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LAMZU MAYA Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Apr 15, 2024 at 01:08 pm
LAMZU MAYA Picture
7.2
Work
9.1
Video Games (FPS)
7.9
Video Games (MMO)
9.2
Raw Performance

The LAMZU MAYA is a lightweight, wireless gaming mouse. It has a symmetrical shape with relatively straight sides and a low, centered hump. Like other recent LAMZU releases, it has a solid plastic body with a smooth plastic finish and a weight-saving, open plastic frame on the underside instead of a more conventional solid baseplate. It uses PixArt's flagship 3395 sensor and supports a maximum wireless polling rate of 1000Hz out of the box or 4000Hz with the purchase of LAMZU's 4K dongle.

You can buy this mouse from LAMZU, either with or without the LAMZU 4K dongle included. For more information, see the Differences Between Variants section.

Our Verdict

7.2 Work

The LAMZU MAYA is decent for work despite not being designed specifically for this use. It has excellent overall build quality, and you can easily remap buttons using the companion software. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver but doesn't support Bluetooth connectivity or multi-device pairing. Also, its scroll wheel lacks a free scrolling mode and L/R tilt inputs.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Symmetrical shape is well-suited for palm, claw, or fingertip grip types for most hand sizes.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Scroll wheel lacks free-scrolling and L/R tilt inputs.
  • Framework baseplate design is lightweight but leaves the inside more open to collecting dust and debris.
9.1 Video Games (FPS)

The LAMZU MAYA is outstanding for FPS gaming. It's extremely lightweight, making it easy to move quickly and accurately. It also delivers superb raw performance, with remarkable click latency and amazing all-around sensor performance. Its symmetrical shape is comfortable and accommodating to all grip types, and it has excellent overall build quality with mouse feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Remarkable raw gaming performance.
  • Symmetrical shape is well-suited for palm, claw, or fingertip grip types for most hand sizes.
Cons
  • Framework baseplate design is lightweight but leaves the inside more open to collecting dust and debris.
7.9 Video Games (MMO)

The LAMZU MAYA is very good for MMO gaming, though it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. That said, it has excellent build quality, its symmetrical shape comfortably accommodates all grip types, and it provides remarkable raw gaming performance across the board.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality.
  • Remarkable raw gaming performance.
  • Symmetrical shape is well-suited for palm, claw, or fingertip grip types for most hand sizes.
Cons
  • Framework baseplate design is lightweight but leaves the inside more open to collecting dust and debris.
  • Significantly fewer side buttons compared to dedicated MMO gaming mice.
9.2 Raw Performance

The LAMZU MAYA has superb raw performance. Its click latency is remarkably low, and its sensor is very accurate and consistent. It has a maximum polling rate of 1000Hz out of the box, but it's also compatible with LAMZU's 4k Dongle, which increases the maximum wireless polling rate to 4000Hz. That said, the 4000Hz polling rate setting only provides marginally better click latency performance and mixed uplift to sensor latency performance, so you may decide it isn't worthwhile to use at this time, given the increased battery drain of higher polling rate settings. It's also worth noting that this may be something LAMZU can improve with future firmware updates. If you have this mouse and want to share your experience with its performance, reach out to us in the forums.

Pros
  • Excellent click latency.
  • Remarkable sensor latency.
  • Maximum polling rate of 4000Hz (with the purchase of LAMZU's 4k dongle).
Cons
  • 7.2 Work
  • 9.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.9 Video Games (MMO)
  • 9.2 Raw Performance
  1. Updated Apr 15, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Apr 05, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Mar 28, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Feb 28, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Feb 15, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The LAMZU MAYA is available in several color options and bundled with or without LAMZU's 4K dongle that increases the maximum polling rate to 4000Hz. Note that we bought the white color option of the LAMZU MAYA Gaming Mouse (4K Compatible), which doesn't include the 4K dongle. However, we bought the 4K dongle separately for our testing.

Name Color Options 4K Dongle
LAMZU MAYA Gaming Mouse (4K Compatible) Cloud Gray, Imperial Red, White, Charcoal Black

Not included

LAMZU MAYA 4K Charcoal Black Included

You can see the label of our unit here. However, the label is on a panel inside the mouse and partially obscured through the plastic framework on the bottom of the mouse. You can see an alternate angle of the label here. For reference, the serial number listed on our unit is SEIKI201 94V-0 E307365 4823.

Compared To Other Mice

The LAMZU MAYA is an extremely lightweight wireless gaming mouse with a symmetrical shape. In terms of its look, weight, and performance, it's very similar to other recent LAMZU releases, like the LAMZU Atlantis lineup and the LAMZU THORN. Where the full-size LAMZU Atlantis and LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K are best suited for a claw grip and the THORN a palm grip, the MAYA is a bit more flexible and equally accommodating for a palm, claw, or fingertip grip. Size-wise, the MAYA is also noticeably smaller than the full-size Atlantis. It's roughly the same size overall as the Atlantis-Mini but may feel a bit larger in hand with its straighter sides and more forward central hump.

