Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Thermaltake eSPORTS Ventus X Plus Smart Gaming Mouse Announced

Yes, you read the title right. This is it, folks; it's arrived. The "smart" craze started with your "smart"phones and that has, in the meantime, risen to global domination in all kind of think-tanks and sci-fi scenarios has also arrived, quite literally, towards your gaming hands. The eSPORTS Ventus X Smart Gaming Mouse succeeds Thermaltake's previous Ventus X rodent, forgoing its ambidextrous design for one that's now definitely righter. It packs smart sensors that "track key mouse usage statistics such as click, movement and liftoff, which can be saved onto the cloud with social media integration for information sharing and review of these key performance criteria." (This also seems to me like a sensible way for someone to know whether you are on your PC or not simply through the mouse's feedback on these metrics, but I digress.) With Bluetooth support, the Ventus X Plus Smart (smarter) syncs this data with "mobile devices (iOS/Android) & PC via the Tt eSPORTS PLUS+ application and the Tt eSPORTS PLUS+ Community & Data Management Platform."
When it comes to its optical chops, the revised Ventus X features a 10,000 DPI optical sensor with on-the-fly DPI adjustment, an ARM-based 32 Bit microcontroller and Japanese-branded Omron switches with a 20 million click lifecycle. The mouse cable is braided, and ends in a gold-plated USB connector. It also has three removable 4.5g weights for some measure of personalization. All of these are delivered through an adjustable 125-1,000Hz polling rate and 1-8ms response times. The 256KB of onboard memory allows the storage of up to five different configuration profiles directly on the mouse, so you can take those on the go. The ubiquitous RGB lighting is here as well, with two lighting modes available: Pulse and Game mode. The logo and mouse wheel also change color to match your current DPI level. Pricing-wise, I expected to see a higher price-tag than the $49.99 MSRP.
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7 Comments on Thermaltake eSPORTS Ventus X Plus Smart Gaming Mouse Announced

#1
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Good safe shape but then they put a laser sensor in it. Ohh Thermaltake.
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peche
Thermaltake fanboy
MxPhenom 216 said:
Good safe shape but then they put a laser sensor in it. Ohh Thermaltake.
cannot complain about their lasers.... my old but loved level 10 has laser too,

Regards,
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
peche said:
cannot complain about their lasers.... my old but loved level 10 has laser too,

Regards,
Its likely an Avago laser sensor which have mouse acceleration built in that you cant turn off. And this is advertised as an esports mouse, no one in competitive esports wants mouse acceleration. Optical sensors are the best. Pmw3310 or 3360.
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#5
wolar
MxPhenom 216 said:
Its likely an Avago laser sensor which have mouse acceleration built in that you cant turn off. And this is advertised as an esports mouse, no one in competitive esports wants mouse acceleration. Optical sensors are the best. Pmw3310 or 3360.
The one in the g203/g102 seems good enough too , didn't test it myself though so i can't say for sure.
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#6
Firedrops
When I was young I had this mouse which looked like this, but there's a tiny little fan under the holes. It spun really slowly so there wasn't much noise, not much wind either, but just enough to keep the palm cool and dry. Never could find another, don't know why nobody makes them anymore.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Firedrops said:
When I was young I had this mouse which looked like this, but there's a tiny little fan under the holes. It spun really slowly so there wasn't much noise, not much wind either, but just enough to keep the palm cool and dry. Never could find another, don't know why nobody makes them anymore.
Because it sounds ridiculous.
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