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GAMDIAS ZEUS Esport Edition Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Mar 17, 2014 2:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: GAMDIAS

Final Thoughts

 

We ended up spending quite a bit of time with the ZEUS Esport Edition laser gaming mouse for a few reasons. First, it takes a while to get used to the shape, and, if like me, adjusting the functionality of the four side buttons was a must. I would much rather have to stretch to get to the volume default functions rather than reaching to use page forward and back. The very high heel of the mouse and the tall off center ridge takes a day or two to settle into, but once we got used to the shape and adjusted the three side panels to fit the hand better, along with the rubberized coating, assured grip is easy to obtain, and the ZEUS is quite comfortable with prolonged use as well.

 

The rest of the button placement is all fine, and, if the audible clicks aren't enough for you, there is always the option to have the OSD menu inform you of your clicks or accentuate them with sound files when they are used. That brings us to one of the best things about the ZEUS and that has to be the software driving the options and customizability of what this mouse has to offer.

 

That isn't to say that this is all kitties and rainbows, though. The specific mouse I was given has some flaws and issues. For one, since it uses one tiny zip tie to hold the cable and not the mouse, not only did our mouse break free, but the tie strap frayed the cloth braid on the outside. The mouse also developed a sticky Z5 button, and that issue seems to get worse as the button is sticking more and more with each use. We did peel the mouse apart again to verify it wasn't something we had done, and there is nothing in the way or potentially in there when the mouse goes back together.

 

Also we feel that with all the in depth offerings in the software, it was sort of a misstep to keep the lighting so basic. Most users want the entire mouse to fit a theme, and, while red is popular, it isn't so attractive to some. The last bit we should address is that no matter when, weighted or un-weighted, this mouse is tough to lift, as the heel tends to drag across the mat no matter how we gripped it.

 

The mouse does track and feel really good, and there were no issues in gaming or with our desktop usage. The software offers some of the better controls to be had via software, and, with 512MB of onboard memory, you can store quite a bit in the mouse and take it to a friend's house and keep all of your settings, even without the software on the next machine. Aside from its weight, small issues that can easily be addressed and fixed, and what will be a rather large hit to your wallet to obtain one of the new ZEUS Esport Edition mice, it does handle itself well and rises above some of the more midrange offerings.

 

Also, the extra feet, stickers, and accessories pouch were thoughtful editions to the kit. However, with a name like GAMDIAS and the meaning behind that, we have to say while very well thought out, designed, and implemented, I feel users may end up a bit disappointed in this purchase.

 

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