MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, Logitech's Daedalus gaming mouse takes flight and Turtle Beach's upcoming mousepad gives it something to land on
Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Gaming Mouse
Named after the Greek mythological craftsman who fathered Icarus and created working wax wings, Logitech's new Daedalus mouse is designed to keep up with rapid movements from gamers.
The peripheral is built around what Logitech claims to be its best-ever optical sensor, the PMW3366. Coupled with the firm's Delta Zero technology, the sensor is optimised to boost accurate tracking and minimise mouse acceleration, even at high speeds.
Responsiveness is improved further by the elimination of smoothing and filtering, regardless of which DPI (dots per inch) setting the user has selected. There are five DPI settings, from 200 to 12,000 DPI, which can be changed on the fly.
Users can tune the sensor to their preference to match an accompanying mouse surface, adjusting factors such as LED intensity. Outside, the mouse features programmable RGB lighting, which can display up to 16.8 million colours. Various patterns, including ‘breathing' illumination, can be enabled.
On top, the Daedalus' left and right mouse click buttons are backed by a metal spring tensioning system to keep the components aligned, as well as to reduce pre-travel and backlash. The buttons have been tested for a durability of up to 20 million clicks – roughly equal to 10 hours of daily use, every day for two years.
Six additional programmable buttons are included, which can be set up to operate as one-button triggers for in-game settings that normally require digging through menus. Three custom profiles can be saved.
Release Date: Out Now
Distributor: Logitech UK
Contact: 01753 870 900
Turtle Beach Traction Textured Control Surface Mousepad
Designed to give players the best control possible when gaming with a high-end mouse, Turtle Beach's Traction mousepad is constructed from a textured weave surface.
On the bottom of the pad lies a 100 per cent natural rubber anti-slip base, which should ensure the mat remains fixed in place during heavy use.
The Traction is available in four differently-sized SKUs – Medium (270x220mm), Large (350x250mm), Extra Large (450x350mm) and Wide (900x300mm) – meaning there are options to suit a variety of playing spaces.
The four sides are additionally created with anti-fraying stitched edges to increase durability and extend lifespan.
The Wide version of the pad (pictured) lives up to its name, providing an area big enough to fit a mouse, keyboard and gaming keypad all at once.
RRP: 8.99 (Medium), 11.99 (Large), 16.99 (Extra Large), 29.99 (Wide)
Release Date: April 30th
Contact: 01279 822 822