Omen by HP has introduced two new gaming mice: the Omen Vector and Vector Essential that concentrates on the essentials and combine a light, ergonomic housing with decent sensors and relatively affordable prices.
These days ultra-light good gaming mouses are becoming increasingly popular, and now HP is expanding its range. With around 88 grams, the company is not particularly radical, the more expensive model can be made up to 25 grams heavier with five weights if desired. The connection to the Omen gaming PC or any other desktop is made in the classic way using a two-meter long, particularly flexible USB-A cable, and the sampling rate is 1,000 Hz.
There are differences above all in the optical sensor: the cheaper Omen Vector Essential wired gaming mouse is equipped with a PixArt PAW-3327 with up to 7,200 cpi, while the Vector wired mouse has a PixArt PMW-3389 with up to 16,000 cpi. Both gaming mice use Omron D2FC buttons, which should survive at least 20 or 50 million clicks depending on the model.
The RGB lighting is rather reserved: HP illuminates its new Omen logo on both gaming mice, the mouse wheel is only illuminated on the top model. Both mice also have two buttons on the left and a button that can be used to control the sensitivity.
Price and availability
The HP Omen Vector Essential has come to the market for a suggested retail price of $30, and it can be purchased via the Amazon.com. Meanwhile the more expensive Omen Vector has been priced at $49.99 and it can also be purchased through the Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com store too.
Last month, Razer has also introduced a smaller version of the DeathAdder V2 gaming mouse, called Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini with six programmable buttons and weighs has also been decreased from 82 to 62 grams.