Nacon GM-180 wireless mouse review – a budget cordless option

Nacon isn’t a name you usually hear among the Logitech, Razer, and Corsair clickers, with the brand often prioritising the lower-end market. However, if your wallet can’t stretch to our favourite budget wireless gaming mouse, the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless, the Nacon GM-180 still packs a punch while cutting the cord at less than half the price.

With a $19.90 / £18 MSRP, it’s easy to overlook the GM-180 but it has all the makings of a good mouse for FPS games: an optical sensor, a 2.4GHz lag-free wireless dongle, 30 hours of battery life, and even some of that RGB goodness found on premium alternatives. As with any budget peripheral, there are also some compromises, with a lower 2,200dpi limit and no software to customise the four options you can toggle between.

Although its slender size makes it a fantastic companion to the best gaming laptop, it doesn’t look out of place sitting next to the best gaming keyboard that costs five times its price. Its flat design is much more suited to a palm rather than a claw grip, although it lends itself well to both right- and left-handed gamers with its ambidextrous shape.

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