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Roccat Kone+ Mouse

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Roccat Kone+ Mouse

With the release of The Old Republic , it was time to dust off the PC and locate a proper mouse.  My infamous Logitech Revolution is primarily used for design work, and something with more buttons would make MMO-ing just a bit easier.

After a vigorous search, the Roccat Kone+ caught my eye. Armed with its Easy Shift technology, it takes a 9-button mouse and turns it into an 18- button mouse perfect for saving the universe and playing some Team Fortress 2.

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Hands-On with the SteelSeries Sensei

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Hands-On with the SteelSeries Sensei

Back in August we let you know about the new SteelSeries Sensei programmable, pro-grade laser mouse. SteelSeries sent one our way to test out, and the Sensei went above and beyond our expectations.

The Mouse

One of the key features that sets the Sensei apart from its brethren is the inclusion of a 32 bit ARM processor to take the load off of your system. This means less response lag interpreting your movements into the game, less consumption of your system resources, and overall bragging rights. This is easy to take for granted, as the vast majority of us are not tuned in to the millisecond lags that pro gamers dread. However, the control tuning and visual customization is something with which we can easily come to terms. I will delve into these two features a bit more below. To round out the package you can slap on the ability to custom record and map macros to any of the seven buttons and Teflon skids on the bottom to reduce drag.

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NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse is both sexy and affordable

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NZXT Avatar S Gaming Mouse is both sexy and affordable

NZXT has just unveiled their newest gaming mouse, the Avatar S. Looking like something straight of the TRON: Legacy movie, this mouse looks like it has everything you need to become your one and only gaming mouse. Also, the price tag on this mouse is $39 bucks, which isn’t that bad.  I have requested a review unit of this mouse.  Be sure to check back for a full review of the mouse once we get it.

Avatar S enables complete personalization with a DPI switch that adjusts 1600/800/400DPI in-game without the hassle of downloading different drivers.  Gamers can also custom configure in-game macros, 5 media keys, X-Y sensitivity, and LED lighting and then save the personalized settings onto the onboard 16Kb memory making it an ideal solution for on-the-go gaming.

For more information on this mouse, visit the official site at NZXT.com.

G-Point Mouse is slim, sexy, kinda perverted

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G-Point Mouse is slim, sexy, kinda perverted

When looking for a mouse, some people look for something sleek like the Apple Magic Mouse.  Others look for something ergonomic. Then there are people that look for something they can just play with all day. Introducing the G-Point.

Ya. I know. I was kind of speechless too. *shakes head*. I wonder what people will come up with next. Wireless vibrators that shake at the beat of a song? Oh wait…

[via Yanko Design]

Mad Catz has created a Cylon equivalent mouse

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Mad Catz has either created the first prototype for a small Cylon or a very bad ass looking gamer mouse.  Sadly, its the later.  The new completely Mad Catz designed gamer mouse, R.A.T. (Really Awesome Technology), will be shipping to stores this Spring.

“Cyborg is best known for ergonomic and fully adjustable flight sticks, gaming mice and keyboards. The new mouse range incorporates the same market leading design principles and applies them to gaming mice. For the first time ever on a mouse, the key points of contact between the gamer’s hand and the mouse are fully adjustable allowing it to be customized for any grip preference” commented, Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “The Cyborg mouse range was developed entirely in house and I believe they are the most comfortable gaming mice you’ll ever use. Besides, they just look cool!”

There are 4 different R.A.T.s to choose from. They give each mouse model a number and each have their own number of features.  In my opinion they should just market it them as leet, pro, basic, nub.

Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse

  • Features: Wireless, Fully Adjustable, 5600dpi laser; Programmable,; Weight System; Powered by Rechargeable Batteries
  • MSRP: $129.99/ £99.99 / €129.99

Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse

  • Features: Fully Adjustable; 5600dpi laser; Programmable; Weight System; USB powered
  • MSRP: $99.99 / £79.99 / €99.99

Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse

  • Features: Adjustable Length; 4000dpi laser, Programmable; Weight System; USB powered
  • MSRP: $69.99/ £49.99 / €59.99

Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Gaming Mouse

  • Features: 3200dpi laser; USB powered o MSRP: $49.99 / £34.99 / €49.99

Full press release here via MadCatz.com

New buttonless, nippleless Apple Magic Mouse looks sexy

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newmousenewApple loves their multi-touch technology.  Welcome their newest mouse. Just as I suspected, the age of Apple nipple foundling type mice are gone.  While kind of fun to play with, for some, it had to leave.  Now, scrolling is done just like a trackpad on MacBooks. The mouse also has gesture capabilities for swiping back and forth. It connects via Bluetooth, requires (2) two AA batteries, and costs $69 (by itself or free with a new Mac Mini).  It will be available at the end of this month and would be a great gift to me when I walk up to your door with my candy bag saying “Trick or Apple Multi-Touch Mouse!”

More info at http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/

[via Gizmodo]

Full press release after the break.

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Philips Wired/BT mouse with touch pad

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spm9800

Yes, the title is correct. Philip are launching a frankenstein of a mouse which will basically cover all the mousing scenarios you can think of. First up it’s a bluetooth mouse, but the problem with BT mice is that they run out of juice, so when that happens just plug in the USB and it’ll operate as a wired mouse. Ok that’s not that revolutionary I admit, but what about this? Philips has done away with a scroll wheel/ball and have gone straight for an integrated touch pad. They call it the 360° TouchControl sensor, but it’s simply a small touch pad mounted on top of the mouse. So whatever your scenario, including presenting using the touch pad in thin air, this mouse should see you true. It’s not even that bad looking. Should that tickle your fancy, you’ll be available to pick up a Bluetooth notebook mouse SPM9800 across Europe for the princely sum of $80 odd soon.

spm9800 2[Via Engadget China]