Altogether, this mouse is another competitive choice among a growing, higher-end array of very lightweight, symmetrically shaped, and 4k-compatible FPS mice on the market. While it doesn't stand out from the pack on its feature set or performance alone, it's a compelling option, particularly if you have medium-sized or smaller hands and appreciate a more versatile shape that doesn't lean as aggressively into any particular grip type.

For more recommendations, see our picks for the best mouse, the best lightweight mouse, and the best FPS mouse.

LAMZU Atlantis

The LAMZU Atlantis and the LAMZU MAYA are both lightweight, wireless gaming mice. The Atlantis is bigger with a more rearward hump and more aggressive curves. It's best suited for a claw grip. The MAYA is lighter and smaller and has a lower central hump. Its shape is more versatile and accommodating for palm, claw, or fingertip grip types.

LAMZU THORN

The LAMZU THORN and the LAMZU MAYA are both lightweight, wireless gaming mice with similar raw gaming performance. The major difference is shape. The THORN has a larger, 'ergo' right-handed shape with a prominent central hump and is best suited for a palm or claw grip for medium and larger-sized hands. The MAYA, on the other hand, has a much smaller, symmetrical shape with comparatively flatter sides and a lower central hump. It's a more versatile shape that accommodates all grip types. The THORN also has optical left- and right-click switches, while the MAYA has mechanical switches.

LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K

The LAMZU MAYA and LAMZU Atlantis Mini 4K are lightweight, wireless gaming mice. Both mice are virtually the same size, but the Mini 4K has a more rearward hump and more aggressive curves, a shape that favors claw grip overall. On the other hand, the MAYA has relatively flatter sides and a low, central hump. Its shape is equally accommodating for palm, claw, or fingertip. These two mice also offer similar raw performance. Note that the Atlantis Mini 4K comes bundled with LAMZU's 4K dongle. The MAYA is also available either standalone or bundled with the same 4K dongle to increase its maximum polling rate to 4000Hz.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the LAMZU MAYA are lightweight wireless gaming mice. Both mice have a very versatile, accommodating shape for palm, claw, or fingertip grip types. The MAYA is noticeably lighter but also smaller. On the other hand, the SUPERLIGHT is larger and has better overall sensor performance.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT 2 and the LAMZU MAYA are both lightweight gaming mice. Both have versatile shapes that comfortably accommodate palm, claw, or fingertip grip types. However, The MAYA is smaller and noticeably lighter, while the Logitech has slightly better overall raw gaming performance.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type
Standard
Coating
Matte
Lighting Color No Lighting

This mouse has a subdued aesthetic with a matte plastic body, glossy side buttons, and a rubberized scroll wheel with a raised filigree pattern. There's a small LAMZU logo on the bottom left side, and while there's no RGB lighting, there's a small LED just below the logo that indicates battery life.

Like other recent LAMZU models, this mouse has a plastic framework on its underside rather than a solid baseplate. This design helps reduce overall weight but leaves the interior more open. That said, there's a protective adhesive covering included in the box that you can apply to cover the bottom.

Design
Shape
Length 4.6" (118 mm)
Width 2.4" (62 mm)
Height 1.5" (38 mm)
Grip Width
59 mm
Ambidextrous
Shape Only
Left-Handed Friendly
Yes
Finger Rest
No

Note that the 3D scan includes several small areas with somewhat blurry textures viewed from the underside. This is because the scanning tool has difficulty depicting the depth of the open spaces inside the mouse beyond the plastic framework baseplate. That said, the scale and dimensions of this scan are still accurate and aren't affected by this minor visual error. For reference, you can compare a photo of the underside of the mouse here.

5.8
Design
Portability
Box Volume
16.96 inยณ (278 cmยณ)
Receiver Storing
No

This mouse is on the smaller side, and its fairly low-profile, compact shape makes it easy to slip into pockets or bags. However, it isn't designed specifically with portability in mind, and there's no internal compartment to store its USB receiver when it's not in use. The open baseplate design also leaves the interior open to collecting dust and debris. That said, there's a protective adhesive covering included in the box that you can apply to mitigate this.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The LAMZU MAYA has excellent build quality. It has a solid plastic outer shell and uses high-quality-feeling materials throughout. Despite its open baseplate design, the entire mouse feels sturdy and has tight tolerances. There are no creaking sounds or rattling when using the mouse normally, and only very minor flexibility if you press intentionally and forcefully into the body, which doesn't pose any issues when using the mouse normally. There's a small degree of side-to-side travel in the left- and right-click buttons.

9.7
Design
Weight
Lowest Weight
46.4 g
Default Weight
46.4 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

This mouse is extremely lightweight, and the weight distribution is well-centered, making it easy to move quickly and accurately.

Design
Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip Hand Recommendation
Claw Grip Hand Recommendation
Fingertip Grip Hand Recommendation

The LAMZU MAYA has a symmetrical shape with a fairly low, centered hump and relatively straight sides. It comfortably accommodates palm, claw, and fingertip grip types for most hand sizes. However, if you have larger hands, you may find the mouse feels undersized for a palm or claw grip. Furthermore, if you have extra-large hands, it doesn't provide enough surface area for a palm grip or a relaxed claw grip.

