The Redragon Perdition gaming mouse is a decent mouse in its own right and definitely a worthy alternative to the Razer Naga or Logitech G600, especially considering it comes at a lower price. With high-quality components, good specs and a whole lot of buttons it’s definitely worth considering. It’s certainly an upgrade from the popular, cheap Redragon mouse Centrophorus. In this Redragon Perdition review we uncover the great value this mouse has for its price and quality.
Who are Redragon ?
The Redragon Perdition Gaming Mouse features 18 programmable buttons, works at up to 16400 DPI and comes with removable weights for your convenience. For those of you, that didn’t know and you may be forgiven if you are one of them, Redragon was originally aresearch and development companybased out of China and formed in 1996. While they developed for other companies and products they formally began releasing their own products in 2012, so are somewhat new to the scene of gaming software but come with a lot of experience. Since 2012 they have released a few products for PCs including speakers, keyboards, and a few other mice including the Redragon Mammoth and Redragon® Lavawolf. The Redragon Perdition is the most advanced mouse in their line so far comparable to the Logitech G600 and Perixx MX-3100. With a 12 button side keypad (which is strikingly similar to the G600 in looks) the Perdition is well worth a look for the gamer who needs a lot of buttons at instant disposal.
Redragon Perdition Performance
Polling Rate Like most gaming mice of any quality these days the Redragon Perdition comes equipped with a polling rate of 1000hz. The polling rate of a mouse, in short, refers to how often the mouse sends signals to your computer. So how much polling rate do you need? To put some perspective on this the average human response time is 215 milliseconds (or yours might be fast. For interest’s sake you can test your reaction timehere) With 1000hz, your mouse is sending signals every millisecond. That’s plenty of speed and response from your mouse.
DPI In short DPI defines the speed & sensitivity of the mouse sensor. Simply put the higher the DPI the faster your cursor will move across the screen when the mouse is moved. How fast you like your mouse to move will come down to personal preference in your gameplay. If you like your cursor to move quickly then you are going to want a higher DPI, if you prefer slower movements, then you would want something lower. Another factor to consider with DPI is your screen size & resolution. Someone with one screen and a low-resolution won’t need a high DPI to get the mouse across the screen, however, a dual screen user with high resolution on both screens will again require a much high DPI. The Redragon Perdition gives you plenty of options, and perhaps more than you might need. With a whopping 16400DPI, even with higher screen resolutions and bigger screens, you are going to have one sensitive mouse. There won’t be too many people that will use this on its highest setting, however, the good thing is you have options. If you like your mouse super sensitive then you will certainly have the option with this mouse. To give some perspective at 16400DPI it means 16400 pixels of movement on your screen per inch of movement of your mouse. One of the most common screen resolutions (not specifically for gaming) is 1366x768px. The mouse can work up to a whopping 16400 DPI with ranges of 8200 4000, 2000 and 1000 and at 12000. Additionally, you are able to change both the X and Y axis scrolling speeds and save in your profiles. This is a large upgrade from the Redragon Centrophorus DPI of only 3200.
Acceleration Again like most decent gaming mice these days the Redragon Perdition features 30g acceleration. This is great but the question you probably want to be asking is do I need acceleration? The good news is if you do or you don’t you once again have the option here. So what is acceleration?If you can imagine a point A and point B. If you move your mouse from A to B, with no acceleration settings, your mouse will move at a constant speed, however, fast you move your mouse. Acceleration means if you move your mouse from A to B quickly your mouse will move further with a faster movement. Suffice to say you won’t need anymore. It’s a definitely not “one size fits all” when it comes to acceleration but either way your tastes can be satisfied with this mouse.
Redragon Perdition Buttons
The Redragon Perdition has 18 programmable buttons. 12 of which you can clearly see on the side of the mouse. This puts this mouse in competition with the Logitech G600 and the Razer Naga. Like the G600 the 12 mouse buttons on the side have sloped surfaces in order to better able to distinguish all the buttons from each other. Like the G600 some find this setup a bit hard at first but given a little time they end up finding it quite comfortable and convenient. The Redragon features a red “power” button at the top left of the mouse where the index finger lays. It’s a smart place to put a button and comes in useful but unfortunately, this button is not programmable which is a real shame. Perhaps in the future, Redragon may fix this via their software but for now, you will have to make do with it as just an extra button. The mouse wheel does not tilt like some other mice but it does have an up and down button for your DPI rather than one button that you have to scroll through all your settings it’s a nice feature to be able to scroll up or down your DPI profiles.
