NZXT LIFT Review |

NZXT reaches beyond the computer case once again with the LIFT gaming mouse. Released alongside the FUNCTION series of modular mechanical keyboards, LIFT seeks to enhance your gaming experience with an ultra-lightweight ambidextrous mouse.


  • Current price: $59.99
  • Switch: OMRON
  • Sensor: PixArt PMW 3389
  • DPI range: 100 – 16,000
  • Programmable buttons: 5
  • Programmable DPI settings: Up to 4
  • Probe rate: 500hz – 1000hz
  • Lifting distance: 2 – 3mm
  • RGB: Controller via NZXT CAM
  • Weight: 67g
  • Available in black and white

LIFT Mouse continues what NZXT CAPSULES started a few months ago: NZXT is playing to take over the entire desktop. With the release of LIFT alongside the new series of FUNCTION keyboards (that’s another post), it looks like NZXT is aiming to cover more of your desktop real estate than ever before.

Available in matte white and matte black NZXT logos, LIFT also serves as a platform for customization through NZXT. Like the FUNCTION series of keyboards, consumers can choose between two finishes (or colors as NZXT is calling them) along with a highlight color of Yellow, Cyan, Purple, Red or Blue. NZXT is also releasing Gray, White, and Black touchpads in three sizes (Standard, Medium, and Extra Large) for $19.99, $24.99, and $29.99 respectively.


For our review, we received a sample of the standard retail version along with a Extra Large Expansion mouse pad. The trackpad measures 35.75 x 13.75, covering a sizable portion of my screen while providing an anchor point to tie all the peripherals together in good form. But, we’re here to talk about the rat itself, so let’s get back to it!

While form has always played an important part in NZXT designs, LIFT is not without its function. Featuring an ambidextrous shape, the LIFT mouse favors right-handed users with button placement along the left side of the mouse but allows full remapping of the mouse buttons to suit the user’s needs. This remapping is great for users who want to tailor their mouse to their favorite functions in the game, including the DPI selector. As one Fate 2 player, this is where I map my execute button to clear enemies quickly and decisively.

When it comes to the internals, LIFT uses the PixArt PMW3389 optical sensor along with OMRON. Both can be found in many full-sized gaming mice on the market, including Razer Naga Trinity and Marsback Zephyr PRO RGB. Reaching speeds of up to 16,000 DPI with a polling rate of 1000 Hz, LIFT is physically lighter than the punch-hole Zephyr and also very responsive. Speaking of speed, LIFT has options for four DPI speed ranges that are customizable in 100 DPI increments. They can be changed via the DPI switch on the top of the mouse and can be programmed through NZXT’s CAM software.


Our overall experience with the NZXT LIFT gaming mouse was a pleasant one, bringing the classic NZXT aesthetic to the desktop in a subtle way. The ultralight design and paracord cabling make the LIFT a prime contender to be a portable, portable device, but you might not want to take it off your desktop… because it is very beautiful.

Powered by NZXT’s CAM software, LIFT’s buttons can be easily remapped to individual user preferences along with DPI, probe, and elevation settings. The RGB lighting is easily customizable from here with six different settings, dimmable, or it can be turned off if you’re trying to be stealthy.

Starting at $59.99, the NZXT LIFT takes a humble first step into the world of gaming mice. Its sleek design lends itself to the iconic look of the company while serving its purpose well. If LIFT is any indication that NZXT might be heading, we’ll be eager to see that direction if they keep hitting these cylinders.

The product discussed in this article is provided by the manufacturer for evaluation purposes. NZXT LIFT Review |

Fry Electronics Team

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