With the LM25, Lioncast presents the successor of the LM20. In particular, the mouse should be able to prove its strengths in combination with the Apace Hybrid Gaming mouse pad and convince as an all-rounder mouse. We’ve taken a closer look at the duo.
Design and Features
The LM25 has a simple but elegant design. The mouse is mostly in matt black, the additional keys shine. The mouse wheel and logo are RGB-illuminated and on the side there is another illuminated display for the current DPI level. The LM25 is equipped with 13 keys. Left and right mouse button, mouse wheel, four additional buttons on top in the middle, two on the side and four additional buttons on the left side, including a sniper button. One of the keys on the upper side is a bit conspicuous. It stands out with one corner in comparison to the rest of the mouse, which otherwise does without hard edges and corners. The cable is textile coated and – matching the mouse – black. On the underside there is also a switch with which the mouse profiles can be changed. The special feature of the LM25 is the angled cable on the mouse. This is called “Angled Stress Relief” and should allow a better cable routing. In addition, the LM25 has a weight tuning system, which is why a small box for storing the weights is included in the scope of delivery.
The Apace Gaming Hybrid mouse pad is designed to match the mouse in a simple and discreet way. The surface is black with Apace lettering and logo, the rubberized underside is red. Optically, both the mouse and the mouse pad should fit into most setups without any problems.
Workmanship and Technology
The matt black plastic surface feels very comfortable in the hand. The whole mouse looks high-quality manufactured and makes a long-lasting impression. Ergonomically, it is designed for right-handers. Technically, the LM25 features the PixArt PWM3360 optical sensor. The response time is 1 ms and the maximum sampling rate is 1000 Hz. The DPI levels can be set between 100 and 12,000. Omron switches, which promise a durability of 10 million clicks, were also installed.
In size and weight the LM25 definitely belongs to the larger representatives. The mouse is about 125 mm long, 40 mm high and 79 mm wide. She’s a little more flexible in weight. With eight small weights, the total weight can be adapted to your own preferences. With all weights the mouse weighs about 120 grams, without only about 100 grams.
The Apace mouse pad is also large with about 400 x 315 x 2 mm. The rough surface consists of a mixture of fabric and silicone and is water-repellent.
Ergonomics and Practice
In the test the LM25 together with the Apace mouse pad has proven itself in various games. The additional keys are almost all easily accessible without exception, only players with small hands may lose out again, because the lateral “sniper” key is not ideal to reach. The keys have a fixed, clearly defined pressure point. The side keys are a bit smoother and feel a bit inaccurate at first, but they are very precise. The number and positioning of the keys should also allow the LM25 to do justice to its role as an “all-rounder”. Especially the three adjacent thumb buttons are practical. They are easy to reach without being pressed unintentionally and the middle button is corrugated for orientation. With the three very quickly accessible keys you should have a useful help in most games.
In addition, the handling of the LM25 is very pleasant. After several hours in a row, the LM25 still lies comfortably in your hand and even if you sweat in the heat, you can still grip it perfectly. The LM25 glides very well on a textile mouse pad and feels slightly lighter on the silicone fabric surface of the Apace.
The Apace is convincing with its slip resistance and larger surface area. The underside is rubberized throughout, so the large mouse pad lies very securely and does not slip. Due to its size, the Apace is particularly suitable for players who prefer low DPI values and need corresponding space. The water-repellent surface keeps what it promises, if necessary the mouse pad can simply be wiped off and is immediately ready for use again. But the Apace has a small optical flaw, the edges are minimally fringed.
The additional software for configuring the LM25 can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. Although the LM25 is recognized directly under Windows 10 and is ready for use, the software offers some useful functions and settings. Up to five profiles can be created simultaneously and saved on demand. All mouse features such as key assignment, DPI, sampling rate etc. can be individually defined and thus adapted for different games or applications. In addition, the LM25 supports macros and there is a corresponding manager. The lighting can also be adjusted to suit individual preferences. The light can be pulsed, flashing, permanently lit or deactivated. Unfortunately the software is sometimes very slow and it can take several seconds until you get feedback that the input has arrived and is being processed, this can be a bit annoying.
Both the LM25 and the Apace were able to convince in the test. The LM25 is precise, reliable and comfortable to use. If you’re looking for a large, reliable mouse that feels comfortable even after hours, you should take a closer look at the LM25. With € 29.95 * the Lioncast LM25 is price-oriented in midfield and has everything a gaming mouse should have. The Apace mousepad is booked with € 52.98 * and can be a suitable addition if required.