Author: Nik Parenti
Sometimes as consumers we see products that are just so out of the norm that we don’t know how to make heads or tails of them. These products give us one of two instantaneous reactions; either I you hate it or you love it. The first time I had a reaction like this was coming out of a local restaurant. At the time I was in the market for a new SUV and in the parking lot of this restaurant was one of the most unique vehicles I’ve ever seen, An ISUZU Vehicross. This thing looked like it was from the future and I immediately fell in love. The other two people I was with at the time had the exact opposite reaction but that didn’t stop me from googling it and eventually purchasing one a couple weeks later.
Tt eSPORTs (Thermaltake) collaborated with DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of BMW Group, to create one of these very products. The idea was to take the “standard” Gaming Mouse and put a twist on it like you’ve never seen before. Aesthetically and functionally unique I give the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse.
If you aren’t familiar with work done between Thermaltake and DesignworksUSA you should search the original Level 10 case. Most people are familiar with the Level 10 case that was reviewed here at ThinkComputers but let me tell you the inspiration for that case was quite unique, and so was the cost.
DesignworksUSA is a company that specializes in thinking outside of the car realm and applying its design application to products that you wouldn’t normally think of. Is the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse of those products that people will revere for more than just its design? Let’s take a look!
Bob took the liberty of doing an Un-boxing video for us so click below and get watching:
The Level 10 M comes packaged in your standard packaging. The front and back list all the marvels the Level 10 M supposedly holds in 15 different languages:
- 11 Programmable command keys, with 128kb on-board memory for 5 different gaming profiles
- Aluminum base for durability and heat-dissipate accelerator
- Lighting effects on 4 regions, with 7 color options to enhance gaming atmosphere
- Function-lock mechanism to prevent accident key command during the game
- Adjustable polling rate via graphical user interface
- Intelligent X/Y Axis to adjust the height and angle of the mouse
- Gold plated USB connector with rubber coated finish
Once out of the box you have a couple things in front of you. First, you have a CD that includes the software for the mouse. This is rather refreshing because we typically don’t see software packaged with peripherals anymore. Next is your standard warranty information and users guide. After that we have a small allenwrench tool that is used to make adjustments to the mouse. Following that, is a nice neoprene bag to store the mouse in when traveling back and forth to LAN’s. And lastly is the Level 10 M Gaming Mouse itself.