Introduction, Specifications and Pricing
When it comes to mice, and just how to try to compete with the current market, it takes a bit of outside the box thinking to draw your attention to yet another solo product in a vast sea of mice. Just like how Thermaltake lately has been on the bleeding edge of chassis and cooler designs, offering up products that are definite head turners, it only makes sense that the Tt eSPORTS products should follow in those same footsteps.
While using a pre existing design and shape we have seen before in mice from Tt eSPORTS, and stripping it of not one single thing functionally, they did decide that maybe their customers would like to see what sort of things are going on under their right hand in daily usage or in a specific gaming or work session. Taking that a bit further, the idea here is to offer users a way to compete with one another or at the minimum, share these stats between other users. Of course, this may not be something for everyone, but with products previous to this, we have seen this sort of idea before in software, where you can compete for e-peen trophies and bragging rights, but this is the first we have seen it done through a mobile device application.
To accomplish such a feat, Tt eSPORTS has gone to the shelf and pulled the Theron mouse to have a look at what could be done to accomplish such a thing, and while changing the exterior finish to help this newer version stand on its own, they have also added a second PCB inside of the mouse. The reasoning behind this is to add a bit of room to allow for a Bluetooth transmitter inside of the mouse. This allows the mouse to then be paired to a mobile device (iOS/Android), allowing users to do what we said above. This is what brings us to the Theron Smart mouse we are looking at today, and hopefully this new Tt eSPORTS Plus+ application is something to really write home about.
Jumping right into the specifications of this mouse, we immediately see that it is black as most mice are, and that the Avago laser sensor included in this device will allow for up to 8200 DPI. Around this Theron, you will find eight buttons, with one of them on the right side of the mouse, while the rest are in the usual locations. They also make mention that this mouse is intended for RTS gaming, but the reality is that any gaming or usage is just as capable with this mouse. Jumping ahead a bit, we also see that the 1.8 meters of cable is sleeved and the USB 2.0 connection is gold plated, it offers a weighting system, and the black color is given in a very glossy finish rather than the rubberized coatings we have seen so much of as of late.
There is of course the typical GUI package that will allow you to program up to 40 Macros over various profiles. On top of the more basic controls like DPI levels, LOD, and response time, the software will also allow you to match this mouse's LED lighting scheme to anything you will desire with the 16.8 million color options. Once you have all of that software installed, and your mouse is now ready for gaming, get your phone out and grab the application. While there are not any controls to be found in this software application, as we mentioned, you can watch the distance traveled and the number of clicks for any given times session, or as long as you leave the application running.
By the time you are reading this, the Theron Smart mouse has been on the market for a bit, and is readily found at the major haunts, so availability is of no issue at the moment. The thing is though, we do suggest you shop around a bit for the best deal to be had. While the MSRP of this mouse is set at $69.99 and can be had direct from Tt eSPORTS at that price, out in the wild things are slightly different. Over at Amazon, we see a price set of $72.99 with free shipping, which isn't all that bad. Although, if you look over to Newegg.com, they are currently selling this mouse for $59.99, and it also comes with free shipping. Considering also that the basic Theron (the original design) will cost you $49.99 just about anywhere currently, have the BT option and a new appeal in the surface used, on paper this seems like a really good deal.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:33 pm CDT
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