ROCCAT Pyra Wireless mouse review

In this review, I'm taking a look at the Pyra, a gaming mouse from ROCCAT aimed at laptop users. With the rising number of mobile gamers, ROCCAT decided to develop a compact mouse that promises to take on fully-fledged mice in terms of precision and functionality. The result is Pyra, a mouse available in wired and wireless editions. On the test bench is the wireless version, which uses a 2.4GHz wireless USB nano receiver.

The Pyra Wireless ships in a nicely decorated plastic package, it provides a clear view of the mouse and describes the peripheral's features.


Here's an overview of the product's features and specifications:
  • WIRELESS USB GAMING MOUSE - with 1000Hz polling rate and 1ms response time
  • EASY-SHIFT[+]™ BUTTON DUPLICATOR - button duplication for 6 additional functions
  • MOTION BLUE-OPTIC SENSOR - 400dpi to 1600dpi for optimum precision
  • ON-THE-FLY CHARGING VIA THE USB CABLE - nano receiver stowable in the mouse
  • REST AND DEEP-SLEEP MODES - for a longer battery life
  • WIDE, NON-SLIP MOUSEWHEEL - excellent grip and distinctive notch positions
  • FOR NOTEBOOK GAMERS - for any sized hand, whether left or right
  • ROCCAT™ GRIPTECH - featuring stabilizing, non-slip side grips
  • MACRO MANAGER - create complex command sequences

    Technical specifications:
  • 5 mouse buttons + mousewheel
  • Easy-Shift[+]™: up to 12 functions at any one time
  • 1600dpi optical gaming sensor
  • 130ips maximum speed
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • 30Gs of acceleration
  • Measuring 95mm x 60mm (L x W), the Pyra is quite a bit smaller than typical desktop gaming mice. The mouse has an ambidextrous design and the front features two buttons as well as a compact, rubber mouse wheel.

    Roccat Pyra 


    Inside the product box, we find a manual and a driver CD.

    Roccat Pyra manual

    Other accessories include the USB Nano Receiver, a storage bag for the mouse and a USB cable for charging.

    Roccat Pyra 


    Here's a closeup of the two included AAA batteries and the mouse's storage bag.

    Roccat Pyra bag 

and batteries

    The wireless receiver has a very small form factor. Thanks to its small size it can remain plugged into your laptop at all times, it barely sticks out of the USB port.

    Roccat Pyra nano 

USB receiver

    Added: May 2nd 2011
    Product reviewed: ROCCAT Pyra Wireless mouse
    Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck
    Score: 8/10
    Page: 1/3

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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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