Marsback Zephyr Pro review: A mouse so cool it has a fan inside

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Front profile of Marsback Zephyr Pro with green RGB.

Marsback Zephyr Pro

MSRP $59.00

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“The Marsback Zephyr Pro’s built-in fan makes it a unique option for sweaty gamers.”

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professionals

  • cooling fan helps

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    unique creation

  • Lathered in RGB

  • Includes excellent sensor

  • great cable quality

Shortcoming

  • not wireless

  • Audible fan in quiet environment

  • ergonomically left

There are dozens of great gaming mice out there. But many of them look and perform alike.

it hardly happens Marsback’s Zephyr Pro. It’s a mouse that comes with a mesh body and a fan inside to cool the palm of your hand—and if that’s not a feature that helps it stand out, I don’t know what is. .

The fan is the Zephyr Pro’s calling card, but it also offers a lightweight wired design with impressive gaming performance to boot.

design and specs

Next to its box is the Marsback Zephyr Pro.

Starting with the basics, the Zephyr Pro takes a simple wired mouse approach, with a false-ambidextrous design and large primary and navigation buttons only on the left side. The shell is made of plastic, and I’d say it’s about a medium-sized gaming mouse.

Thanks to the open mesh exterior, it also weighs just 69 grams without the very lightweight cable.

Beneath this, the mouse is based on the Pixart 3389 sensor, which offers 16,000 dpi tracking that’s accurate to 400 inches per second (IPS), which is impressive – the 3389 is one of the best sensors, and it hasn’t shown up in many mice. has gone. It’s not the most power-efficient sensor, but it doesn’t need to be like a wired mouse.

Marsback Zephyr Pro's sensor.
Niels Brokhuijsen, Nerdshala

Back to the cable for a moment. I have to jump in and say that this is indeed a highly impressive cable. Wireless mice are all the rage these days, but with a cable that’s this supple, yet thick, not ugly with a plush enough braiding, it’s hard to be bothered about not cutting the cord.

Ultimately, cables are something you’ll have to deal with if you want a fan in your mouse—that kind of power consumption isn’t sustainable on battery power alone.

fans and cooling

The Marsback Zephyr Pro's fan is showing through the body.
Niels Brokhuijsen, Nerdshala

Just below the palm area, you’ll notice the cooling fan, which, believe it or not, has RGB lighting. Unfortunately in this instance, I’m not someone who normally sweats a lot, which makes it difficult to test this feature.

So, I set out to do what any savvy hardware reviewer does: put myself in an uncomfortable position for the sake of my reading pleasure. My office/gaming room is quite small – about 9 by 9 feet – and on a hot autumn day, I closed the door, vents, set up a second PC to run heat-generating programs, and fired rebellion sandstorm on my main rig so that he and I can get to work.

My palms felt cold, as if the mouse had a very light A/C built in.

After a while it started getting hot. My cat had long been out of my lap, begging to leave the room, and I was getting uncomfortable. But without being able to leave, and a lot of water in my system, sweating started to happen.

Lo and behold, the palm of my hand was the most comfortable part for me. It felt cool – like the mouse had a very light A/C built in, but it felt like it was because it was the only part of my body that was getting any airflow.

Of course, most people wouldn’t need to go to this extent to test this feature. If it helped me in these circumstances, I am sure it will help you, if you are someone who is prone to sweating, in even more normal circumstances. Well, There’s A Reason To Make Companies Like Cooler Master MM711.

Front profile of Marsback Zephyr Pro with green RGB.
Niels Brokhuijsen, Nerdshala

I briefly switched to my all-time favorite mouse, the Logitech G Pro X Superlite, and sweating became a tad more uncomfortable. For giggles, I also grabbed the MX Master 3, an office mouse with a very comfortable but sweaty finish, and the results were as sweaty as expected.

The fan is audible, but only when you try to listen to it by holding your breath.

But is Zephyr Pro cool? After all, we’re building our PCs to be as quiet as possible, so it won’t help if our mouse rings. On that front, I can report that the Zephyr Pro is sufficiently quiet. Put it next to a water-cooled PC that’s idle at night in a quiet room, and you’ll hear it. Quite good, actually.

But under most normal, daytime conditions, ambient noise will easily outsmart it. And besides, you’ll be wearing a headset anyway. During the day, you’ll need to hold the mouse near your ear to hear the hum of the fan.

gaming performance

Side profile of Marsback Zephyr Pro with RGB.
Niels Brokhuijsen, Nerdshala

To test the mouse’s actual gaming performance, I decided to no longer use it in a hot and sweaty room. When I opened a window to cool it down, it was time to spin some more rebellion sandstorm. As a realistic shooter, and with playing in a team against maximum bot count, it’s a great test – and the Zephyr Pro did a good job. It responded rapidly and accurately to my inputs, and easily kept up with my fast flicks thanks to the Pixart 3389 sensor. I only play at a relatively low DPI of 650, so yes, this mouse can track very well at high speeds – at least in this subjective test.

The only catch I had on my all-time favorite, the G Pro X Superlite, was that it’s not wireless and the cable was pulling a bit—but in all fairness, it’s easily fixed over time with a cable bungee and getting accustomed to it. it was done. to the pointer. Otherwise, this mouse weighs in with a cooling fan and RGB, and costs much less and performs about the same.

our take

NS Marsback Zephyr Pro The palm approaches the mouse a little differently by including a cooling fan and leathering the body in RGB. If you’re someone who is prone to sweaty palms during intense gaming sessions, and trypophobia isn’t something you bother with, then the Zephyr Pro is definitely a mouse to consider for your setup. It doesn’t have the most ergonomic shape, but as long as you’re not gaming for hours on end, it should provide great thermal comfort.

Are there any options?

As far as fans with built in mice go, there aren’t many of them. However, there are many options that have “holey” designs, including great model ohandjob Cooler Master MM711, And this SteelSeries Aerox 3.

How long will it last?

With good care, the Marsback Zephyr Pro should last you almost years, mostly depending on how much rage-sparring you put on it. If the fan is used repeatedly, the fan can also wear out, and cleaning the inside will be a challenge.

should i buy it?

Yes, but only if you’re in a position to lose grip on your mouse with sweaty palms. Otherwise, there are better options. But at the current price of $59, it’s hard to go wrong with this mouse, even if you leave the fan off most of the time.




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