First unveiled at the beginning of 2012, the rather unique looking Level 10 Mouse developed in conjunction by Thermaltake and BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA is now finally hitting store shelves.
The Level 10 M mouse features a hollowed-out body that immediately makes it stand out from the current crop of gaming mice. You can adjust its height and angle by turning a screw on the top side of the mouse, changing how the Level 10 M fits under the palm of your hand, while an array of hexagonal cutouts on its surface facilitates better airflow for those sweaty gaming sessions and adds some extra flair to its design.
Besides the regular left and right mouse click buttons and the scroll wheel on top, there are five additional keys to the sides (A, B, C, D, and Z). Each of them is programmable via the included software and four side keys can perform a secondary function when holding down the Z key -- for a total of 11 programmable commands.
During gaming mode this Z key can switch between up to five different profiles, stored in the included 128KB of on board memory, and there’s also a function lock mechanism to prevent accidental key presses. The default DPI settings are setting to 800, 1600, 3200 and 5000 DPI, but the mouse can go all the way up to 8200 DPI. In addition, the Level 10 M can be configured with a choice of seven different lighting-effect colors.
According to a BMW Group press release, the mouse has been available both online and at brick-and-mortar stores in the US, Europe, and Asia since August 27th for a recommended price of "around 99 US Dollar." It hasn't shown up on Amazon or Newegg just yet, but we can probably expect that to change soon.