A Closer Look
The Lumenata Pro features a clean matte black finish with glossy finished highlights on the trim and some of its buttons. The USB cable is secured with a velcro strap to easily tie up its braided nylon cord after use. The mouse mode LED indicator slowly blinks with a breathe effect letting you know what mouse mode you are in at all times. It defaults to the Red mode, or mode 1 on the Button Function screen in driver software, which we will talk about in the next section.
The Mouse Mode (M) button on the top of the mouse allows you to quickly and effortlessly change mouse modes for your favorite game, or to another mode you need within the same game. The breathing LED indicator light changes from Red to Green, Blue, Purple, or Light Blue. Each mode indicates a specific gamer profile on the mouse, which can have specific DPI settings, mouse wheel settings, and polling rates.
There are some blue LEDs on the left side indicating what main DPI level you are set at in a given game mode. I found the default settings of 800, 1600, 2400, and 3200 DPI to work well out of the box. I’m currently running it at 1600 most of the time. The Omron Micro Switch strategically placed on the left side of the mouse allows for quick changing of DPI modes easily with your thumb on the fly.
The additional 4th and 5th mouse buttons on the left side, along with the 6th and 7th buttons on the right side of the Lumenata Pro are in easy to access locations for your thumb and fingers. Using them just feels natural. The scroll wheel on the Lumenata Pro is different than most mice I have used before. Instead of a slim and smooth scroll wheel it has a wheel about twice as wide with a textured finish to allow for easily scrolling your mouse wheel in-game, or while surfing the web.
The X and Y axis settings are shown directly on the mouse with red and green LED indicators. These will change as you change DPI levels with the Omron Micro Switch. While in default mode, it will show you the total DPI speed you are running at for each axis. Pressing the Function Select (F.S) button on top of the mouse allows you to view your settings directly on the mouse, but I had to get the manual out each time to figure out what it was actually telling me. Over time though, I’m sure one could remember these, which will allow you to get a quick look at what you are running without having to open up your driver software.
The USB 2.0 connector comes with a plastic black cap to keep it clean while travelling to your next LAN party.
The Lumenata Pro features a gold USB 2.0 connector with a black nylon braided cover over the full length of the 6 ft. cable. This is starting to become a standard feature on top gaming mice, so it’s nice to see the Lumenata Pro following suit.
The Lumenata looks pretty slick in the dark and won’t light up your whole room with too many LEDs. It’s actually pretty calm compared to some mice I have seen lately. It doesn’t have any headlights, but the DPI indicators and mouse mode indicators are very easy to see with their LED lighting. It’s got what you need to game in the dark. The best part is that it’s a laser mouse, so you don’t get that annoying red light that normal optical mice give off.