Tt eSPORTS software for the Level10M is based on a design similar to that for the Theron and other mice from the same stable. Those who are familiar with this utility will be comfortable with diving right in, but could be a little confusing to newcomers. It runs in the background, and the main window can be activated by right-clicking the Tt eSPORTS icon in the Windows 7 System Tray.
Cycling through the five available profiles is as simple as selecting the tabs, and the same cycling can be performed by pressing the appropriate DPI/Profile selector button on the mouse. Once the profile you wish to edit is active, you will need to click on an individual button (highlighting it), which will then display it's current function below the mouse image. " D > ... " indicates that the button is in it's default mode, "S > ..." that it is bound to a single default action (Right mouse click... etc) and "T> ..." indicates a Macro bind.
Four vertical tabs allow you to customise further aspects of the mouse.
The lighting page is relatively straight-forward. Three areas are selectable, which can then be adjusted to one of seven predetermined colours or disabled individually. Equally, by selecting all three or none at all, the colour changes you select will apply to all three. To see the colour change reflected in the mouse in real-time you will need to hit 'Apply'.
It's a little disappointing that there appears to be no means to disable the pulsing effect of the Tt eSPORTS icon in software or hardware apart from to turn the light off entirely. Also, seven colours seems a little on the low-end for a high-end mouse, and we would appreciate seeing a far wider available spectrum. The colours which are available are vibrant and bright; there can be no complaints that they are too dim.
Another feature we would like to see is the ability to change the colour of the DPI indicator, with options matching those of the rest of the mouse. Although it goes perfectly well with the LEDs in Red, other colour selections make the DPI indicator seem out of place.
The Macro editor appears to be comprehensive, with the ability to chain together simulated keypresses and default keyboard commands (Page Up, Page Down etc.). Time delays can be calibrated or discounted, and both engage and disengage events are recorded. Macro's can be saved and later bound to a mouse button or buttons.
The performance tab pops up the performance window, which allows the editing of a whole host of those aspects. Four DPI levels can be bound to different sensitivity levels, and X-Y sensitivity can be configured independently. Also editable are the double-click threshold, cursor speed and scroll wheel speed, though only in discrete chunks. Advanced users will want to take note of the lift-off adjust editor, defining the height at which the mouse detects that it has been lifted from the mousing surface, and USB polling rate selector.
Although profiles are stored on the mouse they may be back-up locally and loaded into one of the profile slots at any time through the utility. All active profiles should migrate with the mouse to other systems, though you will need to have the driver utility installed in order to take full advantage of this roaming feature.
We're not convinced by the addition of the Air Through and 3D Axis Movement buttons on the driver main screen, as all they do is launch videos showing that particular function, videos not even 40 seconds long but with 20 seconds of branding. They feel a little like an afterthought to pad out space, and to be honest those who have bought the mouse would be well aware of both features.
Other than that described above, we would have liked to see built-in functionality for an optional live update to both driver and utility within the utility, ensuring that the user remains up to date at all times. Other than that, reflecting LED colour changes on the main page rather than selecting the Profile and then 'Light Option' would be great, especially for Profile recognition.
Note: Testing was performed on a Windows 7 system utilising v1.00 of the Level 10M configuration utility.