Ventus Mouse is powered by Thermaltake, sold under the brand Tt eSPORTS, are original distinctive feature. This vents on the back of the honeycomb. Family game controllers Ventus had in mind competitive players, and the company has expanded its top model TT ESPORTS VENTUS Z. The mouse is equipped with a laser sensor Avago ADNS 9500, that does not look very modern, because in recent years in fashion optical sensors. But all the other features and design is very attractive. But let’s see how this point is critical for gaming mice.
The mouse TT ESPORTS VENTUS Z comes in a cardboard box with a hinged flap with Velcro. The decor is traditional for the company’s black-and-red design.
On the front side of the picture is given of the manipulator, and a description of its main advantages: RGB lights, laser sensor at 11,000 dpi, 10 programmable buttons, and aerodynamic shape.
On the reverse side of the box painted in more detail some of the technical characteristics, as well as talked about setting the backlight via software. At the ends of the box is click image, are examples of illumination options and the QR code to go to the manufacturer’s website.
On the inner side of the valve painted with the default functions of the buttons and for the location of the sensor, Teflon feet and weights compartment. The plastic blister we see the mouse itself, and we can try it in your hand, without opening the packaging.
Comes with an illustrated instruction sheet, warranty card and a couple of stickers with the logo image to black and white.
In the mouse Ventus Z large plastic case in black. The design corresponds to the gaming oriented: set of glossy buttons acting on the matte background, honeycomb perforation lights.
The most notable design element – is, of course, the perforation of the user hand that is used for ventilation. On the sides there are large cutouts, does not close his hand. Furthermore perforated ventilation promotes better surface contact with the hand, preventing it from slipping.
Under perforation we see backlit company logo.
The case is made with the mouse a little rough matte soft-touch coating. Hold the device in your hand tactilely pleasant, and its surface does not collect dust. However, the main buttons are grease stains from your fingers that the truth can be easily removed.
Key clicks are separate panels between – glossy insert with a hole for the scroll wheel. The buttons do not play, reliable switches are used for 20 million keystrokes.
The wheel is made of transparent plastic, the center is glued rubberized bezel with risks. The backlight is very clearly visible. The 24-position encoder of the Japanese Alps production. Rotating light with different cut-offs. The wheel is not loose, click clear, informative, short stroke. wheel work very much – one of the best among the tested recently.
In the center is a longitudinal panel that contains two smaller insert of unknown purpose. The functional load they carry and as a decorative element looks doubtful. Perhaps the manufacturer had an idea at this point to insert a key or another indicator dpi.
Additional buttons closer look. Near the scroll wheel are two separate mat of different size buttons. By default, they switch profiles, but it will be most convenient to assign them to switch between the four possible values dpi. The two sides in the center the default shell buttons are the “forward / backward”. The finger feels exactly the movement of a button on the button at the expense of sharp edges between the recesses and informative, which is part of the near button. Near button is pressed easily and conveniently slide the bottom and far – only the usual pressing, making it virtually impossible to accidentally pressed the wrong button.
Two additional buttons below the index finger are of different heights and to press the slide to the left, which is also very convenient to carry out his forefinger.
Another sniper mode button located farther thumb reach it easily and accidentally pressed excluded.
Below the base of the mouse to have three Teflon feet. Sliding on plastic mats and fabric is excellent. In the center is located the sensor hole. Closer to the edge – with trapezoidal cover is weighting. Weights of all three, 4.5 g each; they are inserted in a removable cartridge. On the proximal end is visible a small recess, which reduces the area of the sole.
In front of the mouse in the center comes out cable with bend protection. Plastic rails lead him up at an angle, whereby the cable does not rub on the mat.
The cable has a tough fabric braid with a memory effect. For convenience, it should be immediately put, while the mouse because of its weight does not shift the lead from the spot.
The cable is quite long (1.8 meters), USB plug – gold plated.
The basic operation of the mouse is possible without software, but a complete software unleashes the full potential of TT ESPORTS VENTUS Z. Without it, you will not even be able to switch the resolution of the sensor, not to mention setting up lighting and other functions.
