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.
- 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
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.