NZXT took the wraps off their Avatar S gaming mouse yesterday.  It probably isn’t the brawniest in its class, but seeing as it costs just $39.99 and achieves a sensitivity of 1600 dpi it ain’t a bad deal.  But that’s not all.  If need be it can be turned down to 800 and 400dpi, the 5 buttons are fully programmable, the LED lighting can be manipulated and the X-Y sensitivity can be adjusted.  All these features can be saved to 16kb of built-in storage to this ambidextrous mouse with Teflon feet.

Full PR after the ‘leap’

Precise and versatile mouse features optimal personalization, slim ambidextrous design, and onboard memory for saving customized settings for gaming on-the-go

El Monte, CA – May 24, 2011 – NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce Avatar S, the latest addition to their award-winning line of gaming mice. Avatar S empowers PC Gamers and enthusiasts with simple, precise gaming control, and an array of intuitive, innovative features. Similar to the original Avatar, Avatar S is sleek and stealthy in design boasting an ambidextrous, low profile, light form factor crafted with Teflon feet ideal for making quick powerful movements on any surface.

Avatar S enables complete personalization with a DPI switch that adjusts 1600/800/400DPI in-game without the hassle of downloading different drivers. Gamers can also custom configure in-game macros, 5 media keys, X-Y sensitivity, and LED lighting and then save the personalized settings onto the onboard 16Kb memory making it an ideal solution for on-the-go gaming.

“We designed Avatar S as an intuitive solution that gives gamers maximum personalization with minimum hassle” said Johnny Hou, Founder and Chief Designer at NZXT. “Your profile settings can be easily configured and then saved onto the onboard memory in case you game on multiple rigs. When gearing up at a LAN party, the last thing gamers should have to worry about is whether or not their mouse is configured correctly. Avatar S eliminates that headache.”

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."