Review of the Zephyr Gaming Mouse

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Suffer from sweaty palms while gaming? Zephyr built a fan into its Zephyr Gaming Mouse to keep your palms cool. We’ve been testing a pre-production model of the mouse for the last two weeks to see how well it works as a gaming mouse and whether the fan makes a difference. Here’s what we found.

Sensitivity

The pre-production review sample of the Zephyr Gaming Mouse that we received offered five levels of sensitivity – 800, 1,600, 3,200, 6,400, and 16,000 DPI. Each DPI level is color-coded, so it’s easy to see what level you’re using. We were happy with 800 DPI, but it would have been nice to have the option of 400 DPI, and the company says that when the product ships, it will support 400 DPI.

Ergonomics

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The Zephyr Gaming Mouse fits nicely in the palm of your hand, and the buttons are easily accessible. In addition to the left and right mouse buttons and scroll wheel, there are two programmable buttons and a dedicated DPI button. The buttons and scroll wheel are very responsive and provide a nice level of tactile feedback. We would have liked to have one additional programmable button. And, it would have been nice to have a textured finish on the sides for a firmer grip. For those with small hands, the mouse feels a little wide, as there is little contouring on the sides.

Even at 80 grams, the pre-production model that we received feels light and comfortable to use for long gaming sessions. At launch, the company expects the product to weigh a featherweight 68 grams.

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