Silverstone Raven Gaming Mouse Review

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Intro

PC gaming is one of the biggest slices of the multi-billion dollar gaming industry.  As such, there are a surprising number of gaming mice available for the PC… some would say there are too many.  These peripherals are multi-use devices, having a lot of buttons and high sensitivity for games, and also used for desktop and graphic applications.  As such, some gaming mice subdue their features in a sleek but unassuming mouse that look like any other desktop mouse.  Other mice choose to be show off all of their features and scream “Touch me!  I am Gaming Rodent! RAWR!”


The SilverStone Raven 3200DPI Gaming Mouse is one of those mice that has absolutely killer looks and quite honestly looks like the mouse Darth Vader would use.  Its namesake alone might even get The Crow to stop whining about loss and despair and use a computer for online dating or something.

As we will see in our in-depth review, the mouse has some significant flaws that may make you reconsider what you look for in a gaming mouse.  To start, the mouse has lots of killer features that gamers (and desktop jockeys) crave.  Here’s the skinny:

Features Specifications
  • 3D shaped carbon fiber palm rest surface
  • Independent X & Y axis adjustments in 100 dpi increments
  • Precision twin-eye laser sensor with 3200 dpi accuracy
  • RVM01B can maintain perfect accuracy during fast acceleration change movements
  • Dedicated flip 3D thumb scroll for rapid switching capability
  • Up to 5 sets of programmable profiles
  • OLED with setting and dpi display
  • Clear OLED to display operation mode and DPI value
  • 50/50 weight balance for perfect feel and control
  • The RVM01B has optimal weight balance from left to right and from top to bottom
  • Dual mode switch
  • A mode switch on the bottom of the RVM01B allows quick change without using software
  • In normal mode, an animated RAVEN logo is displayed
  • In gaming mode, X & Y axis DPI value is displayed at all times
  • Single key command can also be programmed
Model: SST-RVMO1B
Material: High-strength plastic with carbon fiber surfacing Teflon feet
Dimension: 128mm x 85mm x 45mm
Application: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Connectivity: USB 2.0 (16-bit data format)
Cable Length: 180cm
Buttons: 11 total, including scroll wheels
Programmable profiles: 5
OLED pixel size: 128 x 32
Controller: Freescale MCU MC68H908JW32
Sensor: Phillips PLN2030 twin-eye laser
DPI range: 400 ~ 3200
Max. acceleration: 50G
Weight: 182g