As well as producing some capable mechanical keyboards, VicTsing also manufacturers other accessories for the PC, including mice. We'll be featuring the VicTsing T3 and T7, both billed as affordable gaming mice for the home. Are they any good and should you invest in a purchase, saving some money compared to more expensive counterparts? Let's take a look.
The T3 is an interesting mouse. At $29.99 it's not quite dirt cheap, but you do get some added benefits of paying out slightly more money. I'm talking braided cabling, RGB LED lighting, and a comfortable experience overall. If you're expecting pinpoint accuracy similar to what you'd find in top-of-the-line Razer and Logitech mice, I would always recommend paying out the premium for said peripherals. That said, the T3 by VicTsing is a seriously good mouse for the price.
There are five pre-set DPI levels that you can toggle through. If you wish to take customization a step further, you'll need to boot up the dedicated suite, which also includes options for color effects, buttons, setting up macros, and more. The software is a neat addition, and including settings for media controls, profile switches, reporting rates and more is something I wouldn't have expected when considering the price.
Alongside the braided cable, we also have a rather compact mouse with ergonomics that make it rather joyful to hold, regardless as to which grip style you prefer. The scroll wheel actually feels sturdy and the main buttons do not feel cheap. That said, the two buttons on the side of the unit do not meet the same level of quality, but I'm not a fan of said buttons and shan't be using them regularly.
For mouse performance, I've set the pre-set DPI level to 2000, which I feel is a nice balance and I've not experienced much in terms of pointer jitter. I noticed some issues with mouse tracking when moving across a surface at some speed, but for the average title on the PC, you should be absolutely fine. Again, we're talking about a $30 mouse.
I like the T3, it's a solid mouse... so long as you don't require absolute precision at fast speeds. What is really cool about VicTsing's mouse is the packaging it comes in — don't throw it out when you get it home because it's designed so that you can repurpose it as a carrier for your next LAN party.
Contrary to what you'd naturally assume from the naming of these mice (and the naming used in general for VicTsing products leave much to be desired), the T7 is actually the less advanced option when compared against the T3. There's no gold-plated USB connector, no braided cabling, but it's not a bad mouse at all, and you could almost say they're pretty much identical, aside from aesthetics and a few small design details.
The T7 sports the same ABS material used in the T3, resulting in a clean and comfortable finish that's nothing short of a joy to hold. I prefer this finish to the Naga Hex V1, which is a pointer I usually swear by when it comes to the whole package. Much like it's slightly more expensive sibling, the T7 can also switch between 5 pre-set DPI configurations on the fly, though you'll only be able to max out at 7200.
It's also optical, so don't go looking down near the laser underneath. I tested the mouse on its various DPI settings and configurations, finding that it performed well in general use and in some light gaming. Again, the software is a nice addition that helps in customizing the mouse with a variety of settings.
If you don't care for better protected cabling and aren't fussed about having the most insane levels of DPI possible, the T7 is actually a bargain at just £9.99 here in the UK, you really can't go wrong if your available budget simply won't stretch for that DeathAdder Elite.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
They look pretty decent. £9.99 is a bargain. I also use a budget mouse but made by Perixx. It was about £27 and has many of the same features as the T3 featured here - They even look similar in terms of shape and button placement. The only advantage I can see my Perixx mouse has is that it comes with the little weight pellets you get with some mice, so you can balance the weight to what you prefer. It also has braided cabling and RGB lighting etc. One thing I can't tell from the pictures is how the materials feel. The Perixx mouse I have now feels like it's made of cheaper plastic, where as these look slightly better. Hard to explain how the Perixx feels, just quite hard but thin plastic on top, with a rubberish grip where your thumb rests.
What does the "Mode Switch" do on the bottom? Also, I got the VicTsing mechanical keyboard at the weekend after reading about it here and can definitely recommend it for going mechanical on a budget, albeit without any added frills or bells and whistles. If they bring out an upgraded version with LED Backlighting (and ideally UK layout) for £5-£8 more I'd definitely upgrade. After getting used to the mechanical keyboard, trying other one of my keyboards with chiclet style switches (Sculpt Ergonomic by Microsoft) my fingers felt really weird without the feedback you get
The mode switch on the button lets you flip between 3 totally unrelated sets of button assignments. These are assigned in the mouse's app and marked mode 1 to mode 3 there.
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