updated 02:55 pm EDT, Thu October 14, 2010
SteelSeries shows WoW, Medal of Honor gaming gear
Computer gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has brought out two sets of peripherals tied into specific games. The lines include a World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO gaming mouse and a number of devices devoted to the rebooted Medal of Honor series. The first-person shooter gets the 6Gv2 mechanical keyboard and the fully customizable Shift Medal of Honor Edition keyboard, the Xai laser gaming mouse and the QcK mouse pad.
The Warcraft mouse has a design that is styled after the armor of the AI character Deathwing the Destroyer and sports 14 buttons. It's ergonomically designed and macros and controls can be assigned to all buttons. There are 16 million backlight color options, four pulse levels and the ability to save as many as 10 character-linked profiles in the software and one on the mouse.
The mouse has an 8.2-foot braided nylon cord and is compatible with both Macs and PCs. The World of Warcraft: Cataclysm mouse ships on December 7 for $100.
The 6Gv2 keyboard is said to be 'indestructible.' It uses 18K gold-plated mechanical switches and an extreme anti-ghosting feature that is said to support as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard. Media Controls are incorporated and the keys are mechanical. The plastic keys are iron-infused and sport no-click switches. This keyboard has shipped and costs $100.
The SteelSeries Shift Medal of Honor Edition Bundle includes a Keyset add-on. The keyboard is less advanced than the 6Gv2, supporting only seven simultaneous key strokes. The bundle costs $100, while the keypad can be purchased separately for $25.
The Xai Medal of Honor Edition ambidextrous mouse has a skin that matches the game color theme. It supports advanced macro creation and can compensate for a lift distance of up to 1mm on uneven surfaces. The mouse and pad cost $90 and $15, respectively.
Also introduced but not shown are two headsets, including the 5Hv2 Medal of Honor Edition for PCs and the SteelSeries Spectrum 5xb Medal of Honor Edition for Xbox 360s. The former is travel-friendly, sporting a hear-through design. It can be dismantled into three pieces. The latter has a wider stereo separation effect and an AudioMixer for independent audio and voice controls. A LiveMix feature lets users quickly switch between Xbox chat and in-game audio. The 5xb and 5Hv2 ship early next year, with prices to be set later.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm mouse
Medal of Honor 6Gv2 keyboard
Medal of Honor Shift keyboard
Medal of Honor Xai mouse
Medal of Honor mousepad