Armaggeddon’s being on the gaming scene for a while now and if you remember their Alien IV G9X, it was a pretty neat mouse itself.
Let’s start with the features of this mouse
– Avago 9800 laser sensor with up to 8200CPI
– Omron switches, Macro-ableâ„¢ gaming mouse
– On-the-fly CPI adjustment with light indicator
– 6-level weight management system
– Fully macro programmable 9-button + 4-way click scroll[12 macroable buttons]
– Customizable RGB light indicator [16.8 million colours]
– Rubberized finish with additional
– Ribber side grip for added comfort
– Extra set of high quality teflon mousefeet included
Sounds good, right? It is. There are 5 shortcut buttons placed on the left side of the mouse for thumb access. I love the placement as even with my short fingers I could access 4 out of 5 of it.
You can set the software to light up the macro keys and it’ll look like this which I think is an awesome touch.
The mouse is buttonless on the right, I’ll get to more details about that a little later, you should know by now that the NRO-5 Starship III is a right handed mouse.
Here’s the view from the bottom, the mouse feet are well placed and it was an excellent touch from Armaggeddon to include additional mouse feet.
“6-level weight management system” – yes and no, yes that it has weight management but it’s not 6-level but 7-level! There are 6 removable weights on the Starship III so if you consider 1 level for each weight and 1 level for weight-less then it’s a total of 7.
The mouse is of palm grip and suits me just fine.
Below are the specs as seen on the official product page, which is probably the most half-assed specs page I’ve ever seen. I mean really – where’s the detail for mouse weight? And how much do those weights add to?
Anyway, next up is the user experience.
The NRO-5 Starship III (really weird name for a mouse, really) works well even without running the software. You lack customization but the DPI settings are set and the mouse is ready to rumble.
Now the hiccup starts when I tried to download the software. Yes I do have the CD but what I always do is to download from the website as that’s where all the latest driver is and apparently Windows 10’s Edge browser didn’t like the download.
Once download is done, Windows Defender discards it immediately.
To my dismay I had to download it on my Windows 7 machine and moved that EXE file to the said computer and strangely Windows Defender had no issue with that.
Now back to the software, the Starship software is feature rich and allows you to customize the mouse to your liking. There’s plenty of preset colors and whatever settings you need to change. Polling rate, senstivity, colors, keys and whatever you need – it’s really all there!
What I like and didn’t like about the software is that it’s standalone, this means you can just run it off the EXE and does not become part of the software that loads during startup, on the downside it also means that you have to run the software and not hit X button to make full use of it.
Overall the mouse is just excellent, I’ve no issue with the build quality and what I like about it is that it comes with weight management (around 5g per weight), it has high CPI (or DPI, if you may) speed of up to 8.2k using Avago sensor so this means you are able to use it even on 4K UHD resolution.
I love the indicators, especially the CPI level indicator towards the front end of the mouse. Color customization is good but unlike other mice, the color is based on the CPI stage so if you like your mouse to remain in orange color all the way then you’ll have to set it to all CPI settings.
As always, I fired up League of Legends, probably the game that I get the most mouse movement from (Sorry, I don’t play Dota2) and I’m pleased by what the mouse is, gotta love the M1 to M5 shortcut buttons for accessing stuff like score screen and purchase screen.
The Armaggeddon NRO-5 STARSHIP III Gaming Mouse retails at RM 200, and excellent mouse for those looking for a gaming mouse and have no intention to break the bank. I don’t think you can find any other mouse with such level of customization (weight settings, sensitivity settings, RGB colors) and having Avaro sensors and Omron buttons all in one place.