UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse RGB Wired, 16400 DPI High Precision Laser Programmable MMO Computer Gaming Mice [IGN’s Recommendation]

(7 customer reviews)

$32.99

Last updated on 01:59 Details
  • 『SENSITIVE DPI MMO MOUSE』Focus on MMO gamers: this professional MMO gaming mouse built-in up to 16400 DPI, 12000 FPS, 1000 Hz polling rate, 30G acceleration, 100-150in/s cursor speed, and a high precision Avago sensor. It has an adjustable sensitivity level (range from 200 – 16400) built right into the gaming mouse. You can easily adjust the mouse sensitivity using buttons on the mouse. Great micro switches provide crisp, firm clicks.
  • 『FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE MOUSE & RGB BACKLIT』Venus MMO wired gaming mouse with multiple programmable buttons (included 12 side buttons), 5 custom profiles each with 5 LED RGB colors backlit modes for quick identification of profiles and additional options for over 16 million LED RGB colors. The LED breathing light can be disabled according to your preference. Special Setting Switch Button on the bottom of the wired gaming mouse allows you to execute the switch profile command with maximum efficiency.
  • 『PROGRAMMABLE MOUSE BUTTONS』All the macro buttons allow you to customize the functions to your specific needs and can be easily mapped to any of the usual keyboard keys, combos. Venus MMO gaming mouse with side buttons can be mapped to what will best fit your style of play are placed within easy reach of your thumb. “Auto Fire button” is a convenient key for most games that can optimize your preferences. It makes gaming so much easier and even has the ability to increase your level of gameplay.
  • 『PRECISE CONTROL IN YOUR HAND』Venus MMO mouse is also an adjustable weighted mouse that comes pre-assembled with (2. 4g) x 8 weights inside. 12 buttons on the side are angled and can be positioned faster by touch alone. The Venus gaming mouse has a nice rest place on the left where your thumb can rest when not active. Comes with two durable smooth TEFLON feet pads for the bottom of the mouse to make the mouse slide better and bring the ultimate gaming experience for you.
  • 『COMFORTABLE SHAPE & TEXTURED GRIP』 Ergonomic Right-Handed design with the frosted painting surface avoids hand sweat and slippery. The shape and texture on the mouse are extremely comfortable in the hand and the size is suited for most. That can keep your grip firm during gameplay. 6ft braided-fiber cable with gold-plated USB connector ensures greater durability. 18-Month Manufacturer’s Promise.
Brand

‎UtechSmart

Series

‎DS-2535

Item model number

‎DS-2535

Hardware Platform

‎PC, Mac

Operating System

‎Windows 10

Item Weight

‎7.8 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎4.6 x 3 x 1.5 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎4.6 x 3 x 1.5 inches

Color

‎Black

Power Source

‎Corded Electric

Voltage

‎5 Volts

Manufacturer

‎UTECHSMART INC.

Country of Origin

‎China

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

‎No

Date First Available

‎September 4, 2014

7 reviews for UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse RGB Wired, 16400 DPI High Precision Laser Programmable MMO Computer Gaming Mice [IGN’s Recommendation]

  1. Amazon Customer

    I previously bought two razor nagas, they both had issues with the wiring and eventually broke after wear and tear. I thought about buying a third. But instead bought this.

    One of the best purchases I have made in a long while. It has one extra button. Which defaults as a double click button, I can click once and it double clicks for me! Great stuff. Mouse is very smooth, quite chunky in comparison with the razer, and it would be better used on a flat surface for someone with a medium to smaller sized hand. The Two main buttons are the best I’ve ever tried with a great click. Extremely responsive and can set the pace the mouse speed too. The only slight issue i have with it is that the 12 buttons on the side are quite close together and are angled slightly, so sometimes I click two at once, the razer side buttons are slightly more responsive and accurate in my view. It will take getting used to. Overall I would choose this mouse anyday over the razor, it’s just a beast.

