SteelSeries has a history of releasing thematic peripherals, such as the World of Warcraft and Diablo line of products (both games from Blizzard Entertainment). Now the company releases a set of mouse and mouse pad for the best-selling FPS title, Call of Duty Black Ops II. The basis of the peripheral is the celebrated Sensei mouse, but with some differences that we will see throughout this review.

Mouse COD IIFigure 1: Call of Duty Black Ops II Mouse

The Call of Duty Black Ops II (from now on we will call it CoDBO II) is an ambidextrous mouse with a minimalistic design. It features two extra buttons on each side, plus a triangular-shaped button below the scrollwheel for changing the resolution. A small LED between this button and the scrollwheel indicates which sensitivity level is active.

Mouse COD IIFigure 2: Left side

The mouse is very light, weighing only 0.2 lbs (90 grams), the body is rubberized, and features some details in orange, like chips on a circuit board. On the lower side we can see the illuminated “II” that alludes to the game, and the “Call of Duty Black Ops II” name and logo are found on the main left button.

Mouse COD IIFigure 3: Right side

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.