Dreamcore is already well-known as a custom PC builder in Singapore, but they haven’t stopped there as they branch off to provide for the other aspects of a complete desktop experience. I’m talking about their SuperSolid line, which was limited to keyboards and monitors – until the recent launch of their newest device, the SuperSolid Gemini One!
The SuperSolid Gemini One represents the company’s first-ever mouse product; a wired gaming mouse with a dizzying array of customisation. The mouse features interchangeable covers from your standard solid front to a distinctive honeycomb structure. It even allows you to swap around the four available side buttons, essentially making it accessible to both right-handed and left-handed users.
Being lightweight is one of the focal points of the SuperSolid Gemini One, which comes in at just 75g at the lowest, but that too can be tweaked. You could shave off a bit more weight by switching to the honeycomb design, or use its built-in slots for included weights if you prefer to have more heft for precision. The weighted pack comes with 12 pre-packed small metal weights (each weighing 1.25g) that you can freely remove and tweak to fit your liking.
Performance-wise, Dreamcore claims that the mouse has a 16K DPI max sensitivity and a tracking speed of 400 IPS. Couple that with a 1000Hz polling rate for its cable, we can essentially expect lag-free input for gaming.
Essentially, it’s a long list of features for the SuperSolid Gemini One, and we had the chance to give the mouse a go – here are our overall impressions!
Aesthetics: Colourfully Two-faced
The SuperSolid Gemini One is marketed as a gaming mouse, but that isn’t immediately evident in its look. The mouse runs jet black all around its symmetrical shape, with a nondescript gloss-finished logo at the base; its sleek and minimalistic and first impressions don’t immediately imply its primary use for gaming.
However, once your power up the mouse, its gaming identity shines right on through (pun intended). The RGB light cycle glows from three zones: the scroll wheel, a strip located at the mouse’s back end, and the logo underneath the cover.
The RGB for the strip can be toggled without the need of software should you prefer a specific profile, allowing you to change to a flow-like transition or pulse one, for example, with a total of nine colour profiles available.
The scroll wheel and logo RGB don’t seem to be very customisable though. You can technically change the colours with the press of the DPI button, with the colours denoting the level of sensitivity — red for the lowest level and purple for the maximum. It’s a clever system, but it also locks a user to a particular colour if they prefer a specific sensitivity level.
It’s still a rather understated look compared to other gaming mice, which tend to flaunt that RGB gamer aesthetic, sometimes a little too enthusiastically. In that sense, the SuperSolid Gemini One appears almost two-faced, able to fit in with consumers who want that gamer look as well as those who prefer their mice, not as RGB-obnoxious.
But it is also two-faced in literal terms as well, since the faceplates covering the mouse can be swapped out. I have to say; the honeycomb faceplate is excellent for those with sweaty hands — helping to bring airflow to the palm.
The cover is attached magnetically, and the experience of placing a faceplate on it is fuss-free, clamping on swiftly when it is close enough. Switching out the plate is more troublesome; they don’t come out quite as easily, and it sometimes feels as though you might break it if you pull too hard. In fact, using too much strength can even cause it to fly out; I haven’t really found a sweet spot for taking them out.
Four side buttons come with the SuperSolid Gemini One, and they too can come off. In the box comes four side pieces that stay flush against the surface. They easily come off and on for the most part, but each of them is tied to a specific placement, so it gets a little annoying trying to figure where each piece goes.
Performance: Loaded and Weighted
Using the SuperSolid Gemini One with the hexagon cover sans the weight pack gets the mouse to its lowest weight configuration. At 75g, it isn’t the lightest mouse in the market — or lightest wired mouse for that matter — so if you’re extremely particular about getting the absolute most lightweight mouse, this isn’t it.
Personally, the weight itself isn’t much of a problem. It is lightweight enough without feeling like you’re using something made of air; the heft adds to the rigid feel. The whole mouse feels decently solid, and it is a good effort from the company to avoid making it look and feel cheap.
Increasing the weight for the mouse is done by placing the weight pack at the designated slot underneath the face cover. The weighted pack locks in securely and doesn’t move around when in use, and it is relatively easy to take it out if you need to tweak the weight.
The only real nitpick I have with the weight pack system is that the mouse does not include a holder for the weight pellets if you want to remove a few from the pack. These pellets are small and can roll around and get lost if you’re not careful. It would have been nice if they had included a bag for you to place them in.
Moving on, I found using the SuperSolid Gemini One is a little strange. The weight of the mouse doesn’t feel very evenly distributed, perhaps due to the location and orientation of the weight pack. The mouse is still perfectly usable, and it might even be something that you get used to in time, but if you’re sensitive to this kind of thing, it’s something to note.
The performance of the mouse itself has no issues. There’s no discernable lag between moving the mouse and seeing it on the screen. The same goes for gaming with it; the mouse is responsive and does decently well in precision, which is great for genres like shooters.
With our time with the SuperSolid Gemini One, the device has shown itself to be a jack of all trades but master of none.
The flexibility of the mouse is beneficial for those who need to switch things up for different use cases. But if you are just using a mouse for a single purpose, the malleable nature of the SuperSolid Gemini One might instead bring it further from what you need.
Should the SuperSolid Gemini One be something you are interested in, you can get it from the official Dreamcore online store in Lazada for S$89, or you could get it for S$69 when you bundle it into a Dreamcore PC purchase.
If you’re new to Dreamcore and SuperSolid, check out our reviews of The Dreamcore Fuel and other peripherals too!
Photos by Darren Chiong of the DANAMIC Team.