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Before I say anything else. please note that this post is NOT SPONSORED and I have personally purchased this mouse and mousepad for my own usage and also, for this post :)

Also, this is part of the on-going blog series called Budget Gear Brawl where I will be trying out these budget gaming gear and give you guys my thoughts about them.


The FANTECH X9 Thor Gaming Mouse

Fantech have a lot of gaming mouse in their arsenal and I just happen to stumble upon their brand on Lazada particularly the X9 Thor Gaming Mouse. You can check out my blog post about Fantech here.

Since I need a new mouse for my blogging/Youtube needs and I'm doing this blog series, might as well buy this one and try it out! 

I bought this at Lazada for PHP399 (http://bit.ly/FantechGamingMouse)



Quick Specs

  • Gaming Optical Sensor
  • up to 60 ips/20g Acceleration
  • On The Fly Adjustable 1200-2400-3200-4800 DPI settings via X9 Software
  • 125hz polling rate
  • Ergonomic Design
  • RGB Chroma Light
  • 7 Macro Programmable Buttons
  • 1.8m USB Cable
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 68mm x 41mm

Unboxing Video and Initial Impressions


Full Review

Like I've said in the video I chose to look at 3 aspects of this mouse for the review.

  • Build Quality
  • Hand Feel and Comfortability
  • Responsiveness
I won't even consider the price since it is budget gaming gear and most prices will be below PHP1000 and I believe that the quality is more important than the price(unless you're really tight in the budget).

P.S The Fantech Basic XL Extended Mousepad is only 199php from Lazada.


Build Quality

It is made of plastic but it has some weight in it that is good for control of the mouse and of course slightly differentiates it from other cheap mouse.

The white acrylic plastic that lets the RGB light shine through is a bit frosty which makes the light a bit fainter than other RGB mouse I've seen but it is enough for you to enjoy the lights :)






The Buttons are decently made. The mouse have 7 buttons that are customizable using the X9 Software.
  • Left Mouse Button
  • Right Mouse Button
  • Scroll Wheel Button
  • DPI + Button
  • DPI - Button
  • Side Buton 1
  • Side Button 2
The Scroll wheel have a very good gripping silicon cover. I love it. 

Another thing that alot of cheap gaming mouse don't have is a durable cable. While I haven't totally screwed around with the cable that much, I think it is very durable. The Fantech X9 Thor Gaming mouse have a braided mouse cable with USB Type A Connector. 
The cable is very sturdy in my opinion.

Fantech prides itself with its revolutionary gaming grade sensor. While I don't see anything new to what the X9 Thor has, it probably has to do with its integration with the X9 Software and the DPI settings calibration.



My observation is that, it does pretty well when used on a mouse pad but on a semi reflective surface like my laminated wood table it performs a bit off, which I guess is normal since most optical sensors use reflection of the light to determine accuracy and movement. 

Hand Feel And Comfortability

Like I said in the video, I have huge hands which makes finding a gaming mouse a bit of a challenge since I need a bigger size ones than most people. I used to have an Imperio branded cheap mouse from I think CDR King or Octagon(I forgot), and it is big enough for my hands which I really like.

The Fantech X9 Thor Gaming mouse is a bit smaller than that so it took some adjusting to it.

It did get a bit better after more than a day of use and now it feels good to my hands now.



I like how they separated the DPI Buttons so that you won't accidentally change your DPI during crucial moments in game and of course still get your desired performance from it. 

The mouse feels very good to my hands. It has a bit of weight from the back side of the mouse which is good for maximum accuracy I think. So you don't end up flailing the mouse around or have full control on it. 


Responsiveness

The Fantech X9 Thor Gaming Mouse has a polling rate of 125hz. If you don't know what Polling Rate is, it is the rate at which the device(in this case, the mouse) reports to the computer it's location. So at 125hz, it reports the location to the computer 125 times per seconds or 8 per millisecond. 

During my whole use, it is very responsive and accurate to where I want it to be. The click to execution ratio is fast enough for my needs whether its in gaming or editing or other productivity use.



The DPI settings are customizable via the X9 Software and I did change some settings since I want to have the option to have 400 DPI option for graphics/editing work and I only use up to 3200 DPI. 4800 DPI is too much for me hahaha

In game, it is performing well. It really does the job. The only time it  probably fails is when I get disconnected from the game, which is not the mouse's fault hahaha

Other Things You Might Wanna Know

The X9 Software is free to download on their website. You can customize a variety of settings for the X9 Thor Gaming Mouse.