7.2
Design
Wireless Versatility
Maximum Of Paired Devices
1
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
Yes
Battery Indicator Yes

You can connect to this mouse wirelessly with its included 2.4 GHz USB receiver. LAMZU advertises a maximum battery life of up to 80 hours using this mouse's native maximum polling rate of 1000Hz

LAMZU also offers a 4k Dongle for an additional purchase, which allows you to increase the polling rate up to 4000Hz. Using higher polling rates consumes significantly more battery.

The mouse also has a low-power mode, which likely prolongs battery life at the expense of performance.

9.0
Design
Cable
Connectivity Wireless
Cable Length
6.2 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

This mouse has a lightweight and flexible paracord-like charging cable. It glides smoothly across desks and mousepads. However, it does retain some minor kinking from its packaging.

The USB-C connector plugs into a port on the front of the mouse and is angled slightly upwards to help minimize drag.

9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Very Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes

This mouse's feet glide easily across mousepads but are slightly scratchy-sounding when used on desks or harder mousepads. However, this is typical and doesn't affect gliding performance. There's a set of replacement feet included in the box, and LAMZU sells replacement PTFE feet and alternate glass feet on their website here.

Design
In The Box

  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • USB-A 2.4 GHz receiver.
  • Receiver extender
  • Additional mouse feet
  • Adhesive skin for underside
  • Adhesive grip tape
  • Carrying pouch
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Main Button
Switch Type
Mechanical
Switch Model
Huano Blue Shell Pink Dot
6.9
Control
Additional Buttons
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
5
Profile Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all buttons on the mouse using the configuration software, including the CPI button on the bottom of the mouse. However, left-click must always be assigned, and you can't reprogram the scroll up or down inputs.

9.2
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.2 ms
Wired
2.3 ms
Receiver
3.2 ms
Bluetooth
N/A

The LAMZU MAYA delivers remarkable click latency performance, providing a highly responsive-feeling experience for casual or competitive gaming.

We tested this mouse at its maximum native polling rate of 1000Hz and using its lowest debounce setting of 0ms. We also conducted this test in High Power (HP) mode.

We conducted supplementary testing with a polling rate of 4000Hz, using LAMZU's 4K Dongle, which we purchased separately. At 4000Hz, the Receiver Click Latency results are only marginally better at 4000Hz, averaging 3.1ms.

8.9
Control
CPI
SRAV @ 1600 CPI
-0.27%
SRAV @ 800 CPI
-0.25%
SRAV @ 400 CPI
-0.42%
SRAV @ Fixed CPI
N/A
Precision Error Between Speeds
1.57%
Precision Error Between CPI
1.56%
Worst Tracking Error
-7.75%
Minimum CPI
50 CPI
Maximum CPI
26,000 CPI
CPI Adjustment Steps
50 CPI

This mouse's sensor reliably tracks your movements extremely accurately with minimal variation.

We tested this mouse's CPI performance at its maximum native polling rate of 1000Hz on High Power (HP) mode and with Motion Sync toggled off.

8.8
Control
Sensor Latency
Delay To Start Of Movement
14.4 ms
Delay At Half Movement
3.9 ms
Delay To End Of Movement
5.8 ms

The LAMZU MAYA delivers excellent sensor latency performance. It reacts very quickly to your movements and translates them very accurately to the cursor movements you see on screen.

We tested this mouse at its maximum native polling rate of 1000Hz on High Power (HP) mode and with Motion Sync turned off.

We also conducted supplementary testing with a polling rate of 4000Hz, using LAMZU's 4K Dongle, which we purchased separately. At 4000Hz, the benefits it provides are underwhelming. The Delay to the Start of Movement result is slightly lower, averaging 13.7 ms. However, the Delay at Half Movement and Delay to End of Movement results are slightly worse, averaged at 5.0 ms and 6.5 ms, respectively.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3395
Works On Glass
No
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. This mouse also supports a polling rate of up to 4000Hz with the additional purchase of LAMZU's 4K dongle.

This mouse has High-Power and Low-Power sensor mode settings in the software. LAMZU doesn't specify what these settings do. However, we expect the High-Power setting to prioritize performance, while Low-Power is likely designed for non-gaming, everyday desktop useโ€”to extend battery life at the expense of gaming performance.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel Type
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel Type
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The LAMZU MAYA's scroll wheel has a very grippy rubber coating with a raised filigree pattern. Scrolling is relatively quiet and feels precise with well-pronounced steps.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet

The left- and right-click buttons, side buttons, and scroll wheel operate fairly quietly and aren't likely to bother those around you.

Operating System And Software
Operating System And Software
Configuration Software
Software Name LAMZU Gaming Mouse
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
Profile Auto-Switching
No
RGB On/Off
No RGB

This mouse uses LAMZU's Gaming Mouse software. It's fairly straightforward and well laid out. You can change a range of expected settings, including button assignments, CPI, polling rate, and lift-off distance.

You can also turn on or off Motion Sync, toggle High-Power (HP) or Low-Power (LP) modes, and designate how long the mouse waits when idle before entering sleep mode (Peak Performance).

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

All default button functions work in Windows and macOS, but the software is only available for Windows.