SilentiumPC adds a new representative to the recently introduced GEM series of exceptionally lightweight mice. The Gear GEM is the little brother of the SPC Gear GEM Plus we tested, which already scored with an exceptionally good price-performance ratio.
The SilentiumPC Gear GEM features
The new GEM gaming mouse features a closed case design and efficient components, such as the durable and ultra-fast Kailh GM 4.0 microswitches and the PixArt PMW3325 sensor with a sensitivity of up to 8,000 DPI.
So, compared to the Plus model, an older sensor is used, while the sensitivity is less than half. In terms of design, the Gear GEM is strongly oriented towards its big brother and relies on a closed case. In combination with the special etched side panels, this provides more grip.
It weighs only 67 grams, has a low inertia and relies on fast PTFE skates that accurately implement even small movements. The symmetrical design is primarily aimed at right-handed users due to the additional keys installed on the left side. A fully configurable ARGB backlight is also offered. The long-lasting Kailh GM 4.0 microswitches of the two primary mouse buttons have already convinced us in the GEM Plus and should withstand a whole 60 million clicks in the SilentiumPC Gear GEM.
The GEM gaming mouse’s 1.8-meter cable is once again made of a unique paracord-like braid that is particularly soft and flexible. Thanks to its flexibility and light weight, it is almost imperceptible even during hectic gaming moments.
Price and availability
The SPC Gear GEM Gaming Mouse is available now at an MSRP of $31.99.