Biostar builds an inexpensive 5000 DPI mouse for gamers

It didn't take long for Biostar to expand its gaming mouse lineup with a second rodent. The company released its first mouse, the feature thin AM2, back in September for $10 and now it has a second model that is a bit more flashy.

The new AM3 wiggles into Biostar's Racing line of products. Like the AM2, it targets gamers on a budget, though it costs a little more at $16. That's still a drop in the bucket compared to many gaming mice on the market.

Biostar equipped the AM3 with a "high-precision" PMW 3320 5,000 DPI sensor. Users can adjust the sensor to four different levels of sensitivity—800 DPI, 1,200 DPI, 2,400 DPI, and 5,000 DPI. Higher end mice offer a wider range of sensitivity, but for $16 it's hard to complain here.

The mouse buttons on the AM3 use Huano switches that Biostar says are good for 10 million clicks. It's an ambidextrous mouse fit for both left-handed and right-handed users, and shaped to accommodate the claw grip style.

Biostar opted against the rubberized finish that is popular in many of today's mice and instead went with a high-gloss UV surface. Underneath are large teflon feet for smooth gliding.

Other specs include a 5,300 fps framerate, 80 ips tracking speed, and 1.8 meter braided cable. The AM3 measures 122x67x34mm (LxWxH) and weighs 149g (non-adjustable). Biostar did not say when the AM3 will be available to purchase, only that it will retail for $16 MSRP. Maybe they'll release an AM4 model in time for Ryzen?

Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).