Dark Matter Hyper-K Ultralight Optical Gaming Mouse REVIEW | MacSources

3 min readOct 29, 2021

A super lightweight mouse that is a great option for any gaming fans.

Finding a gaming mouse can be a tricky business — especially when you are running a macOS machine. The Dark Matter Hyper-K Ultralight Optical Gaming Mouse from Monoprice is designed to provide industry-leading precision, durability, and construction within a full-size mouse. So, I thought I would give it a try. It features a honeycomb structure to ensure it’s as lightweight as it can be. It has an attached premium paracord-wrapped cable jacket, high-grade PTFE feet, customizable DPI, industry-leading Omron switches, and a 16,000 DPI PixArt Optical sensor, which is the most respected producer of optical sensors. The Omron switches are rated for more than 20 million clicks.


  • Model: 40430
  • Connection: Wired USB
  • Sensor: PixArt® PAW 3389 optical sensor
  • Report Rate: 1kHz
  • DPI Preset Values: 800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 8000, 16000
  • Switch Type: Omron® mechanical micro switches
  • Cable: 6 foot (1.8m) with braided, paracord‑wapped jacket
  • LED Lighting: RGB with colors linked to DPI setting
  • Dimensions: 4.7″ x 2.5″ x 1.4″ (120 x 64 x 35 mm)
  • Weight: 2.1 oz. (60g)


The mouse is packaged in a black box with an image of the mouse on the cover. The back of it has another image of the mouse and a small expository paragraph about the product. The box also has a magnetic cover that opens so you can see the product inside. When you pull the mouse out of the box, you will find it concealed by plastic. There is a small piece of paper that directs the user to go to the website if they need more information on the product and provides some information about the mouse and its parts.

The mouse is incredibly lightweight — even with the cable. The cable has a USB-A end to it and…


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