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SteelSeries to help WOW addicts grind with ‘Superior Ergonomics’

By drsquid on 20 Oct 2010

With Cataclysm, the latest expansion for World of Warcraft, coming to destroy many peoples lives all over again on December 7th, SteelSeries has decided that if you are going to be grinding for 72 hours straight, at least you can do it with the best MMO mouse you can buy.

The SteelSeries World of Warcraft® Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse (now that’s a mouthful!) is the second WOW mouse that they have produced, and improves on the ergonomics and button layout of that mouse, yet still keeps the trick glowing suit of armour styling and finish. Consequently this mouse is definitely one of those ‘it’s a matter of taste’ products that will certainly appeal to die-hard WOW addicts, but maybe not to anyone else. Luckily for SteelSeries there are 12 million plus of those addicts world-wide.

The WOW Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse has 14 customizable buttons, adjustable illumination colour with four levels of intensity and pulsation, custom macro support, and the ability to save ten custom profiles that are linked to your actual in-game WOW characters. SteelSeries will be showing the new mouse at BlizzCon this week, and the mouse will be available on the same day as the Cataclysm launch for $99.99 USD.

Complete details can be found here and in the press release below the gallery:

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, Oct. 14, 2010 – 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,” 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.

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