ss small SteelSeries introduces Xai Laser Mouse, Kinzu Optical Mouse, and 9HD gaming surface

 

SteelSeries has just introduced the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse, SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse and the SteelSeries 9HD hard plastic surface.

The Xai offers programmable macro buttons, a 10.8 megapixel-per-second sensor, and a LCD menu system on the back of the mouse. Yes, you read that right. The Kinzu is ‘younger brother’, losing the LCD system and a wee bit smaller in size than the Xai, but still retains the latter’s shape.

SteelSeries has just introduced the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse, SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse and the SteelSeries 9HD hard plastic surface. The technology, shape, size, weight and feel of the SteelSeries Xai was designed with one purpose: to create an immediate advantage for gamers by enhancing a user’s performance during game play.

Research and development of the mouse was done in close cooperation with full-time professional gamers from the U.S., Europe and Asia to ensure that the SteelSeries Xai is a tool with a purpose – not just a gadget. The 10.8 megapixels/second sensor offers a huge improvement over the current generation of gaming mice by processing 12,000 frames/second at 5,001 CPI at movement speeds of 150 inches/second providing the user with High Definition tracking for unparalleled precision. Furthermore, the SteelSeries Xai offers unprecedented levels of personalization for the user with unique SteelSeries sensor innovations. SteelSeries Xai can be fully configured via a LCD menu system on the back of the mouse, where settings will be stored on the mouse thus eliminating the need for drivers and providing configuration capabilities on-the-go.

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Some of the features of the SteelSeries Xai include:

- Ambidextrous shape
- 7 Programmable macro buttons, 200 strokes per button
- Driverless plug-and-play, with 5 profiles
- Fully configurable via LCD menu system
- 100 – 5,001 counts/inch

 

In addition to the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse, SteelSeries is also introducing the SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse.

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Based on the same shape as the SteelSeries Xai, but 7% smaller in size, the SteelSeries Kinzu processes 9,375 frames/second at 3,200 CPI and is compact and lightweight.

 

The SteelSeries 9HD surface was designed to fully support the enhanced tracking capabilities of next-generation high definition gaming mice.

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The finely textured surface consists of tens-of-thousands of light reflecting microscopic points, enabling the user to perform exceptionally precise mouse operations, including minimal movements as well as high velocity “slingshots”.

 

The SteelSeries Xai, SteelSeries Kinzu and SteelSeries 9HD will be available in August 2009.