Ther­mal­take Ven­tus X Op­ti­cal

No sweat.

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As nice as pow­dery plas­tic is to the touch, it can get pretty un­com­fort­able co­cooned in­side your fist dur­ing an ex­tended gam­ing ses­sion.

Ther­mal­take’s Ven­tus X RGB op­ti­cal gam­ing mouse is tak­ing hand heat head-on with a hol­low hon­ey­comb lat­tice mouse frame to al­low air­flow to your palm, keep­ing it cool dur­ing long gam­ing ses­sions. While we were nat­u­rally a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed that there wasn’t also a fan in there, the hol­low cen­tre al­lows more than enough air through to keep your hand cool and mit­i­gates a real ther­mal prob­lem in some of to­day’s best gam­ing mice.

In ad­di­tion to the hoof, the Ven­tus X has a pretty com­mon but­ton roll­out in­clud­ing a notched scroll wheel, a pro­file/ DPI sen­si­tiv­ity trig­ger and two nicely placed thumb but­tons. The Ven­tus X RGB has been sculpted for righthanders with a soft rub­ber mats lin­ing the curved edges where your dig­its grip. There isn’t much in the way of cus­tomis­able but­tons in­cluded, but there is a weight hatch in the bot­tom that has three re­mov­able 4.5g mod­ules that can be re­moved as in­cre­ments or in their en­tirety.

Ther­mal­take has a num­ber of key­boards with­out soft­ware, so we were sur­prised to see that the Ven­tus X RGB in­cludes sup­port from a TT eS­ports Com­mand Cen­ter app. It’s clear that soft­ware isn’t this man­u­fac­turer’s strong suit, but the app in­cludes all the RGB light­ing op­tions, DPI set­tings and pro­files you’d ex­pect, but it also in­cludes some ad­vanced fea­tures like the sen­sor lift off height, an­gle snap­ping and trig­ger re­sponse time.

$79 | WWW.TTESPORTS.COM Sen­sor: 12,000dpi op­ti­cal (Pixart PMW 3360); De­sign: right-handed, 6 but­tons; Cable: 1.8m; Di­men­sions: 12.8 x 7.1 x 4.3cm; 140g

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