NZXT Lift Mouse Review


NZXT Lift Mouse Review


It's funny how you can get a pair of complimentary products - the Lift Mouse and Function Keyboard - from the same manufacturer, launched on the same day, and yet they have such different approaches to solving the problem of user-friendliness.

The Function keyboard is a testament to ingenious design, all customisable elements, a large selection of form-factors and bells and whistles out of the wazoo. The Lift Mouse is the absolute opposite approach and, yet, just as attractive.

Whilst the Function keyboard can be customised as much or as little as you desire, and even if you don't it has some user-friendly options with the scroll wheel and stealth modes, the Lift Mouse returns to a purer simplicity. Modern mice are largely all about having customisable sides, or a multitude of buttons or connectivity options. They have multiple lighting zones and come in an endless array of textures. The NZXT Lift eschews all that and instead returns us to the days when mice were designed to be almost like a pebble. Smooth and comfortable in all hand sizes. Even with the buttons on the left hand side it's fairly ambidextrous in design, but what really stands out is how it feels. The matte finish looks gorgeous on the desk, with soft under-lighting giving it an ethereal glow. When you take hold of it though that finish combines beautifully with the soft curves to fill your palm delightfully compared to a world of sharp angular options.

When you add that comfort to the light 67g design, but one that hasn't had to get bits of the case chopped out to achieve that featherweight, and you place it all on top of a PixArt 3389 sensor that is famed throughout the world for its supreme tracking accuracy you're guaranteed to be able to get your crosshairs on your enemies with the minimum of fuss. Then you pull the trigger to send them to their doom and the click of the legendary Omrom switches gives you a lovely crisp response.

It might not win any awards for shifting the paradigm of what a mouse can be, but if you yearn for a return to the days when mice were light, softly curved and comfortable without compromising sensor or button accuracy, the NZXT Lift will suit you perfectly and wins our OC3D Gamers Choice Award.

The NZXT Lift has a MSRP of £39.99.

NZXT Lift Mouse Review  

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22-03-2022, 22:15:53

Pleasant to look at but far too light for me.Quote

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