Download it here: http://www.fantech.id/driver/X9.exe

I love how it is kind of intuitive to use and the changes apply instantly so you get the results of the settings as soon as you hit apply.

Here are some screenshots of the X9 Software:




Pricing and Availability

The Fantech X9 Thor Gaming Mouse as well as the Basic XL Extended Mouse Pad can be found on Lazada and Shoppee. Other products of Fantech are also available there. 

For Stores that carry Fantech, I only see Facebook sellers and have a fanpage called FANTECH EXPRESS PH which seems to be the legitimate page for Fantech PH. I'm not totally sure at the moment. 

I also found their website: https://www.fantech.com.ph/ and I believe they are handled by Ace Gadgets Store which is a legitimate store in Taguig. 

Here are the Lazada Links for the above items:

Note: This is an affiliate link for Lazada which helps me earn a small bit for the items you buy with NO COST TO YOU. This helps me continue making content and buying necessary items for review :)

Final Thoughts

I'm actually quite impressed with its price to performance/features ratio. I didn't expect that at 399php I get features that are otherwise only available to higher end devices.

The Fantech X9 Thor Gaming mouse is not for pro-gamers though. I've had people say that for FPS games, this is not a good mouse since it has a bit of a delayed response, but for me personally, it's workable. Either way, it is still a good mouse to have especially if you're very tight on budget.

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AOC, the number one monitor brand in the Philippines known for their impeccable quality gaming monitors, and Philips, a well-known brand for making high-performance and innovative display solutions for home and businesses, proudly launches their new products in the Philippine market. 



Committed to bringing the best for consumers, Philips is releasing three new monitors in the market: all in different form factors and are HDR certified. As their display technology continues to evolve, their products stay consistent in being environment friendly and flicker-free. Meant for those who are looking for the best cinematic experience for their home setups, or even for the prosumers who need a color accurate display, these new Philips monitors will not disappoint.





Philips V Line (223V7QHSB)

Perfect all-around display with stunning image quality that are vivid and crisp that stretches from edge-to-edge. With its Anti-blue light technology, this monitor is easy on the eyes in a compact slim design.
The V Line of monitors is using an IPS display with excellent viewing angles making it possible to view the display unlike standard TN Panels. The Philips IPS displays gives you remarkably crisp images perfect for applications which always demand color accuracy and consistent brightness .

Philips E Line (248EQHSB, 278E9QHSB, and 328E9QJAB)


Experience real immersion with Phips curved monitors. Available in 24”, 27”, and 32” inches, the curved E Line monitor offers truly immersive experience with stunning Full HD image quality with its Ultra-wide color technology that brings your images alive!
This line of monitors has a VA LED display that uses an advanced multi-domain vertical alignment technology which gives you super-high static contrast ratios for extra vivid and bright images. While standard applications are handled with ease, it is suitable for photos, web-browsing, movies, gaming, and demanding graphical applications.
Equipped with AMD Freesync technology, gamers can expect fluid and artifact free performance virtually at any framerate because of its smooth quick refresh and ultra-fast response time.

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Philips Monitors is also excited to announce their collaboration with 20th Century Fox as they will be spearheading the premier of Bohemian Rhapsody in Philippine cinemas nationwide. Fans can avail of free movie tickets for two, along with limited edition Philips swags (including t-shirt, tumbler, and umbrella), for every purchase of any Philips Monitors 24” and above.


NEW AOC GAMING MONITORS!

The number one monitor brand in the Philippines, AOC is also excited to bring their new monitors for both gamers and consumers alike. These new selections of monitors are packed with high refresh rate and HDR certified panels that will bring you the competitive edge in gaming as well. Equipped with AMD Freesync 2 technology, gamers can ensure to have the best tear-free visual experience while playing their games in the maximum frames per second that their gaming PC can deliver. These new monitors are born to battle.

AOC G2590PX and G2790PX


The new G2590PX and G2790PX are the new gaming monitors developed for awesomeness. Available in both 25” inches and 27” inches, it’s TN panel has thin bezels, has a 1ms response-time and 144hz refresh rate powered by AMD Freesync technology for fluid and artifact free performance virtually at any framerate.
Gamers are sure to love this monitor because it has a low input lag control which significantly decreases delay between the video source and display.
It also features a height adjustment stand which not only allows gamers to adjust the height of the monitor to their personal preference, but it also swivels for better viewing at different angles.

