The Roccat Leadr ships in a uniquely-shaped box with plenty of text and images visible on the front.
Inside, the first accessories to note are the three included stickers, one quick-start guide and one disposal booklet.
Getting to the fun stuff, one main feature of the Leadr is its charging dock which you can see above. Essentially, it is a small stand which holds the Leadr when you want to charge it, though I also kept the mouse docked when I wasn’t using it.
Also worth noting are the four LEDs in the bottom left-hand corner of the dock – these indicate the battery status of the Leadr.
The dock itself connects to your PC via a 1.8m USB cable, and that is obviously required to provide power to the dock. However, the Leadr itself can also be connected directly via this USB cable, a handy feature if you have run out of battery but don’t have time to charge the mouse.
Now, taking a look at the mouse itself, you will immediately notice that the Leadr has plenty of buttons, most of which are in unusual positions. We will get to that in a minute, though, so for now it is just worth pointing out that the Leadr is for right-handers only and weighs 128g (without the cable).
Now, those extra buttons. Starting with the left-hand side of the mouse, there are three buttons positioned at the top of the mouse’s side, while there is also a single button at the base of the mouse as well – designed to sit just below your thumb. Further up, next to the scroll wheel, are a further two buttons – giving a total of 6 buttons on the left-hand side.
Thankfully the right-hand side is less busy, with just two more side-button near the front of the Leadr.
At the front of the mouse we get a better look at those four extra buttons that are either side of the scroll wheel, while it is also worth pointing out there is one more button just below the wheel. In short, the Leadr has a lot of buttons.
Lastly, at the bottom of the mouse we find the docking pins which lock to the Leadr’s stand to provide power to the battery. We also get a look at the Owl-Eye sensor here – technically named the PMW 3361, it is a modified version of the top-end PMW 3360 from PixArt.