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Thermaltake's New Ventus Mouse Comes With Vents

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Thermaltake has a very interesting design choice for its new mouse.

Thermaltake announced the Ventus, a new ambidextrous gaming mouse that has a rather peculiar design feature.

This is a wired mouse with a 5700 DPI sensor made by Avago. On the mouse there are seven programmable buttons. Among these are the left and right mouse buttons, the scroll wheel click, forwards and backwards (one on each side), and the DPI switchers. For macro storage, the mouse has five different profiles. As you can see in the picture above, the mouse has a braided cable.

When looking at the mouse, your attention is immediately drawn to the top. It features a honeycomb mesh, below which air can flow freely; this certainly is what inspired the Ventus name. According to Thermaltake this is for keeping your hand cool, although we reckon it is also to prevent that lovely layer of sweat buildup.

Pricing for the mouse is set at $39.99, with availability slated for August.

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    xenobreak , July 21, 2014 11:55 AM
    I probably have some kind of problem but i never get a sweaty hand while gaming. It's quite the opposite for me. My hand gets ice cold, especially when playing shooters. I was hoping for some kind of warming device haha
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    4745454b , July 21, 2014 11:58 AM
    Finally. I'll probably end up buying this. Now they need to get a small quiet slow fan in their sending air up/out the vent. My hand needs active cooling.
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    Bean007 , July 21, 2014 1:11 PM
    So there's no fan to blow air up all though there's no place really to get any air from so. I just see the sweat buildup and the dirt that comes off on your hands on the mouse will simple just get into the honeycomb mesh and into the internals.

    Also why only 1 button on the side when 2 buttons on the side is usually standard.

    I would suggest that they go back to cases and stuff and don't bother with mouses.
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    bootsattheboar , July 21, 2014 1:13 PM
    No to anything with a braided cable. Darn things bunch up and oddly twist in ways rubberized cables don't.
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    DragonFireXY , July 21, 2014 3:46 PM
    Yes! I have palmar hyperhidrosis and this will help me a ton!
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    nukemaster , July 21, 2014 5:17 PM
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    Finally. I'll probably end up buying this. Now they need to get a small quiet slow fan in their sending air up/out the vent. My hand needs active cooling.

    Overclocking your hand for higher frame rates again.
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    PandaButtonFTW , July 21, 2014 9:58 PM
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    Finally. I'll probably end up buying this. Now they need to get a small quiet slow fan in their sending air up/out the vent. My hand needs active cooling.

    Overclocking your hand for higher frame rates again.


    more like overclocking your hand for higher fap rates.
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    IQ11110002 , July 22, 2014 1:05 AM
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    I probably have some kind of problem but i never get a sweaty hand while gaming. It's quite the opposite for me. My hand gets ice cold, especially when playing shooters. I was hoping for some kind of warming device haha

    Sounds like your problem is playing on a server that is too easy and full of noobs, Find one with a pro on it and you will soon rage enough that you will get hot and bothered. lol
    Try battlefield 4 find server with "offguts" on it, You will know he is on when you die in 10 seconds being strafed from worlds number 1 jet pilot, Over and over and over again ;) 
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