Monday, 23 January 2012

Thermaltake Theron Mouse Review

Up for inspection today is the newest piece of gaming mouse gear from Thermaltake’s dedicated gaming brand Ttesports.

So, now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the gear!

The Theron is an RTS Game ready performance mouse. It provides enough on-board buttons with fully customizable macros and functions. Let’s take a look at the tech specs.
·         100 – 5600 DPI Adjustable sensor
·         Superb customizable graphical UI for Macro Keys
·         7 Colours of light effects – Colours change depending on click frequency during Battle Mode
·         Up to 1000Mhz polling rate
·         128kb of on board memory for 40 Macro Keys with 5 Game Profiles

Thermaltake and Ttesports have been quite impressive with their gaming peripherals releases and the Theron seems no less. What I enjoy about Ttesports in general is the strict obedience when it comes to their design and styling. They love using their reds and blacks which I think is brilliant. A good consistent branding among their products ensures people they are getting a quality product.

The design of the mouse looks very good, slick and stealth like the mouse is covered with Ttesports traditional charcoal black rubber-like texture with light panels bevelled in under the sides of the mouse and the rear end, giving off a futuristic glow. When in Battle Mode the lights change colour automatically depending on your click usage. 

There are sensitivity buttons along the middle of the mouse for on the fly changes with two thumb buttons on the left of the mouse and one of the right. The right button is ideally placed whether you use your middle finger or your ring finger. The thumb buttons on the right side are ergonomically located for ease of use and don’t require you to push in hard to activate the click. There is also a dark light indicator which shows the level of sensitivity you are using your mouse. The buttons are sensitive enough to not require a lot of pressure to click it, yet resistive enough to ignore accidental and unintended clicking.

This is a pretty large mouse. It has let’s just say; a bit of a big bum on it. People with large hands will find this very use to cup, however it is definitely suited for those who grip their mouse instead of using it in a claw manner. Beneath the unit is a little compartment which contain little weight balls which can be adjusted to your taste. You’ll find 5 4.5g weights encased in a rubber mould which pops out with ease, very clever piece of design.

The software with the mouse I must say is fantastic. Even though it still has the slight look of a quick Photoshop gradient tool overkill, it is much more polished off than other software versions I’ve seen from Ttesports. The settings allow you to do almost anything possible to a mouse. Its performance options let your control DPI Levels, Double Click Speed, Cursor Speed, Scroll Speed, Polling Rate and even allows you to manually choose the DPI on the mouse by dragging the DPI level up or down. The Macro Key option allows you to build your macro to the bone. With repeat options also available it really does give a good option for gamers. 

Gaming with the mouse was fantastic. I was really impressed with the overall feel and performance of the mouse. Using it just felt very natural and getting used to it was easy as any mouse I’ve used. The thumb buttons worked a treat and were easy to work with. The lighting on the mouse added a nice little extra touch it with it, with my mad spray-and-pray tactics working well with the mouse. I had to remind myself I had to write the review instead of continuing to play games at times.

To conclude I must say I am pleasantly surprised and happy with this mouse. It offers great tools and options for the heavy gamer while keeping it all available in a slick and easy to use unit for the novice users. It looks great with the glowing lights and performs impressively while playing games. Definitely a top recommendation from the Centre Com offices!

By Sahin Selvi

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