A new wireless gaming mouse in town, the Roccat Pyra, has now been officially released and available. This mouse will surely bring in the competition in the wireless gaming market now with other competitors like the Razer Mamba, Razer Orochi, or the Microsoft SideWinder X8.
Below if the official ROCCAT Pyra press release.
Available now: ROCCAT™ Pyra – Mobile Wireless Gaming Mouse
Precise, fast and reliable just like a wired mouse – including the innovative world first: EasyShift[+]
Hamburg, May 11, 2010 – ROCCAT, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of gaming peripherals, is releasing the ROCCAT™ Pyra Mobile Wireless Gaming Mouse. Designed for mobile use, the ROCCAT Pyra scores top marks with its robust wireless connection giving gamers a perfect gaming experience plus a huge array of functions in a compact package. Cutting-edge 2.4GHz wireless technology combined with a polling rate of 1000Hz and sensor performance of up to 1600dpi make it a world leader in the mobile segment, plus ensure that movements are transmitted just as precisely and quickly as with a wired mouse.
Along with its amazing precision, ROCCAT™ is presenting a world first with the Pyra: EasyShift[+]. Pressing the EasyShift[+] button doubles the number of mouse functions with the same number of buttons, plus they all remain easily accessible. Like using the Shift key on a keyboard, the mouse is really easy to use.
René Korte, CEO of ROCCAT Studios Hamburg comments: “The number of powerful laptops is now exploding, and gamers are demanding equipment which meets their high demands. With the Pyra Mobile Gaming Mouse, we’re keeping pace with these developments. The mouse is wireless, but you wouldn’t know it – the Pyra is just as precise and fast as a wired mouse. What’s more, it’s compact, yet despite that it offers an enormous amount of functions in an intelligent way. Nothing else offers more performance per square centimeter!”
WORLD FIRST: EASYSHIFT[+]
Along with the standard functions of a 5-button mouse, the ROCCAT™ Pyra offers a unique and very
innovative feature that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet: EasyShift[+]. Just like on a keyboard
where you have the Shift key, simultaneously pressing the EasyShift[+] button together with another button
triggers a second function. Figuratively speaking, that means every mouse button has two functions giving
you a total of 12 at any one time instead of the usual 6 – but compared to a 12-button mouse, all the
buttons are optimally positioned and easily accessible.
Use the driver to configure numerous settings such as the dpi (400, 800, 1600), sensitivity level and click
speed, etc. The button assignments and EasyShift[+] button can also be configured in the driver. Five
profiles make it possible to customize the mouse to suit different applications, with one profile ideally being
reserved for the Windows profile. Once a profile is associated with an application, the corresponding profile
automatically loads the relevant button assignments and dpi setting, etc., when the particular application is
And when Windows is switched back to, the Pyra automatically switches to the Windows profile. A good
example of using secondary button assignments with the help of EasyShift[+] is when multimedia functions
are selected – the media player can then be both launched and controlled just by using the mouse. What’s
more, command sequences can be recorded, edited and assigned to a button using the highly praised
ROCCAT Macro Manager.
The driver offers a numerous number of preconfigured macros for nearly 20 top selling games and further
applications like Skype, Firefox or Photoshop. The presets can be assigned to one button by one click and
make it easy to generate profiles and to make full use of the EasyShift[+] function.
Thanks to the USB charging cable, you never need to interrupt your game to swap batteries or charge
them. If the batteries are running low on power, the LED in the core of the mouse flashes to indicate that; in
these instances, just connect the USB charging cable for on-the-fly charging. And to ensure the batteries
last as long as possible, the Pyra has rest and deep-sleep modes designed for gamers which allow the
ROCCAT Pyra to gradually power down when not in use, saving battery power as a result.
V-SHAPE FEATURING GRIPTECH SIDE AREAS
The compact ROCCAT™ Pyra packs a punch by simultaneously combining a sporty design with the best
possible ergonomics. The V-shape, with its raised ridge on the top of the mouse which is designed to fit
into the palm of the hand, accommodates almost any hand shape or size – regardless of whether it’s the
left or the right. What’s more, the Griptech side areas are made from solid rubber, providing secure grip.
And the wide, distinctively notched mousewheel is also rubberized.
ON THE PULSE OF THE LATEST TRENDS: FOR NOTEBOOK GAMERS
Its compact design makes the Pyra ideal for notebook gamers, and indeed gamers who prefer mobile mice.
It comes with a practical case and fits easily into any notebook bag. The tiny nano receiver can simply be
stowed in the mouse, ensuring it never gets lost.
The ROCCAT™ Pyra Mobile Gaming Mouse is available from retailers from now on for a RRP of €59.99. The
ROCCAT™ Pyra is also available in a wired version for a RRP of €39.99