The Zephyr Gaming Mouse is a new and currently active Kickstarter project. Its unique selling point is a built-in fan directly below the palm to keep one's hand cool. On the performance side of things, the Zephyr Gaming Mouse comes with pretty much everything one would expect in 2020: a lightweight honeycomb shell (68 g), PixArt's PMW3389 sensor capable of 16,000 CPI, Omron switches for the main buttons, high quality pure PTFE feet, and a highly flexible paracord-like, braided cable. At this point in time, the Zephyr Gaming Mouse is driverless and can only be configured on-device, but a software driver for further customization may follow later. Availability is restricted to the Kickstarter campaign, where different packages with different price tags ($79.99, $89.99, and $99.99) are on offer. The campaign will run until the end of August, and shipping is slated for October. Initially, two colors are available: black and white. For this review, I'll be taking a look at the white version.
Disclaimer: The review is based on a functional prototype. 3D-printed instead of injection-molded, this prototype is heavier than the actual retail units will be. Furthermore, button quality and general quality control may not be representative of the finalized units, either.
|Zephyr Gaming Mouse|
|Size:||121.6 mm x 65.15 mm x 40.7 mm|
|Size (inches):||4.79" x 2.56" x 1.60"|
|Weight:||68 g (mass production)|
|Number of Buttons:||6 (including wheel click)|
|Main Switches:||Omron D2FC-F-K (50M) (China)|
|Polling Rate:||1000 Hz|
|Cable:||2 m, braided|
|Software:||No (possibly later)|