Inside the Ventus X
In this design there are only two screws holding the top of the mouse on, and a pair of clips near the front to help keep it all solid when together. On the left, we see a large white section that falls behind the battle dragon logo, and on the right we find three layers of PCBs screwed into the lower section.
The two side buttons are on the top PCB, and we see that they are both blue switches marked with a W. They are not as loud as the Omron switches, but do require a bit of force to activate them, as not to accidentally activate when trying to lift the mouse or adjust your hand position.
As for the DPI selection button, it is backed with a white TTC switch. This is softer to activate than the side buttons, and while audible, is less than both of the other switch types found in this design.
Removing the top layer of the PCB was not so important to get a look at the standard two million click white Omron switch used under the left click button, or to see the Alps name on the scroll wheel spin switch, but to go much further it needed to be removed.
To get a look at this STMicroelectronics MCU the top PCB had to come off, leaving the four pin connection to the right empty now. This STM32F103 is an ARM Cortex M3 MCU that is 32-bit, full speed USB 2.0 compliant, and is also where the 128KB of onboard memory is found.
Spinning around to the right side of the Ventus X, we see a matching Omron switch under the right click button, and we can also see that when the scroll wheel is pressed down, that action is recorded by another white TTC switch.
To find the Avago ADNS 9500 laser sensor, both of the upper PCB layers have to be removed, but there she is under all of the layers, staring us right in the face.
To get this image, we did have to time things correctly to get the battle dragon illuminated to its full potential. This is due to the fact that the only options here is to have it lit and pulsing, illuminated by clicks in battle mode, or turned off in the same software that offers the battle mode option.
The clear center of the scroll wheel offers very little resistance to the LED that illuminates it. While bright as can be, this can also be turned off in software, or also set to battle mode which will only turn on when one of the six buttons are pressed.
This last image is just to show off what the Ventus X would look like sitting on the desktop. Not too shabby looking if you asked us!
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