The most enjoyable bit about reviewing mice is that you have to game on them to test them out. We ran through a ton of games with the Black V2, and found that once you find the sweet spot between the mouse pad you chose, and the ability of the sensor to track on it, the Black V2 is as accurate and responsive as many of the funkier designed and more feature rich options out there. While the feet are smaller, they do provide effortless gliding. Additionally, at lower DPI testing, we had no issues with gripping and lifting the mouse, and found very little wander in the cursor once the LOD was adjusted to suit our environment. On top of that, the contours of the Black V2 keep your hand right where it should be, even if your palms are sweaty. Even when it comes to editing photos, we have no issues to bring forth. Finding the cursor to flow as expected with no erratic movements was a pleasurable experience.
While this is a much simpler design than most companies are sending out these days, we commend Tt eSPORTS for putting all of the money and design efforts into the things that matter most. The new textured surface used on the Black V2 is a huge step up from the rubberized mice, as the old rubberized texture tends to wear off, and gets slippery when your hands are hot. Upgrading the sensor was also a great step, and using OMRON switches under the main buttons is something everyone can appreciate. The software provided is more than capable, and with everything the Black V2 offers in features and functionality, the 8-bit Sonix chip is more than capable of handling the tasks demanded of your right hand.
There was no money wasted on anything that wasn't important to the user in the Black V2. The red buttons are easy to find in the dark; and the LED window for the DPI is easy to read, and keeps you on pace with the current setting. Once you figure in the software, there is so much you could do with the Black V2 that you won't have time to sit and look at this mouse and complain it isn't pretty, or doesn't offer some of the crazy new bells and whistles. Instead, you will be busy admiring how nice and responsive the Black V2 feels, and the great feel will keep you in the game much longer.
All things considered, you really have to dig deep and be really superficial to find something wrong with this design. Tt eSPORTS could have gone with more DPI, but most users never attain control at such high speeds, so why even bother? They also could have added in RGB LED lighting, but your hand tends to block the view of your mouse when you are at your desk anyway, so while RGB lighting is a selling point to some, it makes no difference in practicality. Any complaint you could throw at the Black V2 would soon be lost if you just gave this mouse five minutes of your time.
Since this mouse is so affordable at less than $50, it could grace anyone's desk with relative ease, and we feel that what you get in productivity and pleasurable user experience will override any issues you thought the Black V2 had. We haven't seen a mouse this comfortable since we saw the Logitech G700s, and our Black V2 laser gaming mouse will surely be our daily driver for some time to come.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||96%|
|Bundle and Packaging||93%|
|Value for Money||98%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||94%|
The Bottom Line: It may be a simpler design, but the Tt eSPORTS crew has delivered an affordable, well appointed mouse that will do everything you demand of it, and be a pleasure to have while doing so at a great price.
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