MSI Introduces the Interceptor DS300 Gaming Mouse

MSI have long reached out into other areas than just motherboards and graphics cards, although they are the categories they are known best for. They cover most aspects of what the gamer wants and the latest product in this range is a new gaming mouse called the Interceptor DS300. The new laser gaming mouse has been designed to ensure the most comfortable right-handed fit for gamers, but that naturally depends on your palm size.

There is no arguing that the Interceptor DS300 is built on some solid hardware. The sensor is an ADNS-9800 8200 DPI laser sensor that can be adjusted on the fly in 50 DPI steps for just the right movements speed. The buttons are also made with quality switches as they come from OMRON and are some of the best mouse switches that you can get.

The 1.8m long cable has been braided to give it the best durability and it has a gold-plated USB connector at the end to make sure that the connector also has the best reception. All six buttons on the mouse can be programmed to various commands including macros.

The shell of the mouse has a few more nifty features such as anti-slip grips on the sides. These rubber side grips should ensure that you have full control at all times. The MSI dragon logo features LED backlighting, which is adjustable to 16.8 million RGB colours.

The bottom of the mouse hides the last feature, the adjustable weight system. The mouse comes with three 4.5 gram removable metal weights for weight and balance customizing. You could remove all three to make for a very light mouse, add them all for a heavy one, or simply just add one or two to shift the weight to one side of the mouse.

 

We already had a look at the Interceptor DS300 gaming mouse during our visit to CES in Las Vegas earlier this month and it looked just as great in real life as it does on the product photos. MSI hasn’t revealed a price or availability date yet, but I’m sure that will follow shortly.

Razer Orichi Mobile Bluetooth and Wired Hybrid Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction


Razer is one of the most recognisable gaming brands on the market, having a huge range of mice that are suited for virtually any kind of gaming environment. Their latest mouse, the Orichi, is certainly a bit different from the usual crop of Razer gaming mice, but that doesn’t mean we’re not expecting great things from it. The Orichi features a compact design, making it ideally suited for those who travel a lot. Having a huge gaming mouse isn’t always ideal when you’re playing on a notebook, or even if you just have limited space, or simply prefer a smaller mouse. The benefits are obvious, as a smaller mouse is lighter and much easier to store, but has the cut-down size affected the performance.

Bluetooth technology is great and virtually any modern laptop comes equipped with it, meaning you’re no doubt already capable of quickly connecting the Orichi and getting into the action. Of course, when it comes to gaming competitively, there are many who refuse to use wireless tech, but don’t worry, as the Orichi comes with a dual function and can be used in a wired mode for lightning fast response times.

“Engineered with Bluetooth 4.0, the Razer Orochi is designed for portability and is the ideal companion for gamers who are always on the move. Switch conveniently to the wired mode to experience gaming-grade performance, control, and accuracy at a blistering 1 ms response time.”

Equipped with an 8,200 DPI laser sensor, wired and wireless modes, extra long battery life, 16.8 million colour RGB lighting and more, the Orichi is certainly well equipped. Let’s jump in and take a closer look at what it has to offer.

The packaging follows the usual Razer theme of black and green, as well as a nice image of the mouse on the front of the box, and a few major features detailed along the bottom.

Around the back, we can see more features, such as the dual function wired/wireless, fully programmable buttons, RGB lighting and the ambidextrous design.

In the box, you’ll find everything you need to get you ready to play. There’s all the usual documentation, some cool stickers, a protective carry pouch, USB cable and two Duracell AA batteries.

G.Skill Releases RIPJAWS MX780 Customizable RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

G.Skill is set on conquering the peripheral market too and we’ve already seen some impressive looking products such as the recently announced keyboards. This time, G.Skill announces a new customizable gaming mouse, the RIPJAWS MX780 customizable RGB laser gaming mouse.

The RIPJAWS MX780 gaming mouse is built to fit as many people’s grip style and hand size as possible with its height adjustment features and interchangeable side grips. You can also customize the weight and alignment from both sides.

On the inside, the RIPJAWS MX780 feature Omron switches and an 8200 DPI gaming grade Avago laser sensor. The surface is made with anti-fingerprint materials which in return helps to keep the mouse clean and nice to grab.

The mouse features eight programmable buttons and also has RGB lighting as the name suggests. The lighting is divided into four zones that you can customize individually, including breathing effects.

