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MSI's Second Gaming Mouse Arrives: The DS100

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MSI's second-ever gaming mouse has arrived.

MSI recently announced its first gaming mouse, and now its second one has hit shelves: the Interceptor DS100. This mouse has an ambidextrous shape and is suitable for both claw and palm grips. The mouse weighs about 135 grams. Its red and black theme is meant to make the mouse match the MSI Gaming hardware.

MSI has fitted the mouse with seven programmable buttons, among which we find the standard left and right buttons, forwards and backwards on the left of the mouse, DPI switching buttons, and a clickable scroll wheel. They can be programmed into the accompanying software which also allows you to control the multi-color backlighting.

A 3500 DPI sensor controls tracking. The DPI setting can be tuned to your liking from as low as 10 DPI. The sensor will track at 6,600 FPS, and you can cover a maximum of 30 inches per second. The mouse is linked to your PC through a braided cable with a gold-plated USB connector.

The mouse is available immediately for a price of $30.

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    Urzu1000 , July 15, 2014 1:16 PM
    The mouse itself offers seemingly no original or unique features, but that price tag is cheap enough that I wouldn't hesitate to buy a few of these as Christmas or birthday presents for friends.
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    falchard , July 16, 2014 12:32 AM
    This is what MSI has been getting good at, refining the process of doing something with a cheap price tag. It may not look original or unique but take a good look at the mouse and see if you notice.
    There are not many gaps. Remember all your mice with sweet gunk inside those cracks. This mouse puts the connection seams on places you rarely touch.
    If you look at the side buttons and scroll wheel, they use texture to differentiate them and make them easier to scroll. The scroll wheel is also flat reducing future wear.
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    trog69 , July 16, 2014 2:40 AM
    Not one of my games enable me to use anything close to 3500dpi. I have a 5700dpi G-500, and I'm only switching from 2000dpi to @3000 for quick shots.