The EVGA Torq X10 Mouse

At this point, we should note that there are two versions of the Torq X10 mouse, the standard version and the carbon fiber one. The only difference between the two models is that the former uses standard plastic body materials, while the latter has some of them replaced with carbon fiber. The one depicted in this review is the standard version.

The Torq X10 is a symmetric, ambidextrous mouse with dotted matte top surfaces and glossy black sides. Each side sports two large red buttons that are strangely marked as "1" and "2" on either side of the mouse. It also has a large, ribbed scroll wheel, right above the DPI adjustment buttons. The Torx screw that adjusts the height of the mouse can be seen at the front, under the plastic body. By removing the top cover of the mouse, the user can insert the weights. Note however that only two out of the six provided weights can be inserted, limiting the maximum weight increase to a measly 12 gr (2 x 6 gr).

As far as quality is concerned, our feelings are mixed. We found very high quality Omron switches beneath the two main buttons, but that is not true for the side buttons, which feel a little mushy and wobbly. Although the body of the mouse is plastic, the frame is metallic, providing increased mechanical cohesion and ruggedness. The glossy sides of the Torq X10 however are somewhat slippery and give the mouse a cheap feel. This is probably not the case with the carbon fiber version, but shelling out $30 extra just for the feel of a mouse is not particularly cost-effective.

Beneath the mouse, we found one button and the Avago 9800 laser sensor. This button's default action is profile selection, making EVGA's choice of placement a double-edged knife; you will certainly not accidentally click it while gaming but you cannot change profiles on the fly either.

Introduction, Packaging & Bundle Performance and Software
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • mindbomb - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    there would be no polling rate for usb 3.0 peripherals, they are interrupt based iirc.
  • MadMan007 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    Avago laser sensors are inherently flawed - they have built-in acceleration which may not be noticed by some but should not be recommended in a world with 'perfect' optical sensors. There are more mice with the ADNS 3310 coming out now. Don't buy into the OMG LAZER MOAR DPI!!11 hype.
  • nissefar - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    This. You guys should do some research on sensors when you review mice.
  • Kalessian - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    If you want a good fps (quake, cs, ut, etc) mouse, try the Zowie FK1 or the SteelSeries Rival. Both use the 3310 sensor I believe.

    I may get an FK1 to see if it is worthy of replacing my WMO.

    You may also want to mention switch type for buttons. Omron, Huano, ...
  • jibberegg - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    "It's also hard to justify the >30% price increase just for a layer of carbon fiber on the sides of the mouse"

    As opposed to, say, the amount of money I've spent on virtual hats in TF2?
  • Deelron - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    Pretty much. Given how much a mouse is used and how long it's expected to last $30 seems trivial for a much better experience (if indeed it actually does improve the feel dramatically).
  • edzieba - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    You'd have to pry my MX revolution out of my cold, dead hand.
  • crabdog - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    I love my Razer Deathadder mouse. It has a really nice build quality and a fantastic sensor. Just wish it was a bit bigger as I have kinda large hands and long fingers.
  • austinsguitar - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    oh ya.... that mouse is a virgin magnet.... just review the logitech g502 if you havent. i love it, and it doesnt look or feel like a toy...
  • Coup27 - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - link

    I am another one who has used countless Logitech products and never had one fail yet.

    After using G9's and G9X's for more years than I can remember, I have switched over to a G502. I generally like it, but it's proving difficult to really get used to and it become natural.

    I am a bit stuck with Logitech whether I like it or not. They seem to be the only one, or one of the only ones who offer left and right button clicks integrated into the scroll wheel. I use these for back/forward in Windows and Chrome and previous sheet / next sheet in AutoCAD and I simply couldn't live without those buttons.

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now