Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Theron Infrared Gaming Mouse ReviewBluePanda - February 14, 2014
Category: Input Devices
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Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Theron Infrared Gaming Mouse Introduction:
Thermaltake already has the Theron gaming mouse on the market. However, this time the Theron is released with the brand new Infrared Optical Engine rather than its predecessor's laser sight. The body of the mouse also comes with an updated look giving accents to the original standard black body, with added red buttons to give a slightly different look without changing the mouse too much. I guess it is also a quick way to tell who has what with just a simple glance – not that anyone does that at LAN parties. The body also still features LED lighting at the base of the mouse as well as in the scroll wheel and battle dragon logo beneath the palm. However, the lighting is still only single color: your choice of RED or RED, which seems to stick with the eSPORTS color scheme. The inability to change colors likely helps bring the cost down, as this mouse is on the market for a more affordable $59.99. With a braided cable, on-the-fly profile, DPI, and polling rate options, as well as removable weights this mouse seems like it has quite a bit to offer.
If the Theron IR (which I shall call it from here out) holds to any of the Tt eSPORTS standards, this mouse should be quite the nice gem. So let us get to it…ONWARD!
Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Theron Infrared Gaming Mouse Closer Look:
Jumping in with the box pictures I know most of you aren't all that excited; however most of you know my thoughts on packaging and costs of packaging so I won't dwell on things here. Thermaltake and the Tt eSPORTS branding has always appeared on the shelf as high class and predominately for the best gamers (of course, if the best gamers use it – it will make you awesome too, right?). Regardless of the marketing scheme, as it clearly works, the Theron box is rather flashy. Red and black all over along with a circuitry/industrial background really grabs your attention. A top down of the mouse all lit up takes the cover of the box, though doesn't seem to be the main focal point. A lot of other things are going on on the front of the box drawing my attention to them. The front has boxes for IR, function lock button, battle mode, and onboard memory. For some reason I want to read "Advanced Infrared Optical Sensor for Impeccable Precision". I felt almost ADD wanting to look at about everything but the mouse – perhaps this is just me.
The back of the box is a little more simple. It points out three key features: 1) Infrared Optical Sensor provides advanced tracking on any surface for optimal accuracy and performance; 2) 5-Weight adjustment provides customization to fit the preference of the gamer; and 3) Omron button switches provide light-to-the-touch click activation while staying durable for a lifespan of five million clicks. A simple tag line descriptor: "Professional gaming mouse, for more product information please go to www.ttesports.com" is left to attempt to read in 15 different languages.
This box also follows what seems to be the new standard, with it opening up to see the mouse itself. The mouse is in a fitted clamshell plastic so that you can actually put your hand on the mouse and almost get an idea of the fit. It's like trying on shoes without wondering about the stinky footed person that tried them on last (now just sweaty handed people). Nonetheless it provides a great opportunity in stores where a display model may not be available. Though, with the majority of market moving towards online purchases – it almost doesn't matter. A few more images of the mouse are shown on the inside panel with a quick glimpse of the software. We'll cover this all in detail, so no need to read it to you now.
Pulled from the package you find a little bonus with this mouse – a travel bag! It's made of a neoprene-looking material – but seem to just be a slightly stronger foam. The battle dragon is hard not to see on it or the instruction packet, so you know you got what you paid for. The mouse cable also comes neatly bundled in its own built in Velcro cable wrap – we are starting off on a good foot!