Gamers already have a ton of options when it comes to gaming mice -- thanks to Shogun Bros., that number just hit a ton plus one. The company claims that its newly unveiled (but not yet available) Ballista MK-1 Gaming Mouse is tailor-made to make the lives of online campers -- pardon me, online "snipers" -- more cushy than ever before with a bevy of sharpshooter-friendly features.
Listen, if you're going to name your company "Genius," you better back up that braggadocios title with a product or service that reflects your choice of name. There actually is a company called Genius, a Taiwanese outfit that's making available its DX-ECO BlueEye Mouse in North America. The twist on this one is that it's supposedly the world's first battery-free wireless mouse, and the rodent recharges within minutes.
Logitech is jumping aboard the pre-CES train with a couple of announcements of its own that just couldn't wait until the convention officially kicks off next week. One of the peripheral maker's new reveals is the Logitech Cube, a rectangular rodent you could say was conceived by thinking outside (figuratively) and inside (literally) the box. The second product is a Full HD webcam with support for 1080p video calling.
PC gamers wishing for a Razer Blade gaming laptop underneath the ol’ tree this Christmas got some news that tastes like charcoal a couple of days ago; the company’s foray into personal computing is getting pushed back until January. It’s a sudden abrupt-face from Razer’s position a couple of weeks ago, when CEO Min-Liang Tan said that systems were expected to ship before the holidays. But hey, you’ll be getting some extra features in exchange for your patience.
Joe the smug console gamer can take his PlayStation 3 and stick it in a very unpleasant place, we'll stick with PC gaming, thank you very much. We've spent years honing our keyboard and mouse skills, two of the most deadliest weapons in the hands of a PC gamer, which is why peripheral makers put so much focus on them. Even Corsair, a company best known for its memory and power supply products, is getting in on the fun.
German gaming peripheral designer Roccat Studios is gearing up to debut an "aggressive lineup" of keyboards, mice, and surround sound systems at CES in January, 2012. Ahead of the show, Roccatt today announced the U.S. launch of its gaming device line in hopes of filling a "void" in the crowded U.S. gaming peripherals market and expanding its reach outside of Europe and Asia.
Microsoft is trying to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style with three new limited edition mice designed for the Year of the Dragon. Two of the three are customized Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 input peripherals, and the third rodent is an Arc Touch Mouse, each one stylized with a Year of the Dragon theme of some sort.
HP went and quietly updated its Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse with a more modern design, added a Facebook button, and has now let the new rodent out of its cage. The new X7000 Wi-Fi Touch Mouse sports the same wireless setup as before and syncs up with your computer's built-in wireless receiver, so there are no wires or USB dongles to mess with.
It's been a little more than a year since we first reviewed the R.A.T. gaming mouse from Mad Catz, and called it the best mouse we’ve ever played with. Since then, there’s been a couple of incremental upgrades to the line (the cordless R.A.T. 9, the 6400 DPI Contagion Edition), but nothing that fundamentally altered the design. They’re about to do just that, though, and we got to take a sneak peak at the result.
The Cyborg M.M.O. is (for all the terribly bad guessers out there) a version of the R.A.T. designed for MMO gaming. Where the original R.A.T. had 6 programmable buttons, the M.M.O. has 13, plus a shift button and a three-mode toggle, allowing for a maximum of 78 custom bindings per profile.
Also like the original, the M.M.O. has a feature we’ve never seen on a mouse before. Special buttons on either side of the scroll wheel allow you enter “Action Lock” mode, where any right- or left-mouse-button click toggles between the button being in the “up” position and the button being held down. The idea is that you use this feature for MMOs where holding right click causes your character to run forward, or enter mouselook mode. Tri-color indicator LEDs in each mouse button keep you from losing track of whether Action Lock is on or off.
And of course the mouse comes equipped with the latest 6400 DPI sensor—a feature that might be more useful to RTS or FPS gamers. We’ll be looking forward to testing out the M.M.O. for a full review, but so far we like what we see. Check out our gallery of the M.M.O.’s snazzy new paintjob below, and less us know what you think of Mad Catz’ latest.
Do you hate having to change batteries all the time or having to constantly charge your devices? If so, you might love Logitech's new M525 wireless mouse. Using Advanced Optical Technology, Logitech says the M525 delivers laser-grade precision over the most challenging surfaces while using less power so you get up to three years of battery life.