Over in Leipzig, Germany this past week at the Games Convention, Microsoft upped the ante on the whole gaming mouse dealio with the release of their new SideWinder Gaming Line. Everyone remembered the old Sidewinder series and how quickly those peripherals disappeared into the sunset. Hopefully this one doesn’t bite the big one because it actually looks half decent, or some would describe it as a rejected Transformer:
The Microsoft® SideWinder Mouse was created to meets gamers’ individual needs, providing custom tuning tools and a design for ultimate handling. The first mouse to wear the coveted SideWinder name, this top-of-the-line gaming machine sets itself apart from the competition with never-before-seen features that gamers want, uncovered during worldwide research. Features include one-touch access to Windows Vista® Games Explorer, Quick Turn — a performance-enhancing macro that lets users check their perimeter from wherever they are in-game — the first-ever LCD on a gaming mouse, and a cable anchor that doubles as an accessories storage box.
The Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming mouse in all its glory can be yours this October 2007 for a mere $99.95 CDN, which means it will probably be in the neighbourhood of $69.95 US, or something like that. For more information on this one, check it out over at Microsoft.