With the upcoming release of Respawn’s Titanfall, one can only sit back and prepare their gaming systems for the intense game. Whether you are just getting into the gaming scene, or you are an avid gamer, one of the most important aspects of your gaming rig is your mouse. While it is important to note that hardware does not make you a better gamer, it can still enhance your gaming experience and help you master your skills. Today, Technology X is taking a look at the Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS THERON Infrared gaming mouse.
If you are buying your first gaming mouse there are a couple things to consider. Firstly, what type of game are you playing, and secondly, how do you play that game. For instance, a FPS (first-person shooter) game could require a mouse that emphasizes pinpoint precision and has only a few buttons. An example of a FPS game is Counter-Strike. Whereas a MMO (massively multiplayer online) game may not require as much emphasis to be placed on precision, but more on having multiple keys for different functions An example of a MMP game could be World of Warcraft. An FPS player is concerned mainly with their surroundings and what they are shooting at, whereas an MMO player wants to be able to perform multiple functions quickly from their mouse.
While keeping this in mind, you should look at each mouse for it’s type of sensor and the additional buttons found on the exterior of the mouse, as these can make or break your gaming experience. Now a days it is hard to find a mouse with a bad sensor, but when taking a big step back to look at the old mechanical mice, it is clear how much progress has been made. No longer do we have to remove the ball from the mouse to pull out the accumulated lint and hair in order to regain the mouse’s performance. Now manufacturers utilize optical, LED or laser sensors that provide much superior performance.
Now imagine the topside of the mouse. A typical mouse features at least three components: left and right click buttons, and a scroll wheel. These are the necessary components that are required for a basic mouse, but what about a gaming mouse? Manufacturers have modified this concept to include various quantities of buttons to help increase your computing and, ultimately, gaming experience. Keep in mind though, more buttons does not necessarily mean that the mouse is of better quality. Ultimately, the only way to choose that ‘perfect mouse’ is to try it and see if it fits your gaming style. Let us move our focus back to the Tt eSPORTS THERON Infrared gaming mouse.
DESIGN & FEATURES
The packaging for the THERON Infrared is that of a typical gaming mouse, which has the mouse’s details on the exterior of the package and a flap that will open.
Once open, the packaging further reveals the THERON Infrared in its plastic covering.
Inside of the package you will find the THERON Infrared, a convenient carrying pouch with Tt eSPORTS trademark dragon logo, as well as the driver disk and some literature (I.e., quick start manual and warranty guide).
The exterior of the mouse has a simple color scheme, a flat black finish with two glossy red buttons. This flat black finish is due to the slight rubber coating found over the exterior of the mouse, which is designed to increase the mouse’s grip. This is a very similar design to their existing THERON laser gaming mouse.
Looking at the topside of the mouse, you will find the transparent scroll wheel that features a non-slip rubber coating for optimal control. Additionally, you will find two red arrows (I.e., DPI on-the-fly buttons) that allow you to increase or decrease the DPI (dots per inch) setting. The DPI is essentially the number of dots the mouse’s sensor can read over an inch of surface. The more dots your mouse can read, the further the mouse can move in relation to each inch the mouse travels.