[section_title title=Closer Look]Closer Look
The first thing that strikes you from the Zeus packaging is the extensive white packaging rather than the usual black and, usually red, boxes we’re used to. Of course, the gamer’s black and red theme isn’t too far away as you can see from the effects coming off of the mouse. The box itself is reassuringly heavy and doesn’t look too easy to damage.
Flipping the door open we get a sneak peek at the Zeus. The mouse is finished in matt black with configurable LED lighting so you’re not tied into red as the front of the packaging may suggest.
On the right hand-side is a door pointing out the various specifications of Zeus but the information is presented in a more palatable form on the rear of the box. Everything’s here including a competitive 8200DPI, 1000Hz polling rate and button life cycle.
The internal packaging is fairly snazzy in the presentation like box.
The right hand side of the mouse is free of functionality with the cut-outs you see designed for a space to rest your fingers.
The rear of the mouse has a very defined asymmetrical shape to it.
Along the left we have the profile switch followed by the back/forwards keys and volume up/down as default.
The top keys from the mouse wheel upwards are DPI up/down and oddly, the third key opens up Gamdias’ homepage.
The metallic cogs you can see alter the extension and retraction of the three plastic ‘wings’ of the Zeus to better suit your hand. The silver strip at the far right of the picture is where the weights are held.
Below is a picture of the Zeus at full extension, or at least, as full as I could get it.
The Zeus at it’s smallest.
Gamdias haven’t cheaped out on the cabling offering a smooth braiding and a cable tie to keep things in order.
The weight slot is tidily kept away although it means the weight is all located in the base of the mouse.
The angled design of the USB connector certainly fits in with the overall naming and aesthetic of the Zeus.
Accessory wise the Zeus ships with some contrasting stickers, stickers for the mouse itself, an accessory pouch and a rack to hold the weights in as well as a quickstart guide. The inclusion of the pouch certainly doesn’t take value away from the Zeus, but something big enough for the whole mouse would be more useful.
Gamdias hardware certainly looks and feels good but how does their software package hold up? Recently their other software offerings haven’t been the greatest and a gaming mouse needs a solid software package to come out swinging and hopefully there’s a solid option on offer from Gamdias in this regard.