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.

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  • jigglywiggly - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - link

    Can you do a real review on a mouse for once? Max sensor speed, how good the clicks are, open it up and show which buttons it uses, etc.
  • Gonemad - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - link

    I've had a Logitech G5 that survived over 10 years, being most of them playing Diablo 2, which is was known as the "mouse-destroyer" of its day. Yes, it was a bit overpriced - the price of 5 run-of-the-mill mice back then - but it survided longer than 10 mice, so it paid itself many times over. It didn't fade, it didn't peel, the cloth-wrapped cable didn't shred, the buttons still perfectly. It just needed a wet cloth every now and then to clean the gunk out. I happen to be left-handed, and its design, despite being right-handed, doesn't prevent the reverse utilization. So yeah, Logitech gear is a bit of hit-and-miss, but the G5 and another wireless model, ( that I don't remember the exact name, but the single AA battery lasts 9 months) are perfect examples of craftsmanship.

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