The lightweight solution for competitive gamers that expect no less than uncompromised performance. Using PixArt’s PAW3370 sensor with up to 19000 DPI and a patented unique ribcage design weighing only 67g.
|Sensor||PixArt PAW3370 sensor|
|Lift Off Distance (LOD)||1-2mm|
|Grip||Claw / Palm|
|Polling Rate||1000Hz / 1ms|
|Product Dimensions||127x70.2x42.2mm (LxWxH)|
|Onboard memory||Yes, 5 profiles|
|Micro switches (L+R)||Omron 50M|
|Software Support||Base Camp™|
| ||* without cable and ± 2 grams variance|
The mouse is really well made, the size is fine for medium to large hands and it is very fast.
A small problem after months of use, that the buttons occasionally receive 2 clicks instead of 1.
Pros: Honestly, the mouse fits naturally in my palm to my play style of using palm grip. One of the few mouse out there that caters this type of style.
Cons: the software is lacking a bit of features that are considered industry standards these day for example, There’s still no option to control or adjust the x & y axis settings from the software. This honestly should have been there from day one launch yet has not been added to the base camp software.
The mouse starts creaking and the flexing on the frame/shell after some time of use. When the mouse is cold to the touch it’s doesn’t give of any these however when your palm transfers enough heat to the frame or outer shell of the mouse is when I start to see the symptoms arise . While it won’t hinder gameplay, it gets a bit irritating to the ears to hear that creaking and flexing sounds when you lift the mouse or move it around. it’s doesn’t feel as rugged or sturdy as the other mice in its class like glorious model D which I happen to use as well.
The left mouse button has a bit of play/wiggle to it. Not the best feeling but I’d like to see this fixed.
Thoughts: overall, not a bad mouse at all. Some quality of life improvements and better build quality will make this a phenomenal contender in the light weight mouse category
Hi! I've been using the Makalu 67 mouse extensively from the moment I received it and have some moments to mention, for I needed to disassemble the device in order to fix manually this stuff:
1) The "back" side button (which is closer to user) have a larger internal gap to the microswitch stem then the "front" one, making percieved pre-travel difference between the two side buttons obvious. After I applied some hi-viscosity (760G) gel drop on the tip of the button internals, the effect was gone or became much less pronounced.
2) After 4 months of usage approximately, the body became sqeaky. Disassembling the body and lubricating perimeter borders of the two parts with the gel helped. Also, the internal body lock elements are thin - got one broken, but maybe I needed to be more patient.
3) The alps encoder works inconsistent now in a sense that for approx two-three 360 degree wheel revolutions there's a strange tactile bump (I don't really remember if this appeared before or after I desassembled the mouse so more like a comment...I also own a steelseries mouse with an alps encoder with no tactile issues regarding wheel, except after 3 or 4 years there are faulty strokes registration on the steelseries mouse, just so you know)
4)Rarely, but the rim LED color resets to none. Happens maybe once in two months or less. Other software components work just fine.
5) I have a 190х90 mm hand and the mouse shape isn't fully comfortable because of the right button influx on the body, resulting my ring finger being constantly bit by the right button while pressing. Of course one can adapt the grasp, but honestly, after the Zowie ec1, the Makalu 67 feels a little thin on it's width.
6) The two main buttons feel flimsy due to two factors: there's a border bump of the button panels with the main body during post travel and the omron microswitches are not that pronounced in the tactile part of the click as huano for say (I have them on my Zowie mouse). Also, If you press the LMB and carry it left to right slightly you can feel some tactile scratchiness (feels when spraying in shooters).
The chord is awesome, the weight is something I won't go away from to any of my older devices and the coating with perforations is just right for my hands (they tend to sweat extensively on the Zowie device). The glides are bangers and the white color scheme rocks!
Hope this helps!