E3 First Look: Bloody Gaming Peripherals
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A4Tech is an IT company at heart, but they’ve recently turned their attention to gaming peripherals and accessories. It’s always tough to break into uncharted waters, doubly so for the gaming space, but the Bloody line of gaming gear looks promising.
The Bloody mice are broken down into two main lines: The wired V series, and the wireless R series. The latter uses a proprietary synchronized RF technology on an exclusive channel. Bloody promises “zero lag” on the R series, but that’s yet to be seen. Every model comes equipped with a 3,200dpi optical sensor.
The mice are then broken down into cores, with Core 1 being a “high end office mouse,” and Core 2 and 3 offering more robust features, like rapid clicking and recoil compensation. Via the included driver software, the Bloody mice can compensate for recoil, giving a hack-like recoil-free gaming experience. That’s an interesting feature, but such software might not play nice with anti-cheat software like Punkbuster (Bloody says they are in the clear for now).
The big selling point on the V series seems to be the metal mouse feet, in lieu of a using a plastic compound. The metal feet will last through 300km of use, which seems absurdly high, especially compared to the 3km Bloody rates normal plastic mice feet at.
Bloody also has a mechanical keyboard in the works, which uses Cherry MX Red switches. The “Spark 1ms” has 1 millisecond response time keys, and red LED lighting with a few different lighting options (solid, pulse, etc).