Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Sometimes, when a product has a wildly successful run on the market, the manufacturer will redesign the product later on in hopes of delivering a new and improved version of the device for a contemporary market. This type of redesign is exactly what brings us together today, as our latest review sample from Tt eSPORTS just so happens to be a redesign of a previously released mouse. Sadly, we had not reviewed the original mouse at TweakTown; however, after a bit of research, we have a very good idea of what the original was all about, and enough information to compare the two versions.
At first glance, these two mice do appear very much the same. However, when you take a closer look, you will find the rubberized coating on the original Black mouse has been replaced with a textured surface in hopes of improving grip. Tt eSPORTS has also redesigned the thumb rest area to allow users to lift the newer mouse with greater ease. Internally, the redesigned mouse has a new laser sensor in control of this mouse that offers a higher range of DPI than the original, and we have OMRON main switches with a secondary manufacturer for lesser used switches. Additionally, the secondary buttons on the mouse have gone from black to red in this latest design.
If you haven't quite figured it out yet, today we are reviewing the Tt eSPORTS Black V2 laser gaming mouse. While many things have changed in this design, Tt eSPORTS has kept the original styling and form, as the original Black mouse was a very contoured mouse to begin with. Improving on the abilities of the original and spicing up the aesthetic appeal is just the beginning of Tt eSPORT's redesign of the Black mouse. In the well-laid-out software, there are profiles, macros, remapping, and everything else we have come to expect in Tt eSPORTS mice as well, providing users with further customizability, and a comfortable way to control their characters.
All of the tech in our Black V2 mouse is wrapped in a four-piece plastic shell. Three of those parts are textured, while the bottom component has a shiny black finish to color match the rest of the components. The scroll wheel is clear to begin with, but it is LED backlit to match the red of the side buttons, and the pair behind the wheel. To carry the red theme to the heel of the mouse, the battle dragon logo located there is also backlit with a red LED. There is also a section off to the top left that allows users to see which of the four DPI settings is functioning on this mouse at any given time.
As we look at the specifications chart Tt eSPORTS has provided, we first see that this mouse is only available in black. We also see the DPI has risen to 5700 DPI in this version with the use of the Avago ADNS A9500 laser sensor. There are seven buttons in total, including the main buttons, the four red switches, and the scroll wheel. Additionally, the Black V2 has practical uses for any game genre, and it offers 128 KB of onboard memory to keep track of the five profiles that allow for a total of 35 macros, so you can store different settings for all of your favorite genres right onboard the Black V2. We already discussed the LED lighting, but we did not discuss the lighting options for the battle dragon logo. There are only two lighting options for the battle dragon: pulsating mode, or off. The only LED color option is red. To power the Black V2, there are 1.8 meters of braided cable that terminates in a gold-plated USB 2.0 connection. There are also five, 4.5 gram weights already in the bottom of the mouse, beneath a removable cover.
Before looking for online listings where the Black V2 mouse is purchasable, we went to the Tt eSPORTS page to find the MSRP is $49.99, and we have no complaints with that price. After that, we went over to Amazon.com, only to find the Black V2 is currently unavailable there. A search in Google Shopping only turned up one location that currently stocks this mouse, and it just happened to be Newegg.com. Newegg is currently asking $49.99 for the Black V2, sticking hard to that set MSRP, but it will cost you an additional $6 to have it shipped. Even so, for around $56, we think this Tt eSPORTS Black hits at a great price.
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