ADATA is all about storage solutions, but the company has utilized the XPG sub-brand to create more PC components and peripherals. Today, we’re looking at the XPG Alpha Gaming Mouse, available in both wired and wireless flavors. This new gaming mouse promises solid gaming performance with a PixArt PAW 3335 sensor.
It’s still difficult for some companies to produce more affordable gaming mice without sacrificing some function or feature. Perhaps the ergonomics isn’t as good as the competition or the customization is more basic. There’s usually something found in the best mouse that’s overlooked for the price to be brought down to earth.
We’re going to run you through everything that makes the XPG Alpha great to use and also why you should perhaps avoid it.
Price, specifications, and availability
The XPG Alpha is available as a wired or wireless gaming mouse, costing $39.99 and $59.99, respectively. The specifications of the two mice are almost identical, aside from the internal battery and wireless capabilities. The only other difference is the weight with the wireless Alpha weighing about 20g more.
|XPG Alpha||XPG Alpha Wireless|
|Wireless||—||2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Battery life||—||60 hours|
|Sensor||PixArt PAW 3335||PixArt PAW 3335|
|Polling||250Hz, 500Hz, 1000Hz||250Hz, 500Hz, 1000Hz|
|Switches||OMRON (60 million click rating)||OMRON (60 million click rating)|
|Dimensions||128mm x 78mm x 40mm||128mm x 78mm x 40mm|
|Weight||78 ±5g||98 ±5g|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years|
XPG Alpha Gaming: What I like
As well as the specifications, both the wired and wireless versions of the XPG Alpha gaming mouse come with the same packaging and contents. You’ve got the same manuals and USB-C cable. But wait, the Alpha Wireless comes with 2.4GHz support, right? XPG managed to do something we still complain about to this day with other brands.
The wireless dongle is actually