HP introduced an affordable wired gaming mouse from Omen Vector earlier this summer. However, the new Vector Wireless is the company’s high-end option. It costs $ 99.99 and is available in the US starting today. The special thing about the Vector Wireless is the USB-C charging port, which is not only practical, but also enables very fast charging speeds.
HP claims that 30 seconds is the total charge time required for an hour of battery life. According to HP, five minutes of charging should be enough to last a full day, while 15 minutes should provide 30 hours of power. It supposedly takes 90 minutes to fully charge the mouse, which translates into a battery life of up to 1
With the name the Vector Wireless is supposed to be used wirelessly. The 2.4 GHz radio receiver is just below where your palm rests on the mouse. If you’d like to use it cabled instead, HP includes a braided cable that is claimed to be capable of delivering a 1ms polling rate. (The company made it clear that not all USB-C cables can deliver the same speed.)
This new mouse from HP uses the PixArt PAW3335 sensor with a resolution of 16,000 DPI and a customizable range between 100 and 16,000 that you can tweak with the HP Omen Command Center software. Omron mechanical switches are used that allow deep travel and a satisfactory jump. In addition, you can adjust the key assignment, the colors and the lighting pattern of the LEDs according to your needs.
As for the feel of the mouse in the hand, I like that the main mouse buttons are concave so they fit your fingers. The new HP Mouse also has textured sides for the grip and a thumb rest, which provides some relief when you don’t want to put your thumb next to the two side buttons on the mouse.
So far the battery life seems great, but I will be testing it over the next few weeks to see if it lives up to HP.