SuperSolid, the sister company of Dreamcore, has developed a gaming mouse called Gemini One. It is the first gaming mouse that SuperSolid has made and it will probably be the catalyst for more to come.
Here’s our review of the SuperSolid Gemini One and why we think that it is just the start.
On first look, the Gemini One looks similar to many of the gaming mice in the market if not for the distinct honeycomb cover that brings out the RGB goodness embedded in the mouse. It has RGB under its cover, in the scroll wheel and at the bottom rim, which set you in the mood for some serious gaming.
The Gemini One has six buttons. The top button controls the DPI i.e. the sensitivity of your mouse. The varied sensitivity is indicated through the different RGB lights. Red is the lowest while purple is the highest. For me, green and blue are just right for my gaming and work.
There are four side buttons, two on each side. These can be used interchangeably, depending on your preference. For me, I’m very used to having the buttons on my left, I always remove the ones on my right so that I do not accidentally press on them. Yes, the side buttons can be removed as they are stuck on using magnets. Thoughtfully, SuperSolid gave four matte button covers that I can use to cover the gaps when I remove the two right buttons.
The last button is hidden at the posterior side (bottom) of the mouse. It is used to change the RGB lights located at the bottom rim. There are different modes for you to choose from like glowing, blinking, sequential, etc.
Also, if you are wondering, the Gemini One is not a wireless mouse but a wired one with paracord USB cable. I love paracord-ed cables. They are more flexible, durable and light!
The Gemini One comes with top specifications that gamers look for in a gaming mouse. It has:
- Up to 16,000 DPI Pixart 3389 sensor;
- 400 IPS Tracking Speed;
- 50G Max Acceleration; and
- 1,000 Hz Polling Rate.
If you are not familiar with the specifications, let me explain.
As aforementioned, DPI, which stands for Dots Per Inch, refers to the mouse sensitivity i.e. how fast your cursor moves as you move your mouse. IPS Tracking Speed refers to “how fast the mouse can be moved while maintaining accurate tracking of its motion.” In gaming, this is very important especially when I play my Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
For Max Acceleration, it determines how fast your mouse can detect and react to the change of your mouse movement speed from one point to another. Lastly, Polling Rate measures how fast your mouse communicates its position to your computer. FYI, 1,000 Hz would mean 1,000 times per second.
Of course, with all these wonderful specifications, the body of the mouse needs to be a match with them as well. The body of Gemini One is measured at 124.5 x 64 x 42mm. Out of the box, it weighs at 75 grams. But if you prefer a slightly heavier mouse, SuperSolid also threw in a 12-piece variable weight system that you can slot it into the body. They weigh 1.25 per piece so, you can varied it if you like.
I could not tell the subtle difference at the start. But as I was testing it out, I realised that I prefer having the Gemini One without the weights than having them. It felt smoother, if that makes sense.
Game time with Gemini One
I am a huge fan of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. So, naturally when I reviewed the Gemini One, I used it to play my favourite game. It has a good combination of fast and slow. A perfect game for the review.
First thing first, I feel that the curves on the Gemini One is extremely comfortable for my hand. My hand did not feel fatigue after gaming for two to three hours. The speed and the DPI range allow me to react faster than my current Alcatroz gaming mouse. I know that because I managed to “kill” more players than I used to.
The left and right clicks of the Gemini One mouse are great but it will be greater if the travel of the clicks can be shortened. This will help with my reaction time for my kills or perform my assassination move.
Love it. The Gemini One is a huge upgrade from the basic gaming mouse that I have and it has specifications that can match some higher-end gaming mouse. It is smooth, it is fast and it is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.
The Gemini One is also customisable, taking a leaf out of Dreamcore‘s playbook. The side buttons can be swopped with matte ones and the honeycomb cover can also be replaced with a fully covered one. Not to mention, you can also toggle the different RGB lights to your preference.
That said, the Gemini One still has a few more improvements to go before it can go head-to-head with higher-end gaming mouse such as:
- reducing the travel of the clicks;
- equipping more buttons on the sides for varied purposes;
- software to customise the buttons, etc.
The prospect of what Gemini One could become in the near future is exciting and I can’t wait to see the next one that SuperSolid will come out with to compete against other gaming mouse manufacturers!
All in all, if you are looking for a gaming mouse to improve your game, I definitely recommend the SuperSolid Gemini One as one of your top choices.
The SuperSolid Gemini One is available at $89 on the Dreamcore Official Store on Lazada and $69 when bundled with a Dreamcore PC on Dreamcore’s website. A wireless version of the SuperSolid Gemini One will be made available later this year.