Profiles & Software
The Redragon Perdition mouse can store 5 onboard profiles. What is a profile? A profile is basically a whole bunch of your personal settings (such as DPI, Acceleration, Colors etc) saved for easy access. It’s incredibly useful in many circumstances to be able to easily switch between profiles in game. (For instance, if you are playing 5 characters, or 5 races which have different spells or weapons etc). The button to switch the profiles is located on the base of the mouse. For reference, the G600 can store 3 profiles so that’s a bonus for this mouse over the G600. Customers of the Perdition have found the software fairly easy to use and setup with the ability to plug ‘n’ play if you don’t need to make any customizations. It’s not the easiest or prettiest software interface around but you shouldn’t have too many stumbling blocks trying to make all your customizations. If you are looking for the Redragon Perdition driver, you can find it here. The Red Dragon software looks very similar to the UtechSmart Venus Mouse which you can see here.
Colors The Redragon Perdition features many customizations to give you the best gaming experience possible. As discussed above you can change the speed settings (DPI, Mouse acceleration, Mouse speed, double click speed and button mapping) to enable you to find the settings that best work for you. As well as the aforementioned settings, you can also customize the colors and the weight of the mouse. In regards to the colors, you are given a choice of some preset colors and the choice to choose your own custom colors via the custom color picker. You can also choose the brightness of the color on your mouse and a feature a lot of people think is pretty cool is the “breathing speed”. The logo pulsates in brightness and you can choose the speed in which it pulsates. With the color picker, this is meant to give you up to 16 million colors. When your choose your colors the logo and the backlights for the side buttons will change however the middle mouse button or scroll wheel has its own preset colors which are mapped to the DPI settings, so depending on which profile you have selected (and which color you have assigned to it) and which DPI setting you might find there are 2 different colors lighting up on your mouse. Also, the color mapping is not 100% accurate so what you choose on screen may not match exactly what is showing on the mouse.
Weight Out of the box the Perdition weighs in at 150gms. The great thing about it is that it comes with the option to add more weight via the 8 weights that are part of the package. These 8 weights weigh 2.4 gms each so you can add an extra 19.2gms to the mouse. It’s always good to have options and it certainly gives that extra level or customization.
The Redragon Perdition requires a PC with a USB port. In the case of this mouse, your package also comes with a CD and user manual and you can also download the drivers from the websitehere. Can I use this mouse on a Mac? The answer is mainly no but also yes. The mouse and software are not designed to run on a Mac. The software download will not work on a Mac. If for some reason, however, you HAVE to have this mouse some people have set up their profiles on a PC before shifting it to a Mac and had some degree of success that way. I personally cannot vouch for that method and in my opinion, it would be wiser to stick to a Mac compatible mouse.
Dimensions & Physical
The Redragon Perdition comes out of the box at 118m x 75m x 39m. If you compare that to the Razer Naga (119x75x43) & the Logitech G600 (118x75x41) it is very similar in terms of physical size. The size of a mouse is always a personal thing. How comfortable a mouse is may depend on how big or small your hands are as well as which grip you use to drive your mouse. Another nice wee feature about the Perdition is the texture. The mouse doesn’t have a glossy feel and rather has a textured surface which helps with keeping your grip and not having your hand slide around should you get a bit sweaty in those long gaming sessions. The mouse comes with a fibre-braided cord which is 6 feet long. TEFLON feet pads ensure that the base of the mouse is durable and the mouse movement remains smooth on any surface, though Redragon has suggested that performance may be better on a lighter surface.
Redragon offers an18 month after sale warrantyon purchases of the Perdition.
Consumer Reviews & Ratings
In general, most people that have bought the Redragon Perdition have been pretty satisfied with its feel and comfort. Like any mouse, the side buttons may take a little bit of getting used to but seems to become quite natural with a little bit of gameplay. Much like the Logitech, there have been murmurs about the 10-11-12 buttons being a bit hard to reach for some people but with the right macros, you may potentially not even need to use them. Read what purchasers have to say about the Perdition.
Redragon Perdition 16400 Conclusion
This mouse is a great mouse at a great price. Its features are comparable to those of the Naga and G600 and it comes at a lower price than both. 5 profiles, great components, 18 programmable buttons, super high DPI, lots of customization options, weight package with a nice body a good looks it’s not a bad package. There are a few things that can be ironed out in this mouse as noted in the cons section but overall it’s a very solid buy at a very solid price.