Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
It seems that the group over at Tt eSPORTS is never short of ideas when it comes to thinking up a new mouse for the masses. Tt eSPORTS has covered the gamut as well, with mice so fancy they had BMW help with the design, all the way through the midrange, and have solved issues for users, even if these matters were niche. To be blunt, we cannot recall any of the mice, not matter how fancy, or if they looked like an Xbox controller, one thing has always rung true. No matter which components were used inside, no matter the shape or style, Tt eSPORTS has never sent us a bad product, no matter which family line it stemmed from.
Carrying on this time with the Ventus series of mice, Tt eSPORTS has us all together once more. The original Ventus was a sleek design, rounded in its feel, equipped with Omron switches and a laser sensor, and for the first of the series, it was impressive, and one of the only mice to try to keep your hand cool via venting. We then saw the Ventus X. Here, the exterior shaping was changed slightly; the button layout changed slightly too. There were Omron switches again, we also found the same laser sensor inside, but this time there was an upgrade in the MCU. With what is now our third time around with a Ventus mouse, we see that many changes have been made this time, giving us almost an entirely new critter to look at.
One of the two latest mice to sport the Ventus name is the Ventus R Gaming Mouse from Tt eSPORTS. First off, the Ventus R is much smaller than the first two; the shape has changed again, as well as many other things we noticed right away. Some buttons have been removed, there is an option this time to make a 3D printed part, yet at the same time, the adjustable weighting has been removed. We do get a pair of Omron switches inside of this mouse; there is a 32-bit processor as well, but this time the sensor is optical rather than laser. We do have quite a bit to cover with the Ventus R Gaming Mouse from Tt eSPORTS, so get comfortable as we take you through all of the aspects of what the Tt eSPORTS team feels users may want to use these days.
Tt eSPORTS has upped their game when it comes to providing information on their peripherals, as seen by this chart. The Ventus R is black in color, and the shape is ambidextrous, but it is not intended for left-hand users as there are no buttons on the right side. In total, there are five buttons to use, and over five software profiles, you have the ability to program up to 25 Macros. The cable is 1.8 meters in length, it does not have a braided exterior, nor does it terminate in a gold USB 2.0 connection. The Omron switches are rated for 20 million clicks, there are no additional weights, and with the use of Tt eSPORTS Command Center software, you can change settings as well as the way in which the RGB lighting reacts. Dimensionally, this plastic mouse is 113.52mm long, 60.45mm wide, stands 37.40mm tall, and weighs in at just 98.6 grams.
The second and shorter part of the chart is all about the sensor used inside of the Ventus R. Tt eSPORTS has paired the Ventus R with the Pixart PMW-3310 optical sensor this time. This sensor is capable of delivering a maximum of 5000 DPI, which can be adjusted in 100 DPI increments. By default, with the use of a single button, one can cycle through the default settings of 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 DPI without touching any software. Tracking is recorded at up to 300 inches per second of movement, and at forces of 30 Gs. There is also an adjustable polling rate for the sensor, ranging in steps of 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, or 1000Hz.
The one thing that will put a mouse such as this in the hands of many users is the price. Tt eSPORTS list the Ventus R for just $34.99, and if desired, you can purchase it directly from them. If you do not want to go that route, there are a few options left for you to choose. As we are looking now, Amazon has the Ventus R listed at $33.02 with free shipping, even if you are not a Prime member. Newegg also lists this mouse, slightly higher, at $40.99, but you can also find it slightly cheaper through other sellers on their site. It also appears that Tt eSPORTS took a page from the Logitech book of selling, as we see listings for this mouse in Walmart too, and they are only asking $32.25. No matter where you go, there are solid options to get this mouse to your door for around $35, and with the components and features found in the Ventus R Gaming Mouse, we feel that the value in this peripheral is quite high.
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