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Zalman ZM-GM4 Knossos Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: Zalman Tech Co., Ltd.
Product Name: Knossos Professional Laser Gaming Mouse
Part Number: ZM-GM4
UPC: 823884205916 EAN: 8809213766039
Price As Tested: $53.44 (Amazon | B&H | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: Zalman has provided the product sample used in this article.

Zalman made their reputation with high-end aluminum cases– who could forget the marvelously insane $1,000+ TNN-500? – and CPU air coolers like their “flower”-designed CNPS7000 series. They don’t make insanely expensive cases any more, and air coolers are arguably irrelevant in the enthusiast market these days, but Zalman’s been branching out into gaming peripherals, and today Benchmark Reviews has their top-end Knossos ZM-GM4 Professional Laser Gaming Mouse to review.

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Professional Laser Mouse Specifications

Sensor DPI  800-8200 dpi (switchable)
Sensor  Avago A9800 gaming sensor
Switch type Omron – 5 million clicks life cycle
Programmable buttons 10
Polling Rate max 1000Hz
Cable 1.8 meters, braided cable with gold plated USB connector
Weight 135 + 21g optional weights
Profiles 3 onboard

Let’s unbox this mouse in the next section…


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1 comment

  1. JackNaylorPE

    The mouse was interesting, but it was the “and air coolers are arguably irrelevant in the enthusiast market these days,”. Huh ?

    I would argue that CLC coolers are now being widely recognized as irrelevant these days. It is real hard to find a CLC that is not outperformed by a quieter and cheaper air cooler. The main attraction of a CLC appears to be telling your friends “my system is water cooled”. The final “nail in the coffin” for CLCs was the release of the OLC type units from Swiftech which flat out embarrass every CLC on the market in terms of thermal and acoustic performance. I don’t want to belabor the point in comments about a mouse review but in the next cooler review, I’d love to see more about how you arrived at this mindset.

    My thoughts on the mouse that it was a nice initial effort and it would appear they got the basics down well and at a good price point…. the bling and software can be fine tuned later. I love the feature in the Enthoo Luxe where the case controls coordinate both the external LEDs and added interior LEDs. Would be nice to see someone make an LED control system / USB hub where the color information from the color selection for LED control was also fed out as in the NZXT Hue to coordinate the KB, Mouse and other peripherals.

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