ROCCAT Confident the Savu is the World’s Greatest Mid-Sized Gaming Mouse - HotHardware
ROCCAT Confident the Savu is the World’s Greatest Mid-Sized Gaming Mouse

ROCCAT Confident the Savu is the World’s Greatest Mid-Sized Gaming Mouse

ROCCAT announced the Savu, a hybrid mid-sized gaming mouse, which ROCCAT CEO René Korte calls “The planet’s premiere mid-size gaming mouse – period”. The rest of the press release is just as effusive, but the Savu does boast some serious features.

For starters, the mouse has true 400, 800, 1600 and 4000 DPI, as well as an R3 sensor and Omron switches. With Easy-Shift[+] technology, users can assign two functions to each mouse button for expanded capabilities, and it also provides a sniper mode for better headshot accuracy.



ROCCAT is taking the mouse experience to the max with the addition of the ROCCAT Achievements Display (R.A.D.) software, which actually tracks your mouse activities while gaming and delivers rewards for skilled mouse movement, scroll steps, and more. And of course, R.A.D. makes it easy to share your achievements via social media.

The soft-touch mouse has a rear light bar that adds a little something to its looks, and users can customize with any one of 16.8 million colors--you know, just in case the one you’re looking at just isn’t blue enough or something. You can also set the light to cycle through colors or pulse.

You can have a Savu all your own for $59.99.


ROCCAT's mouse software

The New King Arrives: ROCCAT Savu – Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse Out Now
Built to reign supreme as the new titan of optical sensor mice, the Savu comes loaded with the world’s fastest Pro Optic engine and introduces an awards and achievements system to the world of gaming peripherals.

Hamburg, 15 May 2012 – ROCCAT Studios today announces the release of the Savu – Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse – a competition device that “fusion welds” an ideal blend of performance and customizable features into a robust, perfectly-balanced, medium-size design.

The Savu offers a combination of unprecedented true 4000 DPI optical sensor horsepower, world famous Easy-Shift[+]™ technology allowing for advanced button configuration, and a customizable lighting system delivering 16.8 million colors. What’s more, it’s the world’s first mouse to feature a stats and trophy system – called the ROCCAT Achievements Display, or R.A.D. – something previously known in similar form only in online gaming. Designed specifically for fans of mid-size gaming mice, the Savu also pampers the hands with an ergonomic right-hand thumb rest and soft-touch surface.

“The Savu is the planet’s premiere mid-size gaming mouse – period,” says René Korte, ROCCAT Founder and CEO. “We packed it with not only world-beating speed and comfort, but with a slew of innovations designed to thrill. The Savu represents our continued dedication to giving gamers the exact gear to fit their every desire.”

With its advanced Pro Optic sensor, the Savu delivers true 400, 800, 1600 and 4000 DPI – placing it at the pinnacle of optical gaming mice. The latest R3 sensor also delivers lag-free gaming without any interpolation, and provides ultra-precise feedback during even the fastest movements – all so players can command with the utmost accuracy.

The Savu comes standard with exclusive Easy-Shift[+]™ technology, which lets gamers set two functions for each mouse button and the scroll wheel, essentially transforming a seven-button mouse into a 12-button one without the clutter of unnecessary additional buttons. Easy-Shift[+]™ also lets gamers take advantage of Easy-Aim, which automatically reduces DPI setting when in sniper mode – delivering pinpoint accuracy at the touch of a button. And thanks to advanced Omron switches, the Savu’s two main buttons feature the most consistent and precise pressure points – for ultra-accurate command capability – as well as the highest durability for the longest possible gaming life.

The Savu features a large, customizable rear light bar, which users can set in their choice of 16.8 million colors – to add to the atmosphere of gaming sessions. Players can also activate a color cycling feature, as well as a “breathing” function, which instructs the mouse to pulse in a choice of color.

The Savu also marks the debut of the ROCCAT™ Achievements Display – or R.A.D. – a fun and useful application that tracks and rewards a wide range of gaming feats, such as mouse movement, button clicks, scroll steps, etc. The driver-based software compiles user data, provides a range of statistics for analysis, and hands out trophies when exceptional milestones have been reached. It’s an entertaining way for gamers to keep track of their mouse skills – and it even lets players share their accomplishments with others via social network sites, like Facebook.

Hamburg-based ROCCAT Studios says the Savu severely outperforms every gaming mouse in its class and is sure to set a new standard in the mid-size field. The Savu will be available around the globe for a MSRP of 59.99 Euros or 59.99 USD.

Further information available at: www.roccat.org/savu
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Sorry, the Logitech G15 still kicks this one's rat-like tail.

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Agreed! I have a G9 and love it.

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sounds great, but I will wait for the price to fall a bit more :)

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