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3:23pm Mar 4th 15
Congratulations to @~SuperNova @Phoenique @`sprint and @ziggypiggy - you lucky 4 have won our Tt eSPORTS VENTUS Mouse Community Giveaway!
I'll be contacting you directly via your CyberGamer Inbox and provide you with all the details and information we need to ship your new gaming mouse! Get ready to put your wordsmith cap on as well as it's time to test out how the VENTUS performs!
Thanks for all those who entered We'll certainly be doing this again!
5:21pm Mar 16th 15
Hey boys, here's my review!
5:11pm Mar 17th 15
My first impressions of the mouse were fantastic. The packaging was simple, and displayed the sleek profile of the mouse efficiently. Opening the packaging, I was greeted with a mouse, user manual, some stickers and a soft carry bag. No longer do I have to worry about damaging my mouse on trips to lan parties! The initial feel of the mouse is very light and well made. The plastic on it isn't flimsy, it feels solid and well constructed. The braided cord and logos all fit in well with the style of the mouse.
Upon first plugging the mouse in, the feel of it on my hand is awesome. The palm rest fills your hand, and your fingers fit nicely onto the buttons. The side buttons are extremely useful, and I found that the right hand button sat directly under my finger when holding the mouse, so it is in perfect positioning. The left side button is within millimeters of my other finger, so there isn't much room to move to make use of it. This is perfect placement for buttons on a mouse.
The software and functionality that the mouse comes with is awesome. The dual buttons on top allow you to swap between profiles, creating instant macro shortcuts for each button depending on your instant need. You can also set up profiles to launch depending on programs running on your computer – perfect to swap your DPI when you quickly jump in that game of CS:GO. You also have the option to turn all the illumination on and off individually, so you can tell which profile you're in based on the illumination of the mouse. The placement of 3 weights in the bottom of the mouse was awesome for being able to change the weight of the mouse, depending on how quickly you like to be able to slide it across your desk. The feet on the mouse were also extremely smooth on my mousepad.
The main downfall I found of this mouse was that the right click button force is a lot less than the left click. Therefore if I rested my finger in the middle of the button, it tended to click itself sometimes – I had to either hover my finger over the button or rest it off to the side. I never had this problem with the left mouse button, however. I did really like the
soft feel of the left click button, and the soft scroll wheel was extremely nice to use.
The mouse definitely excelled in the gaming aspect of use. I used it for a variety of uses – gaming, general computing, web browsing etc. At all times it was very precise, didn't wander over the screen. When testing how slow I could move the mouse the cursor would still move smoothly across the screen, it wasn't jumping. The lift-off setting of the mouse was also very precise and useful. The mouse was very comfortable for resting your hand on for long periods of time while web browsing or general computing, and when gaming it was extremely comfortable. It was the first mouse I've ever come across where my palm can comfortably rest on the mouse without it inhibating the movement of the mouse. The honeycomb design was also very efficient in keeping the palm of my hand cool, compared to other mice where I find it sweats with prolonged use.
Overall, I think that the mouse is a very good investment, and especially for the price it is a great all-round mouse for the everyday user or the hardcore gamer.
6:10pm Mar 17th 15
The Ventus is an ambidextrous gaming mouse from Tt Esports. Or at least it is advertised as one. From my time spent using the mouse it weighs up well as a gaming mouse but doesn't quite reach the level of performance expected of an ambidextrous mouse. The laser provides a DPI of up to 5700 and a polling rate of up to 1000 Hz. This means your mouse will update 1000 times a second. These kind of numbers make this a great mouse for high precision gaming. Tt Esports have nailed the core of the mouse. It is everything it needs to be concerning precision and customizability but there were some things that let it down.
The mouse is plug and play but software can be downloaded from their website (and only from the website, it does not come with a CD). There is a huge amount of customization options available to fit individual preference. As expected, all buttons can be rebound. The three lights can be separately turned on and off. Weight can be removed from the back of the mouse. DPI can be adjusted in the software and on the fly between four presets (that are also configurable). The polling rates can be set to 125, 250, 500 and 1000. One last curious setting can also be altered.
Lift-Off Control allows you to increase or decrease the height from the surface at which the mouse still works. The highest setting allows you to continue using your mouse even when it is a few millimeters off your mousepad. The lower settings require your mouse to be directly touching the surface and possibly for that surface to be outlandishly smooth as on the absolute lowest setting with a gaming mousepad it would not track the mouse at all. It was stuck in place and i couldn't even cancel my selection of the low setting as my cursor would no longer move. The mouse had to be unplugged and reconnected to start working again. This setting is likely best avoided.
Once you have come up with some settings that suit you they can be saved as one of the 5 available Profile slots. These profiles can then be linked to individual programs so that your mouse settings will automatically adjust to what you need without any user intervention required. While i couldn't see myself using that feature it is definitely a nice touch.
The mouse has one button located on each side of the mouse that are typically used for the back and forward actions. Unfortunately this is probably the biggest failure of the mouse. Both buttons are incredibly small given that they aren't small for the purpose of allowing more buttons to be located nearby. There is no reason for them to be as small as they are, it is just plain inconvenient. Even more perplexing is that this is touted as an ambidextrous mouse which would indicate the mouse will be symmetrical and yet the forward and back buttons are not placed opposite each other. The left hand button is located further back towards the middle of the mouse while the button on the right is almost right up the front of the mouse. That would mean switching between left and right hands is not feasible. As a right handed user I could not even reach the button on the right. The only time I have ever successfully pressed it was to confirm that it works. Under typical use I can't even reach the button without it feeling weird.
The honeycomb style vents on the top of the mouse do little to prevent build up of palm sweat but looks quite nice and helps to keep the weight of the mouse down. Some other added bonuses such as a velcro strap on the mouse cord so that it can easily be tied up and a simple carrybag are a great addition for those that take their mouses on the go.
Despite its small shortcomings I have welcomed this mouse into my family and currently use it as my primary mouse.
10:39pm Mar 18th 15
Tt eSports Ventus Gaming Mouse Review
At first glance the mouse the design of the mouse stands out as something quite different from the your standard gaming mouse. The honeycomb design with the Tt eSports logo glowing in the background is quite a nice aesthetic that seemingly softens the hard edges of the logo. The color of the LED cannot be changed from red, but I think that gives it a nice distinction as the Tt eSports brand.
The mouse has all the features that you see in a majority of gaming mice: