Laser Gaming Mouse Final Thoughts
Gamdias may be a new company, but with a product like the Demeter, they certainly seem to be on the right track. For what seems to be an entry level mouse, it surely has a lot of features for the price. This should make it popular for anyone looking to get a nice laser gaming mouse at a good price.
Gamdias Demeter GMS5010 Conclusion
The Demeter is a decent looking mouse with a clean, almost minimalist design to it. The Demeter is sturdy and has a solid heft and feel. It is comfortable for hours of gaming or general PC usage.
I found the right side profile key to be a bit bothersome while gaming. I had a tendency to accidentally hit it. This doesn’t cause much of a fuss, since I have all the profiles currently set up the same. If Gamdias had made this key a bit smaller or further toward the front of the mouse, I don’t think I would of had an issue with it. This key doesn’t have any other function and making it a little bit harder to access would of worked out better for me. Granted, this may or may not be an issue for others. I have fairly large hands, so keep that in mind if you are taking a look at the Gamdias Demeter. With a little more attention to key layout, this would of been perfect otherwise.
The configuration with the Hera software will let you change any of the keys functions, with the exception of the profile key. This is a very nice feature for a product with a decently low price tag. The Hera software is something I haven’t really seen before, since it is used for all of the Gamdias keyboards, mice, and some of their headsets. This is a really awesome feature and I hope to see other manufactures go this route. Having the ability to configure multiple pieces of hardware with one program would save time and potential headaches.
The little bit of bling you get with the LED lights is fun to play around with when coming up with your own color schemes. But the fact you can not change the rear LED light to match the front makes for a bit of a mismatch.
Gamdias looks to make huge waves with their line-up of gaming gear and i’m curious to see where this new company will go with their products. As of May 2014, the Demeter can be had for $38.99 (Newegg | Amazon). If the limited keys do not bother you, and you are in the market for a nice gaming mouse that won’t break the bank, I’d recommend the Gamdias Demeter.
+ 6 Programmable profiles to choose from
+ Selectable DPI rates
+ Customizable macros and timers
+ Adjustable polling rates up to 1000Hz
+ Customizable LED scroll wheel colors
+ 256K On-board memory
– Limited buttons to choose from when setting macros or alarms
– Bright yellow LED on the back of mouse can not change color
– Profile key tends to get pushed on accident
– Macro and timers can be a bit tedious to set up
- Performance: 9.00
- Appearance: 8.50
- Construction: 9.50
- Functionality: 8.50
- Value: 9.50