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SteelSeries and Major League Gaming Introduce the Sensei MLG Edition Gaming Mouse

SteelSeries, the leading manufacturer of premium-quality peripherals, and partner Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest competitive video game league, today introduced the SteelSeries Sensei MLG Edition Gaming Mouse. As the official, licensed mouse for Major League Gaming, the SteelSeries Sensei MLG Edition brings competitive players the best-in-class hardware as well as a color design and surface that was chosen in cooperation with the MLG community - based on interviewing visitors at the MLG Winter Championship in Columbus. Key features include a 32-bit ARM processor that allows for advanced SteelSeries ExactTech calculations to be done directly on the mouse, easy driverless setup at tournament computers via an on mouse LCD display and menu, and the newest, premium-quality sensor, which increases the CPI to 8,200 and 16,400 DCPI. Attendees at the MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA, June 8-10 will be the first to get an advanced look and can pre-order the sophisticated mouse which will be available beginning this August for $99.99 / €99.99 MSRP.

Holey Optochip First to Transfer One Trillion Bits per Second Using Light

IBM scientists today will report on a prototype optical chipset, dubbed “Holey Optochip”, that is the first parallel optical transceiver to transfer one trillion bits – one terabit – of information per second, the equivalent of downloading 500 high definition movies. The report will be presented at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference taking place in Los Angeles.

With the ability to move information at blazing speeds – eight times faster than parallel optical components available today – the breakthrough could transform how data is accessed, shared and used for a new era of communications, computing and entertainment. The raw speed of one transceiver is equivalent to the bandwidth consumed by 100,000 users at today’s typical 10 Mb/s high-speed internet access. Or, it would take just around an hour to transfer the entire U.S. Library of Congress web archive through the transceiver.

Elecom "Baby Beans" Notebook Wireless Mice World's Smallest

Awww, just awww. Look at these colorful kidney-bean shaped wireless mice from Elecom. They're sure to go well with equally colorful netbooks such as Aspire One from Acer. The M-BM1DL "Baby Beans" from Elecom measure just 35.5 x 54.0 x 23.0 mm (WxDxH), weighing 20 g, but that doesn't stop them from packing 1,200 DPI laser sensors. Guinness Records certified these as the smallest mice. The USB micro-receiver, which operates in the 2.4 GHz radio band can be slotted into the mouse for carrying it around. The mouse packs a tiny rechargeable battery, that can be charged using a bundled cable. Pricing and availability info is awaited.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Sharkoon Teases with DarkGlider Gaming Mouse

Sharkoon released the first picture of its upcoming high-end gaming mouse, named DarkGlider. The teaser pic reveals the mouse to be right-hand oriented, and using a laser-based tracking mechanism. The top-left corner of the mouse, next to the left-click button, reveals a small LCD display with a readout "6000", possibly indicating its resolution to be 6,000 dpi. Apart from its three main buttons, the mouse has a 2-axis scroll-wheel, sensitivity adjustments, macro selection, and two side buttons. Sharkoon will announce the DarkGlider at this year's CeBIT event, in March.

Sanwa Supply Starts Marketing Scene Fit Laser Mice

Japanese computer peripherals company Sanwa Supply started marketing the Scene Fit (MA-LSSF) Laser mice. These corded USB mice feature an ambidextrous design, measure 52 x 93 x 34 mm (WxDxH), weighing 72 g. These take advantage of laser sensor for more precise tracking, although the resolution isn't mentioned. The mice are available in four color options, MA-LSSFBK (piano-black), MA-LSSFGM (gunmetal), MA-LSSFS (silver), MA-LSSFW (white). The Scene Fit mouse is priced at 2,835 JPY (US $36).

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Cool Electronics, Greatly Improved Thermal Management Thanks To New Form Of Graphene

A new form of graphene created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin could prevent laptops and other electronics from overheating, ultimately, overcoming one of the largest hurdles to building smaller and more powerful electronic devices.

The research team, which includes colleagues at The University of Texas at Dallas, the University of California-Riverside and Xiamen University in China, published its findings online today in the Advance Online Publication of Nature Materials. The study will also appear in the print journal of Nature Materials.

HP Rolls Out the X4000 and X5000 Wireless Laser Mice

webOS-shedding PC company HP has now expanded its peripheral offer through the release of two new wireless mice, the X4000 and X5000. Both models measure 4.21" (L) x 2.64" (W) x 1.52" (H) and feature an ambidextrous design, a 1600 dpi laser sensor, 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, an operating range of up to 30 feet, and a micro receiver which can connect up to five devices (to save precious USB ports).

The X4000 has a battery life of up to 30 months and a 'regular' scroll wheel, while the X5000 comes with a touch scroll and lasts up to 24 months on a pair of AA batteries. The X4000 sells for $29.99 whereas the X5000 is available for $39.99.
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