Thermaltake Shows Off Black Element Cyclone Edition Mouse With Bundled Fan

Subject: General Tech | August 1, 2012 - 12:57 AM |
Tagged: thermaltake, laser mouse, gaming mouse, fan mouse, black element cyclone edition

There has been quite a bit of mouse news this week. Jeremy posted some information on Corsair’s Vengeance mice, Microsoft announced new touch-sensitive mice, Razer launched its high-end Ouroboros gaming mouse, and now it is HSF and peripheral manufacturer Thermaltake’s turn. The company is launching a new Black Element Cyclone Edition under its eSports brand that should be available later this month.

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Packing a laser and a 6,200dpi sensor, the Thermaltake Black Element Cyclone Edition resembles most gaming mice, with LED lighting, dedicated DPI buttons, side buttons, scroll wheel (also LED-lit), and left and right mouse buttons. The LED lights can be changed between one of five colors, and up to five individual 4.5 gram weights can be added to the base to adjust the weight–and feel–of the mouse. It further has 128kb of onboard memory storage for up to 45 macro keys in 5 game profiles.

All standard stuff there, as far as gaming mice go.

Where the Thermaltake mouse stands out is a micro USB port on the front right side of the mouse and its accompanying peripheral. A small fan attachment plugs into the mouse to cool your hand during long gaming sessions. The 30mm (30x30x10mm) fan sports a claimed 2.7 CFM at 6,000 RPM. According to the specifications, it is not very loud at 21.7 dB. For those that get sweaty palms during long work hours or gaming sessions, this looks like an interesting design. The fan is removable as well, making it portable and the mouse is suitable for use without the fan.

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According to UK site Bit-Tech, the Thermaltake Cyclone Edition mouse will be available later this month for $80 in the US. Would you find the fan useful, or do you think it’s just a gimmick? You can find more photos and information on the mouse over at the Thermaltake 

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Source: TT eSports
August 1, 2012 | 01:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Meh, kinda a cool design. I don't know how useful the fan is... seems rather gimicky. I suppose as long as the mouse is ergonomic its probably still a little on the high side at $80. For that money I sort of expect to be in wireless mouse territory. Its not too far out of the park though.

August 1, 2012 | 01:50 AM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

What about one that'll wipe your forehead when you sweat from intense gaming sessions?

August 1, 2012 | 01:12 PM - Posted by timmyisme22

Seems like a useless waste of time. I usually need hand warming compared to hand cooling (if I need hand cooling, I wipe my hand and figure out why the hell my place is so damn hot and turn the AC on).

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