Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Volos MMO Gaming Mouse ReviewBluePanda - January 21, 2014
Category: Input Devices
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Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Volos MMO Gaming Mouse Introduction:
It's time we take a look at another Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS member. We last played with the Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Gaming Headset and Tt eSPORTS Battle Dragon Bag, today (or tonight, depending on where you live) we shall take a look at the Tt eSPORTS Volos MMO Gaming Mouse. Specifically designed for you MMORPG players, it has additional buttons on the left for extra in game macros, but this time in the fashion of what couldn't be called anything but a mix of Xbox colored buttons with PlayStation symbols. I guess that takes the copyright or plausible lawsuit away from it and plays to both Xbox and PlayStation fans without really taking sides. Whatever the rational may be, there are four controller-like buttons mounted to the upper portion on the left side of the mouse. A set of A and B buttons reside on the lower portion below the four pattern buttons. This leaves no room for a forward and back, but use your imagination and use those Nintendo A and B buttons.
Anyway, let's not get into too much detail about this mouse before you get to see it. Let's just think of the Tt eSPORTS Volos MMO Gaming Mouse as a "want to be combination" of a console controller and mouse. Now read on to see if this combo ends up working out or not.
Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Volos MMO Gaming Mouse Closer Look:
The Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Volos MMO Gaming Mouse comes in, what is now about the standard, glamorous Tt eSPORTS packaging. You're guaranteed to see the black and red color scheme followed up with near true, if not true, images of the product in full color right on the box. For the Volos, there is a lovely color whirl behind the mouse, perhaps as a reference to the full RGB color spectrum options it has for lighting things up. The front of the box stabs at the fact that it's been designed with MMORPG players in mind, 8200 DPI, and 4MB of on-board memory to take your profiles on the go.
On the back of the box, in 15 different languages, a single phrase: "Professional gaming mouse, for more product info please go to: www.ttesports.com". That seems to be a simple enough solution to get everyone able to read and find out more via the almighty Internet. The back of the box also shows off a little of the software that you can, and probably will, download. Not only can you set personalized button configurations, DPI settings, user specific options, but also that snazzy color to match or clash with the rest of your gear. We'll cover that in more detail later. If nothing else, this box is a glorified version of the mouse and to think we haven't even held it yet!
If the box hadn't given enough hints about the mouse already, the front opens right up to get a glimpse of the mouse itself. Held closed with two rounds of Velcro it isn't hard to open, but it keeps it closed in shipping and on the shelves. The inside flap points out more key features of the mouse and gives an even closer look at the mouse so you have a real chance to judge it in pictures before buying it at your local hardware store (not to be confused with your nuts and bolts hardware store). And if pictures weren't enough, there's a full formed plastic window that allows you to actually get somewhat of a feel for the mouse grip in your own hand. Sure, it's not perfect and you won't quite understand the weight with the box, but hey, it's cool! I don't know about you, but I buy a lot of my hardware online for the prices and often don't get to play with things. But I guess that's why reviews exist.
Now it's time for that moment, when I finally shut up about the box it came in, and show you the product itself. The Tt eSPORTS Volos comes tightly packed in the box along with a nicely bundled Velcro cable, a file of quick start information and warranty deals, and an awesome little cloth bag to zip up your goods on the go. All of them sport the Tt eSPORTS chicken, well technically it's a dragon, but I like to call it a chicken. Either way, it comes out to be a nice looking kit.