GAMDIAS. They’ve been around in the industry for quite a long time, but GAMDIAS isn’t particularly pushy when it comes to promotions. We just reviewed their GAMDIAS Hermes P1 RGB mechanical keyboard here, and now we’re taking a look at the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 RGB gaming mouse. It’s a fancy one, to be honest.
The GAMDIAS Zeus P1 is meant to be paired with the Hermes P1 RGB mechanical keyboard, since they’re within the P1 lineup of GAMDIAS peripherals.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at what the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 RGB gaming mouse has to offer.
It’s begin by taking a look at the box – as usual. To be honest, upon first impression, the box design feels… tacky. I get it – GAMDIAS is trying to bag on the whole RGB craze, hence the repeated RGB feature highlight. Seriously, the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 itself is lit up in full RGB, there’s another not-so-subtle reflection belwo the mouse that also highlights the RGB feature. Then there’s a tiny little shiny badge that says “RGB”, and another larger badge that says “double level RGB”.
But then again, I do wish that GAMDIAS included a flap with a cutout much like the ASUS ROG Buzzard’s packaging. It’ll be great if a potential customer can get a feel of the grip before making the purchase.
Behind the box is where some of the other feature highlights are found. The mouse is labeled with the Roman numerical system in a triangle shape.
At the side is where the specifications is listed. The main highlight here, in my opinion, is that the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 comes with a total of 8 keys. More on this later.
For those who wants an extremely high DPI, then fret not as the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 can go up to 12,000 DPI if you wish to do so.
Digging out everything reveals just the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 itself, and a user manual. Very simple packaging design too.
From the first look, the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 certainly has an uncommon design for a mouse. The mouse has a parabolic shape which makes it the thickest at the center and tapers off at the sides.
That makes the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 more suitable for those who want to use fingertip or palm grip – it’s definitely not meant for those who use their mouse in claw grip due to its shape.
With that said, the RGB lighting on the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 looks pretty good, though a little mind-boggling when it comes to the GAMDIAS logo.
As mentioned, there are two light strips on the mouse itself – one around the base, and another curved strip around the mouse’s contour. These 2 strips are fully RGB, so you can set it to whatever color you like.
However, the GAMDIAS logo at where you rest your palm at… that’s not programmable. It’s set on red and red only, and there’s no way to change it. Though, I did see the logo light up in white.
GAMDIAS printed a little emblem on the left clicker that looks like a lightning strike. Perhaps to denote the name of the brand – Zeus? There are a total of 3 more buttons below the scroll wheel, which are set to DPI up/down and profile cycle. All these buttons are customizable via the Hera software, which brings us into the next section.
GAMDIAS’s Hera software is surprisingly powerful. As mentioned in our GAMDIAS Hermes P1 RGB review, the Zeus P1 still uses the same software, and has the same diversity of functions too.
On the box, it is highlighted that the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 has 8 buttons – and that’s true. You have the two side buttons, left and right clicks, the scroll wheel click, the DPI up/down buttons, and the profile cycling button. Each of these buttons can be programmed to whatever you like.
You can record your own macro and save it to the GAMDIAS Zeus P1’s on-board memory, so you can carry it around and use back your same profile on whatever PC you connect it to.
Speaking of on-board memory, you can fine-tune the lighting mode to whatever you like, too. There are a total of 13 different lighting zones around the perimeter’s light strip, so you can mix and match whatever color you like. Again, save it to the on-board memory and it’ll follow you wherever you go.
The Hera software, for whatever reason, lets you assign sounds and timer to each keys. You can program it to play a certain sound when you press a certain key. That might be a niche feature, but I can see some people actually utilizing it.
Using the GAMDIAS Zeus P1
As mentioned earlier, the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 is meant for those who use their mouse with a palm or fingertip grip. I personally change between claw grip and fingertip grip, but that’s my personal preference and your user experience will certainly vary.
One thing I do realize is that the scroll wheel is protruded a lot higher than what I’m used to. In comparison, both the left and right clicks are lower than what I’m used to. Also, both the left and right clickers are a little stiffer than my daily driver. Perhaps it’s because I’m not used to this shape of mouse. Again, these things are personal preferences.
The few things I do like about the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 – the 8 programmable buttons and its positions. The 8 programmable keys are a big boon as I never cycle through my DPI or profile, so I just changed them to multimedia keys instead. It works flawlessly, and because of the positions of the DPI and profile cycle buttons, they can be reached easily but won’t be pressed accidentally.
For me, I use fingertip grip while gaming – so I launched Overwatch and have a go with the GAMDIAS Zeus P1. It was a little weird with the shape at first, but it was surprisingly pleasing to use once I got used to it. Another personal preference is the weight – the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 is a very lightweight plastic mouse with textured rubberized material on both sides, and it does feel hollow inside.
Wrapping up the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 review
All in all, I have to say a few things – the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 is a fantastic mouse. The geometry and the buttons’ stiffness of the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 is subjective, sure – but the functionality that it offers through the Hera software is unprecedented. I absolutely love what GAMDIAS has offered here.
Aesthetically, the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 does look classy. The underglow is classy, and it certainly adds characteristic to the mouse. Though, I do wish that the GAMDIAS logo color isn’t locked to red color.
Other than that, the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 is a great mouse – just that I wish GAMDIAS would actually revamp the package box so that users can get a feel of the mouse’s geometry before purchasing.
For the price of ~RM219 at Lazada, the GAMDIAS Zeus P1 is priced somewhat affordably, but has to fight with quite a lot of other mice that are available in the market for a lower price. The true value of this mouse is again, on the Hera software.
- Great functionality
- 8 programmable buttons
- RGB strip with an underglow
- Feels hollow
- GAMDIAS logo is locked in red color
- For palm and fingertip grip users only
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