A Closer Look
The first thing you’ll notice about the Lua is how small and light it is. I had a double take when I set the box down after I removed the mouse and the weight of the box seemed like it didn’t change. The Lua is an ambidextrous mouse meaning that it is uniformly the same from one side of the mouse to the other. This allows lefties (These people don’t exist) to use a mouse the same way a right-handed person would.
When you set the Lua on the desk and look at it from the side you’ll notice that it won’t lay flat. That’s due to how the cord is bundled in the packaging. It was probably something unique to the mouse that was shipped to me and after a bit of whispering sweet nothings into its ear it began to lay flat. As you can see from the images with the exception of the Roccat branding on the second primary button you wouldn’t be able to tell the left side from the right.
The back of the Lua features a decent size Roccat logo. I imagine this logo illuminates when installed in your PC. If it’s anything like the illumination we’ve seen on other Roccat mice we should be in for something nice.
From the front you can see how “simple” the Lua is. The button behind the scroll wheel is for DPI quick switching. Other than that you have a pretty “standard” mouse on your hands.
The bottom of the Lua features 2 large sliders on the front and rear of the mouse. It also houses Roccats thorough tracking information when it comes to its products. If you go to Roccat.org and register your product via the Serial Number you can unlock some interesting things on their website.
The Lua also has a 1.8 meter USB cord with the unique looking Roccat style USB connector. The thing I love about this connector is when I’m looking at the back of my tower I have to think for negative 3 seconds about which USB connector is a Roccat product. It’s also no larger than a standard USB connector so it doesn’t interfere with anything.