Alienware Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse review: Play like a champion

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Gaming mice are a staple to any gamer’s arsenal. With higher DPI settings than your average mouse, you’re able to take more control over movements in the game. But not just that, you can customize the mouse settings such as lighting effects or battery life. Alienware is just one company that manufactures gaming mice and today we’re looking at their new Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse that is “endorsed by champions, engineered by experts.”

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes

The Alienware Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse has lightning-fast response times thanks to its wireless polling rate of 4KHz (0.25ms) or wired polling rate of 8KHz (0.125). Because of this, you’re able to minimize input delay. But wait, there’s more. It weighs in at just under 60g and offers a symmetrical design that contours to your grip. The battery life is rated at up to 120 hours if your polling rate is set to 1KHz or up to 32 hours if you have the polling rate set at 4KHz. It also offers up to 6 hours of gameplay at 1KHz polling with a quick 5-minute charge. Read on for the rest of the review below.

The Quick Take — Alienware Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse

Alienware currently offers multiple gaming mice, and their newest Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse is another option to choose from within their arsenal. It’s a mouse that Alienware states, “with insights from Team Liquid, the most awarded team in esports history, Alienware has designed a gaming mouse with one core idea in mind — winning.” While that may mean nothing to most people, it is a pretty big deal. Teaming up with a pro eSports team gives manufacturers some idea of what gamers need in a gaming mouse.

Overall, Alienware’s newest gaming mouse is a definite welcome. With the ability to be wired or wireless, you won’t be short-handed when it comes to performance thanks to a DPI of up to 26K and a lightweight design. And while it may not offer RGB, it makes up for it by having a sleek, symmetrical design. The battery life is long-lasting depending on which settings you prefer, but with the included cable for charging, you’ll get an extra six hours of wireless gameplay from a five-minute charge. Lastly, if you can get past the higher pricing, this mouse does what any other gaming mouse is capable of doing.


Device TypeWireless Gaming Mouse
Form FactorSymmetrical
Connectivity2.4GHz Gaming Wireless
USB Wired
Polling RateUp to 4KHz native wireless polling via 2.4GHz connection/8KHz wired polling
Battery LifeUp to 120hrs at 1KHz polling/Up to 32hrs at 4KHz polling
Charging5 minutes charge for up to 6 hours of gameplay at 1KHz polling
Battery technologyPolymer Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
Movement Resolution26,000 DPI
Sensor Max Speed650 IPS
Sensor Max Acceleration50G
Sensor TechnologyOptical
Number of Buttons6 Fully Programmable Buttons
Click LifespanUp to 70 Million
Cable Type2m Light Ultra-flexible Braided Cable
ColorDark Side of the Moon
Lunar Light
Keyplate StructureAlienware-Exclusive Magnetic-Force Keyplates; Optical Switches
Charging Connector2-meter USB-A to USB-C light-weight, ultra-flexible nylon braided cable
OS RequiredWindows 10 and up
Software RequiredFor customization only: Alienware Command Center
Featuresdetachable ultra-flexible nylon braided cord, 6 programmable buttons, 70 million clicks, on-the-fly DPI settings
Dimensions W x L x H2.50 in x 4.90 in x 1.60 in
WeightUnder 0.13 lbs

What’s In The Box

  • Alienware Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse
  • USB-A to C charging cable
  • USB-C dongle
  • 2.4GHz extender
  • Quick starter guide
  • Regulatory document
  • Alienware sticker


Generally, gaming mice come in different shapes but relatively speaking, similar size. While manufacturers offer different mouse designs to show that it’s a “true” gaming mouse, Alienware went with a more subtle route on its newest Pro series wireless gaming mouse. The mouse does come in two colors: “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Lunar Light.”

With the mouse being shy of five inches long, two and a half inches wide, and close to 2 inches (ca. 5 cm) high, it is extremely comfortable to use for day-to-day tasks or gaming. Thanks to the mouse having a symmetrical form factor, there are no issues with feeling any discomfort after using it for a long period.

Starting with the top of the mouse, the design is as standard as any other mouse would be. There are left and right buttons with a scroll wheel in between. The left and right buttons extend back to the middle of the mouse. Those who may have short fingers or grip a mouse differently will be happy to know that clicking the buttons is the same, regardless of where you have your fingers. Below the buttons is Alienware’s alien head logo in silver.

Alienware logo at the back of the mouse.

The left side of the mouse has two programmable buttons with a tiny LED towards the front. The LED will light up when you plug the mouse in with the USB-C cable or the dongle to indicate charging or battery level status. As for the right side, it is completely featureless.

The front of the mouse has an open area where you can plug in the included USB-C cable for charging or to use in wired mode. Moving to the underside of the mouse, you will see two decent-sized skates towards the front and back. In the center, you will see the sensor, with the power switch to the right and the DPI button to the left. Towards the back of the mouse is a storage spot for the dongle.

Alienware also includes a decently long USB-A to C cable for charging the mouse, using it with the adapter, or using it in wired mode. The cable is braided and has a nice feel to it. It doesn’t feel cheap by any means. We can’t forget about the USB-C dongle that can be used for wireless play.

Last is the 2.4GHz extender that lets you use the mouse wirelessly. As some laptops or PCs do not have an extra USB-C port, you can plug the dongle and USB-C to USB-A cable into the extender, connecting the dongle to your computer using a USB-A port. If you do choose to use the extender, there is a chance of it moving or sliding off the desk, due to the lack of weight behind it.

