To immediately dub a new, unreleased product as the “world’s most advance” is something that we’re used to seeing everyday. That bold description is currently being applied to a Kickstarter for a gaming mouse called The Z. This gaming mouse was created by Grant Odgers from Swiftpoint and what makes it special is the fact that it claims to be the world’s first gaming mice to introduce motions such as pivot, tilt and roll.
Interestingly, barely six days into its initial Kickstarter campaign, The Z had managed to surpassed its initial funding goal of US140,000. At the time of writing, the world’s most advanced gaming mouse ever made has 1,550 backers and an eye watering pledge amount of US$249,336 – again, in six days.
At first glance, The Z gaming mouse isn’t something that we would consider as eye-catching. In fact, it actually almost resembles that of the Logitech’s G502 Proteus Core.. sort of. But, as one might’ve already known, practicality comes before good looks, and that’s exactly what The Z theoretically excels at.
The Z gaming mouse comes with 17 physical mappable buttons that can be combined with different button clicks and motions to achieve up to 80 mappable button actions. Speaking of motions, the gaming mice is said to boast the ability to pivot, tilt and roll; along with a sensor that senses how much pressure is being applied to a particular button. That’s not all, the gaming mouse is also fitted with a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope – it doesn’t get more advanced than that folks.
Currently, the lowest available pledge amount for the The Z gaming mouse is US$149 (about RM595). Consumers that opt to back the Kickstarter project at that amount will also be rewarded with a brushed aluminium cube for cord management, a mouse pad, tilt feet (no idea what that is), along with trigger buttons for “personalised comfort and use”.
The estimated delivery date for The Z gaming mouse is expected to be around December of this year and it’ll be shipping worldwide – at least according to Grant Odgers. More information regarding this gaming mouse along with its demo can be found here.