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HAVIT HV-MS728 gaming mouse review

Test report created by Timo A. on April 10, 2016

Peripherals especially for gamers have become more and more established in recent years. In addition to well-known sizes such as “Razer” or “Roccat”, smaller manufacturers are also expanding their product range. A small and still quite unknown manufacturer from China is "HAVIT", which produces gamer peripherals for the small wallet. In the test, I took a closer look at the HAVIT HV-MS728 gaming mouse.

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8
Our rating
Specifications
Overview
Manufacturer

HAVIT

Model

HAVIT HV-MS728

Specifications

Sensor: Laser sensor Avago A9800
Sampling rate: max. 1000Hz
DPI: max. 8200

Keys: 7, freely programmable
Connection: USB
Driver: Plug & Play or software

Cable length: 1.8 meters
Other: Lighting

What's in the box

1x gaming mouse
1x Software (MiniDisc)
1x user manual
1x warranty card

Unboxing and first impression

The HAVIT gaming mouse was delivered in an attractive cardboard box on which the technical data is printed briefly and succinctly. In addition to the HV-MS728 gaming mouse, it also contained a multilingual operating manual, a driver MiniDisc and warranty and satisfaction cards.

Unpacked, the mouse leaves a good impression. The HAVIT mouse is aimed at both left-handers and right-handers. Thanks to its compact design, the mouse is also ideal for smaller hands. The housing is made entirely of plastic. This gaming mouse has no rubberized mouse buttons. On the side, however, there is a nubby rubber slip protection. Two additional buttons have been added to the left. There are also two shortcut keys above the mouse wheel. The mouse offers a total of 7 freely programmable mouse buttons. Parts of the frame and the HAVIT logo are also illuminated, whereby you can choose between 6 predefined colors. The color can also be set individually within the mouse software. More on this later.

On the underside there are Teflon pads that allow for improved gliding ability. In addition, a small switch was installed next to the laser sensor (A9800) with which the mouse lighting can be switched on or off.

The cable of the HAVIT HV-MS728 is 1.8 meters long and textile coated. The mouse is connected via USB. Since the mouse is “Plug & Play”, it can also be used without the software supplied.

What I noticed negatively, are the partly loose-fitting keys. Just the left and right mouse button have some play.

HAVIT HV-MS728 software

On the website of the manufacturer you will find the latest software version of the HAVIT HV-MS728. On the positive side, the manufacturer has uploaded the driver to Google Drive and you do not have to download it from slow and partly broken servers in China. The installation is fast and easy. Here is an overview of the settings options:

 Programmable buttons 

All mouse buttons are individually programmable. Macros, but also numerous media functions can be assigned to the keys. A macro manager was specially integrated in the software.

 DPI switch 

The DPI switcher manages 6 DPI profiles. The minimum DPI setting is 50, the maximum is 8200.

 color settings 

In the color settings of the HAVIT HV-MS728 the lighting can be switched on and off. You can adjust the luminosity and the luminous frequency. When choosing colors, 8 basic colors are available. However, colors can be set freely according to an RGB pattern.

 Advanced Settings... 

Here you can configure the mouse wheel speed, the mouse pointer speed including the mouse acceleration, the sampling rate (125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1000Hz) and the double-click speed.

 other 

Furthermore, a total of 5 user profiles can be saved, the driver can be reset to factory settings and you can update the software, as well as the firmware of the mouse.

mouse sensor

The HAVIT gaming mouse uses an Avago A9800 laser sensor, which is also used by well-known manufacturers such as Roccat, Corsair or ASUS. The maximum sampling rate is 1000Hz, the maximum DPI is 8200. The Avago A9800 was criticized at the time for causing problems with mouse acceleration. However, this error was corrected by the chip manufacturer with a firmware update. It is not known to what extent this error affects the HV-MS728, but in the practical test of the gaming mouse I did not notice any problems with regard to mouse acceleration. Here it can be assumed that the error does not affect the HAVIT HV-MS728. Overall, the sensor works very precisely and without errors.

Rating
Positive

Good laser sensor
Lighting
Comprehensive software
Macro function
Lateral slip protection
Compact design

Negative

Keys with game

Summary

After a two-week endurance test, the mouse did not let me down. Considering the price, some processing was saved, as shown by the somewhat loose keys, but this circumstance had no effect on the usability of the gaming mouse.

The extensive software surprises with many configuration options and an integrated macro manager. The LED lighting is visually appealing and the high-quality Avago A9800 laser sensor delivers precise results.

8
Our rating
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Overview
Manufacturer

HAVIT

Model

HAVIT HV-MS728

Specifications

Sensor: Laser sensor Avago A9800
Sampling rate: max. 1000Hz
DPI: max. 8200

Keys: 7, freely programmable
Connection: USB
Driver: Plug & Play or software

Cable length: 1.8 meters
Other: Lighting

What's in the box

1x gaming mouse
1x Software (MiniDisc)
1x user manual
1x warranty card

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