The Ninox Venator ships in a simple box made of thin cardboard. The mouse is visible through a plastic window on the front of the box.
Inside, included accessories are thin on the ground – we get an A4 user guide as well as two spare mouse feet.
The focus is very much on the mouse itself, and the Venator certainly sports quite a unique design. It is ambidextrous, but there are only side buttons on the left-hand side.
It’s definitely a smaller mouse, too, measuring 122(L) x 62(W) x 40(H) mm. At just 78g as well, the Venator won’t suit those who like big and heavy mice. If you’re after a small and lightweight gaming rodent, however, it could be perfect.
As we mentioned, the left hand side sports two side buttons as well some textured plastic to help grip. The right hand side is bare, apart from more textured plastic.
In the above images, you can also see the large LED strip which almost completely surrounds the mouse. This strip, along with the Ninox logo and scroll wheel, provide the Venator’s LED lighting – something we look at on the next page.
You will have noticed by now that the Venator is quite unusual in that its bottom end tapers to a point – giving it quite a sharp appearance. In practice, the ‘point’ didn’t cause me any discomfort at all, but it is worth pointing out.
Over at the top of the mouse, we find a large scroll wheel, a single button for switching profiles, as well as the primary buttons. For those interested, the primary buttons use Omron D2FC-F-K(50M) switches, rated for 50m clicks.
Turning the mouse over reveals the two PTFE mouse feet, as well as the PMW 3360 sensor.
Lastly, the Venator’s cable is made of fairly thick rubber, and it measures just shy of 2m long.