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The humble mouse may be a very important part of your setup, depending on what you do on the PC. For gamers, the mouse is the most important peripheral they can buy. However, if you don’t like games and use your PC for email, browsing, and entertainment purposes, it may not be at the top of your priority list.
Having said that, in today's market, the budget gap between high-end mice and cheap mice is quite large. You can now buy low-end mice for as low as $10, but on the other hand, high-end mice cost more than $100.
For this reason, we will compare two mice from both ends of the spectrum to see how different they really are. Chapter
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Although we can choose any number of mice for budget-oriented options, we decided to go for the Thermaltake TT Esports Challenge gaming mouse. We decided to use this little beauty for a number of reasons, one being that it's packed with a ridiculously low price. In fact, you can buy a mouse and keyboard combo for as little as $ 20, bringing the mouse investment up to $ 10. Not bad at all.
Another reason we chose this special mouse is because of the marketing. Thermaltake classifies this mouse as "for gaming" and it is equipped with an optical sensor for gaming that classifies up to 2400DPI. The
mouse itself is quite light, in line with current trends, and has a lot of RGB. The side handle looks effective (if a bit flimsy) and provides multiple buttons for linking keys and other useful game content.
As for the premium mouse, we picked one of the most popular high-end gaming mice we can find: the Logitech G Pro Wireless Mouse. We're huge fans of the Wireless Logitech G Pro at WePC, mainly because it provides just about everything needed for modern gaming peripherals.
At this stage, I will not go into detail about the ins and outs of the G Pro, we will compare them soon, but in most cases, the price of this mouse on the shelves is about $ 130, which means that you can use the same Buy 13 TT Esports Challenges for the price.
The first area we need to focus on is aesthetics. Although appearance has no effect on mouse performance, it will be interesting to see the difference between two mice that are around $ 100 apart.
TT Challenger: Starting from the budget selection, the TT eSports Challenger doesn't look as bad as the price implies. It provides a certain "gaming" aesthetic that is quite popular in today's market. TT Challenger also provides three RGB lighting areas (one on the bottom and two on the side), which really sets this mouse up well. The side handles are designed like a grill, which looks great, and the edges of the Challenger are quite angular as well. In general, the aesthetics are not that bad. If you want a mouse that looks like it's gaming, you really can't touch too much.
Logitech G Pro: Compared with TT Esports Challenger, Logitech G Pro is more basic. It offers very little in terms of aesthetic features. It appears on the table in a smooth, round shape, simple and elegant. G Pro has RGB light zones, smooth curves and subtle buttons that don't stand out. In the end, you can describe this mouse as the opposite of a gaming mouse, at least from its appearance. However, this does not necessarily make it a bad design.
Result: Aesthetics depends on personal preference. So saying that one is better than the other is a point of view based on my personal taste. In other words, the result of this round is a tie.
Manufacturing quality is an area in which mice are manufactured and should be taken seriously, especially if you do not want to buy a mouse every 34 months. From a build quality point of view, I would like to see a huge difference between these two specific mice, let's take a look.
TT Challenger: Thermaltake's Esports Challenger is a $ 10 mouse, so it's an understatement to say that I don't have high expectations for build quality. The first test that I usually do with an inexpensive mouse is to find out the rigidity of the design. I usually check for squeaks or bends by applying proper pressure to the mouse's casing. As expected, there was one thing, but not as much as I thought. The buttons feel a bit brittle, especially the side buttons that can be moved up and down freely, and the side grips didn't give me confidence. When I actively moved the mouse, a lot happened inside. This is the challenger's first failure and honestly, this is not surprising.
Logitech G Pro: In contrast, Logitech feels absolutely rock solid. Over the years, I have known Logitech very well and have never been disappointed in the build quality department. The G Pro is one of their flagship gaming mice though, which means you know they've taken the time to make sure it's the best it can be. Movement is zero when pressure is applied and there is no sound when the mouse rattles. The buttons feel good and sturdy, including the side buttons. Considering this is an 80 gram mouse, you might think that Logitech may have skipped a few corners in terms of build quality. However, after using this
There is no doubt that the Logitech G Pro is by far the best mouse in terms of structure and build quality. In other words, TT showed a good introduction in this sector, especially in price. However, the results of this round belong to G Pro. The
functions are very important for gaming mice, mainly because they can change the level of gaming performance you can achieve. In other words, it will be interesting to see how many additional features the Logitech G Pro offers compared to the $ 100-less TT Challenger.
