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Black Element Cyclone mouse cools your hand with an attachable fan


July 11, 2012

The Black Element Cyclone mouse is the first gaming mouse to feature a detachable fan that...

The Black Element Cyclone mouse is the first gaming mouse to feature a detachable fan that cools the user's hand to keep it from sweating

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Staying cool under pressure is important for professional gamers, and Thermaltake seems to be taking that notion literally with the latest accessory from its Tt eSPORTS line. The new BLACK Element Cyclone gaming mouse is not only designed for high performance, but also features a detachable fan that cools the user's hand to keep it from sweating.

This isn't the first fan-cooled gaming mouse ever, but it is the only one with an external fan. The small 1.2-inch (30 mm) fan simply attaches at the front to blow air over your fingers and can be removed when not in use. The fan runs at up to 6,000 RPM, but only generates noise at an almost-silent 21.7 dB.

While a cool hand might well give gamers an edge over the competition, that's not the only enhancements the BLACK Element Cyclone mouse provides. Aside from an ergonomic design and easy-grip rubber coating, several weights can be fitted or removed from the bottom to suit a player's comfort level. Users can also get precise performance with the 6500 DPI laser sensor and nine customizable macro keys. A button on the bottom also cycles between five glowing colors that light up on the sides and through the Tt eSPORTS' dragon logo.

Thermaltake has yet to announce a release date or price for the BLACK Element Cyclone gaming mouse, but further details can be found on the company's website.

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I like a good mouse as much as the next guy, but an external fan?

I can imagine a room full of gaming gear geeks designing this in a redbull induced frenzy of caffeine induced inspiration...but if it makes it into production someone needs to be fired.

John Hemingway Parkes
11th July, 2012 @ 05:20 am PDT

If he had put the fan inside, blowing through permeable mouse buttons i would have thought great. With the fan outside? Hmmm.....

As ridiculous as this appears, it does set our minds thinking about other possibilities...

Nantha Kumar Nithiahnanthan
12th July, 2012 @ 06:18 am PDT

Other possibilities? How about a razor mouse that's also an electric shaver?

Gregg Eshelman
13th July, 2012 @ 01:48 am PDT
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