The Darmoshark M3-S is an affordable and versatile gaming mouse that offers three connectivity modes with a swift polling rate of up to 2000Hz. It’s impressively lightweight at just 54 grams, without compromising on performance, thanks to the top-tier PixArt PAW3395 gaming sensor.
The Darmoshark M3-S features TTC dustproof micro-motion keys and a TTC golden scroll wheel, combining durability with a user-friendly experience. Speaking of precision, the PixArt PAW3395 sports a high-precision 26,000 DPI sensor with a 650 IPS tracking speed and up to 50G acceleration. This ensures remarkable accuracy and precise control, keeping you right on target.
Additionally, the company claims an impressive 80 hours of usage on a single charge at a 1000Hz polling rate or 65 hours at 2000Hz polling rate. In terms of connectivity, it relies on a 2.4GHz USB dongle, providing rapid responsiveness and pinpoint precision. And in case your battery runs low, it offers the flexibility wired connectivity.
|Sensor||PixArt PAW3395 |
DPI up to 26000DPI, maximum 650IPS tracking speed, and 50G acceleration
|DPI||Upto 26,000 dpi|
|Polling rate||2,000 Hz|
|Connectivity||2.4GHz Wireless |
Wired Type-C connectivity
|Battery||Rechargeable Li-Po battery|
|Battery Life||2000Hz: Up to 65 hours|
1000Hz: Up to 80hrs
|Measurements (LXWXH)||122.7 x 62.5 x 37mm|
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The packaging comes in a newly stylish yellow-black packaging with photos and specifications on the sides. The box is durable and the mouse is well protected. Inside the box, we find the Darmoshark M3-S, accessories and the product information guide. You have to download the Corsair iCUE software manually.
- Darmoshark M3-S Mouse
- 2,000Hz polling dongle
- 1,000Hz polling dongle
- Type-A to Type-C cable
- Wireless extender
- Grip tapes
- Set of replacement feet
- Charging/data cable
- User documentation
The Darmoshark M3-S features a sleek and lightweight design and comes in multiple color options. It measures a compact 128 x 41.6 x 65 mm (HxWxD) and weighs in at just 54g, making it one of the lightest in its category. This compact size lends itself to effortless handling, allowing for swift movements, sweeps, and easy re-centering.
Crafted from high-quality plastic, this mouse features a matte-textured finish and an ergonomic design, ensuring a comfortable grip suitable for gamers of all hand sizes and grip types. Its symmetrical design not only feels natural but also aids in executing crucial gaming maneuvers.
In terms of connectivity, the Darmoshark M3-S uses a USB dongle for data transmission, providing a quick and reliable connection directly to your PC. Alternatively, it can be connected via Bluetooth for added convenience. The mouse also comes equipped with a USB-C port on the front, simplifying the recharging process and allowing for wired use.
Navigating is made effortless with five buttons. The top left and right click buttons offer precision and a satisfying tactile response thanks to the gold-plated micro-motion switches. The scroll wheel features RGB lighting and offers precise control with good resistance, ensuring precise control and is satisfying to press.
On the left side, you’ll find two additional buttons for forward and backward actions, which offer a similar satisfying feel to the main buttons. The base of the mouse features a DPI adjustment switch, a connectivity toggle, a switch to toggle between polling rates, and a push-to-open removable panel, revealing a storage slot for the USB dongle (1000Hz). The inclusion of two large PTFE glide pads guarantees smooth, gliding movements during intense gaming sessions.
Externally, the Darmoshark M3-S features a non-lit logo on its back. The construction is robust, with a premium and ergonomic feel, free from any creaking or rattling.
Features & Performance
The Darmoshark M3-S comes with the PixArt PAW3395 sensor. It offers an adjustable DPI of up to 26,000, a tracking speed of 650 IPS, and can handle up to 50g of acceleration. This sensor delivers incredibly accurate tracking with customizable sensitivity settings for your gaming needs.
When it comes to connectivity, this mouse offers three versatile options: Bluetooth, the larger 2000Hz dongle, the smaller 1000Hz dongle, or wired mode for those who prefer it.
A standout feature of the Darmoshark M3-S is the built-in battery, eliminating the need for replaceable ones. Recharging the mouse is a breeze, thanks to the USB-C port on the front side, which also offers the option to use the mouse in wired mode if that’s your preference.
For those who like to customize their gaming experience, the Darmoshark-M3S software allows you to fine-tune the default DPI settings, polling rate, or even toggle between them manually using the switches at the base.
In our testing, the Darmoshark M3-S proved to be a strong performer considering its price range and feature set. Its feather-light design allows for swift movements with minimal effort, although it might lead to some discomfort during extended use due to its lightweight nature.
In wired mode, the included paracord-like, braided charging cable is flexible and lightweight, enabling swift movements without feeling overly restricted. Moreover, we experienced zero connection or delay issues in wireless modes, ensuring a seamless gaming experience.
The main buttons, left and right click, provide precision and crisp feedback without being overly loud. The side buttons are conveniently placed, and the matte-like surface offers good grip. The scroll wheel not only offers good resistance but also precise control, making it a valuable addition to this high-performance gaming mouse.
Darmoshark-M3S Software & Battery Life
To make the most of your experience, you need to download the Darmoshark-M3S software. You can easily download it from the Darmoshark website. This intuitive software provides a host of customization options including button remapping, adjusting RGB lighting, DPI and polling rate, allowing you tune it to your preferences.
In our hands-on tests, the M3-S proved to be reliable, providing full functionality throughout an entire day’s use on a single charge at 2000Hz polling rate.
Darmoshark M3-S Verdict
The Darmoshark M3-S is a high-performance yet affordable gaming mouse that punches well above its weight. With a top-notch PixArt PAW3395 sensor offering precision up to 26,000 DPI, a versatile range of connectivity options, and user-friendly software for customization, it’s a solid choice for gamers.
Its lightweight design allows for agile movements, though it may feel a tad too light for extended gaming sessions. The included paracord-like cable in wired mode ensures unrestricted gameplay. In wireless modes, although the battery life is average, the mouse excels with seamless performance and responsive buttons. Overall, the Darmoshark M3-S is an impressive, feature-rich gaming mouse at a competitive price point, offering value and performance for gamers.