Mad Catz M.O.J.O M1 Lightweight Gaming Mouse Review
As gamers we’re always looking for the perfect accessories to compliment our entire setup. We’re looking for these accessories to fit not only our play style, but also our aesthetic. Of course all the while offering up great performance and comfort. Now I’m not normally a fan of the mice that are created to be a bit more lightweight, with honeycomb style holes throughout their bodies. They’ve never been my first choice and I’ve always gone with the ones that look more substantial in design, whilst remaining slick and performance heavy. Interestingly Mad Catz seems to have noticed that the lightweight mice are not for everyone. They said, hold my beer, and created the M.O.J.O M1 Lightweight Mouse which checks almost all the boxes on your wish list.
Straight out of the box you’ll notice Mad Catz’ interesting and unique design. Sure, the M.O.J.O. M1 is just another wired black mouse, but instead of the standard honeycomb pattern seen on the large majority of lightweight mice it features a triangle cutout “hollow pyramid” pattern. It’s super slick and cool to look at. The RGB lighting certainly makes the entire mouse pop even more. It also doesn’t hurt that there’s still solid plastic where your fingers rest. Though this little extra solid plastic makes the M.O.J.O. M1 a little on the heavier side for a lightweight mouse, clocking in at 70g, it still feels light as a feather, without feeling cheap. The M.O.J.O. M1 is ergonomically designed, for right handed people, and fits nicely in my hand, both of which further lends to its comfortability for the inevitable multi-hour gaming sessions. After playing for hours my hands weren’t even a little sore.
New Switches, New Experience
Similar to its unique design, the M.O.J.O. M1 features something brand new to the industry: DAKOTA mechanical switches. These replace the traditional mouse keys with more reactive buttons that provide even quicker response times. While traditional mouse clicks have a response time of 5ms, these DAKOTA switches clock in at 2ms. At least that’s what Mad Catz is promising. I didn’t notice much of a difference in response time from my other mice however I can confirm there is absolutely zero lag with the M.O.J.O. M1 mouse. None. And if you’re worried that these new switches could change your enjoyment of the mouse clicks, don’t be. The same satisfying clickiness of other mice, or even of mechanical keyboards is very present here, so click away! And you get 60 million of them, so these keys will last a good long while.
The quick response times with these new mechanical switches aren’t the only thing that stands out performance wise either. Overall the M.O.J.O. M1 is incredibly fast, offering up 12000 DPI (Dots Per Inch) capability. And of course, this is customizable too. With just a press of the button found behind the mouse wheel you can adjust this setting in noticeable increments: 800, 1600, 3200 and 12000 DPI. I prefer 1600 myself, but do like the option to switch it up if needed for a specific game/task on the computer.
And it’s not just the DPI that makes the M.O.J.O. M1 lightning fast. That’s because it also features 400 IPS, meaning that it tracks well and is more than capable of keeping up with quick wrist flicks and larger mouse movement. The paracord cable is set to encourage these movements as well, since it doesn’t snag, get stuck, or tangle. It feels almost wireless in that sense, and considering I always tuck my cord away as much as possible, I really couldn’t even tell there was a cord to potentially get in the way of my fun.
Smooth as Butter
Despite its exceptional performance value Mad Catz doesn’t overcomplicate the M.O.J.O. M1. It has six buttons, all the usual suspects plus two small buttons to the left of the left mouse key. These are easy to reach with your right thumb and although they don’t offer anything in the way of customization or button mapping, they are an easy way to go backward and forward. It’s easy to use, just a simple plug-and-play and doesn’t come with any special software/driver. You already know how quick and easy it is to adjust the DPI settings, and the RGB customization options are just as simple to change. Using the right mouse key and the forward button on the side there are 4 different options to cycle through. There’s on (static), off (which is great if you don’t want the distraction of the lighting coming through the triangle slots), breathing, and spectrum. All are cool in their own right, but it’s all going to boil down to personal preference.
If you’re on the hunt for a mouse offering up more customization options or you mainly play MMO or RTS games you might want to keep looking. And this is for the simple fact that the M.O.J.O. M1 doesn’t have any programmable buttons. That said, it is a perfect fit for everyone else. With its silky smooth, lightning fast movement, incredible precision and simplicity, it will certainly level up your entire gaming experience.
***The product was provided by the manufacturer***
- Unique design
- Great performance
- Lighting can be distracting through holes
- Not for everyone