Tt eSPORTS Releases VOLOS Gaming Mouse and CRONOS Gaming Headset
Posted on June 28, 2013 8:30 AM by J.D. Kane
Thermaltake’s Tt eSPORTS gaming brand has introduced its two newest products, the VOLOS Gaming Mouse and the CRONOS Gaming Headset.
The VOLOS is, as the company calls it, “specifically made for MOBA/MMORPG gamers.” Supporting that claim are a frankly stupefying fourteen fully-configurable buttons on the mouse. Each button can also function as macro activators when used with the mouse’s software.
The new mouse also features 4MB of onboard memory, which will allow the end user to store up to ten different profiles. With the fourteen buttons on the mouse, this means users can have up to 140 (!) distinct macros that they can program and store in the onboard memory.
The VOLOS’ body itself is also customizable with weights, so that the end user can configure his mouse for optimum weight and balance.
Continuing with the theme of configurability, the VOLOS also features 16.8 million customizable colors for four different zones: the scroll wheel, a circle on the left click button, the profile switch indicator, and the Battle Dragon logo. You can even set the scroll wheel to indicate changes to the mouse’s DPI settings (max DPI: 8200, via its Avago laser sensor) via different colors on its lighting.
Not to be forgotten, the CRONOS is “an intricate blend of form and function,” per Tt eSPORTS itself. The CRONOS, in fact, is the “COMPUTEX d&i Awards winner” for 2013 (d&i ostensibly defined as “design and innovation”). The company goes on to say that the CRONOS is “the first (headset) in the Tt eSPORTS lineup that’s both optimized for gaming and mobile use.“
The CRONOS’ specially-designed Lycra headband goes some way towards supporting Thermaltake’s claim that this is a blend of form and function indeed. The headband is said to reduce pressure on the head, which should mean that end users can keep this headset on their noggins for hours on end.
With specially selected microphone and speaker components (said to have “perfect impedance matching for both PC use and with mobile handset(s)” in mind), the CRONOS is a functional item as well. The drivers measure 40mm, typical in this market segment and good for all types of gaming. The headset also features swiveling earcups, which will allow the CRONOS to be easily stored flat in its own included carry bag.
The VOLOS’ MSRP is $69.99 US, while the CRONOS’ is $59.99. Both the VOLOS and the CRONOS will be available starting in mid-July 2013, while a special “Combat White” version of the CRONOS will be available starting August 2013.