Back in the old days of gaming, just before hardware-accelerated graphics took off, we had games that all ran on the build engine (Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior.) At the time, most gamers never used the mouse for aiming; it was all done with the keyboard. With today’s games, using the keyboard to target is nearly impossible. Games just aren’t designed that way anymore. Today, every game uses the mouse for aiming. The mouse has and always will be (in one form or another) one of the most integral parts of a PC. Whether it’s a standard or a gaming mouse, you’re going to need one. Let’s take a closer look at this Gamdias ZEUS eSport Laser Gaming Mouse review.
Gamdias ZEUS eSport Laser Gaming Mouse Review
Right in the product title, you see the word “eSport.” If you’re one of the millions of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players out there, this mouse is a solid choice for you. Upon unboxing, the mouse looks intimidating. I’m not going to exaggerate; unless you’re already using an MMO or MOBA gaming mouse, it has a very different design than most other mice. As soon as I put my fingers and palm on it, I understood the design choice; it is very flattering to the hand. What I immediately found different is the fact there is a separate ridge for your ring and pinky finger; this is an excellent design. Instead of having these two fingers competing for the same space, there’s separation.
The ZEUS eSport laser mouse has three adjustable “grip areas.” In addition to the two previously mentioned, there’s a third for your thumb. All three are adjustable using these little gears under the mouse. You can manipulate the grip to be closer or farther from the mouse, customizing it to your liking. From my perspective, this is what Gamdias seems to be all about. They want you to be happy with their products and want you to be able to fine-tune them to your heart’s desire. I respect that.
If the mouse feels too heavy for you, feel free to take some weight out from underneath the mouse. There’s a total of five 4.5 gram mini-weights, so play around with them to see what you like best.
Some reviews have complained about the mouse wheel, about how there are vertical “dips” instead of horizontal ones. They claim that it makes the mouse wheel very hard to grip. I haven’t had a single problem with the wheel; it works like every other mouse wheel should.
Unlike other mice, the ZEUS eSport laser has four additional buttons on it, two beside the “back” button on the side, and two more below the mouse wheel. It has a total of nine programmable keys, place a single command on there or a giant macro, a media player shortcut, or even a keyboard key.
As with the HERMES RGB keyboard, the ZEUS eSport laser mouse comes with HERA support. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, I feel that the HERA software is a bit sluggish and in need of an upgrade. I also said it does get the job done.
The Gamdias ZEUS eSport laser mouse can be configured from a mere 300 DPI to a whopping 8200 DPI. If you do install HERA, you can control the cursor speed, enable acceleration, set the DPI level, set the polling rate, vertical scroll speed, double click speed, lift-off setting, and straight path correction.
Now for full disclosure, I want to mention something that happened with the mouse. While I was fine tuning the DPI, I found that as soon as I hit apply, it rendered the left and right clicks inoperable. I wasn’t 100% sure if the problem occurred due to the mouse or software. Regardless, I contacted customer support, and they responded without haste, and a new replacement arrived quickly. Once again I attempted to fine tune the DPI, and this time, it worked as advertised. With some common sense, I can say that the mouse was at fault, not the software.
Along with the HERMES RGB keyboard, you can set macro timers or sound timers and under the “Muscle Memory” tab. You can see a list of stats about your mouse, how many left clicks you’ve done, how far you’ve scrolled the wheel, and how far have you dragged that mouse around.
In our evaluation, the mouse goes perfectly with the HERMES 7-Color keyboard as you can change the color of the mouse wheel and the profile indicator lighting to red, orange, yellow, cyan, blue or purple. And they don’t have to be the same color so you can have the mouse wheel yellow, while the profile indicator blue. On the underside of the mouse, you can set the brightness level or to a pulsing mode. But there’s one downside, the color can only be set to red.
You can save all your macros, color choices, sounds, macro timers to any of the 6 profiles that are stored in the mouse itself. There’s 512KB of built-in memory.
The mouse is quite responsive, works great, fits my hand, and the laser is highly accurate as it lights up alongside the HERMES 7-Color mechanical keyboard. If you’re just getting into gaming and unsure of what mouse to get, or you’ve finally decided to ditch your old standard mouse and buy a gaming mouse, this one’s a solid winner.
The list price of the ZEUS eSport laser mouse is $69.99. Fortunately, you can get it on Amazon for $44.99 on any given day. In the US, each gaming mouse comes with a 1 year warranty from date of purchase.
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FTC Disclosure: Gamdias provided Beantown LLC with one (1) ZEUS eSport laser gaming mouse sample for review purposes. This writer’s opinion is 100% his own and is not a paid product ambassador.
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