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(Exec Digital)   I know this sounds silly, but BMW just released the f'ing coolest gaming mouse you've ever seen   (execdigital.com) divider line 85
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2012-09-01 10:17:58 AM
What is that cord at the front for?
 
2012-09-01 10:18:04 AM
Being BMW, I bet the buttons don't come as standard.
 
2012-09-01 10:31:32 AM
Just one button, but it does everything

Rotate 10% for next function
 
2012-09-01 10:43:47 AM

way south: What is that cord at the front for?


It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.
 
2012-09-01 10:53:51 AM
Cool design...so how's the polling rate and dpi?
 
2012-09-01 11:00:30 AM
I prefer my RAT9.
 
2012-09-01 11:03:53 AM

thunderbird8804: Cool design...so how's the polling rate and dpi?


Nobody knows. I did find this press release though.

DesignworksUSA designs concept for a new series of innovative gaming peripherals for Thermaltake.

09.01.2012

Munich,9th of January 2012. The collaboration of BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA and Thermaltake has reached the next level. The design consultancy has developed a design concept for an innovative series of gaming accessories of which the first product,the Level 10 M Mouse,will be launched in spring 2012.

As a Think Tank of BMW Group the design consultancy DesignworksUSA works for many industries with only one aim: to transfer design know how between cultures, markets and industries in order to come up with the most innovative,forward thinking and consumer oriented design solutions. In 2009 Thermaltake,the leader and innovator of pro-gaming computer chassis,for the first time partnered with the wholly owned BMW Group subsidiary. The studio had been tasked with the design concept of the Level 10 high end gaming tower. The result was a chassis which triggered off a lot of praise from the IT and pro-gaming world and many awards for its sheer revolutionary approach to computer housing. Now the collaboration continues with the expansion of the Level 10 experience to a range of gaming peripherals for Thermaltake ´s e-sports division.

For the upcoming range of Level 10 accessory products DesignworksUSA challenged Thermaltake with most progressive design concepts. They aim at extending the Level 10 experience of the chassis to products that gamers directly interact with. The first product to be launched out of the new series of gaming peripherals is the Level 10 M Mouse. It will give testimony to the delicate thinking of the designers when applying the Level 10 design language to additional products. For the designers this task meant to extend the Level 10 gaming experience to all the gamers' senses. Facing the challenge of translating the design language of the expressive geometrical Level 10 chassis onto products which by nature require ergonomic design solutions the design team came up with an array of innovative solutions to provide pro-gamers with products that speak the Level 10 design language but still provide them with the most pleasant and comfortable equipment for heavy use.
 
2012-09-01 11:04:27 AM
Gamers, met the best gaming mouse ever...

The article seems to share BMW's careful attention to detail as well.
 
2012-09-01 11:13:31 AM
Just what gamers need, a mouse with more nooks and crannies than an English muffin for Cheetos dust to congregate in.
 
2012-09-01 11:19:57 AM

JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.


Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.
If you don't ignore the blinking red warning light on a normal mouse, you wouldn't have such problems.
 
2012-09-01 11:29:17 AM

way south: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.
If you don't ignore the blinking red warning light on a normal mouse, you wouldn't have such problems.


Having used both myself, I can say WTF are you talking about. are you swinging the mouse around your head like a WII controller? I have never had the Mouse get "caught" on something. If your going to poo poo a product, at least have a legitimate gripe.

/yes i did
 
2012-09-01 11:32:37 AM

way south: Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.


Then you need to tidy up your cables.
 
kab
2012-09-01 12:01:17 PM

way south: Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.
If you don't ignore the blinking red warning light on a normal mouse, you wouldn't have such problems.


Wireless mice suck for gaming, that's all there is to it.

Also, my Razer DeathAdder > this BMW mouse, because it's left-handed.

/can't wait till they produce the Naga in a lefty version.
 
2012-09-01 12:05:09 PM
Oh, good grief!
 
2012-09-01 12:20:33 PM
If you loved the Logitech MX518, you'll love the G400. Believe it or not, they actually improved on the MX518 a little bit.
 
2012-09-01 12:24:17 PM
My Logitech g9x is the best mouse I've ever owned.. These overly complicated mice are stupid..
 
