Tt eSPORTS Ventus Z Gaming Mouse Review


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Testing and Results

Sensor Tracking Performance and Polling Rate

The Ventus Z performed well with the Avago 9500 laser sensor. It was able to handle very fast flicks across the surface without much problem. There was a bit of acceleration when flicking the mouse very quickly, but acceleration is something commonly found with laser sensors. The average polling rate was around 1000 Hz as advertised. The sensor was able to track accurately at 1100 DPI and even at its maximum of 11000 DPI. Some users may benefit from using a higher DPI setting, but more DPI does not mean better performance.

Thermaltake Ventus Z Mouse Rate Checker

Weight Tuning System

The weight tuning system was not the best in my opinion. The mouse became heavier towards the rear when the weights were installed. When lifting up the mouse off the surface, it did not feel very comfortable as the rear of the mouse was hanging down. I personally would have liked to see the weights installed around the sensor. This balances the center of gravity, just like the Corsair M65 PRO RGB and the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum. But of course, this is just my personal opinion. I am sure there are some users out there who prefer to have a mouse with a heavier back.

Body Shape

The overall grip of the Ventus Z was comfortable due to its mostly standard body design. The thumb rest was comfortable enough where I did not find myself pressing the sniper button on accident. It also provided some grip in order to allow me to lift up the mouse. The index finger could easily access the two fully programmable buttons on the left click.

RGB Lighting Accuracy

Replicating a pure white color can be difficult for some RGB peripherals. When it came to color reproduction, the LED’s did fairly well. When set to white, the LED’s behind the scroll wheel reflected some red, blue, and green colors. Of course, you would need red, blue, and green to create white. But it did not look good to the eyes as all three colors were clearly visible when it was supposed to be white.

Thermaltake Ventus Z Front LED Test

The rear logo was a lot more accurate than the scroll wheel as it was able to produce a pure white color. It was also able to reproduce almost any color I threw at it when adjusting it through the software. When running the LED’s on pulse or spectrum, the colors faded out and transitioned smoothly.

Aerodynamic Engineered Air-through Ventilation System

Thermaltake Ventus Z White LED Test

Although it could just be a gimmick, I wanted to test out the ventilation system just to see if it had any effects on my hand. I did notice my hand was a bit cooler than usual, which meant the ventilation system was doing its job. Heat does come off from the hand, which could be transferred through the ventilation holes and out the sides of the mouse to reduce sweat buildup. I think this aerodynamic engineered air-through ventilation system was a good idea. It does make cleaning more difficult if dust, dirt, or any small particles were to settle in on the plastic underneath the ventilation holes. A q-tip (not the rapper) or a can of compressed air should do the trick.

Size Comparison with Other Mice

When compared to these other mice, the Ventus Z was just a little bigger than the Rival 700. It was not as big and heavy as the ROG Spatha, making it suitable for medium sized hands. The body shape of the Ventus Z was a bit wider than the Rival 700, but it did have a thumb rest area that concave inwards to allow for a better grip.

ASUS ROG Spatha Size Comparison

In the next section, let’s finish this review with my final thoughts and a conclusion.


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