AOC AGM600 gaming mouse: key specifications
Grip style: Palm, Claw
Type of mouse button: Kailh
Buttons: 10 (programmable)
DPI: 16,000 true DPI
Connection type: Wired USB
Cable length: 1.8 m
The AOC AGM600 comes from AGON, which is the gaming arm and product line of AOC – probably best known for their creation of high-performance, accurate monitors for gaming and creative industries. Their peripheral offering is expanding rapidly – with keyboards, mousepads, headsets and gaming arms complementing a growing range of highly responsive and accurate gaming mice.
A good quality gaming mouse is essential for anyone who wants to take their gaming to a new level – whether it’s in first-person shooters, simulations or newer e-sports – and this mouse fits the bill. When looking for a good gaming mouse, durability is a key factor as well as speed of use – they often have a higher sensitivity and DPI range as well as more features and buttons that can be programmed into games and software to access features quickly. Speeding up a user’s gaming experience gives them an important advantage when it comes to competing online, for example.
Design and build
First impressions of the design and construction of the AOC AGM600 are unsurprising – the device itself is a familiar black color with great RGB highlights that follows a familiar convention across gaming equipment. We liked the nice long braided black cord which gives a sense of durability, and the light 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, took some getting used to. If you also plan to use the mouse for high-precision creative work in addition to gaming, you might want to give it a try before committing to what feels like a fairly light, sensitive device.
However, using the mouse initially was a very pleasant experience overall – the silicon pads on the side mean there’s no problem getting a good grip, and we also liked the Teflon foot mats at the bottom of the unit, which meant that during our testing, the mouse performed excellently on both clear wooden surfaces and a variety of mouse mats.
All the buttons are well within reach, and the scroll wheel can also be clicked in, and works in steps, which simplifies changing weapons in, for example, a game. We found the soft material to be a bit of a magnet for dirt and fingerprints, but for 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 doubt that looking through the specs of the AGM600, AOC has really pulled out all the stops when it comes to providing the right features that serious gamers will be looking for in a dedicated gaming mouse.
First, the DPI range is accurate and responsive, escalating to 16,000, providing pinpoint speed and accuracy across all games – especially first-person shooters. Each click of the top mouse button increases or decreases the DPI range, and can be reprogrammed to use them in different contexts, which is a nice touch. The DPI buttons when held down also temporarily reduce DPI for high precision situations like sniping, which is again a thoughtful feature. The aforementioned braided cable gives a good sense of good connectivity and robustness, backed up by the claimed 80 million click rating – which all adds up to a mouse that feels like it’s built to last. If we were to have one criticism here, it’s that some of the buttons feel a bit plasticky, but overall they weigh up compared to rivals in this area, and we’d certainly rate that as acceptable for the relatively low price point.
Low latency and responsiveness credentials are backed by an Nvidia Reflex Technology certification, tested for quality and compatibility across Reflex-rated games, which include titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 and the Call of Duty series, as well as many other highly rated titles. You will find a complete list of these and supported products here (opens in a new tab) – it reflects well on AOC that five of their gaming mouse products are considered highly regarded in this area.
The AOC AGM600 costs £39.99, which is extremely reasonable for its features and places it well in a budget category for serious gamers.
Should you buy the AOC AGM600?
The AOC AGM600 Gaming Mouse joins an increasingly impressive range of gaming products from AOC and is a good sign of things to come. It is budget friendly, comfortable and ergonomically pleasing to use and adapts well to use it on different surfaces. Programming is easy 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 give users a surprising degree of gaming satisfaction. Other offers from AOC are comparative, but this fits into a nice sweet spot between price and functionality, even though Logitech’s offer is more expensive, but still a little more thought about in general.