Today we are taking a look at the ROCCAT Savu optical mouse. The Savu is touted as the “King of Optical Mice”. It boasts a 4000 DPI optical sensor, rugged design, and the keystone of all ROCCAT products: the ROCCAT Settings Software.
The technical specifications are as follows:
- 4000dpi optical gaming sensor
- Incl. Omron® switches
- 60 inches per second maximum speed
- 20G acceleration
- 125, 250, 500, 1000Hz polling rate
- 544kB on-board memory
- Zero angle snapping
- 1.8m braided USB cable
- Dimensions - Max. width 7.2cm x approx. 12cm max. length
- Weight - Approx. 90g (excl. cable)
The Savu comes in standard packaging, and includes the manual and the ROCCAT ID Card
. The Savu has a light bar on the back of the mouse that can be programmed to display 16.8 million different colors (not at the same time). It also comes with a braided USB cable, which gives it a much better feel than the Kone+’s normal cable. The manual recommends going to ROCCAT’s website to download the drivers and latest firmware for the mouse, so we did just that.
The software was very familiar to us, as we had already seen it in our review of the ROCCAT Kone+ (for more details about the software, please check out our review of the ROCCAT Kone+
). However, the Savu is the first mouse to include the R.A.D. (ROCCAT Achievement Display) application with its software. The best description is provided by ROCCAT themselves
: “[R.A.D.] tracks and rewards a wide range of gaming feats, such as mouse movement, button clicks, scroll steps, etc. The driver-based software compiles mouse use data, provides a range of statistics for analysis, and hands out trophies when exceptional milestones have been reached. It’s a useful and entertaining way for gamers to keep track of their mouse skills – and it even lets players share their accomplishments with others.”
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