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Zephyr Gaming Mouse Review

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Introduction

Zephyr Logo


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.



Specifications

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"
Ambidextrous:Yes
Weight:68 g (mass production)
Number of Buttons:6 (including wheel click)
Main Switches:Omron D2FC-F-K (50M) (China)
Wheel Encoder:Mechanical
Sensor:PixArt PMW3389
Resolution:400/800/1600/3200/6400/16,000 CPI
Polling Rate:1000 Hz
Cable:2 m, braided
Software:No (possibly later)
Price:$79.99–$99.99
Warranty:6 months
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