Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Theron Infrared is still comprised of a four piece plastic shell that has been completely rubberized on the top. The five extra buttons are now shiny red plastic, but the rest of the aesthetics remain the same as the original Theron. There are a total of eight switches offered in this Theron, along with a lock switch found under the mouse with the profile and polling rate buttons. Also under the mouse you will find it is supported with a pair of TPFE feet, one in the front that also moves down part of both sides, and the second is a skinny foot at the back. There is also a small door under the mouse to allow users access to the weighted insert, as well as the ability to remove all five 4.5 gram weights, or use some combination of them to weight the Theron.
On the technical end of the spectrum, there is a lot going on inside of the Theron Infrared as well. Most obviously is the new sensor, but you also get 128 KB of onboard memory for storing profiles and Macros, and be able to take that library with the mouse and not need the home PC to keep them in use. There is a mix of switches inside. There are a couple of metal pad switches for the buttons under the mouse, there are a mix of ZHIJ and HC switches for the extra buttons on top, while the main clicks for the mouse are backed with Omron switches, boasting a five million click lifespan. As you finish reading the chart, you will find O's denoting the mouse offers that feature, and an X denoting it does not offer that feature. Although the polished finishing is marked as not being included, there is one small bit of shiny plastic on the nose of the Theron that you will see shortly.
If you start using Google to try and shop for the Theron Infrared, you are currently going to come up empty handed. I did find one listing that says it is the Theron with the infrared sensor, but at the $102 pricing, I laughed since there is the fact that when we were at CES and Tt eSPORTS first announced this mouse, the MSRP was set at $59.99. As for when this mouse will hit shelves, I do not have a specific date, but judging by the lack of issues I had with this new mouse, I don't see any sort of software or firmware delaying the release, and since I have mine in hand already, they have to be ready to stock shelves soon.
Solely basing my review off the MSRP, for as much as I liked the original Theron at a similar price point, this new Tt eSPORTS Theron Infrared is actually better to use, even sporting less DPI.