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Roccat Intros Sense Chrome Mousepad; Dates Lua Mouse

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Roccat is releasing the PC-gaming focused Lua Mouse and Sense Chrome Blue mousepad in mid-September.

Roccat said on Thursday that both its Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse and the Sense Chrome Blue Edition of its High Precision Gaming Mousepad series will become available in mid-September. The mouse is actually old news, as it was first introduced during E3 in Los Angeles and Computex in Taipei back in June. However the mousepad is a new announcement, the perfect companion for Roccat's upcoming gaming mouse.

"The Sense Chrome Blue features a revised surface, more intense colors and is just 2-mm high," Roccat said on Thursday. "The special microcrystalline coating incorporated into the fabric surface is ultra-effective at minimizing frictional resistance between the mouse and the pad thereby noticeably improving the gliding capability of mice. At the same time there is hardly any noise: the mouse glides almost silently over the Roccat mousepad."

Measuring 400 x 200-mm, the mousepad was reportedly developed in conjunction with international pros. It's perfect for PC gamers who prefer lower mouse speeds, sporting a rubberized coating across the underside so that it sits perfectly and securely even on smooth surfaces. Even more, the difference between the desktop and mousepad should be less noticeable to gamers thanks to an ultra-low height of just 2-mm.

The Roccat Sense Chrome Blue High Precision Gaming Mousepad will be available in the U.S. starting mid-September for $19.99.

As for Roccat's hot Lua gaming mouse, this peripheral has been described as a "re-mastered" version of the typical gaming mouse, packing an advanced Pro Optic R2 sensor for a choice of seven DPI settings, an ultra-precise 2D scroll wheel, and a perfectly-balanced, ambidextrous V-shaped design. There's also an illuminated Roccat logo splashing an arctic blue wash on your favorite computing surface.

"We took the beloved three-button mouse design and injected it with our innovative gaming engineering – and created a killer tool that gives props to the past while heading boldly into the future," says René Korte, Roccat Founder and CEO.  "The Lua delivers everything gamers need for control, comfort and style – all in a sleek and slim design that offers perfect comfort for every hand."

According to the June announcement -- which originally indicated a July/August release -- the mouse will offer 250, 500, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1750 and 2000 DPI settings. It will also provide a dedicated DPI button that let players easily change speeds in the heat of battle. Gamers can even program the button to switch only between the DPI settings they use most.

As for the peripheral's scroll wheel, every incremental step locks securely into place, so users won’t have to worry above over-scrolling. "When weapon 2 is what’s needed, a player won’t accidentally scroll too far and end up with weapon 3 or 4 – security that can mean the difference between life and death in a lightning-paced FPS," the company said. "Plus, the Lua’s advanced scroll wheel delivers solid tactile feedback, so gamers can actually feel their way to more accurate gaming."

Roccat told Tom's on Thursday that the Lua will now hit shelves in the U.S. mid-September 2012 for $29.99.

 

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    freggo , August 23, 2012 7:24 PM
    $20 for a Mouse Pad ?
    Seriously, what am I missing here ??
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    gilamonsterz , August 23, 2012 7:27 PM
    freggo$20 for a Mouse Pad ?Seriously, what am I missing here ??


    "The special microcrystalline coating incorporated into the fabric surface," guaranteed to make you 20% better at gaming.

    No, I agree, some "gamer" paraphernalia makes me laugh. Although, you could justify this because of how thin it is. I bought an ultra thin mouse pad, definitely like it more than my old thick one. Wasn't $20 though.
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    freggo , August 23, 2012 7:53 PM
    gilamonsterz"The special microcrystalline coating incorporated into the fabric surface," guaranteed to make you 20% better at gaming.No, I agree, some "gamer" paraphernalia makes me laugh. Although, you could justify this because of how thin it is. I bought an ultra thin mouse pad, definitely like it more than my old thick one. Wasn't $20 though.


    Thanks for clearing that up for me :-)

    I also forgot to notice this :
    "the mouse glides almost silently over the Roccat mousepad"

    Yeah, the noise of my current mouse gliding is a major issue; can not hear the fans of my GPU anymore :-)



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    master_chen , August 23, 2012 7:58 PM
    I'll definitely try this when it gets to market, but I already think that I'll still stay with my GODLIKE Kova... Kone was absolute fail, utter garbage, but Kova (not Kova+, just standard Kova) is a truly "Top Tier"-level mouse (the only one on the market that's better than Kova, is the GOD TIER of PC mouses - Steel Series "Sensei")...we'll see how this one turns out to be...I really hope that it would turn out to be better than Kova, just because I'd really love to change my mouse (even if it's so good, purrrfect) to something fresh, but I won't be crossing my fingers for it.
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    hate machine , August 23, 2012 7:59 PM
    I've used one, friend has it. He has this mouse that has a DPI changer button on it. It helps when you want to snipe, dial your DPI down and then not have to worry about any drag. Really its kinda crazy how smoothly it slides. Kind of like sliding a mouse on your bare desk but without any of the problems that come from that. If only they made a super huge version like the mat I use at home I might consider getting it.
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    master_chen , August 23, 2012 8:12 PM
    Hate MachineI've used one, friend has it.

    "one" what?
    Roccat's or Steel Series?

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    Pennanen , August 23, 2012 8:41 PM
    All this gaming gear is almost as stupid as HIS sound insulating card for pci slot that lowers the sound of gpu enough to increase its performance by 10%.
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    master_chen , August 23, 2012 9:15 PM
    PennanenHIS sound insulating card for pci slot that lowers the sound of gpu enough to increase its performance by 10%.


    WAT.
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    molo9000 , August 23, 2012 10:43 PM
    Nice to see a company that doesn't use insanely high DPI sensors for marketing purposes and instead focuses on what's important.
    Nobody needs more than 2000DPI.

    Love my Steelseries Sensei, but will definitely take a look at Roccat when I need another mouse someday.
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    falchard , August 23, 2012 10:50 PM
    I spent $30 on a SteelSeries glass mouse pad. I love the thing. Slides nicely and is very easy to clean.
    Will this mouse have LUA support?
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    CaedenV , August 24, 2012 3:09 AM
    ... man, I have not used a mouse pad in like... 15 years or so. People really still use them?
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    Kmoney8036 , August 29, 2012 11:08 AM
    The style looks nice, plus the added LED's are going to make a nice touch to aesthetics.