The G.Skill Unified Driver System & Onboard Profile Storage allows you to customize everything to your liking and keep it inside the mouse itself. Designed for ultimate customizability, the G.SKILL Unified Driver System unlocks the limits to customization and grants you complete control over macros, key function programming, light settings, lighting patterns, and loads of other settings for full personalization. Built into the mouse is 512KB of onboard memory, capable of storing up to five complete sets of key and lighting configurations.

The new G.Skill RIPJAWS MX780 gaming mouse will be rolling out worldwide from late September 2015, and it is already available on Newegg.com for $59.99.

Sharkoon Released Shark Zone M51+ Laser Gaming Mouse with Bungee Hub

Sharkoon is known for their budget devices that still pack a good punch feature wise and they’re back to add one more to the list. The new Shark Zone M51+ is a laser gaming mouse with bungee hub in one package.

The black and yellow mouse has an ergonomic design and comes with a rubber surface for better grip. The yellow cable is braided and it comes with a gold-plated USB plug.

Inside the mouse is an Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor with 8.200 dpi, it features a 4-way scroll wheel, and 11 programmable buttons.

Sharkoon’s M51+ also features a 4-step LED indicator for your DPI profiling as well as an onboard memory to store your gaming profiles and macros.

The mouse in itself weighs 150 grams, but that weight and the balance can be adjusted with the included six 5 gram weights.

The bungee hub’s stand has a self-adhesive, anti-sliding pad as well as the bungee arm for your mouse cable. It also features a built-in 4-port USB hub.

Customers can find the Sharkoon SHARK ZONE M51+ Gaming Laser Mouse with MB10 Bungee Hub available now for the suggested retail price of 47.99 euros from authorized retailers. The SHARK ZONE MB10 Gaming Bungee Hub is also separately available for 17.99 euros.

QPAD Announced New 8K Gaming Mouse

QPAD has released their latest mouse named the 8K and labelled with “16.8 million improvements”. The 8K is a souped-up version of their award-winning 5K mouse and comes with entirely new hardware on the inside.

The QPAD 8K is delivered in a sleekly designed box and comes with a carry bag. Inside it got a new and more advanced sensor, a more powerful CPU, more memory and QPAD also created a new piece of software to control it.

The five-finger grip mouse’s new sensor pictures the surface with a shutter speed of 12,000 frames per second over an area of 30 by 30 pixels. This generates an image of 10.8 MB data in processing power per second. Underlying this is 8200 true CPI and advanced 32-bit ARM processor controller unit to optimize the tracking performance.

It has seven programmable buttons for profiles, sensitivity, shortcuts, keys and macro recordings and also comes with QPAD’s GLidz mouse feet. The mouse also has a 128kb onboard memory to store your personal profile settings.

The left and right buttons are using Omron switches with a rating of 20 million clicks and the distinctive feedback that gamers like. As initially mentioned, the mouse comes with 16.8 million improvements which of course refers to the built-in and customisable RGB LED light.

Specifications

  • Sensor technology: Gaming-grade laser sensor
  • Sensitivity: 200 – 8200 CPI (Counts/inch)
  • Max Acceleration: 30 G
  • Max Speed: 3.8m/sec | 150 IPS (inch/sec)
  • Image processing: 10.8 MPS (Megapixels/second)
  • USB report rate: 125, 250, 500, 1000 Hz
  • USB Data format: 16 bits/axis
  • Buttons: 7
  • Sensing pixels: 30×30 pixels
  • Sampling rate: 12.000 FPS (Frames/second)
  • Cable: Braided cable 2 meter
  • USB plug: Gold plated USB
  • Response time: 1 ms
  • MCU Controller unit: 32bit ARM M3 72Mhz processor
  • Backlight: RGB led 16.7 million colors
  • Installation: Plug & Play
  • Onboard memory: 128 kb
  • Main buttons: Omron switches. Left / right. 20 mil.clicks
  • Shape: Right-handed, Ergonomic, five-finger grip.
  • Software: For advanced features and functions.

The QPAD 8K will be available at the end of February at an 79€ MSRP.

Thanks to QPAD for providing us with this information

EVGA Introduced the TORQ X5 & X3 Gaming Mice

EVGA has introduced the TORQ X5 and X3 gaming mice to their lineup. Each of these mice was designed from the ground up for hardcore gamers and is using high-quality sensors and Omron switches. The EVGA TORQ X5 and X3 mice have eight fully programmable buttons and onboard storage for up to 5 profiles.

