ThermalTake, a company known for
computer cooling products, has been enjoying some success with what
it calls the Black
Element, a mouse catered specifically for gamers. Offering a
laser sensor capable of up to 6500 DPI, removable weights, onboard
memory for customized macros, extra keys, and five switchable LED
colours among others, the Black Element is quite a feature-packed
But ThermalTake has apparently decided
that all of this just wasn't enough, and so they have put out the
Element Cyclone Edition, a re-release of the same mouse with a
unique new feature – a tiny, clip-on fan intended to cool off your
undoubtedly sweaty hand while in the midst of an intense deathmatch.
The fan may be only a 30mm model, but
it spins at an impressive 6000RPM and apparently works pretty well,
if we can trust ThermalTake's marketing. The only downside to this
is, perhaps, the inevitable extra noise – the fan is rated to
produce 21.7dbs, but tiny fans tend to make an awful lot of tonal
(read: high-pitched) noise rather than a less-intrusive woosh of air.
While not gaming, though, owners of this mouse can simply remove the
fan entirely. How handy.
While ThermalTake has not put out a
pricetag for its Black Element Cyclone Edition yet, I doubt it will
be much more expensive than the vanilla model, which goes for around
$65 online. (Via Gigazine)
UPDATE: The Black Element Cyclone Edition is now available here on Amazon and at other retailers.