Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Before the release of this particular mouse, there have been four other variations of this concept, all sporting variations on the name Ventus with some form of moniker following it. We can only imagine this is so, due to massive popularity with it, and the need to expand the line to suit more gamers as time has gone on. While many do not see the merit in such designs and may have a laugh at certain phobias which these designs may trigger, we feel that what Tt eSPORTS is doing is great for the user, and is one of the only mice on the planet. It even considers a way to conquer the issue of sweaty palms when it comes to using a mouse long term or for extended periods of time, and for that, we admire Tt eSPORTS for sticking to their guns.
That being said, along with the many versions of the Ventus mouse, Tt eSPORTS can mess about with features, layout, and even the parts contained under the hood. This means that some mice are for those with basic requirements, and there are those who need multiple extra buttons. Versions contain an optical sensor, as well as those built on a laser sensor. While the shape of the mouse has been kept similar in all of the designs, Tt eSPORTS has come up with a mouse which will suit just about anyone out there, but sadly we have only seen one ambidextrous design to allow those left-hand gamers out there to reap the benefits of this type of a product.
While we did miss out on having a look at the Ventus X RGB, we did get out hand on the Ventus X. We also had our time with both the first Ventus, as well as just recently looking at the Ventus R. The first iteration was basic, it was the only ambidextrous design in the Ventus line to be released. Since then, much has changed. Now the Ventus line is aggressively styled, has undergone slight changes to the airflow component in all Ventus designs, and is now the most feature-rich version of the bunch. Stick with us as we have a look at the Tt eSPORTS Ventus Z, an RGB gaming mouse, which has taken the Ventus series to new heights, and delivers a mouse which is ready to take on just about anything you can throw at it, while not going over the top.
From the chart provided by Tt eSPORTS, we find out that the Ventus Z is black, it is made of textured plastic, and has an ergonomic shape catering to right-hand gamers. There is a total of ten buttons with this redesign, which delivers the ability to house fifty Macros since the Ventus Z comes with five profiles. The cable is 1.8 meters in length, lacks an inline choke, but is sleeved, and terminates in a gold-plated USB 2.0 connector. The main switches are made by Omron and have a twenty-million click lifespan, and this design also offers three 4.5 gram weights underneath of the mouse. The Ventus Z is software supported via the Tt eSPORTS Command Center UI and is also where you can fiddle with the 16.8 million color options and LED modes of display. All told, the Ventus Z is 111mm long, it is 88.5mm wide, is it 38.89mm tall, and with the weights in play, weighs in at 130 grams.
The sensor in the Ventus Z is the tried and true Avago ADNS 9500 laser sensor. In this instance, using the Overdrive Mode via software, the maximum DPI is at 11,000. By default, without using software, the Ventus Z will only offer four DPI levels at 400, 800, 1600, and 3200DPI. The Avago sensor can track movement up to 150 inches per second of movement, and with 50G's of force. There are also adjustments to the polling rate, at 1000Hz or 1ms, 500Hz or 2ms, 250Hz or 4ms, or you can go as low as 125Hz or 8ms.
On this side of the pond, we find two easy ways to obtain the Tt eSPORTS Ventus Z. There is the option to buy it directly from the manufacturer, where we find it to be listed at just $59.99. The second option at this time is to use Amazon.com, where we find they are sticking to the MSRP of $59.99, and offering free shipping to Prime members. We did venture over to Newegg as well, but at this time they are showing the Ventus Z as out of stock, and because of that, they do not list an asking price. Currently, this is the priciest of the Ventus mice to date, but at the same time, the Ventus Z has the most going for it. That being said, for what you get in the Ventus Z RGB Gaming Mouse, we feel that the increased cost is justified.
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