IT’S FAIR TO SAY that ‘it’s a mouse with a little fan inside it’ was a statement met with some derision by the Maximum PC team. ‘It keeps your hand cool!’ this reviewer cried, to be met with the Slack chat equivalent of raucous laughter. There were many doubts that the Zephyr Pro (from industry fresh-faces Marsback, who previously released the lower-spec original Zephyr) would be anything more than a forgettable gimmick product.
And yet, as we used the Zephyr Pro, we found it to be a surprisingly competent gaming mouse. Not satisfied with merely being functional, its core gimmick actually does work. The tiny fan housed inside the Zephyr Pro’s honeycomb casing is near-silent and generates no discernible vibration; both major factors in the criticism of the first Zephyr. The plastic exterior remains cool even under the sweatiest palm, but the breeze generated by the fan is gentle enough so as not to distract during use.
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