The time has come once again for me to review a wonderful product of the infamous company, VicTsing. This time, it’s a gaming mouse. And unlike many other times, this review focuses on my experiences with using the mouse for every day, and gaming use.
That being said, I won’t forget to see other people’s valuable reviews on Amazon as well, but I’ll base this review primarily on my experience…
Before going forth, I’d like to make the distinction that this review is of the VicTsing T7 gaming mouse, which is different from other gaming mice manufactured by VicTsing.
So, let’s start the review!
What should you judge a gaming mouse by?
Before starting, I want to go through my thought process of deciding what a good or bad gaming mouse has always been. Let’s brainstorm:
- Customizable (programmable) buttons
- Size of the mouse
- Weight of the mouse
- Quality or durability of the mouse
- Software to customize the mouse
- Price of the mouse
- Lighting colors
- Bunch of other factors (will be outlined in the review)
These were some of the things I thought of when deciding which gaming mouse to buy, and your priorities will likely be different than mine or other people’s, but that’s what this review is for.
The colored lights
To start, gaming mice simply have to have those shiny colors, it just doesn’t work otherwise 😂
To me, the colors have always been quite insignificant but it’s nice to have a good looking mouse, and colored lights do play a big role in that.
For me, the biggest use of colored lights is the indication of the mouse’s settings. By default, VicTsing’s gaming mouse uses different colors to indicate which DPI setting is active. I find this quite useful, and I haven’t tweaked the mouse to have the colors representing anything else, although people have. You can have the classic breathing effect, or turn them off entirely. The customization of the colored lights isn’t over the top, but it’s there to suit most the peoples’ basic needs regardless. It certainly suited mine.
The design of the mouse
Personally, I think the design of a mouse is vital, but my reason is far from being related to aesthetics. The reason I really value the design of a mouse is the way it wraps around my hand, and the overall feel of the mouse as I use it. I could care less about how a mouse looks but I certainly care about the comfort it provides me.
I found that this mouse was the perfect size for me. Didn’t have the swoosh thing on the side… – Oh yeah, the swoosh thing on the side…
The swoosh thing on the side
Before you question what the “swoosh thing” is, I’ve devoted hours to this high-res picture demonstration of a swoosh thing. The highlighted area of the image demonstrates an example of a typical swoosh thing. (Many others would label this a thumb-rest.)
I don’t quite understand why, but mouses have evolved from big to tiny, then to what I call the “swoosh” phase. I’m honestly not even sure if the word swoosh exists, or if it has anything to do with what I’m talking about, but I call it that anyways.
In my terms the swoosh thing on the side is this:
If you’ve been alive for 20 or so years, and payed any attention to the way computer mice evolved, I’m sure you’d also notice this new trend. Yes, this mouse doesn’t have a big swoosh, and I love that.
I find myself in an automatic comfort zone when I realize that the mouse doesn’t touch have an unnecessary added surface on the bottom left of it. I feel… home.
But enough messing around, I’m not entirely sure why the swoosh exists, but even if it does have an intended purpose of existence, I’m no fan of it. And that’s why upon a quick glance on the mouse, I felt the connection. It was real. It was strong.
UPDATE: I had a talk with a friend about this swoosh thing on the side that I talk of. He said this is good for resting your thumb. I guess I never made good use of it. Again, it depends whether you like it or not. This mouse doesn’t have one. VicTsing has other gaming mice which do
This is where I feel that this mouse falls behind a few others.
Personally, I’m not a gaming addict (as I’m sure every gaming addict would say as well), but I do play a few games. Sometimes I throw a quick Krunker with friends, other times, it’s a three hour long Age of Empires 2 game, and sometimes it’s a CS 1.6 LAN party. (No, this article isn’t written 15 years ago, it is indeed written in 2019, I’m just a lover of nostalgia.) In any of the cases, a good working mouse is obviously a must. But, when it comes to programmable buttons, VicTsing doesn’t offer many options. The way I look at it is this:
There’s 7 buttons in total.
- 2 of them are for clicking
- 2 are for changing the DPI
- 2 are on the side
- 1 is the scroll button
If you include the reset button, it’s technically 8, but I obviously don’t include that since it’s in the bottom and isn’t programmable necessarily (not to my knowledge at least).
The two for clicking are simply always going to be for clicking, so you can’t customize those (I mean, you can, but assuming you’ll use them to click, it won’t be a viable option to code them for anything other than regular clicking).
That leaves us with five buttons, two of which are for changing the DPI. I never messed with these since I didn’t need the extra buttons, but I think they’re worth sacrificing if you do care about having more buttons.
The good thing is, you can have multiple profiles, each with different sets of programmed buttons. This way, you don’t have to worry about messing up everyday browsing use of the mouse because of buttons you coded to do something else in a game.
Then there’s the two side buttons. These are the ones you should definitely customize. They are set by default to going back and forth in pages or navigation through a browser. However, with multiple profiles, you can code them to something else or just code them to something else directly if you never use them for non-gaming purposes like me.
Then there’s the scroll button. Besides scrolling, you can customize the result of clicking it. This is useful, and obviously counts as a programmable button due to it’s rare and super occasional use in normal life.
What does all this mean? In short, you get 3 buttons you can program, and 5 if you want to sacrifice the DPI switcher ones. The choice is yours.
Materials used to make the mouse
Apparently, the mouse is made of “excellent ABS material.”
The feel of the mouse
I already went over this earlier, but this mouse is ideal for me in terms of the way it feels. Depending on your preferences, you may or may not agree with me. Since I (hope I somewhat) explained my taste of a mouse, I’d like to think that you can make up your mind on whether agree with me, and love the feel, or think I’m a weirdo and think the swoosh is awesome. The choice will always be yours at the end of the day.
Quality and durability
I have had this mouse for a couple of years and it’s hard to notice that looking at it, which is great. It doesn’t easily get scratched or damaged (and I say this with experiences of it falling countless times).
I rate it’s quality and durability as high as I can, especially considering the low price of it – it’s the best quality you can ask for a gaming mouse with that price.