SteelSeries Ikari - new optical and laser mice

Posted on Friday, Aug 24 2007 @ 14:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
SteelSeries announced their first mice at the Games Convention in Leipzig; the Ikari series which features an optical and a laser-based mouse. Both mice were specifically designed for gamers, the firm claims they spend over 15 months on researching ergonomics, technology, shape, motion, hand grip and play styles by gamers.

The SteelSeries Ikari chassis is shaped to accommodate the three predominant methods of grip utilized by gamers today: Swipe, Claw, and Palm. The chassis features five buttons with high quality gaming grade contacts.

The SteelSeries Ikari mice also have an anti-sweat and slip-resistant surface coating to improve mouse control during intense gaming sessions. The SteelSeries Ikari mice boast the largest SteelSeries Glide surface ever utilized on gaming mice (more than a 300% increase over traditional gaming mice) that is specifically designed to reduce friction between the pressure points on the mouse and the surface under the mouse.

SteelSeries Ikari Optical

  • Specific design for FPS gamers
  • Driverless, plug-and-play feature for LAN gamers
  • Pressure points that reduce friction for optimized glide
  • Ability to toggle between 2 DPI settings

SteelSeries Ikari Laser

  • Specific designed for RTS & MMO gamers
  • Programmable macro buttons with driverless plug-and-play feature
  • Pressure points that reduce friction for optimized glide
  • Ability to toggle DPI range with LCD readout

These new mice should be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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