AOC G1 series (C24G1 and C27G1)

AOC G1 series is the newest curved monitors that will expand your world. Equipped with a VA panel that features 144hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, gamers will enjoy the fluid visual experience that these monitors offer. Sporting a 1.5mm ultra narrow bezel with a 5mm black screen border makes it perfect for a multi monitor gaming setup.



AOC B1 Series (22B1HS and C24B1H)
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Available in both flat and curved screens, the B1 series bring affordability on the table without compromise on looks and features. In its comfortable and super slim form factor, the B1 series has a 21.5” and 24” panel and is packed with features.
The Screen+ software splits the PC workspace in four self-contained panes to group applications for easier viewing. Screen+ also supports multiple monitors. The B1 also boasts of being flicker free which reduces eyes strain and discomfort.
And to top it all, the included software also enables the user to set a low power configuration to save on energy.

AVAILABILITY

These new Philips and AOC Monitors are now available in partner retail store branches nationwide: PC Express, PC Worx, Octagon, Thinkingtools, Computerworld, ThinkPC, Vivocom, and PC Chain. If you need more information you can refer out to the social media pages of AOC Monitor PH and Philips Monitors PH.

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This contender is from our neighbor country Indonesia which sought to fill a gap in the market for quality computer accessories.

FANTECH is an original Indonesian brand that was built in 2006 to meet the demands of the Indonesian market for quality computer accessories that have more value in the eyes of consumers.

Now expanding in several markets around the globe, it has of course reached the Philippines as well.




FANTECH Philippines Gaming Peripherals

With 10 years of experience marketing and providing computer accessories products such as mice, keyboards, headsets and other supporting accessories, we are slowly but surely starting to be known as products that have models, quality and innovation that are always at the forefront to meet consumer desires.

As time goes by and the development of the E-Sport world in the world and especially in Indonesia, we begin to innovate to present GAMING GEAR products as one of our missions to support the world of E-Sport Indonesia. As a form of our support for the progress of national E-Sport, in 2016 we introduced a new FANTECH® LOGO specifically for Gaming products along with the latest gaming products. 

With the latest gaming products, we have a mission to position ourselves as one of the best Gaming Gear manufacturers and take part in the development of the National E-Sport world especially at the level of developing the quality of Gamers in the country. With the slogan GEAR UP & WIN we are ready to support and innovate to provide the best Gaming Gear for Gamers INDONESIA.

The following section is their product lines and all information can be found on their website: http://www.fantech.id/

Since they have a ton of products, I won't be putting each individual info about it. Just check out their website for more info :)

Gaming Mice

Fantech's gaming mice lineup is massive!
They have about 5 series just for gaming mice!

G Series


V Series


X Series


Z Series


W Series


Membrane


Mechanical

Speakers And Audio




Pricing and Availability

Fantech Products are available on Shoppee and Lazada. 

See affiliate links below for Lazada to check out their prices.


Note: The affiliate links will have no cost to you. It will just help me earn a small commission to every purchase you make in the links above and help me maintain this blog and making content regularly.

Product Reviews

I will be reviewing a few of their products one of which is already in the works. Be sure to always check the Budget Gear Brawl page for the links to the product reviews and also view the blog about our budget gear contenders!



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The contender you are about to read about is no rookie when it comes to making computer peripherals. With more than a decade of experience, their strong R&D capabilities and advanced manufacturing management, Rapoo won the favor of many domestic and global customers.


The company adheres to a management philosophy that focuses on ”people-oriented, scientific and technological innovation,” takes meeting customers’ demands as motivation, has built a sound after-sales service system, fully developed multi-channel advantages and achieved a harmonious win-win situation among customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and partners.

RAPOO Philippines VPRO Gaming Peripherals

Joining the fray of the Budget Gaming Peripherals battle is RAPOO's VPro Gaming Peripherals. Now gamers in the Philippines have a new choice for completing their gaming rigs with RAPOO's peripherals.

The new lineup for the VPro Gaming Peripherals were introduced to the market last September 2018 at the most recent IFA, the world's leading consumer electronics trade show, which is the result of Rapoo’s great advantage of vertical integration of design, R&D and manufacturing that provides professional and affordable gaming peripherals.