After running the utility Tt eSPORTS Command Center will need to update the firmware. It is worth noting that the program has a Russian localization.
All settings are additional buttons are displayed graphically on the image of the mouse. They can be assigned to any key from the keyboard action or a macro.
You can create up to five profiles. The change of the profile can be assigned to a button or tie him to launch the desired program, then the profile will switch automatically.
“Battle” mode changes the intensity of the backlight depending on the speed of clicking the mouse. any sensitivity level can be selected for sniper keys.
Among the options, there are two additional tabs: performance and lighting. The first of these, you can configure the sensor operation: four modes selected dpi value, the separation height, angle snapping, the polling frequency (four values – 125, 250, 500 and 1000) and the response time of a button.
The backlight has three modes: static, pulsating, running the spectrum. In each mode, there are additional settings of speed and time. It is also possible simply to turn off the backlight or set off after a certain number of minutes of inactivity. Color you can choose any of the visible spectrum and adjust its brightness.
Another tab allows you to record macros – up to 50 combinations, taking into account the time delay. In the future, the recorded macro is assigned to the desired button.
Mouse TT ESPORTS VENTUS Z adequately proved in work and in games. With the default settings of the manipulator copes well with any surfaces. However, the laser sensor is more prone to work on the black fabric mat or flat plastic. On other surfaces, especially colored glossy or mat on the table without, at high dpi noticeably twitching cursor (jitter). The sensor is sensitive to the separation height adjustment, while setting the minimum possible value of the mouse loses even surface due to surface roughness or texture of a big rug. The mouse glides perfectly on fabric and plastic playing surface.
In mouse excellent ergonomics for a gaming device. The housing is large enough, it fits comfortably in the palm of a medium or large. Possible any type of grip. A bit lacking recess or protrusion to the little finger, which slides on the mat. Material surface tactilely pleasant, well casing is fixed in his hand.
Location is convenient extra buttons. They quickly get used to, the fingers are beginning to find themselves desired. Well implemented and depression: the usual top-down and sideways tilt. For shooters will be very useful sniper mode button. Quick change of the sensitivity of the sensor in the right hands can more accurately take aim through the optics at long range.
Additional weights – not uncommon for laser gaming mice. But lately we, on the contrary, are increasingly found on testing lightweight gaming rodent models, which get used quickly. That TT ESPORTS VENTUS Z without cartridge weights more balanced in the hand.
Rate we were unable to passive ventilation – on the winter street. But the hand did not really sweat during long gaming sessions. Confuses the presence of the entire surface of the housing a plurality of different joints between the panels. Though they fit tightly with no gaps, but eventually, perhaps, will require frequent cleaning mouse.
Laser sensor, though not a priority in today’s competitive players, but TT ESPORTS VENTUS Z on black fabric mat notable problems were not games. This model has proved to be very good shooters: excellent response, clearly pointing the cursor at the target.Acceleration in the work is not seen, failures are possible only at the exposed position of the minimum height of the separation and on some types of surfaces.
The company Tt eSPORTS was a good gaming mouse model in a line of Ventus. Like the convenient and comfortable housing, the implementation of additional programmable buttons. Stylish backlit honeycomb perforation gives the model TT ESPORTS VENTUS Z recognizable and original design. In its manufacture uses quality materials, assembly – no complaints.
I liked the work and the Alps Omron encoder switches. Laser sensor, albeit with a high sensitivity, but is distinguished by its finicky than today’s optical sensors. Seeing such a decision in the new model a bit strange. Although the manufacturer tried installing productive stuffing based on 32-bit microprocessor and releasing functionality to fine-tune the performance of the sensor. Soft quite comfortable, with a variety of settings possibilities in the appointment action buttons, record macros, changing lighting effects.
The mouse is like an avid gamer, but at the current cost of it will be difficult to compete with modern models equipped with high-quality optical sensors. Although if the laser sensor is not critical for you, then all the other advantages of the model TT ESPORTS VENTUS Z may outweigh – in an amateur game it behaves very adequately.