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Hannover, Germany－March 7, 2012 – Thermaltake and BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA work together closely on the project Level 10 chassis since 2009. Level 10 chassis was considered an avant-garde of consumer product. Its angles, the trims, and the spacing of the overall view of the chassis were amazing and a modern technological revolution in terms of aesthetics and functionality. It was a representation of great team works between two industries, between two cultures, and shared the same uncompromised commitment to delivering the ultimate creation by human imagination.
Tt eSPORTS, the subdivision of Thermaltake Group, takes over the challenge and is ready to extend the concept of Level 10 to e-Sports gaming peripherals. Together with Thermaltake Group and its subdivision Tt eSPORTS, and Sonja Schiefer, Director Design at BMW Group DesignworksUSA, Munich studio joined the opening ceremony to present the first Level 10 peripheral product – the Level 10 M Mouse – and demonstrate its innovative Level 10 design language and e-Sports culture.
The Level 10 M Mouse – Features and Design Insights:
Aesthetics, Function & Materials
The Level 10 design concept is a philosophy in consumer electronics. Its design is a language that visualizes creativity and imagination. It´s about open structure, about executing the principle of fewest surface coverage and maximizing functional elements. For the Level 10 M Mouse the designers came up with an array of innovative solutions. Combined with Thermaltake’s expertise in cooling technology, the result is a product that speaks the Level 10 design language but still provides a comfortable equipment for heavy use.
3D Steering Axis Movement
The Mouse is divided into lower and top part which seems to float over the base. This part which is also the essential steering element of the mouse can be adjusted in regards to height and angle. The 3D dimensional character of the mouse provides for new and highly sufficient axis movements in various directions and makes the mouse fit as many gamers’ preferences as possible.
Solid Aluminum base
Commonly used in the aerospace industry and in architecture, this material is characterized by its high resistance to corrosion. It ensures that the Level 10 experience of the user is durable and resilient to mouse-gliding movement.
Air-Through Ventilation System:
Thermaltake’s ventilation solutions made possible the sandwich design of the top and lower part creating a hollow, open structure that lets the light, the air as well as the surrounding travel through the product almost creating the feeling of a 4th dimension. Additionally the Mouse is fitted with exquisite texture – a perforated surface which provides for a better air and temperature exchange as a means of passive ventilation, solving issues due to heavy use and direct touch of gaming equipment and the rise of temperatures of the hand.
Intelligent Software Application
For customizing Gaming and Creative needs. The Level 10 M Mouse has it all: Programmable Keys, DPI Adjustability, Function-Lock Mechanism and more. It´s a programmable gaming mouse capable of using the most comprehensive software application to customize settings based on user’s needs. The Mouse has two regular keys on top and five additional keys at the side. Each key is programmable by software application by a single press with the finger. The special “Z” key is designed for five different commands. There is a total of eleven programmable command keys on Level 10 M Mouse while the “Z” key offers another function: During the gaming mode this key can switch between up to five gaming profiles. In addition, the polling rate and the seven lighting-effect colors of the Mouse are also customizable. The Level 10 M Mouse is equipped with 8200 DPI, adjustable from 800, 1600, 3200 to 5000 (default setting), and customizable by software application up to 8200 DPI. With clear indication on top of the mouse, users can observe the current DPI status and make change whenever necessary. The Function-Lock Mechanism also serves to avoid accidental error command by locking side keys during gaming mode. The Level 10 M Mouse is a tool which was clearly designed for pro-gaming and creative needs.
The Color Scheme
The Level 10 M Mouse is available in three different colors: Diamond Black, Iron White, and Military Green. Each represents different characters and user’s unique personality, and each carries the gaming philosophy of Level 10.