FUNC MS-3 Gaming Mouse

While FUNC may not be a mainstream name in gaming peripherals, they have been around for quite a while and revamped themselves in 2012. One of their latest products is new FUNC MS-3 Gaming Mouse which we recently got a chance to get our monkey paws on. The mouse specifications fall in line with several other new gaming mice on the market so we’ll look at what sets it apart from the rest.

First, we’ll start out with the specifications and then get into more details about the finer points.

Specifications

  • Resolution: 90-5670 dpi
  • Sensor: Avago UGS 9500
  • Polling Rate: up to 1000 Hz
  • Tracking Speed: 5.1m/sec (150 ips)
  • Max Acceleration: 30 G
  • Onboard Memory: 512KB
  • Onboard Profiles: 3
  • Illumination: Custom RGB lighting on scroll wheel and Instant Aim™ button
  • Warranty: 2-Years
  • OS: Windows® 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Dimensions: 126.92 x 100.69 x 42.38mm / 4.99 x 3.97 x 1.69in
  • Net Weight: 127g / 0.28lbs.
  • Design: Fixed cord right-hand USB mouse (2m / 6.5ft cord)
  • MSRP: $79.99USD

For more information, check out their website here: http://www.func.net

Packaging

The FUNC MS-3 comes in a very clean and simple package with a flip up cover over the mouse. On the rear you will find the details about how it is built to last, has a comfy grip, etc. Lift up the front flap and on the inside you’ll find the extra specifications right down to the sensor type being an Avago UGS 9500 and that it uses OMRON button switches.

Upon initial inspection, the mouse looks fairly solid and has been placed in a form fit blister pack with the bottom part of the packaging box cut out. While this may seem like a packaging oddity, it is actually a simple and slick solution with a specific purpose.

The cut out in the bottom of the box allows you to comfortably position your hand over the mouse to check out the general feel of the device. While the blister pack itself doesn’t really provide enough give to press all the buttons, it does provide a neat way to see how the mouse fits to your hand when a display model is not available.

Open up the box and you are presented with a very simple amount of material. There is the mouse itself, the user manual and the driver CD. Sometimes simple is better and as of this writing, the CD does contain the current mouse software for the device. Due to the fact this mouse is Plug&Play right out of the box, you don’t actually need to install any software to use it. It is only when you want to customize the button profiles and lighting that you’ll need to fire up the FUNC MS-3 settings software.

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24 thoughts on “FUNC MS-3 Gaming Mouse

  1. Nice work on the review Darth.  I also wish there were a way to add weight, as I generally prefer a heavier mouse.  And I’m not sure if I’d like the width or not, but I guess I’d have to try one out before I’d know for sure.

  2. Interesting shaping to the mouse, might be nice to try out as I typically wear larger size gloves etc.

    Also, the link in your contest app takes you to the last page of the review, if you didn’t realize, you might want to change it to the first page.

  3. Great job on the review. All of you keep upping your game on these reviews!  Do you have a link for the prying tools? I just have a need to pry some stuff apart.

  4. A question that came up on Facebook is the ability to lift the mouse off the desk.  The pinky and ring finger positions have vertical sides and when combined with the inward angle of the thumb position, gripping to lift the mouse is actually not a problem for me. It is a matter of adapting to using both ring and pinky fingers to grip for lifting securely.

  5. Liking this more and more. No gimmicky features, good sensor. The only thing I wish it had was weights, but I could just adapt to the weight so it’s not a deal breaker.

  6. I’ve found that dental picks come in handy for prying things apart or removing ‘O’ rings.  You can even get ’em free if your friendly neighborhood Dental Hygienist is ready for a new set.

  7. I like this company. I prefer this mouse instead of a CM Storm one. That mouse modding is awesome. One day i’ll do my own custom paint. Thanks for the review.

  8. Update to the MS-3… the MS-3² or the Rev. 2 is coming.  They have tweaked some of the mouse design following feedback from reviews.  Some of the changes include:
     
    – Reinforced mouse cable (a cable relief at where the cable enters the mouse)
    – Improvement to the scroll wheel construction (need to open one up)
    – Improved OMRON switches (hopefully replacing the ones that weren’t actually OMRON)
    – Software and Firmware fixes
     
    As a bonus, looks like they are dropping the price a bit too with MSRP: $59.95.  Same mouse, just tweaked.
     
    Read it up here: http://www.func.net/en/products/ms-3-revision-2/

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