UtechSmart MMO Mouse Review
I’ve owned a lot of Computer Mice in my time. From the standard old school ones with the ball that you had to clean to
sleek high tech gaming mouse designed for gaming. Then I was presented with this one. The UtechSmart Venus
MMO Laser Mouse. Designed for MMORPS’s how would it stand to the rest? Read the review to find out!
Size: 4.6 x 3 x 1.5 inches
Weight: 5.3 ounces
Resolution: 1000/2000/4000/8200/16400 CPI Adjustable
Cable Length: 6ft.
Buttons: 19 optimized programmable buttons included 12 mechanical side buttons
19 Programmable Buttons
5 Profiles / Modes
Adjustable Color Profile
What’s in the Box
Not much to say here. You get the usual:
CD Driver Disk
Weight Tuning Cartridge
To test this mouse out I did basic computer usage and then of course played a few games.
How does it feel in your hand? It’s surprisingly comfortable for as tall as the mouse is. The height is due to
accomodate the 12 programmable buttons on the side. The mouse literally molds to your hand while your using it.
The way its designed cups your fingers in place ensuring that you won’t miss click while playing.
One thing to note here. The surface. Its a very smooth plastic. Due to that it does tend to get ‘oily’. Your hand won’t
slip off. I did have to wipe down the mouse quite a bit. Its a personal grip that it wasn’t a textured surface instead.
The adjustable weight cartridge is nice as well. With it you can fine tune the overall weight of the mouse to be as light
or as heavy as you wish. If you want it to be super light. Remove all of them. For me? I tend to like a bit of weight so I
left them all in during testing it.
You would think with 12 buttons on the side it would be a pain in the ass to use. Well thats half true. The 1-6 buttons
are easily accessible. 7-12 are slightly uncomfortable for my thumb to bend and utilize effectively.
The software used to program the mouse is very simple to use. With it you can setup multiple profiles, change the
color of the mouse, use it to program any of the buttons on it. You can even setup custom macros! What I liked is that
when you made changes and clicked the Apply button. It just worked. With some other mice I’ve used in the past the
software would usually crash and I’d lose all my changes.
This is where the mouse really shines. I haven’t been gaming too much lately due to IRL taking up my free time. I still
play Diablo III and Guild Wars 2. Perfect games to test to see what this mouse can do.
Guild Wars 2
In GW2 the UI is setup to where all of your spells/abilities are set to the number keys. At first I attempted to use the
mouse like this. I quickly learned this wasn’t going to work as I tended to want to mash the buttons continuously and
ended up with my thumb overly fatigued. This is where the profiles come into play.
Instead of using the side buttons for spell casting. I re-programmed them for movement. Now I could use my left hand
for spells/abilities and my right hand was now able to use the various movement options to dodge enemy spells. It
took some getting used to but I was able to quickly adapt.
This is your basic dungeon crawler. At its core it’s a very simple game. I was able to leave the default profile on and
switched my spells around for my character. Then I was able to play the game almost entirely with my one hand. I
also used the mouse software to change the wheel settings so I can quickly spam my primary/secondary spells for
the Crusader and Monk that I play. Its not cheating but it almost felt like it!
What I Liked
It fit really great using the mouse for the time I tested with it. I literally molds with your hand becoming an extension
for you to interface with your computer.
Easily programmable features – The software that comes with the mouse is very simple and intuitive to use. I was
able to go around and make changes to the multiple profiles it offers and quickly make tweaks as needed. It took
minutes rather than hours adjusting the mouse.
What I Didn’t Like
The surface. The smooth plastic just felt weird. This is more of personal taste rather than a flaw of the mouse as it
The side buttons. More specifically the buttons 7-12 on the side. They were somewhat difficult to reach and I ended
up using them sparingly while testing.
Overall this is a fantastic gaming mouse. If you’re big into games such as MMORPG’s like Guild Wars 2 or World at
Warcraft than this is the mouse for you!