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Roccat Savu review

What is a mid-size hybrid gaming mouse?

Our Verdict

For

  • Very comfortable
  • Reasonable price
  • Good size

Against

  • Not very configurable
  • Better gaming mice out there
  • Lack of additional buttons

The Roccat Savu is described as a 'mid-size hybrid gaming mouse'. We're not entirely sure what that means either, but it helps sum up the Roccat Savu - it's not quite one thing or another.

At first glance it looks like a gaming mouse, with the sharp and angular design reminiscent of other gaming mice such as the Corsair Vengeance M60.

However, where most gaming mice have lots of additional buttons to help you excel at games, the Roccat Savu only has two extra buttons. Residing on the left-hand side of the mouse, outside of games these buttons are used for flipping back and forth between web pages. They're even pretty common on new mice that are designed with more day-to-day computing tasks in mind.

An increasingly popular additional button on gaming mice is one that enables you to quickly change the sensitivity during games. Mice like the Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 have this very useful button, but the Roccat Savu doesn't. So, as a gaming mouse - 'hybrid' or otherwise - it doesn't really do anything that a normal mouse doesn't.

However, there are a few things going for it. The first is that it is incredibly comfortable to use - somewhat surprisingly, considering its rather severe design. It feels great in the hand, and doesn't fall into the trap of being too large to comfortably hold that many gaming mice fall into, which explains the 'mid-size' description.

It's a bit on the light side, but has enough weight to not feel cheap, and it's fast and responsive.

Verdict

Though we wouldn't recommend it as a pure gaming mouse, we were very pleasantly surprised with how good the Roccat Savu felt.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMouse
Pointing Device Host InterfaceUSB
Scroller TypeScroll Wheel
Ergonomic FitRight-handed Only
ColourBlack
Brand NameRoccat
Pointing Device Connectivity TechnologyCable
Movement DetectionOptical
Width70 mm
Depth120 mm
ManufacturerRoccat Studios
Product NameSavu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse
Device SupportedComputer
Manufacturer Part NumberROC-11-600
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.roccat.org
Marketing Information

The Tough New King of Optical Mice

Combining astounding performance and massively-customizable features - packed into an ultra-rugged, perfectly-balanced, medium-size design - the tough ROCCAT™ Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse easily dominates every device in its class, helping you to easily dominate every opponent you face.

The Savu features the world's only 4000 dpi optical sensor - for precision optical gaming second to none. It's also 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. Plus, our ROCCAT™ Scientists built the Savu using only the highest-quality materials, which means it will perform flawlessly and with the highest precision for the longest time possible

Movement Resolution4000 dpi
Weight (Approximate)90 g