SteelSeries puts an OLED display on a gaming mouse
SteelSeries' new wired gaming mouseoffers something a little out of the ordinary, carrying a tiny OLEDdisplay designed to provide extra visual flair, easy profileswitching, and more. The mouse also sports a tactile alerts featureand swappable components.
Known as the Rival 700, SteelSeriescalls its new product the "first smart gaming mouse" on themarket. Its embedded display, located just beneath the tip of theuser's index finger, is customizable, with the ability to show playerstates, sensitivity settings, custom logos andanimations, and provide easy profile switching.
There's also a tactile alert functionbuilt in, which can be customized to go off as the user desires,whether it be to signal low health or indicate that an abilitycooldown timer has expired.
The device carries a high-resolution16,000 CPI optical sensor, and offers response times as low as onemillisecond. The sensor module itself can be removed, allowing forupgrades down the line.
Other than the novel OLED display, thedesign of the device is in keeping with what you'd expect from agaming-oriented product. There are seven buttons included, as well asthe obligatory customizable RGB lighting panels. Like the sensormodule, the top cover of the device can also be swapped out, giving usersthe chance to change up the look of the mouse as they please.
The SteelSeries Rival 700 ElitePerformance is set to hit shelves in Northern Hemisphere Spring 2016.It's priced at US$100.