Swedish QPAD launch their first mouse for gaming - featuring an innovative shape and ground breaking technology

Stockholm, Sweden, September 16, 2009 for immediate release

QPAD®|5K™ features a powerful navigation engine, adapted for high performance laser navigation. It has been specifically designed for high-end professional gamers, and enables extremely high-speed motion detection and high resolution to provide precise tracking capabilities which are required for many of today's most popular gaming applications. QPAD®|5K™'s new laser sensor is ideal for gamers who require precise high-speed tracking on a variety of different surfaces.

"We have been planning to make a mouse for several years now. Until now the optical and laser technology hasn't lived up to QPAD standards. With this mouse we are setting a new standard for gaming mice. Just as with our QH-1339 headset and the QPAD HeatoN mouse pad this is a product which fits right into the premium segment of the market. I really enjoy gaming with the QPAD®|5K™, it works with extreme high speed movments that used to be a huge problem for laser mice. QPAD®|5K™ delivers a micro precision never seen before, and our 5 finger ergonomic shape is fantastic. The design of the mouse is shaped to fit a 5 finger grip and by doing this we make sure that you have as little friction as possible." - Says QPAD founder, Christer Körnbäck

QPAD®|5K™ Specifications:

Sensor:.................................Laser Gaming Grade

Resolution:............................90 - 5040 CPI (Counts per inch)

Max Acceleration: ..................30 G

Max Speed: ...........................150 inches per second | 3,8m/sec

Image processing:.................10.8 MPS (Mega Pixels per second)

USB polling rate:...................1000 HZ (reports per second)

USB Data path:.....................16 bits / axis

Buttons:................................7 (Programmable 5)

Sensing pixels: .....................30x30 pixels

Sampling rate: .......................12.000 FPS (Frames per second)

Cable: ...................................Braided cable 2 meter.

USB plug: ..............................Gold plated

USB Response time: ..............1ms

Warranty: .............................2 years

"We want our customers to trust in QPAD. Whenever there is a new QPAD product releasedyou will always be able to trust its damn good, like our mouse pads and headset. With this mouse we have been looking back at old favourites with redesigned cuts, details and finish, but thinking ahead with an innovative shape. The evolution of materials with new blends, surfaces and coatings are an important source of inspiration, as well as the ground breaking technology. The result is an inspiring mouse that really works great for fast movement gaming." -Says Johan Grape, Project leader.

Release and availability

QPAD®|5K™ will be available in shops on the 20th of October. The recommended price for the QPAD®|5K™ is 59.92 EURO + VAT, but already now you can pre-order from selected QPAD resellers for an attractive introduction price.

About QPAD:

QPAD built its success on a grassroots commitment to the gaming community.Like you, we thrive in the madness of competition and embrace the free spirit of gaming. Our sponsorship of the QTOUR, communities, cups, tournaments, teams and LAN parties reflects this commitment. The knowledge we’ve gained has fed into our development of high quality products that have a great performance and given many a winning edge. For more information on QPAD, visit the official website: www.qpad.se


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