Speedlink might not be the same household name like other gaming peripherals on the market but one thing it does have is bringing hardware to gamers at a much more inexpensive price while not diluting the quality massively. If you are on a low budget a good place to take a look it Speedlink and the Sicanos. Keep reading our review of this low budget gaming mouse as to why.
From initial impressions, it looks much for much as any RGB mouse you’ll see on the market today, being a good sign that it does not stand out as a “cheap” looking mouse or one that has reverted to being 00’s Mad Catz style gamer’s mouse. While not being overly flashy it does still stick to the rainbow coloured lights which plague a lot of mice these days when targeted at PC gamers.
The scroll wheel, sides and logo of the mouse all light up in a flash of different bright colours, pulsing from the moment you plug in the device. Something that can be easily turned off or changed once you install the Speedlink software. One thing to note about the software is Windows throws up a warning saying “it can’t be recognised as trusted” which is probably not ideal when you’re trying to get people to install the program to be able to use it for lighting, profiles, macros and more.
Installing it though was fine and the software almost like any other mouse on the market has the same settings you’ve probably used 100 times over if you have ever owned a mouse from the other companies. My only option on the Speedlink software is they seem to build a different exe file for every mouse, so changing to another on means installing a whole new program. It also looks a little less polished than the SteelSeries or Razer alternative but the one benefit is at least they don’t ask you to create an account to change the colours of your mouse.
Sicanos’ design is very similar to the mouse I use most days now which is the ROCCATT Kone Pure, it is lightweight and has a nice matte finish rather the super glossy one which I tend to avoid as they get dirty a lot quicker. Swappable panels allow you to change the support of the mouse a little, the pre-installed panels are much wider while you also get another set which is more flush with the device. Personally I prefered the ones installed as the thumb rest was a lot more comfortable to use that it just going directly downwards with nothing to latch onto.