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Thermaltake, BMW Designworks Make the Level 10 M Mouse

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BMW Designworks USA helps to make another cool-looking Thermaltake product.

When one mentions Level 10 and Thermaltake, the first thing that comes to mind is the uniquely designed Level 10 GT tower case.

Now for CES 2012, Thermaltake subdivision Tt eSports has exclusively shared with Tom's Hardware a new product designed in collaboration with BMW's Designworks USA: the Level 10 M mouse.

The immediate standout feature of the Level 10 M mouse is that it features a hollowed-out design that allows for height and angle adjustment of the mouse body. By turning a screw on the top side of the mouse, users can adjust the size and shape of the mouse, changing how it fits under the palm.

The Level 10 M mouse also features a perforated palm surface to help alleviate some of those sweaty gaming sessions with passive airflow.

Release date and price have yet to be revealed, but we will to find out more this week when we go hands-on. Stay tuned.

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    andywork78 , January 9, 2012 3:23 AM
    If $19.99 i will think about purchase one...
    If higher then that lol good looking but not this year~
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    livebriand , January 9, 2012 3:23 AM
    That thing looks a bit ugly. Besides, a $10 mouse will work just as well (as long as it's 1000dpi or so, 400dpi doesn't cut it when you turn the pointer speed up).
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    de5_Roy , January 9, 2012 3:26 AM
    that mouse will get dirty fast.
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    alidan , January 9, 2012 3:27 AM
    manu 11MY 3$ mouse is doing a fantastic job.


    i hat a 10$ one about a year ish ago, that i was using for over 3 years, it was the only mouse i liked after the intelli mouse 3 died... than i came across the razor naga, and got it for 50$ refurbished.

    the back button works like crap, you have to blow on it to make it work, but i don't use them at all (if it worked i might) but the 12 side buttons are so necessary for me that its not even funny.

    a cheap mouse is great, and expensive ones... at least with the naga, can be worth it too.
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    skaz , January 9, 2012 3:37 AM
    Hmmm. Interested to find out what sensor this is going to use.
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    Albyint , January 9, 2012 3:40 AM
    I used a logitech G9 and I paid a pretty high price for it back when it was released. Saying that I find that you can get a good mouse if you are willing to pay for it. After having the features such as weights and On the fly senesitivty, I wont go back to an el'cheapo because I must be spoilt.

    I will look into this mouse becuase it kinda looks like a star trek ship or something. Maybe its more comfortable that in looks.
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    joytech22 , January 9, 2012 4:21 AM
    Currently using an MX518 mouse, I wonder if this will be a good replacement..
    After all, the naming scheme would go with my Level 10 GT Snow Edition.
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    Travis Beane , January 9, 2012 4:28 AM
    I like the RAT line of mice. I have big hands, so an adjustable mouse would be nice. But I fear this will have the same dilemma as the Saitek RAT line; low durability, prone to breakage. For now, I'll stick to my Logitech G5. It seems they don't even sell the G5 anymore though, and I dislike the G500.
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    kcorp2003 , January 9, 2012 4:40 AM
    i never got sweaty palms in my gaming sessions. but this mouse! wow impressive design. similar to the cyborg mouses. 10 years ago, i wouldn't even dream seeing such a mouse. I remember when i retired my ball tracking mouse in 209 for G5. I think my next mouse might be this one.
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    pocketdrummer , January 9, 2012 4:50 AM
    If it can compete on a technical standpoint with other mouse titans (logitech, Razer, etc) and doesn't cost $150+ I may consider it. But, if they pull what they did last time and try to charge several hundred dollars more than it's worth, then I'll pass.
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    amuffin , January 9, 2012 4:53 AM
    Wait wait wait...its a transparent mouse!???
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    esrever , January 9, 2012 4:58 AM
    that looks freaky
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    alidan , January 9, 2012 5:04 AM
    can someone tell me what the point in expensive mice are?

    i mean i have a razor naga, and that has 12 buttons, but i just cant figure out why many other mice exist or cost more.

    i mean there is the shape, i can get people buying different mice for that
    extra features, like buttons on my naga, i can get why people buy that

    but this i see a potential of 2 buttons, possibly 3 (i dont consider left, right, middle, back, and forward buttons buttons that need to be mentioned, as i consider them standard.) witht he third being hard to press and thats it.

    and this needs a serious redesign. the exposed center needs to be covered, i don't know about any of you but i have split soda on my mice before, not one broke, but with the exposed crap, 1 drop will kill it.

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    frozenlead , January 9, 2012 5:06 AM
    I think at this point someone will have to pry my MX518 from my cold, dead hands.
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    darkrydr3 , January 9, 2012 5:38 AM
    Using a MX510. Tried the G5 and G500 and I even ditched those for the MX510.
    There's just something about an old mouse that you can't get rid of.
    8 Years strong now :) 

    L10 Mouse looks cool though.
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    nikorr , January 9, 2012 6:05 AM
    alidancan someone tell me what the point in expensive mice are? i mean i have a razor naga, and that has 12 buttons, but i just cant figure out why many other mice exist or cost more.i mean there is the shape, i can get people buying different mice for thatextra features, like buttons on my naga, i can get why people buy thatbut this i see a potential of 2 buttons, possibly 3 (i dont consider left, right, middle, back, and forward buttons buttons that need to be mentioned, as i consider them standard.) witht he third being hard to press and thats it. and this needs a serious redesign. the exposed center needs to be covered, i don't know about any of you but i have split soda on my mice before, not one broke, but with the exposed crap, 1 drop will kill it.

    Design is 1, but it depends how it feels in the hand. And features. Personally I need + click wheel + fast scroll wheel + the feel in my palm, that is paramount for me.

    I like only about 4 different mouse's out of the 30. I settled for Performance MX for perfect fit. I have large hands. MS makes also great mouse.
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    nikorr , January 9, 2012 6:06 AM
    Looks different, just like the case : ) Great, that is.
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    sosofm , January 9, 2012 6:12 AM
    "height and angle adjustment of the mouse body" theese are some nice features.
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    spookie , January 9, 2012 7:32 AM
    Slap a BMW badge on and you'll pay at least $100, doen't matter if it's crap haha but this does look good!
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