Will this mouse survive epic Diablo III sessions? SteelSeries says it will.
SteelSeries has announced a range of peripherals for Diablo III, including a mouse, headset and some unique mouse pad designs.
There will be two such pads (that we know of), which will be adorned with Diablo III-specific designs based on the barbarian and the witch-doctor - each one will cost $15 or €15.
Perhaps of more interest to veteran Diablo players is the imaginatively named SteelSeries Diablo III Mouse, which is said to have ‘7 ergonomically positioned buttons that can withstand relentless punishment with a guaranteed lifespan of 10 million clicks.
’ According to SteelSeries, that's more than three times the expected lifespan of an ordinary mouse.
The mouse is apparently ambidextrous, though, which in our experience has never been great for long-term comfort for either left handed or right handed gamers. Three areas of the mouse are also backlit in ‘demon red
’ (the scroll wheel, CPI indicator and the Diablo III logo). There are three levels of light pulsation available, and you get a double-braided cord too. Expect the mouse to cost $70 or €70.
Finally, the Diablo III Headset has a 'lightweight, over-the-head suspension design… with closed-type, leather earcups.
’ The headset has 50mm drivers and the same ‘demon red
' illumination and three levels of pulsation. Meanwhile, the SteelSeries uni-directional, retractable microphone enables you to scream curses at your foes. The headset is set to cost $120 or €120.
Here’s a trailer for Diablo III, just in case you’ve been waiting for so long that you’ve forgotten what it looks like or why you care. Let us know your thoughts about the new kit in the forums