to access and click. Once again these side buttons don’t have much pre or post travel and offer a consistent and satisfying click with good tactility. The side buttons are defiantly a highlight of using this mouse. The DPI button is nicely tucked out of the way and thankfully I didn’t run into issues with clicking it by accident.
The middle click requires a medium amount of force to activate and felt well designed. The scroll wheel has a tactile rubber coating and is tensioned a bit on the looser side. It performed well in-game but I did run into an issue with the wheel squeaking quite often. This could hit my confidence in the longevity of the scroll wheel but it didn’t translate into any performance issues in game.
Shape, Performance and Software
The weight and size of the MVP Wireless made it an easy mouse to adjust to. It’s good for medium handed gamers who like to claw grip or smaller handed gamers who like to palm. I wouldn’t recommend the mouse for fingertip but it’s possible to use that as well. The shape was comfortable over time and enough adjustments had been made that it did truly feel like a modernized WMO. The shape is smaller and shorter than comparable mice like the Ninjutso Katana and the GPX Superlight.
In terms of performance, the sensor and default LOD of 1mm didn’t give me any major issues. I found the mouse was easy to aim with and didn’t require much of an adjustment coming from other mice. The response and latency felt snappy and on-par with other wireless mice on the market at the moment.
The MVP Wireless has optional software but for custom macros, lighting customization and debounce time adjustments that is available for download from the website.
Battery Life, Sensor and Skates
The sensor is the PAW3370 and as expected for a top of the line sensor it performs well in the MVP. I didn’t have any problems at all with LOD or skipped tracking. My usual DPI felt consistent and staple and did not require a large adjustment from other wireless mice I’ve been testing of late. In terms of latency and performance it met the standards that other wireless mice have been offering in 2022.
In terms of battery life, you’ll want to turn off the RGB to reach the stated battery life of 64hrs. I do think this estimate is about accurate but the battery life will definitely fall short of other options like the GPX or Finalmouse SL12. Fortunately the cable is actually quite light and flexible and you could play with the mouse corded in a pinch.
The skates on the mouse are of a decent thickness and well rounded. They use white 100% PTFE and feel smooth and durable. Make sure you peel the clear coating off from them before you use the mouse as it’s hard to see the clear plastic over the feet. The skates are good enough to use out the box but the MVP would still benefit from installing your own upgraded feet.
Without any other WMO clones, the MVP Wireless delivers good value at $100 for a niche shape that noone else is offering at the moment.
- Unique shape that’s great for claw
- Nicely placed and tactile side buttons
- Decent value for the specs
- Some shell creaking and scroll wheel squeaking during use
- Battery life could be better
Get the MVP Wireless if you feel like the shape would work for you or you’re switching from a wired mouse and don’t want to break the mouse. This is also a good upgrade for any OGs who never found something better than the WMO shape for them.
Where to buy the Gamesense MVP Wireless