Today at the Games Convention in Leipzig Microsoft Hardware has debuted the revival of its SideWinder line with the first gaming mouse built from the ground up.
Clearly ambitious about this capable new offering, Microsoft state that it will "transcend the mouse category to become a customisable gaming system".
The Microsoft SideWinder Mouse has been created to meet gamer's individual needs, providing custom tuning tools and a design for ultimate handling.
This top-of-the-line gaming machine boasts some never-before-seen features including an LED display - a world first.
Features include one-touch access to Windows Vista Games Explorer, a Quick Turn performance-enhancing macro that lets users check their perimeter from wherever they are in-game and a cable anchor that doubles as an accessories storage box.
Similar to the recently launched Logitech G9, the SideWinder Mouse lets gamers create an individual gaming system with tuning options that allow them to personalise their SideWinder Mouse, including an adjustable weight tray, changeable mice feet with three materials for glide preference, DPI control and new software features.
The SideWinder Mouse also lets gamers record their own macros by tying a sequence of actions into one press of a button. The features in this new mouse mean that gamers can transform their mouse into nearly 5000 different mice from a single system.
The Microsoft SideWinder Mouse will be available in October 2007 for an estimated retail price of $79.95 in the States, UK pricing TBC.
For tons more info about the device, and all its special features, follow the link to the Microsoft site below.