AOC AGM600 gaming mouse: key specs
Grip Style: Palm, Claw
Type of mouse button: Kailh
Tests: 10 (programmable)
DPI: 16,000 true dpi
Connection type: Wired USB
Cable length: 1.8m
The AOC AGM600 comes from AGON, AOC’s gaming arm and product line – probably best known for their creation of high-quality, accurate monitors for gaming and creative industries. Their range of peripherals is expanding rapidly – with keyboards, mousepads, headsets and gaming arms complementing an ever-expanding range of highly responsive and accurate gaming mice.
A good quality gaming mouse is an absolute must for anyone looking to take their gaming to a new level – be it in first-person shooters, simulations or more recently e-sports – which this mouse caters to well. When looking for a good gaming mouse, durability is a key factor, as is speed of use – they often have a higher sensitivity and DPI range, as well as more functions and buttons that can be programmed into games and pieces of software to access features quickly . Speeding up a user’s gaming experience gives them a significant advantage when it comes to competing online, for example.
Design & build
First impressions of the AOC AGM600’s design and build aren’t surprising – the device itself has a familiar black color with nicely colored RGB accents that follow a well-known convention among gaming peripherals. We liked the nice long, braided black wire which gives a sense of durability, and the lightweight feel – although we expected it to feel a bit heavier on first use and found that after using battery-powered wireless devices for a long time, it was a bit to get used to. If you also plan on using the mouse for high-precision creative work and gaming, you might want to try it out before committing to what feels like a fairly light, sensitive device.
However, using the mouse was a very pleasant experience overall at first – the silicone pads on the side mean that a good grip isn’t an issue, and we also liked the Teflon foot mats on the underside of the device, which meant that during our test, the mouse performed superbly on both translucent wooden surfaces and a range of mousepads.
All buttons are well within reach and the scroll wheel can also be clicked in and works in steps, which makes it easier to switch weapons in a game, for example. We found the soft-touch material to be a bit of a magnet for dirt and fingerprints, but at this price it’s the material we’d expect to see and the textured sides of the mouse provide a good grip when you need it.
There’s no question that when we go through the specs of the AGM600, AOC really pulled out all the stops when it comes to providing all the right features that serious gamers look for in a dedicated gaming mouse.
First, the DPI range is precise and responsive, reaching up to 16,000, ensuring pinpoint speed and accuracy in all games, especially first-person shooters. Each top mouse button click raises or lowers the DPI range and can be reprogrammed to use them in different contexts, which is a nice touch. The DPI buttons also temporarily reduce the DPI for high-precision situations like sniping, which is again a thoughtful feature. The aforementioned braided cable gives a nice sense of good connectivity and robustness, backed up by the claim of 80 million clicks – all of which adds up to a mouse that feels like it’s built to last. If we had one criticism here it would be that some of the buttons feel a little plasticky, but overall they outweigh rivals in this area and we’d certainly find it acceptable for the relatively low price.
Low latency and responsive credentials are backed by an Nvidia Reflex Technology certification, tested for quality and compatibility with Reflex-rated games, including titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and the Call of Duty series, as well as many other highly rated titles. A full list of these and supported products can be found here (opens in new tab) – it reflects well on AOC that five of their gaming mouse products are considered highly regarded in this area.
The AOC AGM600 retails for £39.99, which is extremely affordable for its features and places it well in a budget category for serious gamers.
Should you buy the AOC AGM600?
Joining an increasingly impressive range of gaming products from AOC, the AOC AGM600 gaming mouse is a good sign of things to come. It is budget friendly, comfortable and ergonomically pleasing to use and adapts well to use on a variety of surfaces. It’s easy to program using the G-Hub, a piece of software very similar to Logitech’s offering that allows gamers to customize sensitivity, buttons and lighting effects. All in all, an impressive mouse that won’t break the bank and one that will provide users with a surprising level of gaming pleasure. Other offerings from AOC are comparative, but this one fits a pretty sweet spot between price and functionality, even though Logitech’s offerings are more expensive, they’re still generally thought of a little higher.