  2. Darlen

    I received this mouse about a week ago and have been using it every day since then. Here are my thoughts on this very budget-friendly device:

    Honestly, I see people making up excuses that this mouse is good “for the price.” Even if this mouse was worth 50 dollars, it’d still be a fair price.

    -Packaging:
    The mouse came in simple, straight-forward packaging. A picture of the product on the front, accompanied by flames surrounding the mouse. I honestly thought it was cute, how they still tried to make a good impression while still spending most of the money on the mouse and not the packaging(you throw that away, anyway). The package has a door-like opening, so you remove the little circle tape and open it. There, you see the mouse behind a sheet of plastic. I forgot how, but I think you then slide out the bottom cardboard and remove the mouse and everything else. The braided cable comes tied up with a velcro strap, a nice touch in case you needed to keep it tied up on-the-go. Just a little something I wanted to add: it was cute how they taped the magnets into the box to keep the little “door” closed. Nothing wrong about saving money, and it was a little funny tbh.

    -Mouse:
    Okay, let me just say that the mouse is amazing. The 16400 DPI is obviously overkill unless you like to get freaky at low sensitivity in games. The mouse is, I think, designed for people with a palm grip, which was no problem for me since that’s my regular grip. Either way, the shape of the mouse could get anyone used to the palm grip quite easily. If you do stick with the claw grip, though, I’m afraid you’re going to be a little more uncomfortable using the rapid-fire button. Speaking of which, this button is more useful than I first thought it would be. You can set it to click as many times as you want, and it’s got a few speed options. I’ve used it a lot more than I thought I would, and it’s very easy to click. However, if you’re not used to mouses like these, you’ll get confused at first. When I started using the mouse, I would position my finger over the quick-fire on purpose, but for some reason this led me to trying to click the very much appreciated index finger rest, which is very comfortable. Of course, this was just me defeating old habits and in 3 days’ time, the mouse buttons’ positions came naturally to me. Still waiting for a good opportunity to use the side buttons but they’re not a nuisance if you don’t use them. The rest at the bottom is appreciated and I actually rest my thumb against the buttons thanks to their angling(which fits the thumb’s own form). Also, the mouse has a nice texture to it. Almost like rubberized plastic. It feels nice 🙂 In the packaging, they also included replacement TEFLON pads from 3M, which is appreciated. Or maybe they’re the actual TEFLON pads, who knows. The mouse is fine so, yeah.

    The weight tuning is pretty straight forward. You flip the mouse over, turn the little compartment, and then pop the tray out. I have to say, I’m a heavy mouse guy, but I still thought that having all the weights in was a little too much. On the other hand, removing all the weights made the mouse very, very light. You also get a nice storage tray for the weights you’re not using, so that’s always a plus. Your macros and everything are saved onto the mouse itself, and you can switch through 5 different profiles, each with its own light color, macro setup, and DPI levels, via a button at the bottom of the mouse. This means you won’t be needing software to use the mouse on a new computer unless you want to edit these profiles. The DPI buttons are very accessible to the point where you can switch mid-game. Lighting was pretty straight-forward. You can pick out preset colors or choose your own via a hex color thing. I’ve seen people have a different color for the scroll wheel than for the rest of the mouse, but I’m not interested in knowing how this works. The lighting isn’t a nuisance. You can set to breathing or static, and neither gets annoying(you have your hands covering them the whole time, anyway). The mouse was made to impress, though, hence the cool little lights at the front. They’re definitely made to be shown off in LAN parties or anywhere where other people can see your mouse. Otherwise you’d have to stick your face in front of your mouse to see it. They do light up very nicely and there’s no crappy lighting.
    -Software:
    Installation was fairly easy and fast. They included a little installation disc but I just downloaded the software from their website. It was pretty easy to find. I see people saying the software is clunky, but honestly, it’s just like the majority of peripheral software out there minus the over-the-top design schemes. I mean, the software is pretty basic so you can edit your settings faster. You click on the profile you want to edit(the profiles are all at the bottom, numbered), and the settings instantly change to that profile. You have three useful tabs at the top. General, DPI, and Lighting. Both are very straight forward and simple to use. General contains button settings. Macros, quick-fire, right and left clicks, scroll wheel. All of that is edited through there. You can change your scroll speed, polling rate, double-click speed, pointer speed, and acceleration if you’re into that. In the DPI section you’ll find, surprisingly, the DPI settings. It’s very straight forward. It lists each DPI level, from 1-5. You can adjust both the X and Y axis of each DPI level, in case you want to move faster sideways than vertically or the other way around. However, it brings the option to keep X and Y locked so they move parallel to each other. You can set your DPI to a minimum of 50, in case you want to use an entire desk to scroll through half your screen(I just tested this and now idk what my old DPI setting was ffs). Anyway, I attached a screenshot so you can see what this looks like. Now, the lighting section looks pretty straight forward. You can choose the breathing speed(or don’t), brightness, and lighting color. Each profile can have a different color.

