SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of innovative professional gaming gear, today released a new feature named “Don’t believe the hype!”, offering gamers and enthusiasts an inside insight to the reasoning, design decisions and technologies behind the forthcoming SteelSeries Ikari gaming mice.
The feature explains why SteelSeries is entering the market for gaming mice and touches some of the marketing hype and misinformation that surrounds conventional “laser mice for gaming”. The feature also reveals details about the new technologies that will be featured in the SteelSeries Ikari mice, including the introduction of SteelSeries TrueMove, SteelSeries ExactSens and SteelSeries XY2.
Excerpts from the feature:
“When a company mentions DPI in the same sentence as precision, or anything else regarding better tracking, it is simply not accurate. First of all the term DPI (Dots Per Inch) has nothing to do with mice. It’s an expression from the printing world and shouldn’t even be used to describe mouse movement … The correct term for this is CPI (Counts Per Inch).”
“High CPI settings does NOT equal ultimate precision. High CPI settings will not make you a better gamer – as evidenced by the fact that most professional Counter-Strike gamers use 400 to 800 CPI in games. CPI settings only marks the highest on-screen speed you can achieve, not the highest precision you can achieve. If you are using software to alter your movements you will lose precision.”
“We make professional gaming gear or “sports equipment” for gamers to use another description. We don’t make toys. A large percentage of our customers are older than 15. Have you ever seen Tiger Woods with a golf club that glowed blue? Or Beckham with shoes that glowed green? No.”
Don’t believe the hype! is available on the SteelSeries development blog fragyou.net. It is a recommended read for anyone who is interested in mice or competitive gaming.
SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse and SteelSeries Ikari Optical Mouse will be available in November.
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, including headsets, keyboards, mice, software, and gaming surfaces. SteelSeries have been on the forefront of professional gaming gear since its inception in 2001, thanks to continued innovation and product development in cooperation with leading professional gamers. All SteelSeries products are developed in co-operation with professional gamers to ensure optimum performance and durability. SteelSeries supports the growth of competitive gaming and electronic sports through aggressive sponsoring of teams and support of communities, tournaments and LAN-events all over the world. For additional information, visit http://www.steelseries.com.