Trust Gaming GXT 180 Kusan Pro Mouse Review
We have tried a few gaming mice out in the past, the more recent being the Hyper X Pulsefire FPS Pro or the Roccat Leadr, but now we look at something from a different manufacturer, one that’s extended its product line into the gaming world, Trust. Trust, known for their affordable tech products, has now branched out into the gaming scene, even to the extent of working with Epsilon eSports team. They now have several gaming mice in their itinerary and they sent one over for us to try out, the GXT 180 Kusan Pro.
- Pixart 3325 sensor (100 – 5000dpi)
- 6 programmable buttons via Trust software
- Onboard memory to store 5 gaming profiles
- Customizable RGB lighting
- 107g total weight (no adjustable weights)
- 180cm USB cable length
- Co-developed with professional eSporters from Epsilon eSports
- 2 year warranty included
Within the box, you get the mouse, a sticker and some instructions. The mouse itself is constructed from plastic and has a grey & black colour scheme. The scroll wheel and clear logo on the face of the mouse, are RGB and allow customisation of colours, to suit your set up. There is a smooth top to the mouse, with rubber sides for improved grip and 3 skates on the bottom for smooth gliding. Other than the usual mouse buttons, there is also a DPI selection button and two trigger buttons on the left-hand side. This mouse is designed for right-handed people, although due to its shape, could be used by a leftie, if you were happy to not use those two trigger buttons.
The mouse is a good size and lightweight, I’m using my usual palm down grip with the mouse, not a claw grip as such and it fits well in my hand. The buttons are easy to locate & click, they are responsive and the wheel has good movement. Paired with a mouse mat, it glides nicely across it.
The buttons are programmable, via the free software that you can download from Trust. The software is easy to use and it allows you to configure the mouse depending on which game you are playing. There are 5 profiles on hand, so you can store up to 5 different configurations. You can also configure the RGB colour to suit your set up, but if left alone, it will rotate through various colours as default.
Trust market this mouse for all types of games, including FPS, MMO’s, RPG’s & Mobo’s, so I tried this out with at least two of those types of games. I actually played the COD BO4 Beta, their new battle royal mode and also Hero’s Of The Storm. It took a few tweaks to get the mouse set up how I wanted, speed wise, but after I did, it ended up being a decent mouse. A mouse that’s accurate, responsive, comfortable, easy to control.
For me, the limited DPI wasn’t an issue but it will be for some, so something to be aware of. Also, the overall construction was average, the grey paint job to the top of the mouse could have been done better in my eyes.
The GXT 180 Kusan Pro is currently available for £39.99, which is a fair price for this, although, if you wanted a higher DPI and a more ergonomic design, you may only need to spend a further £10 to gain these features.
For more info, visit the official Trust Gaming website.