MSI's Interceptor DS300 gaming mouse puts a dragon on your desk


— 10:42 AM on January 26, 2016

What distinguishes "gaming" peripherals from regular models? For MSI, it's a combination of higher-end hardware, customizability, and style. Its new Interceptor DS300 gaming mouse seeks to deliver on all three for demanding gamers.

For precision and reliability, the Interceptor DS300 includes a 8,200 DPI laser sensor and Omron gaming switches rated for over five million clicks. The braided cable is equipped with a gold-plated USB connector. To ensure comfortable and ergonomic use, at least for right-handed gamers, the Interceptor DS300 has a contoured, slip-resistant grip.

Users these days also expect customization options. This rodent weighs in at 150 grams, and its weight can be further adjusted with three 4.5-gram removable metal weights. It offers six programmable buttons, and DPI can be changed on the fly with a switch located behind the mouse wheel. Through MSI's configuration tool, users can set up profiles that adjust settings like DPI and polling rate on a per-application basis.

How about style? The backlight underneath MSI's familiar dragon logo can be adjusted to any of 16.8 million colors, and can either be set to "breathing" or "intensity" mode. Additionally, the DPI button can be set up as a switch that turns off the backlight for those times when the extra glow is undesirable.

MSI has not yet announced pricing and availability for the DS300, but more information is available on the product page.

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