In for a quick review is the Rapoo V300SE. This is a wireless gaming mouse featuring a ₱1,190 PHP price point.

Disclosure: Rapoo sent the V300SE for the purpose of this review – free of charge. The brand did not ask me to say anything particular about it.

Technical Specifications

Specification wise, the Rapoo V300SE houses the Pixart 3311 sensor, capable of reaching 12000 DPI with a polling rate of 1000 Hz. It is packed in a medium sized shell with a manufacturer reported weight of 73 grams.

Mouse
Design Semi-ambidextrous
Type Optical (PixArt 3311)
Resolution 400-12000 DPI
Polling Rate 125-1000 Hz
Connectivity USB 2.0, 2.4 GHz RF
Switch
Type N/A
Mount Soldered
Dimensions
Length 123 mm
Width 68 mm
Height 41 mm
Weight 73 g

Packaging and Accessories

TheRapoo V300SE comes in a simple two part packaging.

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Scope of delivery are as follows:

  • Rapoo V300SE Wireless Mouse
  • USB Type-C to Type-A cable
  • 2.4 GHz wireless dongle
  • USB Type-C to Type-A adapter
  • Documentation (s)

Decent amount of bundled accessories we got with the Rapoo V300SE.

Design, Build and Connectivity

Rapoo described the V300SE as an esports grade gaming mouse. I sure do hope it is because of the weight, shape, and specifications combined. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t look bad – it’s just reminds me of how the industry perceived what a gaming device should look like a couple of years ago. The V300SE is by the way also available in a white version.

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The V300SE is a medium sized mouse, however it has a nice slope so it should still fit smaller hand sizes with the right grip style. Since this is a semi-ambidextrous mouse by design, there are two navigation buttons at its left most side just above the thumb area.

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Rapoo had the V300SE equipped with two huge PTFE skates with an acceptable level of difficulty to remake just in case you have to. This area houses the power button, the DPI button and a magnetic cover for the 2.4 GHz dongle.

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The Rapoo V300SE could be connected to your PC via USB interface should you wish to do so – charging aside.

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Ergonomics

The Rapoo V300SE has a length of roughly 123 mm, a grip area of around 68 mm, and a height of about 41 mm at its peak.

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This is a medium sized gaming mouse no doubt, fit for medium to large sized hands regardless of grip types. Weight is about 73.2 grams with its door included so it is very manageable to hold.

Input Lag

Test results from OSLTT has shown that the Rapoo V300SE comes with a middling input lag performance. 22.55 ms average on wireless and 18.91 ms wired are not esports worthy figures.

CPI

The Rapoo V300SE offers 7 CPI/DPI steps, ranging from 800, 1200, 1600, 2400, 3200, 6400 and 12000. I’ve tested each step’s accuracy and and the worst I’ve got are at 800 and 12000 DPI – both ends of the spectrum. The rest are great while the worst results are totally acceptable.

SRAV

Speed-related accuracy variance (SRAV) becomes evident as we accelerate further based on the measurements obtained. The results from 150 m/s onward are far from ideal, however I will consider the V300SE to barely pass.

Polling Rate

As for polling rate performance, it seems that the mouse is performing well with regards to this benchmark – both for the wired and wireless interfaces. Make sure to download the drivers though, as the V300SE defaults to 125 Hz polling rate out of the box.

Actuation Force

The actuation force required to push the left and right mouse buttons are around 47-48 cN. These results resembles the tactility of the Huano 80M switches found on the previously tested wireless gaming mouse. Its middle mouse button on the other hand has an acceptable amount of resistance.

Final Thoughts

The Rapoo V300SE offers a balanced blend of design, performance, and value at a ₱1,190 PHP price point. Equipped with the PixArt 3311 sensor, it delivers up to 12,000 DPI with a 1000 Hz polling rate, housed in a medium-sized, 73-gram shell. Its semi-ambidextrous design and ergonomics cater well to both medium and large hands.

While its input lag performance is not at the top-tier esports level, it remains acceptable for general gaming scenarios. The CPI/DPI measurements are within safe margins, with minor discrepancies at the extremes. Polling rate performance is rock solid, provided that you install its drivers to mitigate the default 125 Hz setting.

Despite minor flaws in input lag and SRAV at high speeds, the Rapoo V300SE is a competent, cost-effective gaming mouse that offers good value for casual gamers.

Overall, the V300SE is a well-rounded choice for casual to intermediate gamers looking for a reliable and affordable wireless gaming mouse.

Rapoo V300SE Wireless Mouse ₱1,190 PHP
Passed Award

Product Name: V300SE

Product Description: The Rapoo V300SE presents itself as a solid option for gamers seeking a budget-friendly wireless gaming mouse. Its robust Pixart 3311 sensor, wide DPI range, and ergonomic design make it suitable for various gaming needs.

Brand: Rapoo

8/10

Summary

The Rapoo V300SE offers a good combination of features and performance for its price, though it may not be ideal for competitive esports due to input lag.

Pros

  • Affordable price
  • High DPI sensor
  • Lightweight semi-ambidextrous design
  • Multiple DPI settings
  • Good polling rate
  • Dual connectivity

Cons

  • Middling input lag may not be suitable for competitive gamers
  • Inaccurate CPI readings at the lowest and highest settings
  • Defaults to 125 Hz polling out of the box

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