and BMW Designworks made the Level 10 mouse a work of art. Looks aside, the aluminum base is very strong, even with the floating design, and the feel of the mouse is incredible. The overall design might cause problems for some people, but for others the mouse will be perfect. I personally find the design and comfort of the mouse suits me perfectly. That's just one aspect of it though.
The sensor is highly accurate, and very configurable. Able to go from a low setting of 800DPI all the way up to 8200DPI allows it to be configured for every possible need; I found that around 4000DPI is the sweet spot for me. The cooling features of the Level 10 mouse seem to help a little, but just how much is hard to say. It would be nice to have a tiny fan under the cooling holes instead of the eSports Dragon logo.
In my opinion, there are two downsides to the Level 10 mouse. The first, is purely subjective as others might not encounter this. When gaming, sometimes I need to reposition the mouse, in order to do this, I grab the sides of the mouse to pick it up and move it. Too often when I did this, I would hit the side buttons, changing the DPI setting or the profile, which could cause issues when playing games. Learning to grab the mouse further up the sides eased this, however I still tend to grab it in the middle, pressing the buttons. The second downside is that there is no gauge that allows you to know exactly where the 3D axis is set. Granted most will set it to their preference and leave it. Both of these are very minor and shouldn't take away from such a great mouse.
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the Thermaltake Level 10 mouse currently sells for $99.99 (US) with free shipping, which is about what you should expect to pay at other popular online retailers. This is a high price for a mouse, with a basic one coming in under $10, and plenty of other gaming mice available for well less than $100. However, for the quality, design, novelty, and advanced features the price might not seem that high to some. If you want a basic mouse, this isn't the one for you. If you want a mouse that looks great, has customization features, macros, and will last for years, this is a great unit to check out.
The Thermaltake Level 10 mouse receives the Bigbruin.com "Highly Recommended" award for the many customization features. In addition, it receives the "Gaming Approved" award for its gaming features such as macros, highly adjustable DPI, and on the fly profile changes.
» Many configuration settings
» On the fly DPI changes
» Easily switch between 5 customizable profiles
» Looks and feels great
» No gauge to monitor 3D axis setting
» Lifting mouse by sides can press buttons or change DPI/profile settings
» No weight system
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