The X3 and X5 come with an optical sensor with 4000 and 6400 dpi respectively while the X5L is using a laser sensor with 8200 dpi resolution. The X3 is using a single colour red LED and has Omron 10m switches where the two X5 models support RGB lighting and have Omron 20m switches.

The included software package allows complete control over the mouse. Customize the color, button settings, DPI and profiles. The EVGA Unleash software also has an OSD (On Screen Display) that makes it easy to see what profile or DPI setting you are using.

TORQ Mice Features

  • RGB LED can be customized from software (TORQ X5/X3L)
  • Onboard storage can support up to 5 separate profiles
  • Ambidextrous design supports right or left handed gamers
  • Adjustable DPI with On-The-Fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Highest quality materials and Omron switches
  • Robust software allows full control over mouse including Macro setup, profiles and OSD
  • Super low friction PTFE mouse feet

EVGA Unleash Features

  • Allows full control of the EVGA TORQ mouse.
  • Easy to switch between right/left handed mode.
  • Ability to reassign any of the buttons.
  • Designed with usability in mind.
  • Heads up display can show key settings at a glance.
  • Flexible macro and profiling system.
  • Angle Snapping support (Default Off)
  • Adjustable LED color and brightness.
  • Available for Windows 8, 7, Vista

No word on pricing or availability yet.

Thanks to EVGA for providing us with this information

Cougar 600M Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction


Cougar is relatively new to the gaming peripherals market. the company has had success with their chassis and power supply products, but as many of you know, there’s a booming PC gaming market, and Cougar want in on the action. The 600M is certainly a product that stands out, most obviously because it comes in dayglow orange. Of course you can also buy the mouse in black, but it’s the bright orange one that I have in the office today.

“COUGAR 600M has been designed with the clear objective of offering gamers a mouse that can both provide state-of-the-art technology, all the features necessary to enhance the gaming experience and an aesthetically pleasing design. Its premium components (OMRON switches, ADNS-9800 Sensor, premium quality soft touch surface) guarantee a flawless performance during gameplay, and its 32-bit ARM processor and 512KB on-board storage provide virtually instantaneous responses and the possibility, without depending on any computer or external device, of keeping up to 3 full configuration profiles stored on board.” Cougar-World

The Cougar 600M comes equipped with a bundle of features that will certainly appeal to a gaming audience. We’ve got the popular ADNS-9800 laser gaming sensor, a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 CPU to deliver lag-free macros and shortcuts, as well as 9 programmable buttons.

First of all, oh my god that orange is bright! Don’t let your eyes fool you, it really is the colour of an orange highlighter pen. Love it or hate it, this stunning hue comes from the grippy soft-touch rubber coating of the mouse. The rubber finish gives the mouse exceptional grip, and it also looks and feels great.

There are three switches on the left side, as well as a huge wing that doubles as a thumb rest.

One of the more prominent features of the 600M is the black fin that runs down the middle of the mouse. It looks like it’s going to get in the way of your hands or fingers, but it’s nicely recessed into the body of the mouse; it’s purely aesthetic.

The black fin splits the mouse in two, with the rubberized scroll wheel and two of the programmable switches located on the right side of the mouse; slightly off-center.

The off-center design does look a little strange, but the overall shape and angle of the mouse body means it feels perfectly natural.

There are four slipmats on the base of the mouse that should provide a good amount of glide on a multitude of surfaces.

Ozone Launches Argon Ocelote World Gaming Mouse

Ozone has launched the Argon Ocelote World gaming mouse, a cooperation with Ocelote’s expertise in gaming and the advanced techniques of Ozone Gaming’s engineering team. With an 8200 DPI laser sensor and 9 programmable buttons with the main buttons being powered by OMRON switches.

“I’m not an expert when it comes down to DPIs, laser sensors and so on… But what I’m good at is knowing if what I’m playing with is comfortable and simply good, or not. After testing many different shape designs, sensors and textures with the ozone engineering team we have developed the best mouse I have ever tested. Argon Ocelote is extremely comfortable, amazingly precise and it has the quality a professional player needs ingame.” said Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez.

