November 14, 2008 SteelSeries has unveiled the first ever gaming mouse aimed at the global community of World of Warcraft (WoW) Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) players. Co-designed with WoW publisher Blizzard the MMO Gaming Mouse features advanced macro creation capabilities, six possible DPI settings, 16 million profile-specific illumination colors and manages to squeeze in15 programmable buttons to give players that extra edge.
The mouse’s graphic user interface is designed to be familiar to WoW players, with a look and feel similar to the game’s interface. Illumination is tied to each profile for up to 10 different profiles with more than 16 million color choices. Using drag and drop software, players can program all 15 buttons with over 130 in-game WoW commands. The array of buttons includes a 4 way D pad on left side, a 2 way button on each side and a scroll wheel. The mouse supports real-time profile switching, import and export profile capability and independent X/Y axis sensitivity settings. It also features 6 counts per inch (CPI) settings at 800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2400 and 3200 as well as 3 possible polling rate settings of 250, 500 or 1000 Hz.
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For obsessive WoW players SteelSeries has even released some gaming surfaces to complement their mouse. The SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition Lich King Exclusive Gaming Surface is made with a high quality cloth material and features a non-slip rubber base, while the SteelSeries 5C Limited Edition Frost Wyrm Exclusive Gaming Surface is comprised of a specially designed compressed fiber fabric with multiple layers. SteelSeries assures gamers both surfaces have been tested and approved by leading professional gamers to deliver consistent friction, glide precision and accuracy for a reliable MMO gaming experience.
Rounding out the releases from SteelSeries is the perfect deskmate for the World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse - the SteelSeries Zboard Limited Edition Gaming Keyboard for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, which includes a custom designed keyset featuring labeled commands, in-game shortcuts and artwork of the Lich King Arthas Menethil who is featured in the expansion. The entire keyboard can be fully customized through the use of the SteelSeries Z Engine software, which enables macros to be dragged and dropped onto specific keys. The keyboard also features a Universal Keyboard Base with Internal hub with 2 USB ports and, for those rare times when players can drag themselves away from WoW, a standard keyset for everyday use.
The World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse will be available later this year for USD$99.99, while the QcK Limited Edition Lich King Exclusive Gaming Surface will be sold for USD$14.99 and the 5C Limited Edition Frost Wyrm Exclusive Gaming Surface for USD$39.99. The SteelSeries Zboard Limited Edition Gaming Keyboard for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will be sold for USD$69.99 and for current Zboard users, the Zboard Limited Edition Keyset for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will also be available for sale separately for USD$19.99.
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