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Mountain Makalu 67 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 02, 2021 at 10:36 am
Mountain Makalu 67 Picture
7.1
Office/Multimedia
8.6
Video Games (FPS)
7.8
Video Games (MMO)
8.7
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.3
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Mountain Makalu 67 is an excellent lightweight gaming mouse. It feels very well-built and has a right-handed, ergonomic shape with two side buttons on the left and rows of pill-shaped cutouts in the top shell, sides, and underside that help make the mouse very light. It's well-suited for all grip types and almost universally suitable for all hand sizes. However, small hands may not comfortably reach both side buttons using a claw or fingertip grip. Performance-wise, it has great click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI precisely by increments of 50 within a very wide range.

Our Verdict

7.1 Office/Multimedia

The Mountain Makalu 67 is satisfactory for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. You can also program all of the buttons using the customization software. Unfortunately, there's no way to connect the mouse wirelessly. Also, the companion software is only compatible with Windows, and the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and has no free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and has no free scrolling mode.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
8.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Mountain Makalu 67 is an excellent mouse for FPS gaming. It feels well built, and it's very lightweight. It has a comfortable, right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. It also has high-quality, decently flexible paracord-like cable and mouse feet that glide very smoothly. Performance-wise, it has impressive click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the set CPI by increments of 50 within a very wide range.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low click latency.
  • Very lightweight.
Cons
  • Cable feels high quality, but isn't as flexible as those on some other lightweight mice.
7.8 Video Games (MMO)

The Mountain Makalu 67 is a good mouse for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. However, you can program all of the buttons it does have using the customization software. It feels very well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, great click latency, and you can adjust the CPI precisely by increments of 50 within a very broad range.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low click latency.
  • CPI is adjustable by increments of 50.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • Cable feels high quality, but isn't as flexible as those on some other lightweight mice.
8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Mountain Makalu 67 is an excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. It's very lightweight, but it feels very sturdily made. It has a comfortable, right-handed shape well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. However, small hands may not comfortably reach both side buttons using a claw or fingertip grip. It also has a high-quality, decently flexible paracord-like cable and mouse feet that glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks. Performance-wise, it has great click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI precisely by increments of 50 within a very wide range.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low click latency.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Mouse feet glide very smoothly on mousepads and desks.
Cons
  • Cable feels high quality, but isn't as flexible as those on some other lightweight mice.
5.3 Travel

The Mountain Makalu 67 is inadequate for travel. It's bulky and likely won't fit in most laptop cases. It also doesn't have any wireless connection options, making it cumbersome to use in tight spaces like buses, trains, or planes. That said, it feels very well-built and has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. It also has onboard memory, which means you can use your custom settings on computers without installing the customization software.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • 7.1 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.8 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.7 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.3 Travel
  1. Updated Sep 02, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 30, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.0" (126 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 2.8" (70 mm)
Grip Width
62 mm
5.4
Design
Portability
Volume
23.31 inยณ (382 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
107 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
68 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
68 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
8.5
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
8.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Paracord-like
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
9.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Good
Material
Virgin Grade PTFE
Extra Included
Yes
Design
In The Box

  • Mountain Makalu 67
  • User documentation
  • Extra set of mouse feet
  • Stickers

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PAW3370
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
50 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
19,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
7%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

7.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all of the buttons on the Mountain Makalu 67. However, you can't reprogram the up/down inputs on the scroll wheel, and the software warns that you need to have at least one button configured. You can also set five custom CPI settings and cycle between them using the CPI button behind the scroll wheel by default.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
11 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Mountain Base Camp
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Mountain Makalu 67 we tested is the black color variant. It's also available in a white color variant. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Mountain Makalu 67 is an excellent lightweight gaming mouse. Similar to many other lightweight models, it has a perforated plastic shell to reduce its overall weight. However, while most of these designs have honeycomb-shaped holes, the Makalu 67 has a two-layer mesh of longer rounded-rectangle cutouts over smaller pill-shaped holes arranged in repeating rows on the top, sides, and underside of the mouse. The Makalu 67 also has an ergonomic, right-handed shape rather than an ambidextrous shape like many of the other lightweight mice we've tested. It's a great choice for right-handed gamers looking for a lightweight option who prefer a palm grip.

For more options, see our recommendations for the best lightweight mouse, the best gaming mouse, and the best wired mouse.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D and the Mountain Makalu 67 are both excellent lightweight gaming mice. The two mice weigh the same and have right-handed shapes, but the Glorious has a more flexible cable. On the other hand, the Mountain has a wider CPI range, you can adjust the CPI more precisely, and it has a lower lift-off distance. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes. However, neither mouse is suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Glorious Model O

The Glorious Model O and the Mountain Makalu 67 are both excellent lightweight gaming mice. Both mice have nearly identical weights, but the Glorious has an ambidextrous shape, while the Mountain has a right-handed shape. The Glorious also has a more flexible cable. On the other hand, the Mountain has a wider CPI range and a somewhat lower click latency. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Mountain is more accommodating to more hand sizes overall.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 and the Mountain Makalu 67 are both excellent wired gaming mice with comparable performance. The Razer has a solid plastic shell,  a marginally higher maximum CI, and a lower click latency. You can also assign a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of controls. On the other hand, the Mountain has a perforated body to reduce its weight, making it a lighter, better choice for fans of ultra-light gaming mice. It also has a more flexible cable. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and nearly all hand sizes. But both are only suitable for small hands using a palm grip.

G-Wolves Hati HT-S ACE Edition

The Mountain Makalu 67 has better overall performance than the G-Wolves Hati Small ACE Edition, but the G-Wolves is significantly lighter. Although it's heavier, the Mountain feels sturdier and has mouse feet that glide more smoothly. It also has a wider CPI range and significantly lower click latency. The G-Wolves has an ambidextrous shape, while the Mountain has a right-handed shape. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Hati is better-suited for smaller-sized hands, while the Mountain is best-suited for larger hands.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is an excellent wireless gaming mouse, while the Mountain Makalu 67 is an excellent wired, ultra-lightweight gaming mouse. The Razer connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, but you can also use it with its charging cable. It has lower click latency and a slightly higher maximum CPI. You can also set a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. On the other hand, the Mountain is a wired-only model. It's lighter and feels a bit sturdier. It also has a lower minimum lift-off distance. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but neither is very well-suited for small hands.

Razer DeathAdder Elite

The Mountain Makalu 67 is an excellent ultra-lightweight gaming mouse, while the Razer DeathAdder Elite is a very good wired gaming mouse. The Mountain is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It has a more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range and lower click latency. It also has onboard memory, which the Razer lacks. On the other hand, the Razer allows you to adjust your CPI more precisely, and you can set a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types, but neither mouse is very well-suited for small hands.

Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium

The Finalmouse Starlight-12 Medium is a lighter, more versatile ultra-lightweight gaming mouse than the Mountain Makalu 67. The Finalmouse connects either wired with its charging cable or wirelessly with its USB receiver. It's significantly lighter and feels sturdier. On the other hand, the Mountain is a wired-only model. It has a wider CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50, while the Finalmouse only has four preset CPI settings. The Mountain also has somewhat lower click latency and customization software, which the Finalmouse lacks. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Mountain is more accommodating for extra-large hands, while the Finalmouse is more accommodating for small hands.

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