In the same way that professional athletes have turned to technology to give them an advantage in training and competition, professional gamers are increasingly being targeted by peripheral manufacturers promising gamers an edge over their opposition. Thermaltake’s Level 10 M Mouse is just such a peripheral. Unveiled earlier this year, pricing and availability details of the mouse have now been announced.

Following on from a previous collaboration between BMW’s DesignworksUSA and Thermaltake that resulted in the Level 10 concept PC, the Level 10 M Mouse is divided into lower and upper segments, with the height- and angle-adjustable perforated upper appearing to float over the solid aluminum base to provide passive ventilation.

It features two regular buttons on the top and five additional buttons on the side, with the “Z” key acting as a modifier to provide five additional commands. This adds up to a total of 11 command keys that are programmable via a software application. In gaming mode, the “Z” key can be used to switch between up to five gaming profiles, while the Function-Lock Mechanism will lock the side keys to avoid any accidental button presses.

The mouse’s default setting is 5,000 DPI, but is also adjustable to 800, 1,600, 3,200 and customizable to 8,200 DPI using the aforementioned software application, with the current setting indicated by an LED on the top of the unit. The software application is also used to customize the mouse’s seven lighting-effect colors.

The Level 10 M Mouse comes in Diamond Black, Iron White, Military Green and Blazing Red and should be in stores now priced at US$99.

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