First off I found my time using a 4000 DPI optical sensor to actually be more specific, accurate, precise, whatever you want to call it, to even the 8200 DPI laser offered in the CM Storm Sentinel Advance II we saw not too long ago. It is lighter and feels more agile in your hands and the simplicity of the one light in the back is something that looks really good as it sits there awaiting the game to load. In fact, the simplicity of its design is what makes me think that this mouse could be appreciated by anyone, as long as they don't have huge hands. As stated by ROCCAT, this is a medium sized mouse, unlike the Sentinel we just looked at, the Savu has a much smaller footprint.
I did have a couple of things that I needed to cover from my own personal experience with the ROCCAT Savu. I was sold on the EasyShift[+] software the first time I ever tried it a while ago, it does make the day to day usage very easy and handy to have all of that control with the right hand never leaving the mouse. I do however wish this mouse had a DPI and profile selector set as the default EasyShift[+] commands. You can always go into the software and set them up, for the various profiles, but even then you have to give up at least one of the default settings to just get the profile up and down selections, so any other profile used must have them as well limiting the amount of overall buttons being able to be used in the Macro manager or in the multimedia settings. I mean really, who wants to have to open the software to change DPI or swap profiles?
Even with the slightly limited functionality of the EasyShift[+] system with this specific mouse, I still ended up liking it, even if just slightly too small for my hand. It glides effortlessly along the large PTFE feet allowing some of the best control I have seen in a few mice - laser or optical sensor driven. The No-Sweat Grips along with the rubberized coating do in fact give you a very secure and comfortable grip on the Savu as you game in even the warmest conditions.
If your hand isn't too big and you are a right hander, the ROCCAT Savu offers you a high-end optical solution that has the potential to crush the competition. With the asking price of $79.99, it is priced on average with the others in its league, but with this sensor in play, ROCCAT may have stepped into a league of their own.
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