7 new models in 3 gaming peripherals must have segment are entering the Philippine Market.

Gaming Mouse

VPRO is bringing 2 gaming mice into the fray with an entry level model and a mid range model to cater the needs of the casual and serious gamers.

V16 (P695)


Ergonomic design
Designed for ambidextrous use, this mouse prevents unnecessary strain on your hand to enable comfortable grip and pleasant use even during your longest games. 

Accurate Navigation
Professional gaming optical engine ensures accurate tracking, anytime, anywhere.

Adjustable real-time DPI button
You can adjust 3 DPI values from 750/1350/2000. 

Cool breathing backlight
With cyclical changes for wonderful visual effects.

V280 (P1,320)

Ergonomic design
Your V280 offers you 5 individually customizable buttons to which you can assign a wide range of functions and macros.

Onboard memory, save and play
Built-in memory saves the mouse configuration (macro, DPI setting and breathing light mode) in the game mode. You can play the way you want it, on any computer without the help of any software.

Adjustable real-time DPI button
You can adjust 7 DPI values from 500/750/1000/1250/1500/2000/2500/3000/3250/3500/4000/5000/6000/7000, which is up to 7000DPI. It can meet the accuracy of different screens.

Accurate navigation
Professional gaming optical engine with an image-processing rate of 5300 FPS, 80 inch/s tracking speed and up to 1000 Hz USB report rate ensures perfectly accurate tracking.

LED Multi-color light system with 16 million colors
What does it do? It turns blue, green, or... Your V280 has an LED multi-color light system, which lets you customize the appearance of your mouse in many ways as well as to suit your preferences. The V280 features an APM-lighting mode that reflects your actions per minute with a spectacular light show.

Keyboards

Keyboards are essential to gaming, even more so than mice. That is why Rapoo VPRO is bringing in 4 designs for gamers to choose from.

V500S ALLOY (P1,995)
87 mechanical keys, high-speed response
With mechanical key switches, a single key life of up to 60 million operations, your keyboard is durable.



V500Pro (P2,495)
Individually backlit keys
Mix-colored backlight with adjustable brightness makes your keyboard cooler.


V500RGB ALLOY (P3,195)
Spill-resistant design
Spill-resistant keyboard design, so you do not have to worry about the keyboard malfunctioning after accidental spills.

V700RGB ALLOY (P3,395)
Programmable keys
All keys on the keyboard are programmable (including single keys, combination keys and macro keys) in the game mode. The simplified game operations allow you to always be one step ahead.


Onboard memory, save and play
Built-in memory can save the keyboard configuration file in the game mode. You can play the way you want, on any computer without the help of any software.

Gaming Headset

Besides Mice and Keyboards, having a headset is a must for you to be able to enjoy the game audio anytime without bothering your neighbors.

VH200 (P1,495)

Comfortable design with 16-million- colors breathing light. Professional, adjustable sound modes for a superior gaming audio experience. Hidden noise-cancelling microphones and crystal-clear voice. Ultra-strong and durable materials. Noise-isolating over-ear design with comfortable around-ear design. Lightweight design with headband suspension system for unrivaled comfort.


Pricing and Availability

Rapoo VPRO products are available in the following stores:
Silicon Valley will carry the following models: : V16, V28, V500S AL, V500Pro, V700RGB, VH200
SM Megamall
SM Pampanga
SM North Edsa
Glorietta
Festival Mall
SM Manila
SM MOA
SM Cebu
SM Clark
Robinsons Ermita

Complink will carry the following models: V16, V28, V500S AL, V500Pro, V700RGB, VH200
Sm North Edsa
Glorietta
SM Robinsons Galleria
MOA
SM Bacoor

PC Express will carry the following models: V16, V280, V500S AL, V500 Pro, V500 RGB, VH200
Gilmore Warehouse
PCX desktop SM Fairview
PCX desktop SM North
PCX desktop SM Southmall
Market Market
Ayala Circuit Makati (new brach)
SM Bacoor
Pavilion Lguna
Vistamall bataan
Urdaneta, Pangasinan

You can also follow them on Social Media:
FB: RapooPH
IG: RapooPH
Twitter: RapooPH

Product Reviews Coming Soon!

We will review a few of these gaming gear soon! Watch out for the content we will put out! 

For the mean time, you can check out the other contenders at our previous blog post here.