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SteelSeries unveils R.U.S.E. mouse, mat

SteelSeries unveils R.U.S.E. mouse, mat

The SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse R.U.S.E. Edition brings some pretty impressive specs to your RTS gaming.

Peripherals expert SteelSeries has announced its latest mouse and surface combo, themed to fit in with the up-coming R.U.S.E. RTS from Ubisoft.

The two products - one a high-end mousepad and the other a laser-driving gaming mouse - are themed to fit in with the World War II-era setting of the game, but the technology is pretty up to date.

The mouse - the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse R.U.S.E. Edition, to give it its rightful moniker - is a pretty powerful peripheral, featuring a sensor capable of of processing 10.8 megapixels per second - that's 12,000 frames per second at 5,001 counts per inch - and tracking movement speeds of up to 150 inches per second - or, to put it another way, a whopping eight and a half miles per hour.

The bundled software, which allows the user to assign macros to the seven dedicated buttons - in addition to the two main buttons and the scroll-wheel, which are also software-adjustable - will come with a dedicated profile for R.U.S.E. designed to make it as easy as possible to get the most out of the game.

The SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition (R.U.S.E.) mousepad, on the other hand, might not be programmable or able to track 150 inches per second of movement, but it's certainly pretty - and the company claims that its cloth covering is carefully designed to provide an optimised textured surface that guarantees a smooth ride for the Xai Laser Mouse. A non-slip rubber base provides a bit of weight while ensuring that it doesn't go slip-sliding around as you're commanding your troops.

Both the mouse and the pad will go on sale on the 14th of May, for £69.99 and £12.99 respectively, through the company's website and selected third-party retailers such as Amazon.

Could the R.U.S.E. branded series be the peripherals you've been searching for, or is there some critical function that SteelSeries has missed with its latest creations? Share your thoughts over in the forums.


SteelSeries unveils R.U.S.E. mouse, mat

SteelSeries unveils R.U.S.E. mouse, mat

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do_it_anyway 16th April 2010, 13:07 Quote
People must be buying these things, otherwise the manufacturers wouldn't bother.
To those people I say...Why? Just why?
kempez 16th April 2010, 13:24 Quote
SteelSeries are missing the fact that I don't want to pay £70 for a mouse ;)
Denis_iii 16th April 2010, 13:28 Quote
because its a kewl looking white mouse and nicely graphiced good quality mouse pad frm sound of things
i'd def not get it just because of the RUSE logo but looks a possible upgrade to my M$ Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
13eightyfour 16th April 2010, 13:42 Quote
doesnt look like anything special imo, theres great gaming mice that cost a lot less. I played the beta and found the game quite tedious tbh.
GravitySmacked 16th April 2010, 14:40 Quote
Looks ok but I would musch prefer a mouse and matt without branding.
rickysio 16th April 2010, 15:12 Quote
How does it look WW2 - ish?

It looks more like circa 20XX where white is the new black.
wuyanxu 16th April 2010, 15:38 Quote
what happens when you get bored of RUSE?
SchizoFrog 16th April 2010, 16:44 Quote
It's a shame they partnered up with UbiSoft... Not the most PC Gamer friendly company.
Showerhead 16th April 2010, 18:10 Quote
Would consider it if it wasn't cobered in R.U.S.E. branding why do companies assuming covering it with game branding would make me more likely to buy it? The opposite is true. Oh and if it was cheaper as well.
Methias 17th April 2010, 09:58 Quote
Just be happy that you don't have to have a permanent internet connection to use the mouse.
_Metal_Guitar_ 17th April 2010, 10:45 Quote
Looks like quite a nice mouse apart from the huge RUSE logo. The only game branding that works is WOW because people play it all their lives. This game won't see that kind of lifespan.
rickysio 19th April 2010, 16:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Showerhead
Would consider it if it wasn't cobered in R.U.S.E. branding why do companies assuming covering it with game branding would make me more likely to buy it? The opposite is true. Oh and if it was cheaper as well.

Because there are people known as fanboys, and these things buy anything labelled with the branding.
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