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Leetgion El’Druin RPG Mouse

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Posted April 22, 2013 by Jake in Peripherals
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WHAT WE LIKED:

Excellent quality; Innovative design; Tons of customizable buttons; 5000 DPI Laser
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Design is challenging to become accustomed to; Expensive
 
BOTTOM LINE:
An innovative and feature-rich RPG mouse that may have somewhat limited appeal with its non-traditional design and expensive price tag.
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by Jake
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Introduction

Leetgion is likely not a company name immediately recognizable to you. But perhaps Thermalright is? Yes, the renowned cooling company has spawned a gaming peripheral branch to reach out to gamers looking for something out of the ordinary. And that gaming arm is called Leetgion. Though backed by an established company, tackling the industry heavyweights in the peripheral market is no small task in the mouse market, especially for a company as relatively new as Leetgion.

The trick in mouse design is determining your target market (no pun intended, honestly). Go for the mainstream user? FPS gamer? Try a design unlike any others out there? Go with something traditional? It seems that Leetgion has positioned the El’Druin mouse slightly outside the norm, in design, functionality, and target audience. Designed especially for RPG gamers, the El’Druin is not a traditional design in most regards, coming with an abundance of movement and customizable click options, even going so far as to allow for swappable cover plates. It’s quite an audacious move, but is it too far off center for more mass appeal?

These moves puts the El’Druin right in the midst of a highly competitive mouse market dominated by several very popular products, backed by industry stalwarts that have ruled the roost for quite some time. That may change, however, as the El’Druin looks to battle the competition with bold claims of innovative features and advanced customizable ergonomics.

At a price of $100, the El’Druin is among the upper echelons of gaming mice. It’s not cheap, but it looks intriguing. Is it worth the premium? Can the El’Druin satisfy the needs of RPG gamers? Let’s find out.

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