    I forgot to add this up by the mouse section, but I saw people complaining about Avago sensors and Omron switches. The Avago sensor in this thing is perfectly fine, with no acceleration(unless you set it up yourself in the software). It doesn’t move on its own and if it does, run your anti-virus because that’s not the mouse. I also don’t see why people complain about Omron switches. They’re used in almost every mouse you’ll ever own, and there’s nothing wrong with them. They’re not loud, but they’re not quiet so you still get some feedback. Someone also said that even if they rest their finger on the mouse, they’ll accidentally click? I asked someone with very, very big and thick hands to use the mouse and they laid their hands on the mouse to test this, and they didn’t click. I also saw in another review that the scroll wheel apparently was too loose? The scroll wheel has some arrow heads and is made out of rubber(with plastic on the sides for the lighting). It’s tactile enough to let you know that you scrolled it, and if you want to scroll little by little, the resistance is more than enough to stop you.

    Welp, I think that’s all. If I don’t update this anymore after a while, it means it’s still working perfectly fine.

  3. John Roberts

    Though the UtechSmart Venus is something of a sensory nightmare with its rough grip, using it only makes it better. My hand was quick to adjust to using the main buttons, scroll wheel, cursor speed settings (brilliantly highlighted by red LEDs), and the number pad on the left hand side. It replaces my Razer Naga MMO mouse easily with greater durability, lighting controls and a much easier to understand software to create macros, keybindings and profiles. Plus, all configurations can be saved as a file, each file having up to 6 Profiles for on-the-fly changing of settings.

    I’m not technical-minded enough to say how the mouse speed has improved my performance in games, but it has made everything I do with a mouse that much better, thanks to the intuitive speed increase/decrease buttons below the mouse wheel. Should my aim not be true, or if I’ve misclicked and my camera speed is sluggish, I needn’t look away from the screen to find the button and click what I need to get back to the setting I prefer. Still, you can always set mouse speeds on your profiles should the buttons not be adequate.

    The number pad is the main reason why I bought this, and my old Razer Naga before it. It isn’t as deep or clever when it comes to setting up macros as more expensive mice, but key combinations like SHIFT+[1-0] are essential for me in WoW, and it saves a ton of aggrevation with needing to look at the keyboard to find the combo I want and then pull it off with fingers that you wouldn’t necessarily attribute to a pianist.

    As far as I can tell, it does the exact same thing for a fraction of the price of bigger brand mouse manufacturers’ products. For a beginner, it’s well worth getting, but for people who want to set up more complicated number pad commands and one-shot macros, you may be better off looking elsewhere.

  4. ArcadiaZone

    Brought this in 2014 still going strong have had no problems with the mouse excellent build quality for a great price.

    The UtechSmart 16400 DPI Gaming Mouse has excellent performance and good comfort. Build quality is pretty good,and it’s so fits for our palm grip. The detail design with ring finger relax which are more suitable for us to handle. And the 6ft braided cord feel more durable.

