Ventus X mouse fights sweaty palms with textured finish, extra ventilation

Some gamers get sweaty palms while playing, an affliction that can make it difficult to keep a good handle on one's mouse. Fortunately, Thermaltake's new Ventus X has been developed specifically with excessive perspiration in mind. The outer shell features an "advanced matte coating" with a textured finish that looks a little like faux-stone paint. The palm rest is heavily vented, as well, and it's flanked by rubber side panels that provide additional grip.

Source: Thermaltake

Thermaltake taps an unnamed laser sensor that goes up to 5700 DPI, a much higher sensitivity than most gamers require. On-the-fly DPI adjustments are supported, of course, and all six buttons are programmable via the included software. Users can create up to five configuration profiles, each with its own mix of custom macros. Profiles are stored in the mouse's onboard memory.

Although the product page doesn't list the mouse's total weight, the Ventus X comes with a trio of 4.5-gram slugs that can be loaded into the body. The rightie-specific shape looks reasonably conventional, with slightly larger proportions than the Cooler Master Mizar mouse we reviewed last year. Asking price: $49.99 at Newegg.

Tip: You can use the A/Z keys to walk threads.
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