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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  • stevenmi89 - Monday, August 18, 2014 - link

    logitech g502 MASTER RACE! Reply
  • Margalus - Monday, August 18, 2014 - link

    I just bought a g502 to try it out. That tiny little toy is going back to the store pronto. It's only good for very petite young ladies it is so tiny. not comfortable at all. Buttons are all in bad places. Keep accidentally hitting the dpi change buttons, or it keeps changing by itself, not sure which. All I know, it is about the worst mouse I have ever used. Reply
  • Samus - Monday, August 18, 2014 - link

    Not to mention every piece of overpriced Logitech crap I have ever owned has failed and their warranty process is appalling.

    I remember I had a set of 5.1 speakers and the two rear (wireless)speakers failed, and under warranty, they were UNABLE to replace them because they were discontinued, but offered to replace them with the "newer" model which didn't have wireless rear speakers....the whole point I bought them was for wireless rear channels.

    Aside from that, my G15 LCD went out, and the replacements backlighting failed within a few months (but passed the 90-day warranty for replacement items) and the keyboard is basically useless without the backlighting since the etching and keys are similar in color.

    Our DiNovo Edge had its warranty claim denied just months after owning it when the left button stuck. They claimed it was abused. Ironically the model I bought refurbished on eBay to replace it has lasted years. It's currently the ONLY Logitech product in my home. Turtle Beach headset, Steel Series mouse, Coolermaster keyboards, Creative speakers, all higher quality than their Logitech competition.

    I have more depressing Logitech stories than Auschwitz so I'll just leave it be...
    Reply
  • MadMan007 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    I did an RMA request with Logitech for a G400s because I am pretty picky and felt the mouse scroll wheel wasn't smooth. It was technically functional but didn't operate well...sometimes the notches were a bit rough and different scrolling up or down. They shipped me a replacement after I emailed them an image of my receipt, I didn't have to return the poorly functioning mouse which actually works 'ok'. All-in-all a pretty stellar RMA experience.

    Perhaps the RMA experience varies depending upon product type?
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  • Remz246 - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    I do a lot of RMA with my job and I can say Logitech is of the most bizzard ones. If you call and the support service begin to nitpick, just end the conversation and call back. For the same set of speakers, one asked me the send the whole unit at my charge, one ask me to cut the controler and send it and one just said to trash the thing because a new unit was on the way.

    On the product side, I try to revisit there product because they did some price drop but were pretty expensive. Razer is taking the same route as Logitech in the G5 years, and for that I'm slowly removing Razer product from my shelves.
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  • Tunnah - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - link

    Razer are terrible. I was a big fan and got a keyboard and mouse. The keyboard failed at 12 months and a week. The mouse died at 14 months. However I really liked the mouse so bought another one...which died at 11 months. Took 2 months to get back to me, they didn't repair it though, simply gave me a credit note at the shop. They didn't have the Imperator in stock so ended up with the Deathadder, which has 2 less buttons and also the scroll wheel squeaks.

    Gonna try Corsair next I reckon
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  • Mumrik - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - link

    "Not to mention every piece of overpriced Logitech crap I have ever owned has failed and their warranty process is appalling."

    Funny. Through more than decade I've never had a Logitech product fail. That's all keyboards/mice though, and this is the first time I hear about a negative experience with their support.
    Reply
  • Kepe - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - link

    I've owned Logitech products since I got my first own PC when I was ~14. Now I'm 27 and none of the Logitech products I have bought have failed. They all still work, a couple with minor issues though. My iTouch keyboard and Mouseman Dual Optical mouse work perfectly fine, after 13 years of service. Of course I've replaced them with newer hardware, but my sister used them both on her PC for a couple of years recently. I have the 1st gen G5 and G15, those work fine as well. The G15 has a flickering problem with the right side of the keyboard illumination, but it doesn't really bother me. Now I have a G502 and I absolutely love it. I have rather small hands and thin fingers and I've never had any problems with accidentally shifting the DPI. I also replaced the G15 because I wanted a mechanical keyboard. Unfortunately Logitech only makes one model and I didn't like it, so I bought a Func KB-460 with Cherry MX Red switches (it's amazing).
    I also have a Logitech Wingman 3D joystick (had it for way over a decade, 0 problems with it), a Logitech 4.1 speaker system that I've also had for over a decade and haven't had any problems at all (I still use it), and a Logitecg G25 wheel + pedals and a Webcam Pro 9000, both of which I've had for six years without any problems. The only faults with Logitech products I have encountered are the flickering lighting on my 7-year-old keyboard (started to flicker this year) and a calibration issue with a Logitech MOMO racing wheel, where the wheel won't maintain its calibration and drifts to either side so that I have to keep the wheel at an angle to drive straight. But that is a problem on a decade+ old device. Nothing lasts forever, but for me Logitech has always meant quality products that last way longer than the rate at which I replace them with better, newer stuff.
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  • tcb4 - Monday, August 25, 2014 - link

    Just had my g500 fail on me after about 3 years of ownership and some fairly heavy use over the last couple of years in particular. I can't say I'm that mad about it though, it still works, it's just the left click is intermittent (lost the receipt and I'm not even sure if I'm within the warranty period.) I decided to swap it out for the new (and hopefully more durable) G502 Proteus Core. That said, I am typing this up on my 5-6 year old logitech G15 V1 that has had 0 issues since I bought it new at Best Buy back in 08 or 09. Reply
  • AnnihilatorX - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    @tcb4

    You can fix the intermittent click very easily on the G500. I have done so on mine and since then it has been perfect. Let me see if I can find the video guide:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWJk4EWfyOA
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