    There are 18 programmable keys on this mouse. It comes with a driver that you can easily set up the programmable mouse buttons that the way you would like. And the 12 programmable on the side of it. The buttons you can independently set up as a clicks,key-presses or various system commands (e.g.play/pause media, mute, volume up/down, lock the screen).

    I use it for MMO games and also fps, now I use it for all games that I Play. Excellent Mouse

  5. Mr S

    Took a couple of days to get used too, especially when upgrading from 3 side buttons.

    I mainly use it for MMO’s and it has definately improved my game play, however it’s not all singing and dancing.

    PROS

    – The weight is nice and can be adjusted with the weights which does make a difference.

    – It is comfortable for large hands and the grip on the mouse, to me, seems very breathable.

    – The configuration is very easy to use and the software that comes with the mouse is pretty neat for its price range.

    – The accuracy and smoothness is alot better than my old CAT3 mouse and as mentioned before, the weight assists this.

    – The number of buttons are superb for MMO once you get used to it.

    – Plug and Play

    CONS

    – I feel the mouse would not be comfortable for petite hands with difficulty reaching some of the buttons.

    – The side buttons are too close together and although the mouse, overall, is comfirtable for large hands, it is easy to push two buttons at once.

    – Large hands may find it difficult to access the rear buttons on tbe side, however I do not find myself using all 12 so not much of a problem in my case.

    – The additional buttons are not as smooth as some top end mouses and can seem very clunky, however easy to over look for the price and what you get.

  6. Tech Geek

    I had this device for exactly 12 months and while this gaming mouse was great for general gaming sadly scroll wheel decided to stop working. Reinstalling drivers and cleaning the mouse inside (it was clean though) did not help. Nothing inside seems damaged, loose or out of place. I am giving this product 1 star only due to the fact I had (and still have) other cheaper mice which I bought during the time span of 10 years and every single one of them still works.

    There is no way to contact the seller through Amazon and their website but if the seller wants to contact me with help, I will adjust my rating back to 5 stars as the product worked great, when it worked…

  7. IvyX

    Wireless Version Review:
    After many years, it was finally time to replace my beloved wired Venus gaming mouse. The left click button was consistently double clicking when I only clicked once, but after 7 years everything else was still working great including all the other buttons and profiles in the software. Unfortunately when I bought the same mouse last year, the software and drivers no longer work and made using the profiles and changing settings in the UtechSmart application impossible. I decided to go back to my old (although dysfunctional) one and this year decided to try the wireless version.

    Set up was surprisingly easy given how much trouble I had last time, I really like how the software and drivers come on a usb flashdrive now instead of on the website or a mini disc. This ensures you have some drivers that should make the mouse work in it’s most basic iteration. It worked as soon as I plugged it in, and the flash drive as well. You can only have two profiles with the wireless version (and switch between then using the button on the bottom of the mouse), but all the buttons are still programmable and you can the light settings on the mouse or turn them off entirely if you don’t like the feature or want to save battery, and you can do this on both the app or the mouse itself. The light also goes into sleep mode until you move it again if you don’t use it for awhile but leave the mouse on. One thing I don’t like is that I think it was easier to program the buttons in the old version, now you have to use macros multi-key input if you want to set hotkeys for buttons that aren’t already in it’s drop down menu.

    The buttons and scroll wheel feel as nice as I expected. The side buttons are a little less mushy than the wired version, but to be honest that never bothered me much. I don’t play competitive games and like having a mouse like this for MMO’s and sandbox games like Ark that have a lot of actions that we can hotkey. Overall I think this mouse will still fit my needs and I have always loved the design. The only other mouse I’ve ever seen that was similar is by Razr but their products have always felt really cheap for how expensive they are. This mouse is half the price and feels a lot nicer. The slightly rubberized texture feels nice in the hand and wears well over time. The curve is very ergonomic for my average to smallish sized hands. I’m really happy to have found a version that still works for me.

