The software included with the genesis krypton 550 is similar with the software used by a lot of budget gaming mice. This comes as no surprise as a software that has been widely used by many manufacturers will be more mature and stable than a bespoke and brand-new piece of software. The first page of the software will let you select each button and set up its function, this acts like a simplified macro editor for the mouse buttons.

The second page allows you to fully customize the preinstalled DPI profile, this includes the DPI, the RGB Light of each profile and the mouse speed among other things.

The third page deals with the RGB illumination of the mouse, this includes the brightness, the pattern and more.

The last page is the macro editor that allows you to customize all buttons of the mouse with either a new function or a new key.


The performance testing is done using the Mouse Tester software and a basic MS Paint draw test. Additional testing is done by using the reviewed mouse as the daily mouse, for more than a few weeks. The last part of the test is focusing on the gaming performance of the mouse, using the following games:

– Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
– Grand Theft Auto V
– Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider
– Metro Exodus
– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Mouse Tester software is used to test the performance of the sensor in different situations. Using the Velocity test, we can see the tracking performance of the sensor based on the speed the mouse moves on a surface, the lower the spread the better the tracking is.


The MS paint test is done at different DPI settings; this will indicate any issues with the tracking of the sensor. As you can see, everything works as expected within those DPI values.


Final thoughts

The Genesis Krypton 550 is a good gaming mouse that follows the path set by other mice, especially the more expensive models available. The honeycomb pattern is not for everyone especially since every single lightweight mouse has it. However, it is required to lower the weight as much as possible.

When we talk about the design and shape of this mouse, its subjective. This is the case as everyone has their preference for not only how the mouse looks but how it feels in the hand. What I can say for sure is that the Krypton 550 is made for right-handed users, thanks to the slope in the upper casing.

In terms of performance, the PixArt PMW3325 optical sensor delivers on what it promises. The tracking is accurate on multiple surfaces and there is no angle snapping or jitter present.
When we talk about the mechanical switches, the main clicks use Huano blue shell with white plunger. These are well known for their reliability and tactile feedback as well as the loud clicking noise. Unfortunately, the rest of the mechanical switches used on the Krypton 550 are a mystery.

The cable of this mouse is long at 1.8m, however, it is flexible and easy to work with. Don’t expect shoelace flexibility with this cable.

The build quality is great, starting from the casing all the way to the quality of the PCB inside the mouse. The two parts of the mouse housing are held together with the help of two metallic screws and plastic clips.

In conclusion, the Genesis Krypton 550 is a good lightweight gaming mouse that delivers a good performance. The build quality is good and on the same level as other more expensive gaming mice. If there is an issue with the Krypton 550 is the cable which is not as flexible as you’d expect it to be.

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