Thermaltake Ventus X Optical
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