The Zaunkoenig M1K carbon fiber gaming mouse weighs just 23 g and has been designed by a team based in Stuttgart, Germany. Marketed as the world’s lightest gaming mouse the Zaunkoenig M1K has this week launched via Kickstarter and is now available to back with earlybird pledges available from €149. “Many traditional gaming mice claim to be lightweight and cutting edge, but in reality are just a chunk of cheap plastic. Adding holes into the shell doesnt change the fact that its still cheap plastic. Traditional gaming mouse companies like to cover this up with their marketing speak, but this is just putting lipstick on a pig.”
Considerably lighter than most other supposedly “lightweight” gaming mice on the market the M1K uses a 3D printed fractal honeycomb bottom shell which weighs just 6g. Finished with Hyperglide mouse feet over the screw holes you can open up your M1K mouse without destroying its feet. Tthe Zaunkoenig M1K uses 8,000 Hertz when overclocked in Windows as opposed to 1,000 Hertz, reducing input lag by 0.4375 milliseconds on average; compared to 500 Hertz mice, the Zaunkoenig M1K will be quicker by 0.9375 milliseconds on average.
“Our PCBs are soldered in a German factory. We use an expensive micro controller unit (MCU) that makes it possible for you to install a custom firmware. And instead of the cheaper Chinese Omron switches with their inflated bazillion click ratings (lipstick all over again) we use Japanese Omrons (D2F-01F) which feature a more complex design and gold contacts.”
“The Zaunkoenig M1K is probably the first gaming mouse that uses zero lag switch debouncing: our clicks have very low latency and still accidental double clicks are not a problem. Traditional gaming mouse companies artificially delay mouse clicks by up to 40 milliseconds to prevent accidental double clicks. Some mouse companies are even happy when their gaming mice accidentally double click: it means they can sell you one more mouse.”
For full specifications and a complete list of all available pledge options jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.