Introduction, Specifications and Pricing
Out of all the reviews we do, it really seems as of late that Thermaltake and the Tt eSPORTS crew account for about twenty-five percent of all products we review as far as cases, coolers and peripherals are concerned. While some may feel that this many products stretches a company too thin, the reality is just the opposite, as they seem to plug right along constantly refreshing and offering brand new gear for us to try out. In this instance, we are dealing with more of a refresh of an aging design, but don't let that get your hopes in a twist, as this latest mouse we are going to see today may indeed share its naming with a previous offering, while at the same time offering us something completely new in design, layout, and feel.
While many are already aware that Tt eSPORTS released the Ventus some time ago, the design offered a real first in mouse design. With a name such as this, it only makes sense that there has to be venting, cooling, or some way to help keep your hand cool while gaming, and we found that with large honeycomb shaped holes at the top of the mouse along with ducts on either side, it was indeed what this design was all about. The downfall for most potential buyers of this design was that while innovative, the shape was more ambidextrous, and at the same time pretty flat for most hands to stay on top of it in the heat of any gaming battle. Of course, this was not due to sweaty palms, but mostly because of the rubberized coating and the lack of contours and ergonomic shaping we find in a lot of other mice.
This allowed room for improvement to the design, and that is exactly what the Tt eSPORTS crew has done. While keeping the flow through design of the original Ventus, this new Ventus X has been reshaped cutting back on some of the holes in the top as well as offering much smaller intake openings at the sides. What really sets the Ventus X apart from the previous model is that it offers a new textured coating on the majority of the mouse, while offering large rubber grip pads on either side to ensure the best grip possible.
At the same time as doing all of this, we also find that the shape overall has changed, now offering grooves for your fingers to fit into, and also offering a camber to the right with a much more ergonomically friendly design for right hand users. If the original struck your fancy, or if anything we have alluded to so far about the changes has peeked your interest, continue reading and see what this new Ventus X from Tt eSPORTS is all about.
Following the chart as a reference, we see that the Ventus X currently comes in one color, and that is black. This covers the plastic top and bottom halves of the mouse, as well as the rubber grips on the sides. It also offers 5700 DPI at its maximum from the Avago ADNS 9500 laser sensor contained within. Around the outside, you will find six buttons, and with the software offering five selectable profiles, that gives us a maximum of up to thirty Macros keys that could be set in the Ventus X. To hold all of those Macros, and while not on the chart, this mouse is designed with 128KB of onboard storage so that any programming done to the Ventus X can be used on any PC, even without drivers installed once things are programmed.
We are also given a mouse that offers 1.8 meters of cable that is sleeved, and also terminates with a gold plated USB 2.0 connection. Under is a removable door that will allow users to arrange, offset, and remove any of the three 4.5 gram weights to customize the way this feels gliding across your mouse pad. The chart also states that the GUI is new, and we will be covering said software later in this review. Along with showing the dimensions of the Ventus X, we do see that there are LED backlit sections that offer only red LED lighting at this time, and said lighting can be made to pulse on its own, or when set to battle mode, it illuminates with each click of the mouse.
Shopping around to locate the Ventus X at this time is a bit tough, and we could only find two locations currently offering the Ventus X at this time. First of course is buying the Ventus X directly from Tt eSPORTS, where we see an MSRP of $49.99, but as we checked by adding the item to our cart, we are redirected out of the cart before a purchase can be made or seeing any additional shipping charges that may apply. The second location we found the Ventus X was at Amazon where we find the exact same pricing, and it plainly states that free shipping is available.
Considering all that goes into making this Ventus X, and what you are about to see of this device, we feel that right out of the gate, pricing is not only on point for such a product, but is actually a bit lower than what we assumed it would cost to obtain this mouse.
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