The Ventus R is a solid mouse, it is built well, and it comes shipped with top-end components inside of it. For those with smaller hands or those that prefer to claw grip a mouse, the Ventus R is right up your alley. We do wish the exterior was rubberized, or that the side panels offers more grip than just a cool aesthetic, but we do realize all of this costs money and would have likely driven up the cost of this mouse.
The sensor is great, it tracks your every move as you intended it, we were not able to find its limits in speed or force with normal usage, and we do like that the heel is removable so users can add their own flair to the look and feel of this mouse. We also found the Tt eSPORTS Command Center to be all anyone would want when it comes to settings, customization, and lighting, but the mouse fails the software's abilities.
We did find some faults with this design. First of all, we get that they address this mouse as ambidextrous in shape, but why even mention that fact if there are no convenient buttons for left-hand users? The lack of buttons on the mouse, in general, is also concerning for a gaming mouse. While you could easily set a button for profiles, or one to change the DPI levels, at the same time, you have to take away from the five buttons which are all that is offered.
This also takes us back to why we feel the product fails the software. With all the ability we have in the Command Center, we constantly had to open the software to make changes between games if we wanted to use all of the buttons on the mouse for game related activities. Two more buttons on top, just to cycle through DPI and profiles, would have solved all of our concerns, and would not have driven the price up that much. The idea with the Ventus R is basic simplicity, but we do feel it is too basic, and too simple, making for a lot of work for the user, rather than a product which should be intuitive and easy to use.
Many users may not feel the same way we do about the functionality and layout of the Ventus R, and we can appreciate that fact. What is going to sway a lot of the customer base is the cost of this mouse. Considering you do have all of the options you do via software, and if you do not mind spending much of your time there changing things around for gaming and daily driving needs, by all means, Tt eSPORTS is offering you a mouse that is about as affordable as big name mice get.
For roughly $35, we could have been a bit gentler with our review, but we are just going off of expectations from the literature, and what we see possible via software. If your wallet is hurting and you do not care much for what mouse sits under your right hand, it is possible the Ventus R is good for you.
As someone who has seen what is out there, we would not mind paying another ten to twenty dollars to get a mouse with a better button layout. Something medium to large, and something which does not have us spending nearly as much time in the software, as we do using this mouse.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
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- Memory: KLevv Cras DDR4 3000 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
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- Case: SilverStone TJ11 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||79%|
The Bottom Line: While very affordable, the Ventus R lacks in many aspects. For those on a budget, this mouse will get you by, but the serious gamers and those who appreciate software features may want to pass on this mouse.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation]
- Page 3 [Tt eSPORTS Ventus R Gaming Mouse]
- Page 4 [Inside the Ventus R]
- Page 5 [Tt eSPORTS Command Center software]
- Page 6 [Gaming and General Impressions]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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