2012-09-01 12:25:04 PM

JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.


This... Wireless mice suck.
 
2012-09-01 12:57:13 PM
Right handed only.

Worthless.
 
2012-09-01 01:02:28 PM
My mid-90s Trackman Marble+ is still going strong.

Thumb trackballs >>>>> puny mouses
 
2012-09-01 01:20:27 PM
I doesn't sound silly to me, but it sure does sound douchtastic.
 
2012-09-01 01:46:42 PM

liverpoolumd: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

This... Wireless mice suck.


So much THIS. I literally cannot count how many times I have been playing BF3 wile in a gunner position in a Cobra/Havoc and all of a sudden the pilot stops steering and we crash into a mountain or the ground. And irritatingly enough - it is all ways the GOOD pilots who have wireless mice. Get a good strafing run in and I'm thinking (6-7 kills) "This guy is awesome!" Then a few seconds afterwards - nose first into the ground.
 
2012-09-01 01:47:07 PM

JohnnyC: If you loved the Logitech MX518, you'll love the G400. Believe it or not, they actually improved on the MX518 a little bit.


G500 works for me.
 
2012-09-01 01:56:38 PM

MeinFurhrerICanStand: liverpoolumd: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

This... Wireless mice suck.

So much THIS. I literally cannot count how many times I have been playing BF3 wile in a gunner position in a Cobra/Havoc and all of a sudden the pilot stops steering and we crash into a mountain or the ground. And irritatingly enough - it is all ways the GOOD pilots who have wireless mice. Get a good strafing run in and I'm thinking (6-7 kills) "This guy is awesome!" Then a few seconds afterwards - nose first into the ground.


Yep.. I owned 1 wireless mouse and it was enough of a burden I never once thought about ever purchasing one again and threw it away. The battery life was great for about.... The length of the return policy of the store I bought it from.. Then it would discharge with the quickness. Then it got to the point where I couldn't just casually place it on the charger and had to balance it like I was playing farking Jenga just so the contact points would line up just right. Then I'd wake up the next morning and see it stopped charging for no farking reason in the middle of the night and I had a mouse with like 10% battery life left.
 
2012-09-01 02:19:05 PM
I'm sure it'll look good covered in orange cheetoh stains.
 
2012-09-01 02:25:43 PM
Wow, and it's not wireless. Go BMW. Depending on how expensive this is, I might buy it - if it's available where I live. I like collecting mice and keyboards.

I've never liked anything wireless. My Razer Naga can be used either way, and it's way less of a pain in the arse when in wired mode. Granted, I mostly use my trackball these days. It's so old that it's beige, and still uses a PS/2 connector. Trackballs are awesome. I was looking at an M570, but when I saw there wasn't a wired version, I said no thanks.
 
2012-09-01 02:28:38 PM
And then you get destroyed by a long-time gamer in his 30s using this:

img.photobucket.com

And it cost him $15.
 
2012-09-01 02:35:54 PM
Hopefully they build better mice than cars. My 2001 330ci, in 4 years that I've owned it has:

Had the engine replaced.(!)
Had the radiator replaced.
Had the fuel pump replaced.

Those were all separate events. Don't get me wrong, when it's running its a great car to drive, but the thing has been a damned money pit.
 
2012-09-01 02:37:31 PM

I Like Bread: And then you get destroyed by a long-time gamer in his 30s using this:

[img.photobucket.com image 300x300]

And it cost him $15.


I'm not sure how you would survive in certain gaming environments without a scroll wheel.
 
2012-09-01 02:45:56 PM
Is....is that a...ball? So, its a ball-mouse?! Wow.
 
2012-09-01 02:49:40 PM

way south: What is that cord at the front for?


To pull it out when you're done.

/Who lit the fuse on your mouse?
 
2012-09-01 03:03:53 PM

Thunderboy: I Like Bread: And then you get destroyed by a long-time gamer in his 30s using this:

[img.photobucket.com image 300x300]

And it cost him $15.

I'm not sure how you would survive in certain gaming environments without a scroll wheel.


Easy. While everyone else is busy scrolling around for a weapon, I kill them with my shotgun.
 
2012-09-01 03:15:04 PM
I love my naga.

