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ROCCAT Pyra Wireless USB Gaming Mouse (& Sota Surface) Review

One of the most interesting features of the Pyra is the configuration utility which closely resembles what we have seen included with their other gaming products in the past.  All the settings can be configured in five separate profiles, letting users have different setups for different games or game types.

The main page of the software lets us configure the performance of the mouse.  DPI can be set at either 400, 800 or 1600DPI and sensitivity can be adjusted from 1 to 10 using a slider.  Scroll speed, tilt speed, pointer speed and double-click speed are also configurable using sliders.

Clicking the ‘Button Assignment’ tab lets us change the functions of all the mouse buttons to almost any function we could ask for using the drop down menu.  It is also possible to apple your own macros to each mouse button using the ‘Macro Manager’ Button.  There is also an option on this page to switch between right and left handed modes.

There is also another page which lets users update the drivers to the latest version or to contact technical support.

To gamers,  the key area in which a mouse must excel is performance.  As the Pyra only boasts a 1600 DPI optical sensor, it isn’t really appropriate for high-sensitivity gamers.  But a lot of gamers don’t require a huge resolution for optimum gaming performance and will be unaffected by this.

During out tests, the Pyra performed well, tracking accurately with no lapses throughout all our tests.  When gaming we managed to squeeze around 6 hours of continuous use out of the Pyra.  So if you plan to use the Pyra on the move, we would recommend taking the charging cable with you.

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