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MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless Review
Review By @ 04:24pm 27/07/21

Product: MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless
Type: Gaming Mouse (Wireless)
Price: $129.00
Availability: Out Now
Link: msi.com/Gaming-Gear/CLUTCH-GM41-LIGHTWEIGHT-WIRELESS

Often there are boxes that you like to see ticked when it comes to a specific type of peripheral. Depending on what your budget might be of course, and what you’re looking for in terms of its eventual use. In the case of that click on the enemy and fire thing, the gaming mouse, we’re talking about wired or wireless, programmable buttons, sensitivity options, comfort, software support, and more. As far as wireless options go, the new MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless is a box ticker and then some.

As per the naming this is both a wireless and lightweight option from MSI, clicking in at 74-grams and featuring a battery that offers up to 80-hours of pure gaming and browsing through Reddit power. All of this is wrapped up with some great under-the-hood hardware, excellent ergonomics, and with build quality and features that might just make this one the best wireless options in its price-range. It’s a steady performer and then some.

For FPS and competitive fans out there, be sure to read on.

Grip It




Shape-wise the MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless features a symmetrical design found in a number of gaming clickers, and on that front there’s nothing particularly groundbreaking about the look here. Not that there should be, but the GM41 is large enough to be able to support most hands out there and the rubberised grips on either side make it comfortable to hold -- and glide. Underneath there are a number of PTFE skates to allow for that glide, where on top you’ve got the RGB-lit MSI logo to let you know what brand you’re dealing with.


As per the naming this is both a wireless and lightweight option from MSI, clicking in at 74-grams and featuring a battery that offers up to 80-hours of pure gaming and browsing through Reddit power.



Outside of the logo the real difference compared to mice we’ve seen from Logitech or SteelSeries or Roccat comes with the length, meaning there’s a slightly elongated look and feel to the MSI Clutch GM41. As a wireless offering there’s the option to both play-and-charge with the provided cable or to use the dock -- which is a very nice touch. Wireless performance is backed by 2.4G which is more than enough to ensure that the reported 1ms of latency is adhered to. Which for competitive gaming, is definitely where it needs to be.

Point-and-Click




Underneath the hood MSI has done its best to keep the quality train going, with the inclusion of a PixArt wireless Optical Sensor in addition to high-grade Omron switches rated at 60-millions clicks. Which in terms of racking up kills in a round of Rainbow Six Siege, could mean that you’d only really need to use this mouse from now until the eventual end of all things. That is once we do away with PC peripherals and become one with the machine. Ahem.
Specs
  • Sensor: PixArt PAW-3370
  • Sensitivity: Up to 20,000 DPI
  • Switches: OMRON 60M
  • Polling Rate: Up to 1,000 Hz
  • Buttons: 6
  • Weight: 74g

Supported by MSI’s Dragon Center software (or MSI Center on Windows 10) there are options to customise both the lighting and DPI profiles and even switch up some of the button actions. It’s fairly straightforward and something of a must these days. Especially in the competitive peripheral market.

All in all though, when it came down to that thing it was built to do the MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless performed wonderfully. We took it for a number of test clicks through Apex Legends, DOOM Eternal, Company of Heroes 3, and more -- where it stayed both comfortable and charged the entire time.

The battery life here is impressive, up to 80 hours - though we got used to docking it on the charger every few days just to be sure. The price point too makes this something to seriously consider, and bringing it back to that thing about ticking boxes you can add affordable to the list. Wireless, lightweight, sturdy, comfortable, performance, battery life, the MSI Clutch GM41 Lightweight Wireless has got it where it counts.
What we liked
Lightweight and wireless
Long-lasting battery and comes with a charger
Comfortable
Great sensor and overall build quality
Affordable
What we didn't like
Charge cable a tad stiff
We gave it:
9.0
OUT OF 10
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