German manufacturer Roccat has an extensive lineup of mice, but it doesn't think its arsenal is complete just yet. Today, the company announced the Kiro -- a modular "superdextrous" gaming mouse.
Now, superdextrous isn't really a thing. It's just a word that Roccat has made up to describe an ambidextrous mouse that can be turned into a non-ambidextrous mouse.
The Kiro features a very simple design, with the standard left and right click buttons over Omron switches, a 2D Titan scroll-wheel, a full-cover soft-touch design, and back and forth buttons on each side of the mouse.
That's where the customizability comes in. The mouse comes with four side parts (two for each side), each of which has a symmetric counterpart for the other side. The one is a sidepiece that comes with the forward and back browser buttons, while the other is blank. With these, you can choose to have the forward/back buttons on each side, one of the two sides only, or not at all.
At the heart of the mouse, users will find a 2000 DPI Pro-Optic R2 sensor, with which we have only one issue: The mouse comes with a DPI-doubler. This allows the mouse to simulate having a 4000 DPI sensor, but that will go at the cost of tracking accuracy.
Finally, Roccat topped the Kiro off with RGB lighting, and all of the hardware is addressed through a Turbo Core V2 ARM chip. Pricing will sit at $49.99, with availability slated for November 27.
Update, 12/03/2015, 1:15pm PT: The mouse only ended up hitting shelves today, as opposed to this time last week, but Roccat did drop the MSRP down to $39.99. Nice!
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Roccat doesn't have official linux support but there is an active unofficial open source linux driver that Roccat supports by giving the developer behind the project free pre-release hardware that he reverse engineers.