With the Ventus X, it leaves us with nothing to complain about. The feel is great, the construction is solid, and even with the mix of switches inside, all of the buttons have actuation that needs to be intentional, and is not likely to accidentally do something undesirable. Offering an Avago ADNS 9500 laser sensor may be a step down for some users who can actually use 8200 DPI, but in our experience, we found no wandering or touchiness to the use of this mouse. The glide is nice and smooth, and the redesign of the exterior shape and application of the new textured surface along with the rubber grips ensure this mouse will not get away from you. Also, just like with the original Ventus, while there is not active cooling through the honeycomb mesh on top, after many hours of usage, we did find that our hands were much less clammy than we are used to, so the design is indeed functional.
The GUI software that is offered for the Ventus X takes control to new levels. Affording not only mouse remapping of the basic functionality, but also offering the option for keyboard commands without leaving the mouse, and up to 30 Macros all stored within the mouse is a huge advantage to gamers who use these sorts of features. Along with the onboard memory, it also means that once the mouse is programmed, you can easily unplug the mouse from your PC, take it to a friend's house, and have the same exact control you have at home, without the need to install drivers on every PC you may connect it to in your travels. The fact that it offers a cable tie strap and a carrying bag only adds to the ability to easily tote the Ventus X around, and it is also protected from minor damages to the mouse and the cable while doing so.
What really matters to a lot of users is size, form, and functionality, but the biggest deal killer for most users is the pricing. With the Ventus X, we find that the mouse is more of a medium size to fit larger hands in a relaxed or claw grip, while still not being too large to make smaller hand users not be able to get to all the buttons for full access to what this mouse is capable of offering. The form of this design is indeed intended for right hand use only, with the curve to the left and ergonomic slope to the right side, and even down to the indentations and side "rails" that keep your hand properly aligned on this mouse.
Functionality is not an issue, as you can make the Ventus X do just about anything that would make your heart content, so it really comes down to just the pricing. Even here we have no issue with the MSRP, and for the menial price of just $49.99, it is really hard to go wrong adding this to your gaming or productivity arsenal. While my main rig sees quite a few mice as time goes by, the Ventus X laser gaming mouse from Tt eSPORTS is going to find a permanent home on one of the secondary rigs; it is just too nice not to use all the time.
|Quality including Design and Build||97%|
|Bundle and Packaging||95%|
|Value for Money||99%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||96%|
The Bottom Line: The Ventus X is one redesign that really hits all of the check boxes! The feel is great, it functions really well with tons of options via software, and at this price you really cannot go wrong.
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