Are you hardcore? I mean, really hardcore? If so, then maybe you should take a look at the World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse, a new 15-button monstrosity from SteelSeries.
First unveiled to the lucky crowd at BlizzCon 2008, The new World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse supports advanced macro creation of up to 160 characters, six resolution settings ranging from 800 to 3200 DPI, 15 programmable buttons including a four-way D-pad on the side and for that personal touch, 16 million illumination colors that can be assigned to individual profiles.
"Our concepts and designs cater to the global community of MMO players and for the first time, World of Warcraft players have a new type of gaming accessory that was created specifically for them," said SteelSeries CEO Bruce Hawver. "Through our recent acquisition of Ideazon and the wealth of creativity that the team brought to the table, it was a natural next step that we work with Blizzard Entertainment to create new products that help enhance players' World of Warcraft experience."
The mouse will support up to ten different profiles which can be switched in real time, and the bundled software, designed to emulate the look and feel of the actual World of Warcraft interface, will include over 130 pre-programmed game commands to make macro creation as simple and intuitive as possible.
Blizzard COO Paul Sams praised the mouse for dovetailing with Blizzard's design philosophy of ensuring gamers have a "high degree of freedom in customizing their experience," saying, "The World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse extends that principle by putting a wide range of new control options in players' hands."
This mad mousing bad-boy is going to list for about 100 bucks when it goes on sale later this year, probably not the cheapest mouse you'll ever buy but quite possibly the sexiest. And 15 buttons! That's like half a keyboard, if you only count the letters. To learn more about the World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse, use that piece of junk mouse you own now, if you can still stomach touching it, to click here.