Mountain Makalu Max Gaming Mouse Review

Usage & Final Thoughts

I’ve been using the Makalu Max as my main mouse for the past few weeks now. This includes my daily tasks as well as long gaming sessions on our weekly streaming nights. Now if you haven’t read any of my mouse reviews lately you should know I’ve been a massive fan of lightweight gaming mice. My daily driver is the 64G Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro, so moving to a heavier and larger mouse did take a bit to get used to. Once I was used to the size and weight of the mouse it was very comfortable.

In my time with the mouse I’ve played mostly FPS games and the overall performance was really good. Mountain is using the PixArt PAW3370 sensor and I did not experience any issues with it at all. Most of the buttons on the mouse are very easy to access and even though the two main buttons are flat I didn’t find my fingers slipping or accidently pressing the buttons. For me the sniper button on the left side of the mouse was a bit hard to access, I wish it would have been moved back a bit, but you do get used to stretching your thumb out to access it.

As I mentioned in the intro of this review the Makalu Max has some features that many would consider “old school”. These include an adjustable weight system as well as optional side grips. These features really allow you to customize the mouse to your liking. For me I prefer the mouse with the larger left side grip installed. The optional weights are easy to install and remove too.

Right now you can pick this mouse up at our favorite online retailer for $89.99, which I feel is a great price with all of the different features this mouse offers. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Mountain Makalu Max Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score.

rating9 10

– Comfortable
– Optional side grips
– Adjustable weight system
– Easy to use software
– Good performance

– Sniper button a bit hard to press

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