Speedlink isn’t a household name right now in the gaming peripheral market. It’s the first time we’ve heard of them, but so far, I’m impressed.
The Speedlink Tarios is covered in a very soft to touch rubber coating which unfortunately is susceptible to finger marks, which I’ve noticed are particularly prominent around the left mouse button. In general though the mouse is pretty comfortable to hold in the hand, and I can comfortably fit the mouse in a palm grip. Branding is subtle, and the RGB rim is a nice tough. The logo and scroll wheel also flash, and can be programmed in several different lighting modes, from pulse, to solid cycle and complete RGB.
The Speedlink Tarios has 12 programmable buttons in total. You’ve got your usual left, right and middle clicks, as well as seven side buttons too, perfect for MMORPGs like World of Warcraft or even a MOBA like our personal favourite Heroes of the Storm. There’s also two DPI switch buttons on top just under the scroll wheel which cycles up and down through different sensitivities right up to 24,000DPI. There’s even a 1,000Hz polling rate to take advantage of. And as usual, and in gaming mice fashion, there’s a Pixart 3360 sensor inside.
In reality though, it works well. During a game of Heroes of the Storm, I had to lower my sensitivity right down, otherwise my mouse cursor was moving too fast for me to accurately use. In first person shooters though, like the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare beta that I’ve been playing, it works wonders. In a game like GreedFall, which is a new narrative RPG title, I was able to use and utilise all the macro side buttons for my health and mana potions as well as my skills. There’s a weight system in the bottom too which I’ve installed all three extra weights into. I’m a fan of a heavier mouse, so this was perfect for my setup. I also paired it with the Speedlink Orios RGB mouse pad and the mouse glided well across the surface. It’s also built fairly well, with no noticable warping. It’s solid, and should definitely hold its shape. The RGB glow around the outskirts of the mouse, although not bright, will add a gamery flare to your desk.
On the bottom along a decent sensor are glide pads, which worked well with my wooden worktop desk, and even when used with a FNATIC mousepad. Movement felt smooth, and once I got the sensitivities right, gaming was great. One glaring issue I had was the fact the driver wasn’t liked by my Windows 10 gaming machine. Windows Defender kicked in and blocked the installation.
The Speedlink Talios RGB Gaming mouse is fairly priced I think, coming in at 59.99 Euros on the Speedlink website. It’s got a decent build quality, and enough features to make any kind of gamer happy with its performance and features. For more information, and the chance to pick one up for yourself, head over to the Speedlink website.