Geeks with Wives and Bits – Thermaltake Talon Blu Gaming Mouse Review

Talon Blu Gaming Mouse

The Talon Blue gaming mouse is made by Thermaltake, a company known for its bare bones desktop computer cases and various accessories. This particular mouse is in the low budget range for $19.99 with a matte black finish, which I love. It fits nicely in the hand but does feel a bit small for me. You can remove the side panels to fit your needs, however, which helps. The mouse has a built in DPI (Dots Per Inch) adjustment button right at the top of the device. One click will slow it down to 500 DPI and five clicks will have it jump to 3000 DPI. Translated in English it means that by hitting the button you can control how sensitive the movement of the mouse is. This is very helpful for FPS games. Another feature I like is the pulsing blue light which lights up the middle and the back of mouse to show off the logo. You also have the ability to control how light behaves. All you have to do is hit a few buttons on the device and you can turn it off and on, be static or back to pulsing. Unfortunately you can’t change the color of the light. Scrolling and clicking are very responsive but the sound the click makes sounds very plastic. The mouse itself feels lightweight and is easy to handle.

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Gaming

There isn’t much to say about this mouse when gaming, because it doesn’t feel any different than a regular mouse that you would buy at your local big box store. In fact, it’s a bit slow when playing RTS games compared to my Mad Catz R.A.T. 7. The device felt small in my hands which made things a bit awkward for me to navigate playing games, but I’m sure that with more time with the mouse, I would get used to it.

Overall

The Thermaltake Talon Blu gaming mouse is a good mouse for everyday use and it is inexpensive to boot. However, as a gaming mouse, it’s lacking in feel and usage and sound. Turning up the DPI didn’t really help much because it just felt all over the place and a bit unruly. Even when playing FPS games, I had to turn it back down.  It’s nicely deigned, simple and the LED lighting effects add a nice touch

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Specs

  • Infrared optical senor
  • Six Buttons
  • Built in weights
  • LED lights only one color (Blue)
  • Lighting effects
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