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Roccat Says Savu Gaming Mouse is ''New King''

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It's the new king of gaming mice, or at least that's what Roccat claims.

PC gamers opting for a new high-end mouse should look no further than Roccat's self-labeled new King of Gaming mice, the Savu mid-size hybrid mouse. It features a true 4000 DPI optical sensor, Easy-Shift[+] technology for advanced button configuration, and a customizable lighting system offering up to 16.8 million colors. The company also claims that Savu is the world's first mouse to feature a stats and trophy system called the Roccat Achievement Display (or R.A.D.).

"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," Roccat said on Tuesday.

Roccat's Easy-Shift[+] technology allows the user assign two functions for each mouse button and scroll wheel up to twelve commands total. It also takes advantage of Easy-Aim which automatically reduces the DPI when the gamer slips into sniper mode. The two main buttons also feature Omron switches which provide consistent and precise pressure points, and high durability.

As for the color themes, the Savu features a large, customizable rear light bar, which users can set in their choice of 16.8 million colors. Players can also activate a color cycling feature, as well as a "breathing" function, which tells the gaming 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 company said. "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."

Technical specs listed on the product page report that it has a maximum speed of 60 inches per second and 20g acceleration. It also has a 1.8m braided USB cable, zero angle snapping, and a polling rate of 125, 250, 500 and 1000 Hz. System requirements include Windows XP/Vista/7, a USB 2.0 port and an internet connection for downloading and installing the drivers.

"King" Savu is available around the globe for a MSRP of 59.99 Euros or 59.99 USD. Additional information regarding the new Roccat mouse can be accessed here.

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    hellfire24 , May 16, 2012 6:09 AM
    still my $5 microsoft mouse is better :p 
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    hotroderx , May 16, 2012 4:58 AM
    I think I keep my Razor Naga mouse with its 12 button keyboard on the side + extras. As long as you get a working one it seems to be as good as it gets as far as mice go or atleast to me.
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    Deemo13 , May 16, 2012 5:09 AM
    I think I'll keep my Deathadder. As long as it works, and feels alright, its a good enough mouse for me.
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    iamtheking123 , May 16, 2012 5:11 AM
    Stand back everyone...it has 4000 dpi!
    /sarcasm

    And now I won't ever consider buying a Roccat product.
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    JeTJL , May 16, 2012 5:14 AM
    Hopefully my logitech g500 doesn't die on me.
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    quilciri , May 16, 2012 5:18 AM
    ditto. Keeping my steelseries ikari. Half of the roccat's features are retarded (16.8m color lights, mouse achievements), and others are incomplete (can't specify DPI, such as 627 dpi).

    Roccat, your slogan is like tbs's (very funny). It's not funny just because you say it is.
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    zetzabre , May 16, 2012 5:18 AM
    sorry, my logitech g700 is still better than that 4000 dpi optical mouse (at least for me).
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    elcentral , May 16, 2012 5:54 AM
    hmm i still feel wireless is the way to go, atm i don't got one but if should it to be the ultimate at least 1week before recharge no stuttering and custom buttons load outs.
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    hellfire24 , May 16, 2012 6:09 AM
    still my $5 microsoft mouse is better :p 
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    USHypertraxx , May 16, 2012 6:23 AM
    zetzabresorry, my logitech g700 is still better than that 4000 dpi optical mouse (at least for me).


    Agreed man, i also have the G700, best mouse ever :) 
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    Anonymous , May 16, 2012 6:45 AM
    although many mice can go above 4000. it is quite RARE to find a gamer that plays on 4000+,well a good one that is...not an idiot who doesn't realize he cant play on that sensitivity.

    point is 4000 is PERFECT, more is always welcome, but not needed. and only a few people in the word will require a 4000+ device.

    got a R.A.T. 7, running at 1822 DPI. even though thats not even half of the max dpi.
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    dreadlokz , May 16, 2012 6:47 AM
    totally gonna trade my g9x for this crap, I mean, the "NEW KING"! -.-'
    I don't know why even bother to post this kind of "news" =S
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    xbsoft , May 16, 2012 6:59 AM
    I can't believe people aren't able to decode this article properly. It's the new advertising method that's been around sometime. Instead of putting an ad in your face that you'll close immediately, this kind of advertising is smart and effective because it spreads like the zerglinks in SCII.
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    JOSHSKORN , May 16, 2012 7:13 AM
    I have a...I think it's a 6 year old wireless Logitech mouse that still works, still feels comfortable. Unfortunately, the keyboard died and I had to replace it. But the new keyboard paired nicely with the old transmitter.
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    s3anister , May 16, 2012 8:26 AM
    I stopped being impressed by new mice after the Logitech MX518 came out. Still use it, still haven't found a better replacement.
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    three0duster , May 16, 2012 10:48 AM
    Hard to top a good MX518, toms must have been slipped some cash to write this one (I'm sure its not the first time)
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    reyshan , May 16, 2012 11:50 AM
    My A4tech X-710BH is good for me and it has up to 1600 dpi plus it has that double-click button;)
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    ubercake , May 16, 2012 11:59 AM
    Pretty colors don't mean much. DPI switching is good if you have buttons to do it on the fly which this appears not to have. I'll stick with my G500.
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    v1ctor , May 16, 2012 12:09 PM
    ive only heard bad things about this company. sensors fail and for the price i would not rely on it to be the best. i like the laser sensors better and the more dpi i can get for quake live the better, as you aiming needs to be faster than the next guy. i run 5700 dpi on my g500 and slow it down on the fly if my hand is tired.
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    cknobman , May 16, 2012 1:32 PM
    Ill keep my Cooler Master CS Storm Xornet for $25 bucks. I dont need a gimmicky lighting system to add $30 to the price.
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    skaz , May 16, 2012 1:35 PM
    All going to come down to the actual make and model of the sensor used.
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