Trust GXT 970 Morfix Review
Trust Electronics has built a reputation for offering competitively priced alternatives to some of the best gaming mice on the market today. Today I’m looking at the Trust GXT 970 Morfix, which offers up to 10,000 DPI, four adjustable side plates, 14 programmable buttons, and RGB lighting capable of 16.8 million colors.
Designed specifically for FPS, MMO, and MOBA gamers, the mouse has several caveats to consider. Namely, it’s wired, slightly heavier than expected, and occasionally suffers from input lag. At £44 (only available in the UK), the question is, is the Trust GXT 970 Morfix really giving you what you pay for, or is it just style over substance?
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Trust GXT 970 Morfix – Design and Features
The GXT 970 Morfix is a reasonably good-looking device, smooth on the surface and smooth on the edges, powered by complementary RGB lighting. It’s not a showstopper, though, in all honesty. You won’t wow your friends or grab the attention of those who don’t traditionally play games, but it’s definitely ergonomic.
That said, compared to Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE, the build quality seems less and the color features seem slightly lacking. The light bar is a cool bonus – alongside the lighted logo and roll bar – but the LEDs don’t show up as much as I’d like because you get a better experience from the Steel Series Rival 3 for a lower cost.
There are four adjustable magnetic side plates to fit your style right out of the box. One features three programmable buttons and the other offers nine on the left side, while two more can be swapped out on the right side depending on grip preference (whether flush or more molded). This then totals a maximum of 14 programmable buttons, not to mention the roller entry, high and low profile, and two clickers.
Having the ability to switch between all four plates is always welcome, although it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t opt for the nine-button setup most of the time. Physical buttons (as opposed to a digital solution) are great for typing and being clear when it comes to mapping. Each is also very satisfying to tap, whether you’re clicking on heads or moving your troops to kill it.
Polling rate and DPI settings are customizable up to 1000Hz and 10,000 DPI, respectively, a decent amount of connectivity for most gamers. That said, lefties will want to look elsewhere, as the Morfix certainly favors right-handed play that uses a palm or finger grip.
One downside of the Morfix is the lack of Bluetooth or wireless, making do with a wired connection only. It has a strong braided metal cable that measures a generous 1.8 meters and an unattractive filter block. All of this contributes to the weight.
At 110g for the mouse alone, the Morfix sits on the heavier side of the market, being significantly inflated by the wired connection and weighing the unit in at 167g in total. Trusted cables promise zero drag, but I’d be lying if I didn’t feel bothered by this one every once in a while. As someone who still selects wireless, this was a step backwards.
Trust GXT 970 Morfix – Software
No download is needed to get started. By plugging in the wired USB, you can be in the middle of the game in minutes. Beyond that, there’s official Trust software that allows full mouse customization. It’s worth noting that each Trust mouse has its own specific software, and each can be difficult to find, with the German site giving top results on Google.
After downloading, the Trust software is easy to learn. Unlike Corsair’s overly complicated iCUE software, it was extremely refreshing and simple to navigate, making it easy to map buttons, set up a profile (maximum of three), or arrange for a specific neon effect.
Trust the GXT 970 Morfix – Performance and Gaming
In action, the Morfix does surprisingly well against the competition. Tested on various games including CS:GO, Cuphead, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links and Aim Lab (planned to replicate Apex Legends), performance and practicality aren’t too far off from the likes of the Corsair Dark Core. Also, I found it convenient to be able to map additional actions to the side buttons. That said, some button clicks on the side plates sometimes didn’t always register, a bad sign for anyone looking to use the mouse in a competitive setting. When playing at a high level, even a split second or a single missed click can be the difference between winning and losing.
Outside of gaming, the mouse proved to be perfectly adequate throughout a normal work day. However, after experiencing better quality mice on the market, the correct solution is no longer enough. It does the job well, but to say the Morfix is a comfortable mouse feels like a disservice to others.