BMW Thermaltake Gaming Mouse Now a Reality

Back in January, Thermaltake teased us all with images from its latest gaming mouse concept, the Level 10 M Mouse. Just in time for CES 2012, the concept was created in collaboration with BMW's DesignworksUSA team, toting features such as a height and angle adjustable body as well as perforated palm surface to alleviate sweaty hands.

Now, the device has finally made its way over to reality with a launch price of approximately $99. According to the release by BMW, the device has been made available to online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores in the US, Europe and Asia since August 27, 2012. In addition to the previously teased features, the Level 10 M features five programmable buttons and a "Z-key" for on-the-fly gaming profile swapping.

The unit is equipped with a defaulted 5,000 DPI sensor but is capable of reaching up to 8,200 DPI with some tweaking. While the first photo seems to be the official press photo from BMW, Thermaltake's photos reveal a slightly differing design with a number of color options. Would you purchase the Level 10 M? Let us know why or why not in the comments below!

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  • zybch
    And I always though the apple 'puck' mouse looked ugly...
  • killabanks
    this is a beast an expensive one though
  • ehanger
    g9x is still better
  • sacre
    ehangerg9x is still betterThat is a matter of opinion
  • sacre
    ehangerg9x is still better
    Matter of opinion.
  • deicided
    Looks about as ugly and uncomfortable as the RAT
  • wolley74
    that mouse in olive drab + C70 in olive drab with -fixed it- orange lights, mod some smaller speakers into ammo crates, Filco Camo keyboard, i could see it working really, really well
  • boiler1990
    deicidedLooks about as ugly and uncomfortable as the RATJust curious, have you actually used a RAT (5 or 7, not the 3)? You can adjust nearly every aspect of the mouse to fit your hand, and it is widely regarded by reviewers and users as the most comfortable gaming mouse because of those adjustments.
  • tanjo
    I'd rather not have any hole marks on my palm/fingers. I don't get the open view innards though... looks like dust collector to me... I think RAT is still better though.
  • thrakazog
    I would consider the one in the first picture. It looks to be about the size and shape of my logitech G9x, which is my favorite mouse atm.

    If it ends up like the elongated ones in the second picture, than most likely not. Not only do I find longer mice of that shape uncomfortable, but I also can't help but notice design changes that make it look much less "stylish" and different from other mice in the market.

    This is most likely to save tons of money on production costs, while the price will reflect the build and quality of the mouse in the first they can line their pockets, of course.

    This is just my opinion though. If they release the mouse in the first picture, I'll be happy I was wrong. But I imagine they will call it a "prototype" design, that couldn't be made and sold at the pricepoint they wanted to hit ( meaning one that gives them huge profit, not one that saves us money in any way )