Mountain Makalu 67 Overview
Mountain sent us over the white version of the mouse, but it is also available in black as well. The white version has an all white frame with black buttons and a black cable.
While many of the lightweight mice we’ve reviewed in the past are ambidextrous, the Makalu 67 is definitely made for right-hand use. The overall design of the mouse lends it self to a claw or palm grip style.
The back-end or palm area of the mouse sort of flares out on each side, which should provide a good grip. Here we can see holes cut out of the frame of the mouse, Mountain calls this their “lightweight ribcage design”. You don’t need to worry about the hardware inside the mouse as it has a water-repellent PCB coating.
Moving up the mouse we have a DPI switch button and four indication LEDs to let you know what DPI level you are on. Then we have the scroll wheel, which is wrapped in rubber. Finally we have our two main buttons that make use of OMROM switches. These buttons do sit on a pretty steep slope and are flat, not concave like we see on many other mice.
Coming out of the front of the mouse is the USB cable. It has a black paracord cable, which Mountain calls their “Lifeline Cable”. It is very lightweight and much better than a braided or rubber cable. It is however does appear to be heavier than what we saw on the Glorious lightweight mice we’ve reviewed.
Looking at the left side of the mouse you can see just how tall this mouse is, at its highest point it is 42.2 mm, which is higher than many other lightweight gaming mice. The left side of the mouse slightly indents for left-hand use. There are two small buttons on the side and there is a sort of grip on the side made by indents cut into the frame of the mouse. On the opposite side we have the same type of indents, but no buttons. For those wondering how strong the frame is, I pressed my thumb on it as hard as I could and it wouldn’t budge!
Flipping the mouse over to the bottom we can see that the cut outs have been continued and we have two large PTFE mouse feet. The are “C” shaped and are on the front and back and feature rounded edges. Two are included on the mouse and you get two more in the box, which is a nice addition. In the center of the mouse is of course the sensor, which is the PixArt PAW3370. It offers up to 19,000 DPI, a very low lift of distance of 1 to 2 mm, and a 50% lower error rate than PMW3389.