With Makalu 67, Mountain expects to take “lightweight mouse design to new heights”. Featuring the 19000DPI Pixart PMW3370 sensor and a weight-reducing perforated design, the Makalu 67 is as light as its name, coming in at 67g.
The 67g weight is achieved due to the rib cage design that “trims unnecessary weight while offering a rigid structure with maximum comfort”. Structural integrity has not been ignored either, with the Makalu 67 being capable of withstanding up to 5kg of force, making it ready to hold its ground when “things get a little heated”.
The Pixart PMW3370 sensor outperforms its predecessor, the Pixart PMW3389, by offering a 1-2 mm lift-off-distance, 400 IPS, and a 50% lower error rate. The water-repellent PCB coating, and the equipped Omron switches with a durability of 50 million clicks, ensure the durability of this mouse, while the 100% PTFE feet offer a smooth glide.
The DPI button with 4 indicator LEDs at the centre and the two left-side buttons are customisable through Mountain's Base Camp software, as well as the RGB lighting, mouse settings, and more. Additionally, the Mountain Lifeline cable used to connect the Makalu 67 is so light and flexible that “even the tightest of bends” won't be a problem.
Tobias Brinkmann, founder and CEO of Mountain, says that the Makalu 67 was built from “the ground up to enable gamers” to perform at their peak by offering the best equipment for a “complete gaming desktop experience”.
The Mountain Makalu 67 mouse is expected to release in October, priced at $59.99/€59.99.
KitGuru says: Mountain is branching out from keyboards to gaming mice. On paper, the Makalu 67 sounds very promising. Are any of you in the market for a lightweight gaming mouse? What do you think of this one so far?