The ADNS 9800 Enhanced Laser Gaming Sensor has 4 default levels of accuracy, but can be fully customized and changed on the fly from 100 to 8200. The default settings are 800, 1800, 4000 and 8200 DPI. The 9 programmable buttons feature ultra-rapid response buttons with Switch tech and the main buttons use OMRON switches. The coating is made with leading-edge antislip rubber material to make sure you’re in full control of the mouse and has 4 built-in orange LEDs.

The Argon Ocelote World Gaming mouse comes with 128KB of onboard memory and configurable weight with included 4.5 gram pieces. The mouse memory makes possible to save up to 5 exclusives profiles with the Ozone Oceloteworld software.

The Argon Ozone-OceloteWorld launched 8th December in European countries and will be available worldwide from 12th January. It can be used by both right and left-handed users due to the chosen design; always a welcome bonus.

Thanks to Ozone for providing us with this information

Images and video courtesy of Ozone

Speedlink Announces Kudos Z-9 Gaming Mouse

SpeedLink has announced their latest mouse, the Kudos Z-9 Gaming Mouse. Aimed for speed, the fully customizable gaming mouse is said to feature excellent ergonomics and has nine programmable buttons with zero-response-time.

The mouse has a distinctively notched 4-way scroll wheel and comes with dpi and profile switches as well. Under the hood, it has a laser sensor with an adjustable DPI that ranges from 50 to 8,200.

The Kudos Z-9 is ergonomically designed for right-handed use and has a thumb-indent. Running across the mouse is an illuminated indicator strip with 64 colours available to distinguish what profile is active. Connection to the PC is done with a flexible and sheathed 1.8m long USB cable.

A nifty feature that comes along with the Kudos Z-9 is the configuration app that allows you to edit profiles and adjust settings of your mouse from a compatible smart-device.

Thanks to Softpedia for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Softpedia

Corsair Introduces Ultralight Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Mice

Corsair has introduced us to their latest Gaming mouse, the Sabre RGB. Well, actually it’s two mice as it comes in two versions, one with an optical sensor and one with a laser sensor.

Designed with input from veteran pro gamers, the new mice are engineered with a sleek and ergonomic shape. They are built with an ultralight chassis weighing just 100 grams for quick, fluid, and precise movements over extended gaming sessions.

“As a competitive Counter-Strike GO player, I need an agile and accurate mouse to allow me to get consistent head shots with minimal effort and maximum efficiency,” said Jason Christian, Product Manager for gaming peripherals at Corsair Gaming. “To this end, I designed the Sabre RGB mice from the ground up to be lean and ultralight with the same level of precision of our M65 and M45 mice.”

The first version comes with a 6400 DPI optical sensor with multi-colour for smooth and accurate tracking while the second model comes with an 8200 DPI laser sensor for ultra-precise tracking on nearly any surface.

The DPI is adjustable all the way down to 50 DPI on both models. The Sabre RGB also has a great 1000 Hz report rate that can be user-adjusted all the way down to 25Hz.

A sturdy USB connector and a 1.8 meter easy-flex braided cable connect the Corsair Sabre RGB mouse to the computer. It has eight programmable buttons based on high-capacity Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks. The buttons can of course be customized through the software.

The advanced CUE software further lets you fine-tune performance characteristics such as DPI, acceleration, and smoothing to customize button assignments and macros for optimal gameplay.

The mice also feature four-zone illumination with up to 16.8 million customizable colors, making them the ideal companion for Corsair Gaming RGB mechanical keyboards, as well as the new Corsair Gaming headsets.

The new Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB mice should become available soon. The MSRP is set to $69.99 for the laser version and $59.99 for the optical version.

Thanks to Corsair for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Corsair

Roccat Tyon Laser Gaming Mouse Now Available

Roccat are back once again with yet another feature packed gaming mouse, the Roccat Tyon. No stranger to innovation, the new laser gaming mouse is packed full of features that aim to set it apart from the competition; such as 16 programmable buttons, with 31 distinct functions thanks to the Roccat Easy-Shift[+] button. The mouse looks very well designed, borrowing heavily from their popular Kone series in terms of style, but packing a lot more controls into its revised ergonomic shape to cater to the demands of modern gamers.