I just wished a gamed more and it had a purpose again. It's a little sad being used just for internet browsing.

Ah well, surely I will have free time again one day.
 
2012-09-01 03:19:02 PM

QT_3.14159: I love my naga.

I just wished a gamed more and it had a purpose again. It's a little sad being used just for internet browsing.

Ah well, surely I will have free time again one day.


Play some TF2. F2P, quick to pick up and jump in.

...but I've been in hour long matches, so there's that.
 
2012-09-01 03:24:44 PM

MoronLessOff: QT_3.14159: I love my naga.

I just wished a gamed more and it had a purpose again. It's a little sad being used just for internet browsing.

Ah well, surely I will have free time again one day.

Play some TF2. F2P, quick to pick up and jump in.

...but I've been in hour long matches, so there's that.


Yeah but winning and losing doesn't mean anything in TF2. Not really anyway. Most of the stat tracking is all about personal achievements, and you don't need to stick around a whole match to get XP because there is no XP grind.
 
2012-09-01 03:29:22 PM
I have the SWTOR edition Naga. The game itself kinda sucked, but the mouse itself sure looks nice. The side buttons took some getting used to, but it's a pretty nice piece of equipment. Not awesome enough to replace my old trackball completely, but nice.
 
2012-09-01 03:30:38 PM
Eh, my 12 yr old has been bugging me to play TF2 for ages, but I'm not a FPS kinda gal. I bought the Naga when my hubby and I were trying to compete in WoW 2 man arenas and I needed faster access to more variety of spells as a healer.

Then I switched to SWTOR and loved it over there, too, but with a move and working more I've almost quit playing it even though I'm still paying for it.

It doesn't help that we moved to somewhere where internet is slower and if anyone else is on the network (family full of gamers) the speed gets depressingly slow.
 
2012-09-01 03:32:33 PM

Mattyb710: MoronLessOff: QT_3.14159: I love my naga.

I just wished a gamed more and it had a purpose again. It's a little sad being used just for internet browsing.

Ah well, surely I will have free time again one day.

Play some TF2. F2P, quick to pick up and jump in.

...but I've been in hour long matches, so there's that.

Yeah but winning and losing doesn't mean anything in TF2. Not really anyway. Most of the stat tracking is all about personal achievements, and you don't need to stick around a whole match to get XP because there is no XP grind.


Pshaw. XP, achievements...who cares. The game is all kinds of fun.
 
2012-09-01 03:34:02 PM

way south: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.
If you don't ignore the blinking red warning light on a normal mouse, you wouldn't have such problems.


Yeah, I've used my share of wireless mice in the years (two Logitech MX500 and a MX1000) and never once saw the LED warning me about the battery. This would be due to the fact that I have larger hands than a child and couldn't even see the LED while playing a game. I've since fallen in love with my G9 that I can balance to my own desire and don't have to worry about people in the game hearing "Oh why isn't my mouse workin-... DANG YOU BATTERIES!!!"
 
2012-09-01 03:44:31 PM

Iczer: way south: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.
If you don't ignore the blinking red warning light on a normal mouse, you wouldn't have such problems.

Yeah, I've used my share of wireless mice in the years (two Logitech MX500 and a MX1000) and never once saw the LED warning me about the battery. This would be due to the fact that I have larger hands than a child and couldn't even see the LED while playing a game. I've since fallen in love with my G9 that I can balance to my own desire and don't have to worry about people in the game hearing "Oh why isn't my mouse workin-... DANG YOU BATTERIES!!!"


Nice to see another G9 user... It's seriously a solid accurate mouse and the weight balancing was a nice touch.. I personally loved a heavy mouse so mine has all four 7g weights in it. I've had mine two years now and it's still going strong and cord still in great shape..
 
2012-09-01 04:10:49 PM

Thunderboy: I Like Bread: And then you get destroyed by a long-time gamer in his 30s using this:

[img.photobucket.com image 300x300]

And it cost him $15.

I'm not sure how you would survive in certain gaming environments without a scroll wheel.


If you see a guy at a lan party rocking a track ball. WATCH OUT. He is probably the best player in the room.

Trackballs have an incredible learning curve but once you've figured them out....
 
