Trust GXT 155c Green Camouflage Gaming Mouse Review

Submitted by Jonah Bellemans on Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:16

In the box

The Trust GXT 155c comes in a fairly traditional, but robust packaging. In the box you will find the mouse itself, a small round box containing weights, a GXT sticker, and a "getting started" guide. Straight after unpacking, the mouse is good to go and ready for use.

 

Cracking the numbers

The mouse uses an optical sensor with an adjustable sensitivity between 100 - 4000 DPI (dots per inch), a tracking speed of 60 IPS (inches per second), and an adjustable polling rate of 125/250/500/1000 Hz. This guarantees the user high reliability, the mouse will accurately register relatively small movements. For most people, a maximum DPI of 4000 would be more than high enough, however, those that want a very sensitive sensor might find the GXT 155c a bit lacking. The GXT 155c utilizes a standard USB 2.0 port to connect to the computer and features 11 reprogrammable buttons.

 

 

Form factor

The gaming mouse has been manufactured according to the "palm" grip type, meaning that the bulge in front of the mouse fits the palm of your hand entirely, rather than having to "claw" the mouse to click. The design is not ambidextrous, and only a right-handed edition of the mouse exists. With a braided nylon cable of 180 cm, the mouse can be comfortably plugged into your pc, whether it be a laptop or a desktop that is standing a bit further away. A whopping amount of 11 buttons means that not all buttons are easily accessible on the mouse, but since there are so many, not all buttons are needed during normal use anyways. The weight of the unit can be adjusted by adding or removing some of the 8 metal 2g weights that can be placed in the bottom of the mouse.  

 

 

Software

Trust offers an extended driver and toolkit for the GXT 155c, allowing the user to fully reprogram any of the 5 built-in profiles. Every button and every LED can be adjusted to the users' wishes to optimally serve their needs. Out of the box, the RGB LED's in the mouse change colors depending on the selected profile, but even that is easily customisable. The mouse offers a wide variety of colors to choose from, and even has adjustable "breathing speeds": the frequency of the LED lighting up.

 

 

Compatibility

The software delivered by Trust to serve as a driver and customiser for the mouse is currently only available for Windows. However, I have succesfully used to mouse on my Ubuntu laptop for work and because the mouse stores its settings internally, it remains fully functional on non-Windows operating systems. After reconfiguring the user profiles of the mouse on a Windows pc, it is possible to then plug in the mouse in another computer with, e.g. Linux or Mac OS, and keep using it with the changed settings.

 

Personal opinion

For me, the most important aspects of a gaming mouse are its sensitivity and its form. I usually do not make extensive use of many profiles or buttons, except for the "previous" and "next" buttons on the side of the mouse. In terms of sensitivity, this is certainly a strong player on the market. I have never had any complaints about the sensor or any stutter on the movement of the mouse. The teflon gliding pads assure a smooth operation on any surface imaginable. However, personally, I would like the sensor to be able to go into higher DPI ranges than it currently allows. My daily-use mouse allows sensitivity to be set up to 8200 DPI, and I am one of the few people that uses it at maximum sensitivity. This doesn't mean that I don't enjoy using the Trust GXT 155c, since the maximum setting of 4000 DPI serves me fine when doing work for university, or extended programming sessions. In terms of form, I felt in the beginning that the mouse wasn't big enough to fit my hands perfectly, but I must say that after using it for about 5-7 days, I started to get used to it, and now I really enjoy using it. The mouse feels sturdy and even after hours of usage, my hand doesn't start to hurt.

Verdict

The Trust GXT 155c is a great mouse for those that enjoy gaming, extensively use their pc, or want a mouse that packs just a bit more "oomph" than the standard options in stores. Being a very good player in its category, the GXT 155c can be yours for an affordable 54.99 EUR. The GXT 155c scores a solid 8.5/10, therefore scoring a BHTec Silver Award.

 

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About the Author

I am an ambitious Computer Science student at the KU Leuven with a passion for (Network) Security. I aim to write unbiased articles and reviews with a focus on quality instead of quantity. In my free time, I like to read, play video games, go to the gym and go out with friends. My rig is a custom-built Windows desktop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU, Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 keyboard, Razer Taipan mouse and Razer Kraken headset. For study and work, I am a strong believer in *NIX-systems, which is why my Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 is running exclusively on Arch Linux.
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