Having taken a detailed look at the product and packaging, there’s something that you should bear in mind. While a world class player can probably kick-butt with a Microsoft ball-bearing mouse on a rough slab of wood, most of us need to be as comfortable as possible. You need every advantage you can get.
But mice, mats, keyboards etc are all a very personal choice. If you get the chance, try to get to a major event like Multiplay’s Insomnia series – you will be able to try out loads of options and pick the one that’s best for you.
We ran the Roccat Siru through a Sunday afternoon’s worth of gaming, using a combination of mice – optical and laser. Also, we got two of our guys to have a go – personal preferences being what they are – to even up the conclusion.
One of our chaps is a hardcore Warcraft fanatic, while the other loves nothing better than dealing death at close quarters in the latest first person shooters. The general consensus was that the Siru is ideally suited to shoot-em-ups.
One thing that’s definitely worth commenting on is the anti-slip reverse material.
It grips to most surfaces limpet-like. Think ‘trying to prize snails off a rock at the seaside’ and you get the picture. One of our testers had cut his nails earlier in the day and it was quite amusing to watch him attempt to pick the Siru off a smooth table. He eventually used a thin metal nail file to lift an edge.
if you’re buying it in a retail store, then you’ll be glad to know that there’s a glory hole on the front of the packaging, so you can get a proper feel of the surface before you buy.
Price-wise, at the time of writing, the Roccat Siru Mousepad is just under £14 on Overclockers.
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- Build quality.
- Not the best choice for time consuming role-playing games if you like your wrist bones.