Up for review today I have a gaming mouse, but this one has lots of buttons, and I mean a lot of them numbering at eighteen in total. The mouse is from UltechSmart, it’s called the Venus, and it’s a gaming mouse for MMO type games but you can use it for anything of course. The mouse is very configurable with five profile options and virtually an unlimited number of colors to choose from and there’s even a weight kit for even more customization to make the mouse your own. I’ve been using the mouse for a while now and I like it a lot, it’s not bad, read on to learn more..
Specifications and Features
Once you open the box and get things unpacked you’ll find the mouse, user guide, software CD, extra teflon feet and a round box for the weights. The box is empty as the weights are already in the mouse when it ships.
The mouse itself is a bit large at about 3” x 5” x 1.75” at the widest and tallest points. The mouse is black plastic and it’s textured for a good grip and it does seem well made overall.
The cord is about six feet long, it’s braided and it seems durable and well made and at the end is a gold plated USB connection
The left side of the mouse has buttons numbered 1 though 12 and they can all be programmed to whatever you need them to or they can just be numbers as they are when it arrives. On the top of the mouse you’ll see the scroll wheel but behind it is two buttons with arrows on them for changing the DPI of the mouse. To the left of the buttons is four LED lights that visually indicate what level of DPI you’re currently on.
The back of the mouse has the UtechSmart logo which lights up and then the right side is shaped for a comfortable grip.
Under the front of the mouse are two LEDs that kind of resemble headlights I think. There are the two main mouse buttons then off to the left side at the front is another smaller button which is for double click. The button acts just like you would double click on the desktop but in most games it allows for faster firing. The scroll wheel lights up and is rubber coated with grips on it.
On the bottom of the mouse you’ll find two large teflon feet, the laser sensor and a small button to change the profiles. The button being on the bottom is odd as it makes it rather hard to switch profiles easily in my opinion.
The bottom is where you’ll also find the weight compartment, the mouse comes with all the weights installed, there are eight of them in total, each is 2.4 grams and you can use as many or as little as you need depending on your preference.
The Venus has LEDs or lights in the scroll wheel, two in the front like headlights, all twelve numbers on the side light up and then the logo on the back lights up as well, so it can be a very bright mouse in the dark.
Once you install the software you’ll see four tabs across the top to help you program the mouse to your liking. The first tab is labeled General and this one is for programming all the buttons, you can choose from front and side.
When you pick one of the buttons to program a drop down box will appear with choices you can use to program the button and then there are even more drop down menus for Basic, Advances, Media and Macro programming. The buttons are very programmable to pretty much whatever you want, or at least whatever to choose from but there’s a lot to pick from.
The second tab is DPI and here you can program your own DPI settings from 800 up to 16400 DPI. There are also five profiles to choose from so you can save the DPI settings for each one and change them for whatever you’re doing like office work or specific games.
The third tab is titled Light and it’s to change the lighting on the mouse, you can choose from the pre-sets or you can pick your own so it can be virtually any color you want. You can also select the Brightness level and the Breathing speed or just leave it at full brightness. As far as lighting the Venus is very customizable for sure.
The last tab is just information, version number etc.
I’ve been using the Venus mouse everyday as my main mouse for work and then of course I had to get some gaming done as well for real testing.
I very much like the double click button, it works on the desktop as a double click, one click to open things essentially, and for gaming it allows for faster firing.
The mouse is very accurate, no matter what I did the mouse reacted just fine and it tracked with no issues.
The Venus is comfortable to use, it’s not too big for me, but the texture does take some getting accustom to, it’s not smooth, it’s very rough and all my mice have been smooth.
The UltechSmart Venus gaming mouse has plenty of features any gamer would love for sure, it’s very customizable in most every way needed to get the most out of it.
The lighting is one of my favorite parts honestly, I like lights on my mice, just a personal preference, but the Venus can be most any color you want it to be and it’s bright.
The weight kit allows you to go light to heavy easily and anywhere in between so you can get it to exactly where you want it.
The addition of the double click is a nice feature for gaming and desktop use. I use it often in gaming and it really does work and it’s nice to be able to click once to open files and folders on the desktop.
The only small issue is the profile button location, it’s on the bottom which means you have to lift the mouse off of the surface so it’s not very easy to get to and you won’t be changing profiles on the fly.
The Venus gaming mouse is a decent choice if you’re looking for an accurate and very customizable mouse that you can use for everything.
+Plenty of options for customizing buttons
+Double click button
+Comfortable with good grip
+Lots of color choices
+Seems well made overall
+Inexpensive compared to similar mice
+Simple to use software
-Profile button on bottom not easily accessible
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