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|FEATURES OF HP OMEN VECTOR WIRELESS|
HP Omen Vector Wireless Design
The first thing that caught our attention about the HP Omen Vector is the comfort of its frame. It’s a larger mouse than many others we’ve tested, and despite being heavy for a gaming mouse, it’s still comfortable to use for both gaming and work.
The Omen mouse is also ergonomically shaped. It’s great for right-handed gamers with a palm or claw grip style, but has a comfortable shape that keeps most of the hand and thumb off the desk for the most part.
The textured side grips work great, making it easy to grab and move quickly, ideal when playing fast-paced shooters. The side thumb buttons are also large and easy to press, adding to that overall ease of use. We also really enjoyed the diamond-shaped pattern of the mouse wheel.
Behind the mouse wheel is a DPI button that can be reprogrammed for other functions. But as standard, it switches between various custom DPI levels – that is, dots per inch, the measure of your sensitivity – which you can set on the Omen Gaming Hub. The mouse is rated up to 16,000 DPI, making it very responsive.
When you press that button, you also get a visual cue in the RGB lighting on the mouse wheel so you can see at a glance what DPI level you’ve selected. This is a nice touch when you can set eight different levels in the software and then easily see which one you are using based on the color the wheel is flashing. It is these little touches that make the mouse shine.
Complementing the relatively muted form is a surprisingly tasteful provision of LEDs. Vector Wireless keeps the lightshow for two stripes either side of the wheel and an OMEN diamond on the palm. The latter has a wonderful trick to save power – it turns off when your palm is over it.
As with all OMEN gear, users have a comprehensive customisation suite in HP Gaming Hub. With 16.9 million colours and a handful of effects to combine or rotate them, you can make it as garish as you like.
HP Gaming Hub also allows for a creditable level of granular control. Some of the settings will only be for the hardcore but the essentials are easy to spot and fix. Users can reassign all keys, including the DPI key, using the Hub as well as create and assign macros.
The HP Omen Vector Wireless Mouse surprised us with how well it works. In particular, how long it lasts per charge.
It’s not the lightest or most aesthetically pleasing mouse ever, as there are only two RGB lighting zones, but that doesn’t detract from how comfortable and responsive it is to use.
Overall, the Omen Vector is a great all-around wireless package, as long as it can handle that overly noisy mouse wheel and the apparent lack of profiles within the software.