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SteelSeries Aerox 9: The world’s lightest MMO mouse

MMO players rejoice! You don't have to drag a boulder back and forth across your desk anymore.

Updated: Apr 13, 2022 8:51 am
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Veteran gaming peripheral company SteelSeries has unveiled the world’s lightest MMO mouse, the SteelSeries Aerox. It appears to be set to change the MMO game from the ground up. The announcement of the Aerox 9 was accompanied by a bass-heavy sizzle real posted by the official SteelSeries Twitter account.

For years now, MMO mice have been hampered by weight, even the best MMO gaming mice continue to be hefty, mostly due to the number of buttons on the thumb side that MMO gamers need due to all the inputs demanded by MMOs. Historically, this has caused an issue as MMO gamers needed a secondary, lighter mouse for FPS games like CS:GO, Apex Legends, and Valorant as shooters benefit from lightweight gaming mice for those reflex-heavy flick shots. The SteelSeries Aerox 9 appears to have put a stop to this incessant mouse-juggling.

SteelSeries Aerox 9 specs

The SteelSeries Aerox 9 is coming to the table with some very impressive specs, of course, the shockingly low weight of 89g is the main one but the rest aren’t looking too shabby either, let’s take a look

  • Sensor: SteelSeries TrueMove Air
  • Sensor Type: Optical
  • DPI: 100–18,000 in 100 DPI Increments
  • IPS: 400, on SteelSeries QcK surfaces
  • Acceleration: 40G
  • Polling Rate: 1000Hz / 1 ms
  • Hardware Acceleration: None (Zero Hardware Acceleration)
  • Connectivity: 2.4GHz / Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery life: Up to 80 hours 2.4GHz/200 hours Bluetooth
  • Shape: Ergonomic, Right-Handed
  • Grip Style: Palm
  • Number of Buttons: 18

Given these specs, the SteelSeries Aerox 9 looks to be a supremely multifunctional mouse, applicable to both FPS and MMO games. Though not so light as to be considered ultralight, with some FPS enthusiasts potentially considering it too heavy, this seems to be an excellent gaming mouse that can be used in all games without sacrificing convenience or performance.

SteelSeries Aerox 9 price

Of course, innovation comes with a price tag. Luckily it doesn’t seem too painful and gaming mice are getting more and more expensive anyway. The SteelSeries Aerox 9 is available to buy from the official SteelSeries website right now and retails at the following price per region:

  • US – $149.99
  • UK – £139.99
  • Canada – CA$199.99

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