We received a few of the products from the new Thermaltake ARGENT series. So stay tuned because more from this series will follow soon. Today I will be reviewing the Thermaltake ARGENT M5 Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse. Wired or Wireless the age old question. The both of them have there advantages but it depends on your use. If you use your mouse all the time and you go wireless prepare for charge levels. If you go with the wired version, well who like wires? We wont go into details why I prefer one over the other but both have pros and cons.
Now with particular mouse you get one great sensors, the PMW3335, which is basically a lower powered 3360. The battery life on this mouse is amazing and if you turn off the RGB you can get up to 200 hours of battery life utilizing Bluetooth. The least battery life you can expect is about 36 hours utilizing the 2.4GHz connection and full RGB. Still not bad for utilizing a stronger connection and lights. Another amazing feature of this mouse is the fact that it is ambidextrous. So if you are a lefty looking for a new gaming mouse look no further! There are numerous other features of this mouse I will get to later in this review so lets continue on through the next few pages and see everything this mouse has to offer.
Move freely with the Argent M5 Wireless RGB which supports 2.4Ghz, Bluetooth 5.0 and wired USB connection modes. Moreover, it features a pixart PMW-3335 optical sensor, DPI adjustments up to 16,000, and OMRON engineered switches that are bond to deliver precise tracking and long-lasting gameplay.
I would like to thank Thermaltake for providing the review sample. This is what Thermaltake has to say about themselves on their website:
Our Mission – Delivering the perfect user experience
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- Bluetooth 5.0
- Wired USB
- PIXART PMW-3335
- 16.8M true RGB color illumination across 2 zones
- Aluminum Scroll Wheel
|SHAPE||Ambidextrous for right hand and left hand|
|NO. OF BUTTONS||8|
|NO. OF GAME PROFILES||6|
|NO. OF MACRO KEYS||48|
|ON-BOARD MEMORY SIZE||64Kb|
|OMRON SWITCHES||50 Million click lifecycle|
|USB CABLE LENGTH||1.8m|
|GRAPHICAL UI||TT iTAKE Software|
|DIMENSIONS||128 X 64 X 37 mm (L x W x H)|
|NET WEIGHT||117 g (Mouse only)|
|LED COLOR||16.8 Million RGB Colors|
|LIGHTING EFFECT||Static, Pulse, RGB Spectrum, Wave, Reactive, Blink|
|WIRELESS RANGE||2.4G & Bluetooth : 10M|
|BATTERY LIFE||2.4Ghz :
Up to 36 hours with lighting or
100 hours with lighting turned off.
Bluetooth 5.0 :
Up to 52 hours with lighting or
200 hours with lighting off.
|SENSOR NAME||PIXART PMW-3335|
|DPI||100 ~ 16000|
|DEFAULT DPI||800, 1200, 1600, 3200, 6400, 16000|
|POLLING RATE||1000Hz, 500Hz, 250Hz or 125Hz
(1ms, 2ms, 4ms or 8ms)
The packaging differs a little from the other flavors from Thermaltake. We have basically all the same info around the box as the others I have received in the past. We just have a darker color scheme when it comes to the over tone of the box and graphics. You can guarantee that the keyboard is safe during the shipping process as always.
TRACK EVERY MOVEMENT
Features a high performance PIXART PMW-3335 optical sensor and sensitivity adjustments between 100 to 16,000 DPI. Track every movement and game with precision!
ARM based 32-bit microcontroller with on-board 64Kb flash memory that allows users to store commonly used macros and up to 6 game profiles.
50 million click OMRON engineered switches to ensure the utmost durability for even the most intense gaming sessions.
PLUG AND PLAY
Plug in for wired mode and play while charging. Supports 12v/800mA fast charging.
8 programmable buttons including the profile switch in the middle for easy customizations.
ALUMINUM SCROLL WHEEL
The aluminum design of the scroll wheel provides solid texture and extra style!
GAME IN COMFORT
Made ambidextrously to suit all hand sizes and grip styles, finished with matte coating for improved comfort and durability.
WORKS WITH RAZER CHROMA
All Thermaltake TT RGB PLUS products are able to connect into the Razer Chroma ecosystem. Users who have installed both the TT RGB PLUS Software and Razer Synapse 3 can experience synchronized gaming and RGB lighting effects on their TT RGB PLUS liquid cooling system and gaming gear! From cooldown timers, health bars, and flashy ultimate indicators, to subtle ambient lighting that sets the perfect mood for each game, Razer Chroma provides an experience that transcends the screen and into your full setup, for a truly immersive experience.
CUSTOMIZE WITH iTAKE GAMING ENGINE
Take control of all dynamic lighting effects, complex macro settings, and TT SYNC across all compatible TT RGB PLUS power supply, liquid cooling, case fan, LED strip product lines, and TT gaming peripherals.
LIGHT UP YOUR BATTLES
16.8M true RGB color illumination across 2 zones with 6 customizable dynamic lighting effects for the most personalized of plays.
Conclusion and Verdict
In conclusion, the Thermaltake ARGENT M5 Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse is built for all users. The shape is fully symmetrical. This means the buttons are also symmetrical. This is great if you use your mouse left handed. This also limits the overall ergonomic shape. The mouse is not curved or shaped to fit either hand. Most mice that aren’t ambidextrous have a shape that mimics a tilted palm. The mouse is still comfortable for being symmetrical. The button placement wasn’t terrible although it is going to take practice utilizing the buttons on my ring finger side. I usually use my ring finger to pull the mouse left and now having buttons there is going to be an adjustment. I typically use a claw grip style and in intense gaming sessions I apply a lot of pressure to the mouse body with my thumb, ring, and pinky fingers. So if you have a similar grip then the buttons may interfere with your current ring finger placement. If you aren’t used to having buttons on the right hand side of your mouse then there will be a small learning curve, you will need to adjust to.
As far as performance goes this mouse is loaded with features. The sensor is one of the better ones you will find available with DPI adjustments ranging from 100-16,000. All being able to be customized through the iTAKE software. The Omron switches felt great. You could click the switches all the way up, even towards the back of the finger rest, I could still get the click. You have a lot of clickable real estate. The smooth matte top coating is resilient. The sweat from my palms evaporated away with minimal signs of fingerprints or sweat. The mouse wheel is something worth mentioning. The scroll wheel is aluminum and has a very textured grip. I nice change from a rubber or plastic material. All this with a 1ms polling rate you can rest assured this mouse won’t let you down in the heat of the battle.
The lights aren’t over done which is great because that can really drain your battery. As you saw in the pictures on the previous page the lights are bright and has great color that is also full customizable in the software.
The Thermaltake ARGENT M5 Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse can be found directly from Thermaltake for around $99.99 USD.