We have reviewed past products from MOUNTAIN and when we read about their new Makalu Max, we were very happy with the fact that finally, MOUNTAIN released a hybrid wired/wireless mouse with many interesting features as well.
The Makalu Max is categorized as a "high-end" gaming mouse, that uses the same technology/sensor as found in the Makalu 67 gaming mouse, the PixArt’s PAW3370 sensor that reaches up to 19000 DPI. The wireless function comes from a 2.4 GHz connectivity and users will find on board a total of 8 customizable buttons. Two included sets of modular side grips ensure that you can mix and match to find what fits you. The Gravity Control System not only allows you to control the weight of your Makalu Max but also changes its balance. Enclosed in a body made of high-quality textured ABS and using Kailh GM 8.0 switches, Makalu Max won’t budge in the heat of battle.
MODULAR SIDE GRIPS
Experience unmatched personalization with unique side grips that are for you to mix and match.No matter if you prefer a minimalistic setup or extra comfort for your thumb and pinky, or a combination of both – Makalu Max perfectly adapts to you. Prefer extra support for tasking and creative work, but lean more toward a slimmer build for gaming? The two included sets of side grips provide as much or as little support for your fingers as you desire, and are held in place with strong magnets to maximize rigidity.
HYBRID WIRED/WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
Using 2.4 GHz RF technology, zero-lag wireless gaming and productivity are literally in the grasp of your hand. The included wireless USB receiver features an enlarged antenna design for strong, reliable, and dependable wireless performance. Up to 80 hours of battery life will last you through the most enduring sessions. The included ultra-flexible USB Type-C cable keeps you up and running when it’s time to refill the battery.
GRAVITY CONTROL SYSTEM
MOUNTAIN peripherals are all about customizability. Makalu Max takes that to new heights with its unique Gravity Control System, enabling you to not only alter the weight of your mouse but also re-adjust the balance by using any of the 3 included metal weight discs. Weighing 10.6g, 8.4g, and 6.6g, you’re certain to find your perfect match.
PIXART PAW3370 SENSOR
Only the best components are good enough for Makalu Max, which is why we have selected PixArt’s fantastic PAW3370 sensor to be the heart of our most customizable mouse yet. Delivering up to 19000 DPI and with an industry-leading low error rate of only 0.5%, this sensor is all about peak performance at low power consumption.
KAILH GM 8.0 SWITCHES
Rated for at least 80 million actuations, Kailh GM 8.0 microswitches are the cream of the crop when it comes to high-performance mouse switches. Succulent and satisfying clicks, incredibly low pre-travel and post-travel ranges, as well as tight tolerances, make GM 8.0 the prime solution for gamers and creative professionals that require reliable precision.
EIGHT CUSTOMIZABLE BUTTONS
We have equipped Makalu Max with a total of eight freely customizable buttons for you to set up as you, please. In addition to the common mouse buttons one through five, Makalu Max comes with a bold sniper button in the thumb area and two DPI buttons behind the mouse wheel. Bind them all to your will with MOUNTAIN Base Camp™, switch DPI and profiles on the fly, execute elaborate macros, or equip your favorite loadouts. The choice is yours.
BEAUTIFUL RGB ILLUMINATION
With the power of MOUNTAIN Base Camp™, 16.7 million colors and numerous RGB modes are waiting for you to illuminate the LED ring on top of your Makalu Max. Create your style and save your favorite configs in up to 5 profiles and store it on the mouse’s onboard memory.
MAKE (IT) YOUR OWN
Customization is at the heart of MOUNTAIN. Makalu Max takes it to the next level and enables you to 3D-print your own side grips.Simply download the STL filesand edit them to your heart’s desire.Learn more on how to achieve the best 3D-printing results here.
- Sensor PixArt PAW3370
- Connectivity 2.4 GHz RF & USB Type-C
- Max DPI 19000
- IPS 400
- Lift Off Distance (LOD) 1-2mm
- Tracking Speed 50g
- Buttons 8
- Color(s) Black
- Grip Claw / Palm
- Backlight RGB
- Polling Rate 1000Hz / 1ms
- MCU Cortex M0
- Connector USB Type-A
- Software Support Base Camp™ (Windows only)
- Warranty 2 years