ROCCAT Pyra Wireless mouse review

I found the Pyra a bit too small for all-day use but it's a good companion for a laptop and for on-the-go gaming sessions. Due to its small size it's easily transportable and although its performance isn't entirely on-par with high-end desktop mice, it provides quite a decent tracking and accuracy, and I didn't encounter any input lag issues.

The Pyra driver software is pretty good too, it easily lets you assign special features to each button, you can enable a second functionality for each button via Easy-Shift[+] and you can even program macros with the Macro Manager. The mouse's base functionality can also be tweaked, you can adjust the DPI setting from 400 to 1600, alter sensitivity, vertical scrolling speed, horizontal tilt speed, Windows pointer speed, and double click speed. Other than that, you can also create, load and export profiles in case you want to use personalized settings for each game.

One of the downsides is that the mouse is quite power-hungry, it's optimized for gaming and the battery doesn't even last a day. However, I don't really view this as an issue as the included USB charging cable makes it very easy to charge the battery and it lets you continue operating the mouse during charging.

Roccat Pyra

The ROCCAT Pyra is a decent option if you're in the market for a compact wireless gaming mouse, it performs well and offers a nice set of features. The wired version costs 35EUR while the wireless version goes for 55EUR.

The Good Stuff
  • Good compact gaming mouse
  • Responsive and accurate tracking
  • Works on wide variety of surfaces
  • Offers wireless and wired operation
  • Nice set of features
  • Has on/off switch
  • Good build quality

    The Bad Stuff
  • Not a great fit for large hands
  • Low battery life

    DV Hardware awards the ROCCAT Pyra Wireless gaming mouse with a 8/10 and a Seal of Approval.

    Seal of Approval

    Added: May 2nd 2011
    Product reviewed: ROCCAT Pyra Wireless mouse
    Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck
    Score: 8/10
    Page: 3/3

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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