Mountain Makalu Max Gaming Mouse Review

Back in 2021 we took a look at Mountain’s first ever gaming mouse, the Makalu 67. This was designed as a lightweight gaming mouse, and we liked it quite a lot. Well Mountain is back with a new mouse in their Makalu Max. As the same suggests this is a much larger mouse and it has a bunch of features that you don’t really find on mice these days. Those include an adjustable weight system and modular side grips. On top of that the mouse make use of the PixArt PAW3370 sensor, Kailh GM 8.0 switches, and has eight customizable buttons. Is this going to be the ultimate mouse for any situation? Read on as we find out!

Special thanks to Mountain for providing us with the Makalu Max Gaming Mouse to review.


– Modular gaming mouse with two sets of included side grips
– Hybrid wireless/wired connectivity
o Zero-lag 2.4 Ghz RF wireless
o Up to 80 hours battery life
o USB Type-C battery charge
– PixArt PAW3370 sensor
o 19000 DPI
o 1-2mm lift-off-distance
o 0.5% error rate
o 400 IPS
– Gravity Control System with three weight discs included
(10.6g, 8.4g, 6.6g)
– Kailh GM 8.0 switches, rated for at least 80 million clicks
– 100% PTFE feet
– Base Camp software for ultimate customization
– Available in Black


The Makalu Max comes in a pretty unassuming box that is black and just says “Reach Your Summit” on the front. Flipping it over to the back we have a picture of the mouse and it lets us know some of the main features.

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The unboxing experience with this mouse is actually quite good. The mouse, side grips, and weights are in one section while your accessories are in another.

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Getting everything out of the box we have the mouse itself, our two side grips, 3 weights, a USB cable, 2.4 GHz wireless receiver and receiver adapter, a quick start guide, and a set of Mountain stickers.

Mountain Makalu Max Gaming Mouse

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