Razer isn’t too far behind in the gaming mice department: the company has announced the Razer Lachesis, yet another mouse named after a type of snake. It doubles the sensitivity of Microsoft’s mouse with a 4,000 dpi laser, on-the-fly DPI switching, nine programmable buttons and really cool looks.
Interestingly, this is also one of the few mice out there that support both hands, especially that of lefties (I can use it then!). However, it lacks the LCD screen of the SideWinder.
More information on the Lachesis can be found on Razer’s site. The mouse will be available this October for $79.99.
Another gaming mouse was announced at Leipzig – the Steelseries Ikari Optical and Steelseries Ikari Laser professional gaming mice. The new, ergonomic right-handed multi-grip mice mark the company‘s entry into the market for gaming mice.
The SteelSeries Ikari mice are the result of 15 months extensive research of ergonomics, technology, shape, motion, hand grip and play styles by gamers. The SteelSeries Ikari mice sets a new industry standard for input, research and co-development with professional gamers for gaming mice. The shape, materials and specifications of the SteelSeries Ikari mice are based on input from professional players from Team 3D, compLexity, mousesports, SK Gaming, Team NoA and other world-class gaming organizations, who collectively represent the world’s most accomplished gamers in Counter-Strike and other gaming disciplines. The development of SteelSeries Ikari was also driven by community input and feedback from more than 5,000 gamers from the competitive gaming segment.
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.
Both models of the mice feature plug-and-play features, on-the-fly DPI settings and more. These mice are set for release during Q4 2007.