Razer just recently introduced another MMO mouse, the wireless/wired Naga
Epic. But apparently MMOs are catching on even more than we
anticipated, and now SteelSeries
has done similar. SteelSeries is
another huge name in the accessories business, and they have been
creating mice, keyboards and other peripherals for gamers since...well,
since we were old enough to game.
The company's newest mouse is designed specifically for one MMO: World
of Warcraft. Blizzard's masterpiece is easily the most well-recognized
of the MMO titles on the shelf today, and the World of Warcraft:
Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse should definitely give users a huge leg-up
over the competition. The device was actually co-created with Blizzard,
and it's the follow-up to the original WoW MMO Gaming Mouse from 2008.
Similar to the Naga, this has 14-buttons total, with "fine tuned
ergonomics," 16-million color illumination options, 4 pulsation levels,
and the ability to save up to 10 character-linked profiles in the
software and 1 profile directly on the mouse. It's expected to be on
sale in early December along with WoW: Cataclysm, with an MSRP of
SteelSeries Announces New MMO Gaming Mouse Designed for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®
SteelSeries’ World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™ MMO Gaming Mouse Offers Players Enhanced Functionality and Superior Ergonomics
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, SteelSeries, the leading manufacturer of professional gaming peripherals and creator of the original World of Warcraft® MMO Gaming Mouse, announces a new MMO gaming mouse co-developed with Blizzard Entertainment. With a unique exterior that evokes the armored plating of Deathwing the Destroyer, the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm™ MMO Gaming Mouse delivers superior ergonomics and an intuitive button layout with advanced software functionality.
“Since the release of the original World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse in 2008, we’ve received feedback from thousands of World of Warcraft players, both Horde and Alliance, on how they’ve customized their World of Warcraft mice and what they would like us to do next”
“Since the release of the original World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse in 2008, we’ve received feedback from thousands of World of Warcraft players, both Horde and Alliance, on how they’ve customized their World of Warcraft mice and what they would like us to do next,” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. “For two years, our R&D team worked hard with Blizzard Entertainment to incorporate the great feedback and to enhance the mouse technology and game integration. The new Cataclysm mouse is the result of that collaboration: it provides a wide range of customization options and delivers a more comfortable, intuitive, and ultimately better experience.”
Armored Comfort and Control
The ergonomically designed SteelSeries World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse has an intuitive 14-button layout. Its fine tuned ergonomics and button positioning provide players with the ability to comfortably use all the extended buttons. Macros and controls can be assigned to all buttons directly from within the game. Together with its 16-million color illumination options, 4 pulsation levels, the ability to save up to 10 character-linked profiles in the software and 1 profile directly on the mouse, players have a wide range of options to customize their gaming experience.
The drag and drop software empowers players to:
* Program all 14 buttons with more than 130 preset game commands
* Create custom macros and/or use the in-game macro scripting language
The SteelSeries World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse features best in class technical specifications including:
* Frames Per Second: 11,750
* Inches Per Second: 150
* Counts Per Inch: 90 – 5,040 ( DPI / CPI )
* Lift Distance: 1 – 5mm
* 14 Programmable Buttons
* Cable: 2.5 m / 8.2 ft Braided Nylon
* Mac and PC Compatible
The SteelSeries World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse is $99.99 USD / €89.99 EUR MSRP and will be available at the December 7, 2010 launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The mouse will be previewed to gamers for the first time at the SteelSeries booth during BlizzCon® on October 22-23, 2010.