Sandberg Destroyer Flexweight Gaming Mouse
- Brand: Sandberg
USB cable: 1.5 metres
Up to 4200 DPI switchable (800, 1200, 2400, 3200, 4000, 4200)
Multi-color LED lights
Key life: 5 million
5 x built-in changeable weights (5g each)
Mouse weight without changeable weights: 139g
Sandberg’s Destroyer Flexweight Mouse is a plug and play device that doesn’t need any additional software. This seems to be like a trend for modern gaming devices to come without any special software. The pre-programmed DPI profiles are somewhat diverse (800, 1200, 3200 and 4000) but it’s always nice if you can fine-tune them a bit more. That being said, these four profiles cover the necessities for most gaming genres, as well as normal PC usage, be it for browsing or other projects.
The device comes with different additional buttons, which all have pre-programmed functions. These can also come in handy when you bind them with different button inputs and functions for games that have more button commands. We noticed only one flaw with the current button setup, and that’s that you can’t change the LED settings without switching profiles. The info of the device states that you can change the LED colors with a press of a button, but it also changes the DPI profile in the process
The mouse is clearly shaped with a right-handed gamer in mind. The curves on the left side allow for proper rest for your thumb, and the overall shape looks quite ergonomic. This rest has a honey grated design, which looks fancy. This grated design is also found on the right exterior part of the mouse. The mouse itself is mainly done in a matte black, safe for a few buttons with a glossy finish. You’ll also notice the somewhat wider spacing of the left and right mouse buttons, with a fairly big scroll wheel in the middle. The LED lights are embedded in the body, where you can see a lit-up logo, some transparent linings, and the mouse wheel and the plastic on the inside of the mouse buttons.
The most noticeable design feature of the mouse is the rest for your thumb. This small curved space makes gripping the mouse very pleasant and comfortable. Other than that, the mouse feels like a normal gaming mouse with proper curvature and a design that is accessible for gamers with smaller and bigger hands alike. The only buttons that aren’t as easily accessible for gamers with smaller hands are the button on the left-hand side almost at the front of the mouse and the small button on the left side of the left mouse button. Other than that, the device proves to be a comfortable ally in your gaming adventures.
What makes this mouse special is actually described in the product name. You’ll have five 5g weights you can insert at the bottom of the device. You can easily ‘pop the hood’ of the device with a magnetic plate at the bottom. You then have the option to add 5-25g of weight to the device for some extra resistance. Of course, this is only a minor difference, but some gamers will love that they can tinker with the weight to customize their gaming experience.