CIRCLE GAMING MOUSE RUDE
The only difference being the rocker switch for changing sensitivity/resolution nestled within an odd silver plastic strip that lies between the main mouse buttons on the top. In all probability, that just might be Circle’s way of dodging the copyright bullet.
However, there is an upside to making a photocopy of Mamba’s body shell. The ergonomics are top notch as a consequence, whereas the mouse works well with both claw and palm grip styles. Having said that; the Circle Rude mouse still is a bit too heavy for my liking, though. I prefer the lighter weight of the DeathAdder.
The mouse employs high-quality Omron micromechanical switches that deliver effortless and quick response from the buttons. Every single one of these provides a positive tactile feedback, except for the DPI rocker button that incorporates membrane-based switches that feel slow and vague. This isn’t a deal-breaker since these switches aren’t generally used as often as the rest of the buttons.
The Circle Rude mouse employs materials that look and feel surprisingly expensive for its asking price. The lightly rubberised top-half of the chassis feels soft to touch and is quite grippy and comfortable. Your thumb and pinky have the luxury of real rubber inserts on both sides for maximum stability and grip. Again, just like the Mamba. However, the rest of the mouse bears glossy piano black plastics that sadly end up looking a bit cheap.