The Torq X10 – EVGA’s first mouse – offered a lot. But, there are users who prefer something simpler. One of the company’s latest mice, the Torq X5, might be simpler, but believe it or not, it might be the better mouse because of it. Read on to find out why.
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I’m a huge fan of KISS.
No, not the rock band. They’re cool, but there are tons more bands I love a lot more.
I’m talking about that nugget of wisdom. You know. “Keep it simple, stupid!”
Sometimes I think tech companies are far too concerned with getting as many bells and whistles on their products; believe it or not, some users would be perfectly happy with something less than an all-singing, all-dancing product.
My friend and fellow Techgage staffer Tom Roeder reviewed EVGA’s first-ever gaming mouse, the Torq X10, late last summer and loved it. He praised it for its quality components, build quality, and top-line features. To be honest, I thought hard about getting the Torq X10 Carbon because, well, I love carbon fiber as both a construction material and an aesthetic element. Tom’s thumbs up (the Torq X10 earned an Editor’s Choice designation from him) only sweetened the pot.
Alas, I decided not to get the Torq X10 Carbon.
So, imagine my surprise when Techgage High Chief Rob Williams first turned me on to EVGA’s expansion of its gaming mouse product line, then offered me the chance to review one of these new Torqs. EVGA then promptly sent me its Torq X5 for a Techgage test drive.
Let’s have a look at it, then.
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