TT Challenger: As of the TT Esports Challenger, it can be said that the features are limited. To be honest, Thermaltake's product doesn't provide a lot of features, but the features it does provide are very useful in gaming scenarios. The
Challenger is equipped with an A702 optical sensor, providing 2400DPI, 30 IPS, 10G acceleration. Although these numbers do not sound too impressive, they are enough to satisfy the needs of most players, including the best games. If you look at professional esports gamers, you will rarely see them using more than 1200DPI. In addition to the
sensor, Challenger also provides six attachable buttons, an ergonomically designed shape, and a lightweight feel suitable for FPS. This special mouse does not provide any software, so customization is almost nil. However, for $ 10, you can't argue much.
Logitech G Pro: The Logitech G Pro is arguably one of the best mice out there, so it's not surprising to learn that it has a great list of features suitable for all usage scenarios. First of all, Logitech's HERO Optical Sensor is considered one of the best sensors in the world. Provides precise positioning, pixel-precision tracking, and zero acceleration or filtering. The
G Pro's design is right-handed and lightweight, which is very suitable for gamers or ordinary users. G Pro is also completely wireless and can be paired with a charging pad for unlimited battery life. Wireless technology provides the connection speed of light, providing users with a seamless connection to their gaming world. Plus, with its on-board memory, you can save the perfect settings to the mouse, allowing you to take the G Pro with you wherever you want.
Result: As you may have guessed, this round is back in G Pro. However, many people still think that some of the features included with G Pro are not necessary. That said, this is yet another win for G Pro.
Finally, we have games. Although not everyone reading this article will be looking for a mouse to play games, gaming is (for me) the first way to test the pedigree of a mouse. Fortunately, the two mice we tested today are designed specifically for gamers, so it will be interesting to see how they compare.
TT Challenger: First we have the TT Challenger; When I first started playing with this mouse, the first thing I noticed was how it felt in my hands. Honestly, it's not scary to people, I mean, if you're new to the game, you might feel good. I loaded the lowest DPI setting (800DPI) and launched my favorite game, CS: GO. The
follow-up of the challenger TT felt pretty good at first. Once I have determined my sensitivity, I will be able to target the enemy well. Making headshots is a bit tricky at first, mainly because I'm not used to this weight, but once I get used to the mouse, it feels good. However, one thing I did notice is that the take-off distance is very high. In this case, when I lift the mouse to move it I keep getting mouse movement, which is annoying. I also experienced some nerves and some annoying side effects, which killed me multiple times. The
button is not the best thing in the world. In the fierce battle scene, my thumb keeps pressing the side button. However, overall, it is not that bad.
Logitech G Pro-Then I loaded G Pro and opened the same game with the same settings. The difference was not obvious at first. I mean, it's there, obviously, but it's not great. The
G Pro is definitely smoother, and tracking feels very clean. The feet on the mouse pad are also better, with almost no unnecessary wear and tear. The wireless technology is flawless, and I never felt it hindered my game. The shape of the mouse fits my hand very well, medium/large, giving me the confidence to participate in almost every 1v1 battle, which is something I cannot brag about when using Thermaltake. I experienced zero jitter or acceleration, and the mouse did not rotate in any way. The buttons feel very sharp and vivid, more attractive than the challenger's features. The weight distribution feels great, along with the shape, you can see that it is designed for the highest level of gaming performance.
Result: Not surprisingly, Logitech also participated in this round. It's smoother, more accurate, and provides better guidance when it matters most. It also has features that allow me to improve game performance that TT cannot provide.
For me, I attach great importance to peripheral purchases. I have been playing eSports for more than 15 years, so getting the best performance is something I always look for. So, in my opinion, there is only one winner here, and that is Logitech G Pro Wireless.
Having said that, for those who have less competition and like to play casual games with friends, TT Challenger may be able to meet your specific needs. Chapter
Challenger will provide you with a very good service, especially if you like aesthetics.
In other words, for gamers who want to take the game to a new level, there is no compromise with the mouse. For FPS gamers, it is the number one and most important peripheral they can buy. For this reason, I think the Logitech G Pro is way better than Thermaltake Challenger and guarantees every penny of the $ 100 price increase.
There you have it, a quick comparison between our budget mouse and the premium mouse. We hope it can help you make a more informed decision about spending a little more money on the next peripheral device. If you have any questions about the mouse we use, feel free to leave us a message in the section below. Even better, why not head over to our community center, where you can discuss all things gaming and peripherals.