|Resolution||up to 2000 DPI|
|Polling Rate||125 / 250 / 500 /1000 Hz|
|Dimension(LxWxH)||119.3 x 63.5 x 40.3 mm|
|Tracking Method||Advanced Gaming Optical Sensor|
|Switch Lifecycle||10 Million|
|Graphical UI||Yes (GAMDIAS HERA)|
The back is plastered with the features of the Demeter with a brief description in 10 different languages and a visual interpretation of the Goddes Demeter by Gamdias at the bottom.
Inside, you will find the Demeter mouse, an installation guide and a set of stickers.
Despite it’s pricepoint, I’m happy to see that Gamdias didn’t take too many cuts off from the Demeter. Construction is solid enough but it is a little smaller and lighter compared to the Hades but still larger than the more specialized Apollo. The top is coated in rubber while the sides are matte plastic.
Looking from the front, the Demeter is a classic ambidextrous mouse. You’ll find an emblem is at the tip of the left clicker and right at the middle is the scroll wheel and dedicated DPI button. You can see that the cable is not braided but given the price the Demeter is coming in at, it is well understood.
The back featured the Gamdias logo which will illuminate in Gold when powered on, flanked by receeded lines on both sides.
You’ll also find side buttons on both sides of the Demeter.
At the bottom is where the optical sensor is housed, along with two Polytetrafluoroethylene feet and a product sticker. I can’t shake off the feeling that the voids at the side should have the same Polytetrafluoroethylene feet as well but was taken off to minimize cost.
The only other difference (aside from the illustration on the background and number of profiles) in the software compared to when I reviewed the Apollo and Hades is that the Demeter has a maximum DPI of 2000 instead of 3200 at the Mouse Control tab.
The full features of the Hera driver software is available on to the Gamdias Apollo Review Article as it is essentially the same driver software and therefore retaining the same functions (accurate to the version at the time of writing) with the Apollo and Hades, of which are more expensive offerings in comparison.
Just in case though, I have included the following screenshots of the other tabs available while the Demeter is plugged in.
Usage & Testing
Despite being smaller than my Steelseries Ikari, the Gamdias Demeter is still sizeable and I manage to get accustomed to it after a while. I find that I could palm and claw the Demeter comfortably but have to reach a little to the top to actuate the side buttons.
Even though the Demeter is on the cheaper side, rest assured that there is nothing cheap about it’s performance. Button feedback is adequate, tracking is responsive and accurate, no issues whatsoever encountered for both general usage and gaming alike.
Overall the Gamdias Demeter Optical Gaming Mouse is a basic offering of a classic gaming mouse. Suitable for right-handed gamers and our south-paw brothers alike it is also a bit smaller than most gaming mouse which could either be a boon or bane depending on your grip preference or hand size. I’d say not many gaming mouse at this price point would be better than the Demeter in terms of features, and it would probably be perfect until Gamdias fixes the small snags on the Hera driver software.
- Solid build
- Feels premium at an attractive price tag
- Shaped to cater for more user types
- Share most features to higher end Gamdias mouse
- Side buttons are a little high
- Size may not fit all gamers
- Hera driver software needs tweaking
For this, the Gamdias Demeter deserves the Tech-Critter Gold Award and Recommended Award.