We’re rapidly approaching the launch of the highly anticipated Mists of Pandaria expansion for World of Warcraft and SteelSeries have launched a new line of awesome gaming peripherals to get you up and ready. World of Warcraft is arguably one of the most dominant forces in the MMO world so it seems the perfect match to pair with one of the best manufacturers of PC related peripherals in the business. They’ve launched a new World of Warcraft themed mouse pad, as well as a number of new Mice products giving die hard World of Warcraft fans everything they need before Mists of Pandaria consumes their life.
First up in the new SteelSeries arsenal for World of Warcraft is the launch of their latest line of QcK mousepads. Usually I’d argue that a mousepad is just a mousepad but along with the high quality you’d usually associate with SteelSeries comes some awesome Mists of Pandaria artwork. They’re going at a pretty fair price as well, charging a mere $14.99 for an officially endorsed Blizzard product. I’m currently using a Razer Sphex, which is basically just a MousePad that you can stick directly to any surface, it lacks any real artwork other than the logo and that set me back $20.00. For more information, or to grab your own World of Warcraft themed Qck Mousepad, check out the official WoW section over a SteelSeries via this link.
The Real Deal
Although an artistic mousepad is a great addition to any PC gamers set of peripherals, they don’t quite have the same feeling as a top of the range gaming mouse aimed specifically at MMO players. In addition to the launch of the new mousepads SteelSeries also announced the upcoming addition to their World of Warcraft gaming mouse collection, The World of Warcraft Wireless Gaming Mouse.
“We brought to market the first MMO gaming mouse more than three years ago with Blizzard, and since that product launch, we’ve been working to improve and perfect what the MMO community has wanted and asked for – from the size and button shape to the hardware and wireless functionality. The World of Warcraft Wireless Mouse not only answers players requests, but we’re confident that it will impress players by arming them with state of the art hardware features and an exceptional user experience,”
said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO.
Alongside the current Legendary World of Warcraft Mouse ($79.99 / €69.99 ) and the Cataclysm Mouse ($99.99 / €89.99), the new World of Warcraft Wireless Gaming Mouse will set you back $129.99 but it is a pretty impressive tool for World of Warcraft players and it comes with a range of features.
Obviously it’s rechargable, couldn’t really justify a $129.99 for a disposable mouse, but it does come with its own Docking Station, as well as the option to go wired. The new mouse will feature an ergonomic design that includes 11-buttom layout with various light and illumination options. And of course, it comes with the easy to use SteelSeries Engine software that allows players the ease of in-game integration and setup thanks to a user-friendly drag and drop functionality. Other selling points of the new World of Warcraft Wireless mouse will include:
· Large, oversized top buttons for a more comfortable reach
· Distinct modification on each of the left side buttons for more accurate clicks
· Smooth ticking scroll wheel
· Program all buttons with more than 130 preset game commands
· Create custom macros and/or use the in-game macro scripting language
And for those of you more technically minded:
· Frames Per Second: 12,000
· Counts Per Inch: 8,200
· Lift distance: 2mm – 5mm
· Battery type: Lithium Ion
· Wireless battery life: 16 hours
· Charge time: estimated 1 hour from low to full charge
· Compatible with all current MMO titles
· 6.5ft cable with mini-USB and USB
For more information on the new WoW Wireless Mouse, or to receive notifications on when the item goes on sale, check the official page from SteelSeries here.