I’ve been a fan of Bloody’s products for years, as their V8 Headshot mouse was my main tool of for almost five years. That mouse was possibly the best mouse I had ever used, specifically because of how the Bloody’s metal mouse feet kept gliding across my mouse pads as if it were brand new. However, after half a decade of use, my mouse stopped working properly. Bloody’s SP80 Bleeding Edge Gaming Mouse follows in its footsteps. Additionally, I was excited to test this new mouse out with their RGB-infused gaming mouse pad. However - are they worth the cost?
Bloody SP80 Gaming Mouse Specifications
- Memory: 160K
- Acceleration: 50 g
- Max. Resolution: 12000 CPI
- Tracking Speed: 250 inches/sec(ips)
- Image Processing: 368 Mega pixels/sec
- Metal X' Glide Armor Boot: Over 300 Kms
- Button Lifetime: Over 50 million clicks
- Report Rate: 125~1000 Hz/sec (4-level adjustable)
- Type: Wired
- Button Numbers: 8
- Cable Length: 1.8 M
- Sensor: Optical Engine
- Connector: USB(2.0/ 3.0)
- System Requirements: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8 /8.1 / 10 or later
- $59.99 on Amazon
Bloody MP-60R RGB Gaming Mouse Pad Specifications
- 16.8M Color Options
- Anti-Slip Rubber base
- 10 RGB LED Components
- 160K Memory on Board
- Ultra Soft and Smooth Fabric
- 10 Presets of Lighting Effects (Driver Free)
- Product Dimension: 354mm(L) 256mm(W) 2.6mm(H)
- System Requirements:Windows XP/Vista/Windows7/Windows8/8.1/10
- $29.99 on Amazon
First off, the profile of the mouse is much skinnier than the V8 Headshot, or even one of the most common mice on the market: the Logitech G502. The almost dainty feel is does feel good in the hand, including the grooves leading to the mouse buttons themselves, recalling the feel of Razer’s Deathadder mouse. Additionally, the SP80s Metal X Glide Feet really make this mouse glide across the mouse pad, and while my V8 doesn’t exactly work anymore, I can say the mouse itself feels just like this brand new one when moving across a surface.
Additionally, the cloth surface of the MP-60R helps in this regard. Even my G502 feels precise when using it on the mousepad. I’ve never really owned a “gaming” mouse pad before - I’ve actually been using the same Dying Light pad I got at E3 five years ago. And while it too is made of cloth, it never felt this smooth. The waterproof nature of the mat has come in handy more than once during this review, and I also really like the rubberized underside, keeping it in place during intense gaming sessions.
The mouse mat isn’t just a piece of cloth sitting on my desk, either. Rimmed on all sides with RGB lights, it comes with a controller at the top of the mouse pad, which you can plug into your USB ports. A button on this controller cycles between 10 preset animations, but Bloody also has their program, Illumine, which can control the animations and over 16.8M color options. The program itself is a bit complex to use and it’s interface isn’t exactly user friendly, but it does allow for some interesting combinations once you can work it out.
Update: Bloody's PR have reached out acknowledging that a bug was causing their Illumine software to not recognize the RGB capabilities of the SP80 mouse. The SP80 is an RGB enabled mouse and as a result their engineering team is working on a firmware update to get the RGB capabilities fully functional and ensure the SP80 syncs with Illumine. We'll update this further with our thoughts once the firmware is live.
This is actually an area of confusion on the SP80 as well - the box has the Illumine logo on it, making it seem as though the software works with the mouse. However, the software only recognizes the mouse pad. Additionally, on the box is claims to have a 16.7M RGB LED in the mouse, but even on Bloody’s website any mention of RGB options in the SP80 are absent. It’s almost as if it’s an oversight, or maybe the program isn’t fully up to date just yet. Either that or the box is mistaken and possibly misleading to consumers who are looking for an RGB mouse.
That said, one area where this mouse excels over any other mouse I’ve used is its response time. Using Bloody’s Light Strike technology, every mouse click feels accurate, precise and unbelievably responsive. Bloody’s website says the Light strike switches are rated at 0.2ms, and I definitely believe it. While other switches rely on a metal on metal contact, the Light Strike switches use an optical light beam, which in turn results in a faster response.
And I have to say, the SP80 does feel more precise than my G502 when playing games such as Overwatch, PUBG and more. In twitch shooters, having that extra response is going to be a key factor in combating latency issues, but it doesn’t really have much of an impact on MMOs - at least not casually, especially since in stressful raiding situations, most people aren’t clicking their skill bars.
The SP80 also continues Bloody’s legacy of creating programmable mice, and while you can download their software and program in macros to help in older shooters like CSGO, the mouse also allows for three modes by clicking one of the three buttons on the top of the body. Each button either registers 1 click, 2 clicks or 3 clicks, depending on which is pushed. Thankfully also, the mousewheel LED changes color with whichever you picked, so you can always tell at a glance which mode you’re in. This means if you’re in the second mode, each left click is registered as two. Though I’ve yet to have this actually work in more modern shooters like Overwatch or PUBG, it does work in older shooters, so it’s definitely something to keep in mind next time you want to own a friend.
So, should you buy either of these products to upgrade your gaming arsenal? Yes and no - personally, I really like the mousepad, but I cringe at spending $30 on one, though I think most of the cost is in the programmable RGB trim. I also know mouse mats can get even more expensive with less features, so the $30 on the MP-60R is more reasonable than some others. I’m also really cheap and would use a $5 Office Max mouse pad if I needed to. But I cannot deny this mouse pad is the smoothest surface I’ve ever used at a PC. And the RGB really helps make my set up more eye catching.
The mouse is also a tough sell for me. While I really like the incredible response and especially love the metal feet (seriously, why aren’t more mice makers doing that?), I mentioned it felt dainty for a reason. It’s incredibly slim profile and lightweight build makes it feel less solid in my hand, even compared to their V8 Headshot model I used for years. I like the fact the G502 also allows for different weights inside the mouse itself, letting you customize it right to your exact preferred feel, whereas the SP80 doesn’t do that. At more money, you have to ask yourself: are the metal feet and LK switches worth it over the more ergonomic and solid feel of the G502? For me, I still find myself going back. It just feels heftier in my hand, which I like. But that does not mean the SP80 is a bad mouse by any stretch and not worth the $60, but if you like wider mice or something a bit heavier, the SP80 may not be your cup of tea.
At the end of the day, the MP-60R and SP80 are great products, and they compliment each other beautifully as well. As a package, this mouse and mat perform admirably, and while I don’t exactly like the smaller profile of the SP80 versus my other mice, I can say it’s going to be hard to put away thanks to the incredible glide of those metal feet, as well as the outrageous response time the Light Strike switches provide. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the market for a new or better mouse, that’s for sure.
- Metal feet just feel amazing
- LK Switches are precise and responsive
- Feels dainty, doesn’t feel as solid as other mice
- Confusing RGB labeling on box
- Smooth surface helps SP80 glide
- RGB is always great in a set up
- Rubber bottom and waterproof to help against accidents
- $29.99 is a lot for a mouse mat, but still cheaper than some other gaming options
- RBG program isn’t the most intuitive
The products described in this article were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of review.