ROCCAT Pyra Wireless mouse reviewIn 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:
Features: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.
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
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
Inside the product box, we find a manual and a driver CD.
Other accessories include the USB Nano Receiver, a storage bag for the mouse and a USB cable for charging.
Here's a closeup of the two included AAA batteries and the mouse's storage bag.
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.
Added: May 2nd 2011
Product reviewed: ROCCAT Pyra Wireless mouse
Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck