You know upon first look at this mouse I honestly was not that impressed. I mean a simple design and 4 buttons plus scroll wheel, that really does not scream awesome to me. After using this mouse for a little while I am thoroughly impressed. Sometimes the simplest things are what works and the Savu is an example of that.
Starting off with how comfortable the mouse is. Usually when I am switching mice it takes me awhile to get used to the new mouse, but with the Savu there was none of that, I simply started using it and it was comfortable and did not feel weird at all. The rubberized coating on the top feels great and the “no-sweat” grips on the sides make sure your fingers do not slip when you are in the middle of an intense gaming session. Although you will notice finger marks pretty much right away on the rubber part of the mouse.
As far as the buttons go they are very responsive and the fact that ROCCAT uses Omron switches is a plus. I thought that since the Savu only has 4 buttons plus a scroll wheel it would feel limited, but it really is not. I mainly play FPS games and that is more than enough and if you need more buttons there is always the Easy-Shift[+] functionality, which doubles the number of buttons on the mouse. The fact that you can map out macros to use in your favorite games is a huge plus and you have 5 game profiles to save all of your settings for each of your favorite games.
ROCCAT’s software for all of their devices is very in-depth and allows you to change many of the settings for your device. For the Savu you can change the DPI from 400, 800, 1600 and 4000 dpi, the polling rate from 125, 250, 500 and 1000 hz as well as the speed of the mouse and clicks. The light bar on the back of the mouse is a nice addition and you can change the color of it to pretty much any color you want. You can even set it to pulse and change colors. Using the 4000 dpi optical sensor I found that it was very precise.
Right now you can pick up the Savu at my favorite online retailer for $69.99, which puts it in the same price range as many other gaming mice, but the 4000 dpi optical sensor and awesome software may give it the advantage over many other mice. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ROCCAT Savu Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score.
- Very comfortable
- Awesome software
- Easy-Shift[+] functionality
- Up to 5 different profiles
- Easy to program macros
- Light strip can be customized
- Finger marks happen pretty much right away