    Below is my original review for the wired version from 2015, not sure it combines them and I’m unable to write a separate/new review.

    I have been using this mouse for about 10 months. I’m not sure when exactly but at some point it started to turn off and on if I accidentally bumped the USB part of the cable when it was plugged in. For the longest time I thought it was just my computer’s USB port (the mouse and cable itself still look physically perfect and I took very good care of it) but over the last few weeks it started to do it quite frequently when even just moving the mouse and eventually it stopped turning on all together when plugged in. At that point I realized it had been the cord all along as it would not turn on no matter what USB port I plugged it into. I had purchased an extended warranty when I bought the mouse but when I called the provider they directed me to contact the manufacturer first as they offer an 18 month warranty. It was a bit difficult to find any contact information on the UtechSmart website (and all I did find was an email address) but I was pleasantly surprised by the level of customer service I received in response. They responded within 24 hours (they were more responsive at night which I thought was a bit weird but this worked well with my schedule) and after a few email questions back and forth over the next business day agreed to send me a replacement. The replacement was sent within one business day and was sent with One Day shipping. Needless to say I was very happy as I had already been without a working mouse for my gaming for a few days.

    The new mouse seems to be working perfectly but there are a few differences I’ve noticed from the first one I received 10 months ago that I think are worth noting. The braided cord feels more durable now, the profile color selection now changes the scroll button glow as well, and the texture of the mouse itself has changed. Previously it had a smooth grip texture which I really liked but the new one has a rough/grainy texture which caught me off guard at first. After a few hours I actually came to like it better than the smooth grip the mouse had before.

    I have read some of the previous views as well and wanted to comment on the mouse and software itself. I have never used a Razer mouse but based on a previous experience with their products and some feedback from my friends I have never been impressed with their quality or durability (a console controller should not break after two months of normal use). I don’t really play competitive online games but this mouse has been great for the games I do play (Dragon Age, Rebel Galaxy, Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, etc). I wanted a quality mouse with tons of side buttons to make it easier to get to and use a lot of skills quickly. This mouse has worked out perfectly for that.

    Yes, the buttons may be considered a bit squishy compared to some of the name brand mice as they are not mechanical but the keys are easy to reach and work well, after a few hours your thumb develops the muscle memory to use the side buttons without issue. Yes, you may not have quite as much control over the settings as you would with one of the name brand mice. However there are still tons of settings you do have control over and I found the software very intuitive and easy to use (especially considering I have not had much experience using these settings in the past). I love the glow feature because it helps me remember to change profiles depending on which game I want to play and it’s also just aesthetically pleasing (lol!). Like all the other reviewers have said the mouse is also just super ergonomic, it is probably one of the most comfortable gaming accessories I have ever used. If you are on a budget but need a new gaming mouse this is definitely a great option.

    For the price, quality and level of customer service I would definitely buy again and recommend to any of my friends who are considering a customize-able gaming mouse.

    Update: Two years later and this mouse is still working great. I havent had any issues with ghosting or dpi like some other users have mentioned. I would highly encourage any users with these issues to contact the manufacturer to see about a replacement, every once in a while there will be a lemon.

    Update 5 Years Later:
    I have been regularly using this mouse every day for five years now with zero problems, I am actually really surprised. The cable has held up well, and I’m considering replacing it with the same model just because mine has gotten kind of gunky and gross from so many years of use. Still love this mouse.

    Update July 2021:

    I did end up purchasing a new one, but unfortunately the drivers are broken and don’t recognize the mouse when you go into the customization software. Luckily my old mouse still works so when I plugged it back in, all of my settings were still saved on the old mouse which means this is an issue with the new model. In researching this issue seems to have been going on for a few months now, I hope they fix it soon. It does work as a normal mouse, but if you’re buying it for it’s intended purpose (gaming) you won’t be able to change the settings to fit your preferred keybinds/button configurations. Very disappointed and contemplating returning and waiting to see if a new version comes out.

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