World of Warcraft may be losing a few subscribers, but it’s happened in the past and each time they’ve bounced back strong thanks to the release of additional content through ‘The Burning Crusade,’ ‘Wrath of the Lich King’ and ‘Cataclysm’ expansions. Now, Blizzard’s industry-leading MMO still sits at a whopping 11.1 million monthly paying subscribers and that number will undoubtedly grow again with the game opening up in new regions such as Brazil and a fourth expansion on the way, titled Mists of Pandaria.

So, if you’re waiting for more content before jumping back in or if you and your guidmates are conquering end-game content as we speak, then what better way to do so than with new officially licensed World of Warcraft tech? SteelSeries has something special for you.

Say hello to the World of Warcraft Legendary Edition Mouse, a highly customizable macro-friendly mouse that works for PC and Mac, contains 11 buttons attached to an ergonomic and balanced design, stylized after the game’s legendary Thunderfurry sword. Is that legendary enough for you? The best part is – in addition to being co-designed by Blizzard and built for extended periods of MMO play – is that it’s only $79.99.

Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO shares his thoughts on their partnership with Blizzard and the new product:

“We’ve established an incredible partnership with Blizzard Entertainment and the amazing World of Warcraft community. We’ve taken all the excellent suggestions and feedback we’ve received, merged it with the latest gaming technology, and come up with a truly unique lineup of MMO Mice for World of Warcraft players. The new Legendary Edition allows us to meet the needs of gamers looking for a smaller, less complex gaming mouse that delivers the same impressive functionality found in the original and Cataclysm versions.”

Like many SteelSeries products, the new World of Warcraft mouse supports not just some cool lighting options, but this particular Legendary mouse features 16.8 million illumination color options.

The option, along with the 11 button controls and macros (custom macros and and in-game scripting both supported here) can all be customized for your style of play through the WoW game interface, with simple drag & drop actions to quickly and easily managed how you want the mouse to work for you.

For the tech-savvy users, are are the detailed specs for the new SteelSeries World of Warcraft mouse:

  • Illumination: 16.8 million color options with 4 levels of pulsation
  • Frames Per Second: 3,600
  • Counts Per Inch: 800 — 3,200
  • Adjustable Polling Rate
  • Optical Sensor Technology
  • 11 Programmable Buttons
  • Cable: 6.5 ft Braided Nylon
  • Mac and PC Compatible

If you’re a fan of Blizzard games – or even if you’re not – and you’re interested in amazingly priced, high quality and high durability hardware for your gaming needs – you need to check out the upcoming Diablo III headset and mouse from SteelSeries as well. We got hands on with the goods at E3 and will definitely pick it up upon release.

The World of Warcraft Legendary Mouse will be available in late September online and in select retail locations for $79.99 / €69.99.

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