ThermalTake “Cyclone Edition” Mouse Cools Your Hand While You Game
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 rodent.
But ThermalTake has apparently decided that all of this just wasn't enough, and so they have put out the Black 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.
UPDATE: The Black Element Cyclone Edition is now available here on Amazon and at other retailers.