2012-09-01 04:14:28 PM

JohnnyC: If you loved the Logitech MX518, you'll love the G400. Believe it or not, they actually improved on the MX518 a little bit.


You can have my MX518 when you pry it from my cold, dead, Doritos-encrusted hand...
 
2012-09-01 04:18:25 PM
Why are auto companies making computer peripherals? Just last week I was trying to find a controller for my PC and I noticed this thing:

Ferrari Thrustmaster Limited Edition Controller

WTF?
 
2012-09-01 04:24:16 PM

Ed Finnerty: Why are auto companies making computer peripherals? Just last week I was trying to find a controller for my PC and I noticed this thing:

Ferrari Thrustmaster Limited Edition Controller

WTF?


Not only is it wireless it also requires AAA batteries.. The worst of both worlds..
 
2012-09-01 04:42:59 PM

styckx: Iczer: way south: JohnnyC: way south: What is that cord at the front for?

It stops you from being that jackhole that costs your team the game/match/raid because you farking batteries die in your mouse. Also, they work better that way.

Sure, when the cord itself doesn't snag on something.
If you don't ignore the blinking red warning light on a normal mouse, you wouldn't have such problems.

Yeah, I've used my share of wireless mice in the years (two Logitech MX500 and a MX1000) and never once saw the LED warning me about the battery. This would be due to the fact that I have larger hands than a child and couldn't even see the LED while playing a game. I've since fallen in love with my G9 that I can balance to my own desire and don't have to worry about people in the game hearing "Oh why isn't my mouse workin-... DANG YOU BATTERIES!!!"

Nice to see another G9 user... It's seriously a solid accurate mouse and the weight balancing was a nice touch.. I personally loved a heavy mouse so mine has all four 7g weights in it. I've had mine two years now and it's still going strong and cord still in great shape..


G9 user here as well. I liked it so much I bought a second one to use at work.

The BMW/Thermaltake mouse here looks interesting, but I don't typically rest my palm on my mouse - I hold it with the tips of my fingers - so sweaty hands aren't usually a problem. Guess we'll see once the tech specs and price come out.
 
2012-09-01 05:07:38 PM
The Razr DeathAdder has been the most comfortable mouse Ive ever used. I dont really play PC games beyond Portal and Civ IV but it fits perfectly in my hand for everyday tasks. I typically use the magic trackpad on my iMac because of all the gestures needed to have a decent workflow, but some things are just easier and more efficient to use a mouse for.

/bought it refurbished on Woot
//cost almost nothing
 
2012-09-01 05:49:48 PM
Been using one of these for a few years now.

cdn-web.steelseries.com

Miss WDS bought it for me a few years ago when I was playing more WoW. The quality of the mouse itself is shiat though. The finish is coming off of the top. The buttons aren't nearly as tight as they used to be either.

Gonna have to get a new mouse in the semi-near future.
 
2012-09-01 06:06:28 PM

Doctor Jan Itor: JohnnyC: If you loved the Logitech MX518, you'll love the G400. Believe it or not, they actually improved on the MX518 a little bit.

G500 works for me.


I have both and still prefer the M400.

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: You can have my MX518 when you pry it from my cold, dead, Doritos-encrusted hand...


I know what you mean and I was extremely sad when my MX518 gave up the ghost on me. I tried looking for a new MX518 and was dubious about the M400, but they really did manage to reproduce the MX518 in all it's glory and improve on it slightly.

One thing they didn't fix was the raised "logitech" logo that is on the "palm" of the mouse. I masked off the circular logo with masking tape and sanded and polished that logo away. Luckily the logo is some kind of metal and takes a sanding and polishing very well. That whole logo circle on mine is a shiny smooth metal plate now. :)
 
2012-09-01 06:20:06 PM
I have a black Microsoft mouse. It matches my laptop. I doubt anyone cares.
 
2012-09-01 06:20:26 PM
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2012-09-01 06:39:38 PM

Lsherm: [img820.imageshack.us image 620x439]


I saw that mouse in MicroCenter and said "That looks cheap as fark and will probably be broke in six months".. Then I looked at who makes it and said "Well, that explains it". Then I looked at the price tag and

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
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