I recently bought the Theron from www.xcite.com as a replacement for my retired Logitech G5 Blue Edition. I love the G5 and it works 100%, but I felt that it is time to move on. Finding an alternative mouse to the G5 was not easy because I was looking for something very specific. I’ve done 3 days worth of online research in order to find the best mouse for me. 3 days of research for a mouse, you ask? Well, think about it. If a mouse is not comfortable enough for you or just doesn’t quite cut it, “you’re gonna have a bad time”. So here’s a list of features that my new mouse should have:
1. Must be comfortable.
2. Medium sized; not too long because depending on the game I’m playing, I often like to claw my fingers for control.
3. I like the interchangeable weights that my Logitech G5 mouse had, so it would be awesome if the new mouse had that.
4. I want lights… Yes… LIGHTS! Although, the mouse must have – at least – the color red because that’s the color of my setup.
5. I want my thumb and pinky to be able to touch the mouse pad so that I can use them as a braking system. Therefore, I don’t want a huge thumb indent on the left side of the mouse (like the G5 had, which was the only annoying thing about it) nor a pinky rest.
6. Must be wired.
7. Must have a responsive, accurate and top-of-the-line sensor.
8. Must be suitable for FPS, MOBA and RTS games. (Battlefield 3, League of Legends and Company of Heroes 2 when it launches)
9. Awesome looks are a plus!
Like I said, I kept searching for 3 days for a mouse that met the above requirements, but had no luck. One day, my cousin called me up and said that he saw a really good-looking mouse in one of the X-cite showrooms. I got the mouse’ details and looked it up in the system. It turned out to be from Thermaltake, which is a very famous manufacturer of some of the best computer cases and power supplies out there. I know Thermaltake and I know that they’ve recently moved into the gaming peripherals market, but like any new entrant, I was a bit skeptical towards their new line of products. But hey, I wasn’t getting anywhere with my research… might as well check it out.
The mouse is called “Theron” and is especially made for RTS games like Starcraft. Tt eSports collaborated with Starcraft champion “Softball” (anyone heard of him?) to design the mouse. According to online reviews from many websites and forums, the Theron performs very will in FPS, MOBA and other game genres -so it’s not strictly for RTS.
The Theron had all the features I wished for, including 7 different lighting colors, a Battle Mode – the faster you click, the faster the colors change , interchangeable weights, awesome curves, great sensor and overall comfortable grip.
I had a technical discussion with my good friend Sherif from Gaming and I made my decision. I settled for the Thermaltake Tt eSports Theron from www.xcite.com at a tempting price! Now that I have the mouse, I can tell you that it is actually awesome! Check it out and give it a try when you can!
So, tell me ladies and gentlemen… How did you buy your gaming mouse? What was your decision making process? How time did you spend on research? Come on, I can’t be the only one here that goes through that. Let me know in the comments section!
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