Mountain Makalu 67 Lightweight Gaming Mouse Review

Usage & Final Thoughts

I have been using the Makalu 67 for the past couple of weeks now as my daily driver replacing my Razer Viper Ultimate. The biggest change for me was getting used to the larger overall size and height of the mouse. When I first plugged it in and started using it I said to myself, “Oh wow this is weird” and I was not the biggest fan of it, but after a day or so I really started to get used to the feel of the mouse and I actually enjoyed it quite a lot.

I think of one the reasons many of the lightweight mice we see these days are more low-profile is actually structural integrity. Working with lightweight plastics is not always the best if you are adding a lot of height to the design, but Mountain was able to achieve that with this mouse and I have to say that is very impressive, especially considering this is their first mouse. This is actually one of the most solid lightweight mice I’ve used and doesn’t feel cheap at all either, but it is only 67 grams!

I played mostly FPS games with the Makalu 67 and its performance was really good. This mouse makes use of the PixArt PAW3370 and I did not experience any issues with it at all. All of the buttons on the mouse are very easy to access and even though the two main buttons do not have a concave design my fingers felt very comfortable on them. The mouse easily glides with its PTFE feet and the cable really does not have much of any drag.

We do get some RGB lighting on this mouse, but it would have been nice to have a little more. When I see it sitting on my desk I keep looking though the holes and I wish there was RGB lighting there. The Base Camp software from Mountain is actually quite good and allows you to fully reprogram the mouse.

With the popularity of lightweight gaming mice we’ve seen pretty much everyone come out with them, but it is really hard to get it right. I am very impressed that this is the first mouse from Mountain and they’ve got it right! You can pick this mouse directly from Mountain for $59.99, which we feel is a very fair price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Mountain Makalu 67 Lightweight Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!

rating9 10 TC award recommended

– Solid construction
– Very comfortable
– PixArt PAW3370 sensor and OMRON switches
– Easy to use software
– Replacement PTFE feet included
– Price

– Would have liked to have seen RGB lighting in the body

About Author