Just when you thought the gaming peripheral market couldn't get any more crowded another old brand enters the market. These days almost nobody buys an audio card anymore but a decade or two ago Creative's Sound Blaster was the biggest name in the PC audio market. These days we have no clue what the company is up to but it seems the firm is hoping to capitalize on its old brand power by introducing a new line of Sound Blaster gaming peripherals.
The first product in the new Creative gaming peripheral lineup is the Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Siege M04 gaming mouse. TweakTown wrote a review of this mouse, which features the PixArt PMW 3360 optical sensor with 12k DPI. The site concludes that while the mouse has some shortcomings, it's a pretty decent first shot that offers more than enough bang for the buck at a price level of $59.99:
Outside of the realm of looks, feel, and functionality, there is always the fact that these devices require money to obtain. While the availability is limited to buying the Siege M04 from Sound Blaster only at this time, we feel that the pricing is not all bad. While we did find some limitations compared to other offerings, not many that can do profiles, Macros, or that do have abundant software options like timers or noises come in much under $80. Considering that at this time the Siege M04 will only set you back $59.99, we do feel that once everything is put into perspective, you still receive a lot of mouse for the money.