Speedlink Decus 5000dpi Gaming Mouse Review

/ 3 years ago

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Today I’ll be taking a look at the feature packed Speedlink Decus gaming mouse, it promises a lot of features despite its affordable price tag and if the performance is up to scratch it could very well be one of the best value for money mice available on the market.  With prices averaging around £35 on Google Shopping it’s obviously not a budget model, but it is still cheap for a feature packed gaming mouse and I’m really looking forward to put it through it’s paces.

Speedlink aren’t exactly the first name you think of when your talking about gaming peripherals, but they’ve got a pretty solid range to their name for the low to mid budget market. Sure most enthusiast gamers will leap towards the bigger gaming brands such as Razer, Roccat, Corsair and MadCatz, to name but a few, but your average consumer and casual gamer is much more likely to pick up something like the Speedlink, as it looks affordable and the specification list is on par with many other top brands and products on the market.

With the ever increasing popularity of PC gaming there is big demand for affordable peripherals and as you can see from the features below the Decus doesn’t disappoint, we’ve got a 5000 DPI laser sensor, 7 programmable buttons including a rapid-fire feature, macro editor, profile features, internal memory and more, everything you would expect from a quality gaming mouse.

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  • Professional gaming mouse
  • Ultimate in ergonomics
  • Fully customisable functions and look
  • Stunning laser precision
  • Ultra-precise laser sensor with adjustable resolution from 400 to 5.000dpi
  • On/off switchable LED illumination with 6 breathtaking colours
  • 7 programmable buttons incl. dpi switch and rapid-fire button
  • Powerful macro editor
  • 5 profiles with separate button, sensor and colour configurations
  • Internal profile memory (128kb)
  • Auto-loading game profiles
  • USB polling rate configurable up to 1000Hz (ultrapolling)
  • Ergonomic design with grippy scroll wheel and finger indents
  • Rubberised finish
  • Flexible USB cable with hard-wearing sheath (1.8m)

The Decus comes really nicely packaged with a clear image of the mouse on the front of the box, as well as a quick run down of some of the major features such as 6 colour lighting with effects, macro software and the 5000 DPI sensor.


The box folds out to give us a look at the mouse, while also detailing further many of the features of the included software and lighting systems, but of course we’ll take a much closer look at all of this shortly.


In the box you’ll find the mouse, a drive CD and user guide, of course we downloaded the latest drivers from the website, but the CD is handy for those times you don’t have internet access on a certain system, always handy to have it as a backup.


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  • Skidmarks

    Judging from the pics it looks pretty funky although I’m not enamoured to see the use of glossy black plastic topsides. Hopefully I’ll get my mitts on one soon, I’d like to take it for a spin.

  • Jan Turowski

    I had the same issue. The reason being still unclear however probably something hindering the decus software making changes on such a deep level.

    SOLUTION: Make the changes in safe mode. Saves in seconds.

    You’re welcome. Hopefully he or someone else will still read one year later …

    • RedHammerZ

      You sir, just saved my life!

      • Jan Turowski

        Nice to hear 🙂

        • Krys Kolodziejczyk

          My mouse stops for a few seconds sometimes but mostly when i take if off the surface and place it down again i have reinstalled the drivers and everything but it still keeps happening? any fixes for this?