This has got to be the week for mice releases! We’ve taken a look at numerous SteelSeries products in the past and have been impressed overall, especially with their 5H gaming headset. Now, in their goal of expanding their entire inventory to include a variety of peripherals, they have announced the Ikari gamers mouse, built from the ground up as a “no-bullshit, top performer for FPS gamers”. Although both mice look identical, SteelSeries notes that they each have a different use. The optical is best suited for FPS gamers, while the laser is ideal for the MMO and RTS folk.
Although the optical version allows you to switch DPI modes, the laser version includes a LCD readout on the mouse belly which shows the current DPI setting. At first glance, both mice look to have good potential. SteelSeries is hugely a gamer’s company, which is evident by their intense support towards LAN parties and gaming in general. We look forward to taking these mice for a spin when they are released later this year.
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.