The Ourea Optical is an entry-level optical gaming mouse in the Gamdias range of high performance gaming mice. It has an ambidextrous design with 6 keys, adjustable resolution (4 increments) and a weight tuning system.
Priced at approximately $25, it offers great value for gamers who want a high performance gaming mouse that won’t burn a hole in the wallet. With that said, Gamdias hasn’t cut any corners that would jeopardize the performance and reliability of the Ourea. The main mouse buttons have a claimed life cycle of 8 million clicks and the Ourea generally feels quite well built although you don’t get premium features that you’d normally find in more expensive gaming mice.
- 4000 DPI optical sensor
- 6 keys
- Adjustable resolution (4 increments)
- 4-color DPI lighting
- Weight Tuning System (4 weights)
- 1000Hz polling rate
- 8 million click life cycle
Premium features such as a braided wire and customizable panels are notably missing from the Ourea. It is also not compatible with the Gamdias Hera software which can be used to customize mouse functions in its more expensive siblings. In terms of customization, what it does have is a weight tuning system that allows you to adjust the weight of the mouse to suit your gaming style.
The Ourea comes with four 5g mini weights that allow you to customize its overall weight. Users who want more inertia in the mouse can add all four weights while those who want less can remove some of the weights to achieve the right amount of inertia for their style.
Another neat feature on the Ourea that I like is the colors on the mouse wheel. There are a total of four colors — red, orange, green and light cyan. These four colors correspond to the four resolution increments on the mouse with red being the lowest and light cyan being the highest. The Ourea has a maximum resolution of 4000dpi.
To adjust the resolution, simply press the DPI button that is located behind the mouse wheel. With these different LED colors, it’s quite easy to figure out which resolution you’re at and on-the-fly resolution adjustments take only a second or two.
The top and rear parts of the Ourea have rubber coating while the left and right sides are bare plastic. This makes the Ourea reasonably comfortable to use over long periods of time. I’ve been using the Ourea for about six months and am quite happy with it although the function button on the left is a bit long and can sometimes get accidentally pressed by my thumb when I first started using it. Over time I have learnt to adapt to this.
As a gaming mouse, the Ourea performs reasonably well despite not having the bells and whistles of more expensive Gamdias gaming mice. The Ourea makes a great optical mouse for the budget conscious gamer. If you want more features, then step up to the Gamdias Erebos or Zeus which are in the $70 to $40 price range.
The Gamdias Ourea Optical can be purchased at Amazon and other major retail sites.