“Combining astounding performance and massively-customizable features – packed into an ultra-rugged, perfectly-balanced, medium-size design – the tough ROCCAT™ Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse easily dominates every device in its class, helping you to easily dominate every opponent you face.” – ROCCAT
The Savu is a pretty solid piece of engineering. It is designed with a right handed user in mind, sporting a very comfortable thumb rest. The sides of the mouse have a textured surface which is marketed to reduce sweat. As someone with exceptionally sweaty palms, this is a great bonus, and I can say it seems to be doing that quite well so far. As with any textured surface I expect it will wear down with extended use, but either way, it feels good in the hand.
This particular model is wired, so there is no latency whatsoever. The cable itself is very sturdy, wrapped in braided cloth rather than just a plastic casing. The mouse is super responsive, with DPI settings of 400, 800, 1600, and 4000. This might be an issue for some gamers, but this is fairly standard in this price range. I personally game at 1600 DPI, so I felt right at home with the Savu.
ROCCAT offers an interesting feature that I haven’t seen in many other mice in this class – an “Easy Shift” button. The button is re-assignable of course, but by default it is assigned as a shift key, to make all of the other buttons on the mouse have alternate functions. I thought I wouldn’t use it very much, but I am finding myself using it quite a bit, especially on the scroll wheel (I have mine set to adjust volume). The mouse only has 2 programmable buttons, but with the easy shift feature you effectively have 12 programmable buttons for the price of 2. I will mention that the placement of the buttons is a little further back than I would prefer, but I got used to the positioning of them after a few days.
I’ve been using the Savu exclusively since it arrived, both at work and at home. I have tested it for sessions as long as 9 hours straight, and have not had a single issue with it. The features it lacks do not come standard on other products in the same price range. For a mid range gaming mouse, the Savu performs exceptionally well. If you are looking for a great quality wired gaming mouse at a great price, I highly recommend picking up a Savu.
Price at time of review: $49.99
Review Model Provided By Manufacturer
Build Quality - 9
Features - 8.5
For a mid range gaming mouse, the Savu performs exceptionally well. If you are looking for a great quality wired gaming mouse at a great price, I highly recommend picking up a Savu.
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