Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Volos does come in two colors. There is a white version of this as well, but we were sent the black version for testing. This mouse is based off the Avago ADNS 9800 laser sensor that offers up to 8200 DPI, and it designed with battle arena and MMORPG games in mind. The Volos also offers 4MB of onboard memory to control the ten profiles and up to 140 Macros, and be able to use them on the go, without the need to be connected to a base computer with the programming software.
There are lights with a full choice of 16.8 million colors to choose from, and the battle dragon logo will illuminate with a breathing effect. As the list continues, it covers the 1.8 meters of braided cabling and the gold plated USB 2.0 connection. It also shows that there are adjustable weights, software, a rubberized coating, the dimensions, and while it shows there is no polished finish, there are bits of the mouse that are.
Inside of the Volos, there are Omron switches under only the right and left click buttons, but are good for five million clicks of lifetime. For the console buttons, there are thin metal pad switches used, due to clearance restrictions, while most of the other buttons are ZHIJ switches. There are also thinner switches that look like the ZHIJs used, but due to clearance again, these are lower profile versions to back the five switches marked A through E. We covered the Avago sensor that is tracking all of the motion, but there is the NXP 32-bit ARM processor inside of here, and the MXIC memory chip to store on, converse with the PC, and offer the best laser sensor on the market currently.
As I write this, the Tt eSPORTS Volos is widely available. Looking for it via Google shopping, you will find the pricing ranging from $67.33 on the low-end on up to and over $110. On the lower-end of the spectrum is Amazon with a listing of $67.34, offers free shipping, and for $6 more, you can extend the warranty another two years. Newegg falls slightly behind here with a listing of $69.99 and another $2 for shipping, but for some reason they are showing no stock currently where everyone else is.
The near $70 pricing is on the higher-end of reasonable pricing for the masses, but in no way is out of the reach of average users. For what was delivered to me, all encompassed, I feel that the pricing is a good deal and well worth the investment. For those of you who doubt that claim, feel free to continue reading and see what Thermaltake and the Tt eSPORTS crew are up to now - I think the Volos will speak for itself.