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Thermaltake announces Black Element Cyclone Edition

Thermaltake announces Black Element Cyclone Edition

Thermaltake's Black Element Cyclone Edition builds on its predecessor with the inclusion of a hand-cooling external fan.

Peripherals specialist Thermaltake has confirmed plans to launch a Black Element Cyclone Edition gaming mouse under its TT eSports brand, with sweaty-palmed gamers firmly in its sights.

The Black Element Cyclone Edition is, in the surface, a fairly straightforward gaming mouse. Its traditional design is near-identical to the previous Black Element, including the use of a non-slip 'military-grade coating' - whatever that is - and a 6,500dpi Laser Sensor Engine driving the mouse itself.

Where it differs from its predecessor is in a small USB port on the top, next to the wired and braided USB cable itself. This port provides connectivity for a bundled 6,000rpm fan pointing directly at your sweaty mitt for a bit of light relief. To quote Thermaltake's official release: 'Simply Plug & Play the Fan Device to immediately enjoy the cooling effect on your hand.'

The Black Element Cyclone Edition is hardly the first gaming mouse to include technology designed to cool overheated users, but the removable nature of the fan may make it more popular than most - although we'd recommend not stretching your fingers out and poking the blades. Despite the fan's swift rotational speed, Thermaltake claims a whisper-quiet 21.7dB noise level and an impressive airflow of 2.6 cubic feet per minute.

As with the Black Element before, the Cyclone Edition also includes five 4.5g removable weights in the base, allowing gamers to customise the heft according to their individual preferences. The glowing parts - de rigueur for any gaming mouse - can also be customised for colour.

UK pricing for the Cyclone Edition has yet to be confirmed, but Thermaltake has stated it will be launching the device next month for around $80 in the US (approximately £51 excluding taxes.)

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SpAceman 31st July 2012, 12:06 Quote
For some reason when viewing this article the comment thread shows as http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=234557 instead of this thread.
Phalanx 31st July 2012, 12:09 Quote
Haha, oh God. Oh God someone help, I can't stop laughing.... Ahahahah.

*dies from lack of proper breathing*
Gareth Halfacree 31st July 2012, 12:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by SpAceman
For some reason when viewing this article the comment thread shows as http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=234557 instead of this thread.
Fixed - the forum link had a typo.
Spreadie 31st July 2012, 12:17 Quote
Brilliant! That has to be the best thing I've never wanted.

I sincerely hope a mate buys one, so I can rip the piss out of him on a daily basis.
The_Crapman 31st July 2012, 12:18 Quote
this is the most retarded add-on to a peripheral device i've ever seen.
MrJay 31st July 2012, 12:44 Quote
Id have had an internal fan, with lots of vents and holes (like an airhockey table).

But yeah that looks retarded.
[USRF]Obiwan 31st July 2012, 12:50 Quote
Is it april 1 already?
Griffter 31st July 2012, 13:18 Quote
what the hell is this hahaha? i always, when see'ing things like this, this when they had to pitch this to the big boss. how do u pitch a mouse with a mini fan attached to it and sell him on it? i prefer to buy sonic wave rider for kinect... ok no, i still wont get that piece of crap
paisa666 31st July 2012, 14:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by longweight
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/006/482/template.jpg

Who gets sweaty hands?!

Palmar hyperhidrosis, and its more common than you think.
John_T 31st July 2012, 15:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by MrJay
Id have had an internal fan, with lots of vents and holes (like an airhockey table).

That was exactly what I was thinking! :)

To have air coming up from inside the mouse onto the palm would be brilliant. This, however, is just absurd.

Hyperhidrosis of the hands usually affects the palms, I've never known or heard of anyone with sweaty knuckles. All this would do is ensure that not only do you still have sweaty hands, but that you also have cold fingers and knuckles to go with it.

Oh, and look like an idiot too...
The_Crapman 31st July 2012, 15:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by paisa666
Palmar hyperhidrosis, and its more common than you think.
but it blows air on the back of your hand. to blow air on your palm you would have to lift your hand up from the mouse therefore stop using it. at this point your better off just using a towel
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n109/PRTRINI01/Funny%20Myspace%20Pics/Towelie.gif
Spreadie 31st July 2012, 15:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Crapman
but it blows air on the back of your hand. to blow air on your palm you would have to lift your hand up from the mouse therefore stop using it. at this point your better off just using a towel
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n109/PRTRINI01/Funny%20Myspace%20Pics/Towelie.gif

...or any conveniently placed tissues... :)
Guinevere 31st July 2012, 16:00 Quote
Oh come on... we know it's not for sweaty palms. It's for helping those with weak forearms. With this fan on full speed it'll be much easier to move your mouse away from you.

They got their inspiration from this:

http://waterbugairboats.com/images/177.JPG
bowman 31st July 2012, 16:26 Quote
Thermaltake has never made a good product.

This cements that impression.
ssj12 31st July 2012, 16:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowman
Thermaltake has never made a good product.

This cements that impression.

the have one of the best cpu coolers on the market...
digitaldunc 31st July 2012, 18:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Guinevere
Oh come on... we know it's not for sweaty palms. It's for helping those with weak forearms. With this fan on full speed it'll be much easier to move your mouse away from you.

Indeed, is it self propelled?

I wonder what they were snorting the day this was given the rubber stamp?
Fujukami 31st July 2012, 18:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by bowman
Thermaltake has never made a good product.

This cements that impression.

I have a Thermaltake Theron, and its actually very good.
.//TuNdRa 31st July 2012, 18:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowman
Thermaltake has never made a good Peripheral.

This cements that impression.

Fix'd.

Things like the Thermaltake Frio are some of the best heatsinks on the market. This, this is just failure.
The_Crapman 31st July 2012, 22:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fujukami
I have a Thermaltake Theron, and its actually very good.
thermaltake make these!!!???
http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2006/celebdatabase/charlizetheron/charlize_theron1_300_400.jpg
Alekoy 1st August 2012, 00:43 Quote
it is 1 of AUGUST, not 1 of APRIL today!!!
Check the fricking calendar! :P
Necrow 1st August 2012, 11:00 Quote
Maybe this is for people that play games in their underwear

(i.e they don't have pants on to wipe their sweaty hand on each time they get a short break lol )
Spreadie 1st August 2012, 11:08 Quote
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Oh, I do hope so!

My palms have gone all sweaty now, if only someone would make a mouse that could combat that...
Mrmelon98 1st August 2012, 17:12 Quote
Gets old mouse

Sticks a fan on it

"we got a brand new mouse comin' out soon!"

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