Introduction (Cont’d)

On the tip of the mouse, there is a huge rubberized scrollwheel with small indents, but there are no extra buttons to change profiles or alter the resolution below it. Those functions are now assigned to the right side disk. The overall look is inspired by a medieval gauntlet.

El DruinFigure 5: The scrollwheel

Turning the device over, we find three Teflon feet (one above, two on the base) and the Avago 9500 sensor that reaches 5,000 dpi of resolution.

El DruinFigure 6: Underside

In terms of lighting, the El’Druin has two LEDs to indicate the user profile and the current dpi setting, one on the left side and another behind the scrollwheel. There are only four colors available: sky blue, purple, yellow, and blue.

El DruinFigure 7: Illuminated mouse

The cable is cloth-wrapped, ending in a gold-plated USB connector. There is a convenient Velcro strap to help organize the cable, as well.

A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil's biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.