My only gripe with the mouse is where the DPI button is placed. Don’t get me wrong, to keep the top side of the mouse clean from any other buttons, it makes sense to place it on the bottom. But if I want to quickly switch my DPI settings in the middle of a game (which many gamers do), I have to lift the mouse and then push the button. It sounds spoiled, but it’s something that I have noticed. Others may not have an issue with it.

Ease of Use

The mouse can be used in two different ways: wired or wireless. It’s as simple as that. If you want to use it as a wired mouse, simply plug the USB-A end into your PC or laptop and the USB-C end into the front side of the mouse. As for using it wirelessly, you can use the USB-C dongle and plug that into a free USB-C port if available or use the included extender. When using the extender, you will have to plug in the USB-C dongle and the USB-A to C cable into it. After doing so, the mouse is readily available to be used.


As with most POC peripherals, there is software that exists to allow you to personalize the Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse. Alienware will automatically install its Alienware Command Center software once you plug in the gaming mouse for the first time.

Once the software is installed, you will see four tabs on the left-hand side for different functions. The Dashboard is the main page showing you what’s currently active. In this case, the Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse.

The second tab is the ALIENFX feature which will let you choose a lighting mode. Unfortunately, this mouse does not offer any form of lighting. The third tab, which is the Library, shows you all the games you have installed. And lastly, the fourth tab is for Dolby Atmos. Clicking on the fourth tab will bring up the download page for Dolby Atmos in the Windows Store. So, beware of that.

Alienware Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse App Screenshot
Alienware’s Command Center software for customizing the mouse.

If you’re sitting on the Dashboard screen and click on the mouse, it’ll take you to another page allowing you to customize a few features on the gaming mouse. You can adjust the preset key bindings, six programmable buttons, the DPI settings, and more.

Keybinds are something I did not mess with or care for, but those who are interested in setting up some key binds can create a new macro. Do keep in mind that if you have never used this software before, you will have to click and drag each macro to one of the programmable buttons for it to be used. A simple click would have done the trick, but Alienware decided to go a different route.

The next tab after the key binds is the setting page for the mouse. From there, you can set your controls, DPI, calibration, and battery, and update the mouse. The Controls tab lets you enhance the pointer precision as well as switching the primary and secondary buttons.

The DPI settings allow you to go as low as 100 and up to 26,000. There are five different DPI options to choose from, which is great for those who need different DPI speeds depending on what they’re doing. Below the DPI slider is the polling rate drop box.

The default is set to 1000 Hz but can be changed to 4000 Hz if using the mouse wirelessly. Otherwise, the max is, 8000KHz while connected to the Type C cable. Next is Calibration, where you can set either 100mm or 200mm for LOD (lift-off-distance).

Moving on from there is the Battery tab that can save battery life on your mouse if you decide to reduce the polling rate and set a sleep mode. Lastly, the Updates tab is where you can see the firmware version for the dongle and mouse and update them accordingly.


On the performance side of Alienware’s Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse, the sensor has a sensor max speed of 650 IPS, a sensor max acceleration of 50G, and a DPI of up to 26,000. A nice addition for all those hardcore gamers out there, the click lifespan is up to 70 million.

Alienware Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse Bottom
The bottom of the Pro Wireless Gaming with the DPI button on the left and a power slider on the right. Dongle storage is at the bottom of the mouse.

Now that we’ve got the tech side of things out of the way, let’s dive into the actual performance. How did it handle simple day-to-day tasks or intense gaming sessions? First off, the mouse did very well, no matter what I had to do.

Moving the cursor around at different DPI settings felt fluid. I did not notice any lag whether I was using a 1KHz or 4KHz polling rate. Gaming was also the same way. The mouse kept up with my movement when I was playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, Helldiver’s 2, or Apex Legends, regardless of the DPI settings.

There was no lag when having the mouse plugged in via the included cable. But when using it wirelessly with the dongle plugged into my system, there were some stutters here and there at a 4KHz polling rate that I did not notice at all. 1KHz.

Battery Life

Alienware states you can get up to 120 hours of gameplay with the Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse. A good footnote is that the 120-hour rating that is claimed is while using a 1KHz polling rate. Otherwise, you’ll get up to 32 hours when using a 4KHz polling rate.

With that being said, I was able to get a week straight with two to two-and-a-half-hour gaming sessions and a 1KHz polling rate. From Sunday through Sunday. By the time I paid any attention to the mouse needing to be recharged, it had already run out of juice. While using a 4KHz polling rate, I ended up with four days before having to plug it in again at 20%.

It can take up to three hours to charge a gaming mouse from dead to full. Typically, I would let the battery drain to 10-15% before plugging in the USB-A to C cable to recharge.


For those who are interested in purchasing Alienware’s Pro Wireless Gaming mouse, you will be looking to shell out $149.99. And that’s before any discounts offered by Alienware, Dell, or brick-and-mortar stores. Don’t get me wrong, the mouse is lightweight and has some pretty great battery life along with other features, but you can also find other name-brand wireless mice out there with similar specs for a more affordable price. If you’re all about Alienware, then you’ll enjoy this mouse, which is available from Amazon in black or white, as well as the Dell website.

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Wrap Up

At the end of the day, Alienware’s new Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse is great. It has replaced my Logitech G203, which I have been using for three or so years. If you’re looking to purchase a new wireless gaming mouse, I do recommend this one, especially if you can find it on sale.

Alienware Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse




Ease of Use






Battery Life




Nailed it

  • Comfortable design
  • Wired or wireless options
  • Multiple options to customize the mouse
  • Multiple DPI and polling rate options

Needs work

  • DPI button being on the bottom of the mouse
  • Price is ok but may be able to find something more affordable that does the same
  • Adapter can fall off desk if not placed in front of something

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Last Updated on March 30, 2024.


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