The manufacturer LC-Power wants to prove that a wireless gaming mouse with RGB lighting, a resolution of 19,000 DPI and a polling rate of 1,000 Hz does not have to cost 100 euros or more. After having our first look at the manufacturer’s new mechanical keyboard these days, we now have the LC-Power LC-M900B-CW review of the corresponding wireless mouse.
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Symmetrical (for right-handed people)
PixArt PAW3370 et BK2535
100 – 19 000
1 000 Hz
Number of keys
1.8 meters / covered with fabric
USB Type-A vers USB Type-C
Wireless (2.4 GHz receiver); wired
Up to 70 hours
RGB; 1 zone; not adjustable
43,68 € *
Test LC-Power LC-M900B-CW : conception et fabrication
Symmetrical design suitable for both hands Very pleasant surface The finish of the scroll wheel and main buttons could be a little better
The LC-Power LC-M900B-CW Wireless Gaming Mouse weighs 79 grams and measures 127mm x 65mm x 43mm (length x width x depth). This puts the mouse in the middle of the field when it comes to current gaming mice.
Visually, the LC-Power mouse is quite attractive and comes with a plain black plastic casing. Under the back of the mouse you will find the manufacturer’s logo in silver.
The upper third is occupied by the two primary keys, between which are the black and gray scroll wheels. Below that is the pill-shaped DPI button, which can be used to adjust the resolution to a total of six levels.
In terms of ergonomics, the gaming mouse is suitable for both left-handed and right-handed people, even if only the latter can actually use the two additional buttons, located on the left side. They are well placed and easily accessible. In addition, like all keys, they offer a pleasant and precise pressure point.
Symmetrical design accommodates both left- and right-handed users
The additional keys (left) are easy to access and provide a precise pressure point.
Haptically, the LC-Power LC-M900B-CW feels quite pleasant due to its slightly rough anodized surface. There’s also not much to complain about in terms of build quality. Except for the scroll wheel, which has a bit of play on both sides, and the primary keys, which could have been a little more robust.
It almost feels like a four-way scroll wheel, which also triggers an action when pressed left or right. This is the case for example with the Razer Basilisk V3 Pro (our test). But unfortunately this is not the case.
At the bottom, you’ll find two more switches that flank the optical sensor: On the left is the mode switch, which allows you to turn the gaming mouse on and off, as well as use it in the middle without RGB lighting. On the right, on the other hand, you will find a Hz switch that allows you to adjust the sampling or polling rate in four steps between 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz and 1000 Hz. This is something that we rarely seen in cheap gaming mice.
The manufacturer has hidden the USB-A receiver, because the LC-Power LC-M900B-CW is supposed to work wirelessly. There is also no indication of the hiding place in the manual. After some trial and error, it turns out that the bottom third of the back of the mouse can be easily removed and voilà: there’s the USB dongle. Well, then we can start with the practical exam.
The wireless dongle is hidden under the removable back of the mouse
LC-M900B-CW hands-on test and sensor
Excellent and precise sensor Up to 19,000 cpi Good but not very good gliding characteristics
In the LC-Power LC-M900B-CW, the PixArt PAW3370 optical sensor does its job. It is therefore not a high-end sensor from the manufacturer. However, it’s also anything but a cheap model; after all, the same sensor is also used in considerably more expensive mice like the recently introduced Endgame Gear XM2we or the DeepCool MG510 that we tested in January 2022.
As a result, the performance offered by the LC-Power mouse is also of a very high level. Here too, the sensor exploits its full potential and achieves a resolution of up to 19,000 cpi.
Solid for the price: the sensor delivers convincing results and offers precise tracking.
In combination with 50 g mouse acceleration and 400 IPS tracking speed, the sensor achieves precise and flawless mouse movements on most surfaces. Here, the inexpensive wireless gaming mouse really doesn’t need to hide behind significantly more expensive competitors.
However, the only slight drawback is the sliding feet. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find out if they were also made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE for short) like their more expensive competitors. However, these do not offer as strong gliding properties in the case of the LC-M900B-CW. For most gamers, however, what’s on offer should be more than enough – anyway, I only felt the difference in direct comparison with a much more expensive mouse.
Again, no software connectivity
No software customization possible Precise scroll wheel RGB lighting, but not customizable
However, there is once again missing software to criticize, meaning all setting options are omitted. It is urgent that LC-Power concocts its own software solution.
Because without software there is also no possibility of creating profiles, adjusting speeds, changing button assignments or choosing between different lighting effects. Yes, that’s not a big deal either, but it would have significantly expanded the range of functions of the mouse and therefore its qualities.
Otherwise, the mouse does an impeccable job and can be used with both the left and right hand. The pleasant grid of the mouse wheel allows precise scrolling and the given resolution as well as the tracking of the optical sensor leave little to be desired.
So the LC-Power LC-M900B-CW masters the basics very well. However, the mouse lacks any real unique selling points, but it also stands out with an attractive price.
The RGB lighting is limited to a strip on the back and is not adjustable. But you can disable them.
The scroll wheel is a bit wobbly, but offers good rasterization.
The RGB lighting is also concentrated on a single strip on the back, which shines in brightly colored waves. It looks pretty classy and, as already mentioned, can also be turned off if you want – unfortunately you can’t customize the lighting, though.
LC-Power LC-M900B-CW Battery Life
The LC-Power LC-M900B-CW has a 400 mAh battery, the battery life of which naturally varies considerably depending on whether RGB lighting is enabled, the resolution of the sensor you are using and the polling rate that drives the mouse.
On average, the battery should be comparable to similar mice, as the PixArt sensor is considered very energy efficient anyway. In any case, 60 hours of gameplay should be possible without any problems. We also appreciate the fact that the mouse automatically goes into sleep mode as soon as it is not used for 5 minutes. This saves battery.
Test du LC-Power LC-M900B-CW : conclusion
The LC-Power LC-M900B-CW review shows that there are many strong points and only a few real weaknesses lying dormant in the gaming mouse. So the wireless rodent offers just about everything most gamers need need.
The manufacturer focuses on the essentials and installs a high-quality sensor that is distinguished by precise tracking, very high resolution and a more than sufficient polling rate. Additionally, there are five freely assignable buttons (plus two more), which should also be more than enough for the majority of gamers.
On the other hand, points must be deducted for manufacturing quality. In particular, the somewhat wobbly scroll wheel and not-as-robust primary keys could have been a bit more refined. But honestly? For my needs, the LC-Power LC-M900B-CW offers everything I need and the battery life is impressive too.
Of course, there are much better equipped gaming mice, which offer that little extra and can be adjusted via software, for example. If you don’t need all that, you’ll be more than happy with the LC-Power LC-M900B-CW.
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