The Roccat Tyon features their new X-Celerator, a two-way analogue stick, which Roccat say can be used for features such as throttling, sprinting, controlling tank turrets and more; breaking some of the features we commonly find on the keyboard and putting them right at your finger tips. It also features Dorsal Fin, a two click button set behind the mouse wheel, which can be toggled side to side; this means you can hit these buttons without adjusting your fingers away from the LMB and RMB switches. The Tyon also features 576kb of onboard memory, which is a huge amount of storage for a mouse; more than enough to handle a wide selection of macros and shortcut settings, it also means that the Tyon will be tournament friendly.

Equipped with an 8200 DPI Pro-Aim Laser Sensor, dual lighting options with RGBY illumination and a whole lot more, this is quickly shaping up to be Roccat’s greatest mouse yet. The Tyon is available at most major retailers for around £85 and will be available in both black and white editions.

ROCCAT Tyon TechSpecs

  • 8200 DPI PRO AIM (R3) LASER SENSOR: for precision gaming at its best
  • X-CELERATOR THUMB PADDLE: for unrivaled command capabilities
  • DORSAL FIN SWITCH: for rapid and instinctive control
  • ROCCAT EASY-SHIFT[+]: on-the-fly button duplicator
  • 16.8M MULTICOLOR ILLUMINATION: customizable two-level light system
  • TRACKING & DISTANCE CONTROL UNIT: less pick-up flight for precise gaming
  • 16 MOUSE BUTTONS: programmable + solid mouse wheel
  • 32-BIT PROCESSOR + 576KB MEMORY: for rapid macro storage and execution

Thank Roccat for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Roccat.

R.A.T. Tournament Edition Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac Announced By Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive announced the R.A.T. Tournament Edition, a new mouse designed for the professional and competitive gaming community. Expected to ship early 2014 for PC and Mac, the R.A.T.TE has been designed to appeal to the e-sports professional. With a newly developed Phillips Doppler-laser sensor, the R.A.T. Tournament Edition provides reference quality tracking with speeds up to 8200 DPI.

Each feature of the R.A.T. Tournament Edition has been engineered for mobility, performance and precision. Weight has been reduced to decrease inertia; speed and resolution have been radically improved for faster reaction times, and programmable button mapping has been optimized for popular e-sports games. In addition, customizable attributes such as ‘Lift-Off’ height calibration and dynamic surface detection have been added to create the ideal mouse for professional gamers.

“We launched our original R.A.T. line of gaming mice four years ago, and we’re pleased to continue expanding this highly successful range with the announcement of the Tournament Edition model,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “The R.A.T.TE is another example of our ongoing commitment to building high performance hardware for the passionate gaming community.”

Thank you Mad Catz for providing us with this information
Images courtesy of Mad Catz

Torq X10 Carbon Gaming Mouse Announced By EVGA

EVGA has announced another addition to its gaming mouse series, the Torq X10 gaming mouse. Built with the highest quality materials including a real carbon fiber surface, this mouse was designed from the ground up to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamer with a high quality laser sensor that provides up to 8200 DPI, an adjustable weight system, nine programmable buttons and a unique sizing system that allows you to adjust the height and the length of the body.

This mouse was designed from the ground up to be unlike anything you have ever seen on the market. We used the ultimate in quality components including a REAL Carbon Fiber surface and the highest quality Omron switches with a lifespan of over 20 million clicks. We didn’t stop there though. We also included a full metal base that provides solid construction, an Avago 9800 laser sensor providing up to 8200DPI with 1000Hz polling rate, a 6FT silver coated USB cable, and much more.

EVGA TORQ X10 FEATURES:

  • Ambidextrous grip supporting left and right-handed gamers.
  • Moveable mechanism allows for proper support of various hand sizes.
  • Avago 9800 laser provides up to 8200 DPI with up to 1000Hz polling rate.
  • Highest quality Omron switches with a lifespan of over 20 million clicks.
  • Supports up to 9 programmable buttons.
  • Fully customizable RGB LED.
  • Built in 512KB memory for profile storage.
  • Metal base provides solid construction.
  • Weight control system allowing you to customize the weight to your liking.
  • 6ft silver coated USB cable with braided surface.

UNLEASH SOFTWARE FEATURES:

  • Allows full control of the EVGA TORQ X10.
  • Designed with usability in mind.
  • Heads up display shows key settings at a glance.
  • Flexible macro and profiling system.
  • Adjustable LED color and brightness.

Thank you EVGA for providing us with this information
Images courtesy of EVGA