Conclusion: After almost two weeks of testing the new Savu (mostly with Sleeping Dogs and the Planetside 2 Beta) we have good and bad things to say about it so here we go. First of all the pro optical sensor is quite fast and accurate while the glide pads produce very good results so when paired with a good mouse pad the Savu should be able to cover the needs of most gamers out there.
Pros: - Build Quality (Housing/OMRON Switches), - Good Accuracy, - Quite Fast (4000DPI), - Rear LED Bar (16.8m Colors), - Control Software, - Rubber/No-Sweat Coating, - Easy-Shift[+] Feature
Cons: - Price (For Some), - Design (Not The Best Grip), - No DPI Selection Button
Summary: Final Thoughts
You know upon first look at this mouse I honestly was not that impressed. I mean a simple design and 4 buttons plus scroll wheel, that really does not scream awesome to me. After using this mouse for a little while I am thoroughly impressed. Sometimes the simplest things are what works and the Savu is an example of that.
Starting off with how comfortable the mouse is.
Pros: – Very comfortable, – Awesome software, – EasyShift[+] functionality, – Up to 5 different profiles, – Easy to program macros, – Light strip can be customized
Cons: – Finger marks happen pretty much right away
Summary: The Roccat Savu Gaming Mouse comes with a 4000dpi optical sensor, 60 inches per second maximum speed, 20G acceleration, 1.8m braided USB cable, comfortable, affordable and well built. For the money, it's hard to go wrong.
Summary: The Savu is a good gaming-grade mouse. It has a firm grip and a body design that is suitable for both palm-grippers and claw-grippers, but the mouse lets the user down with its pre-configured dpi settings and by not having a button to change the resolution. It can also be considered too light; a weight adjustment system may be missed by some players. The application is simple and very user-friendly, and the pre-configured macros are a great feature.
Summary: At first glance the Savu gaming mouse might look a bit more "basic" than some other fancy gaming mice, but don't let it's looks deceive you, this mouse is a performer and has features coming out of its ears.
Pros: High Performance, Nice Feel and Finish, Extremely Customizable, Very Comfortable, Lightweight, but still very Sturdy
Summary: Savu is a mid-sized mouse that may not be very suitable for people with big hands, built from quality materials and offers no-sweat rough plastic side grips for maximum precision in games. It features an adjustable 4000DPI Pro-Optic (R3) gaming sensor, with adjustable polling rate up to 1000Hz, Teflon feet for minimum friction and a 1.8m braided USB cable.
Excerpt: ROCCAT made their US debut early this year with their flagship Isku keyboard and Kone+ mouse , then followed up with the Kave 5.1 headset . Now the company is looking to bring that success into the mid-range peripheral category with the Savu gaming mouse. The ROCCAT Savu isn’t quite the high-end mouse the Kone+ is billed as, but that doesn’t mean it’s any low-end hardware.
Excerpt: Here I am again with another product from ROCCAT; I must say that meeting with them at CES is really paying off big as far as getting to look at their entire current lineup of peripherals. Some of these products have laser sensors while others have optical, some have lights down the sides and some have lights in other places. As far as just mice go, all of them have been ergonomic and comfortable to hold and use.