Roccat Savu hybrid gaming mouse ready for CeBIT
In the more and more complex world of gaming mice, we’d be satisfied with one that doesn’t scrape the paint from the summit of our desk. Still, if your ambitions are a small loftier, Roccat’s unveiled the Savu gaming mouse in anticipation for its big day out at CeBIT. Named after an Indonesian province, its the initial mouse to include a trophy system (nope, us neither) that rewards “gaming feats” when you reach the milestone of having clicked your right button a thousand times in an hour, or something. The 4,000 DPI optical sensor blueprint has the company’s usual clutch of features including Easy-Shift+ and customizable colors and it’ll be available in May where you can customize it to your whimsy for an as-yet unspecified price.
original content by engadget.com
Press Release: Fully loaded with the highest-quality components, the tough new Savu gaming tool is designed to dominate its class of optical gaming mice â€“ and introduces an achievements display to the world of gaming peripherals
Hamburg, 28 February 2012 â€“ ROCCAT Studios today announced the upcoming availability of the Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse â€“ 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 power, world famous Easy-Shift[+] technology allowing for advanced button configuration, and a lighting system delivering 16.8 million colors. What’s more, it’s the world’s first mouse to feature a stats and trophy system â€“ 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.
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. CeBIT 2012 visitors can catch the Savu debut at stands from Acer (Hall 22, Booth 24) and XMG by Schenker Notebooks (Hall 23, Booth A01-3.1). The Savu is expected to hit shelves internationally early May.
“The Savu raises the bar for optical mid-size gaming mice significantly,” says RenÃ© Korte, ROCCAT Founder and CEO. “It really is a dream piece of machinery for gamers who love medium-size gear and a welcome addition to our powerful mouse line-up.”
With its advanced Pro Optic sensor, the Savu delivers true 400, 800, 1600 and 4000 dpi â€“ 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 â€“ all so players can command with the utmost accuracy.
The Savu comes standard with exclusive Easy-Shift[+]â„¢ 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[+]â„¢ also lets gamers take advantage of Easy-Aim, which automatically reduces the dpi setting when in sniper mode â€“ delivering pinpoint accuracy at the touch of a button. And thanks to advanced Omron switches, the Savu’s two main buttons feature consistent and precise pressure points â€“ as well as high durability for a long life.
The Savu features a large, customizable rear light bar, which users can set in their choice of 16.8 million colors â€“ 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 â€“ or R.A.D. â€“ 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 â€“ and it even lets players share their accomplishments with others via social network sites, like Facebook.
See the Savu in action for the first time at CeBIT 2012 at the Acer Stand, Hall 22, Booth 24, and at the XMG by Schenker Notebooks Stand, Hall 23, Booth A01-3.1.