Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
When we first came into contact with ROCCAT, it was at a CES show many moons ago now, and what we saw then had us lifting our jaw from the table. While they may not have been in the peripherals market as long as some of the better-known companies out there, when they did introduce themselves to the world, ROCCAT came out swinging for the fences with their products. Just the standard layout of buttons, standard functionality, and average software was not going to cut it for them. With this, the masses have gained access to things like EasyShift, Talk, AlienFX, and their Swarm software that takes top-tier interior components to a whole other level of functionality that most other companies never even plan to address or attempt.
We have seen quite a few products from ROCCAT in all that time, and not once have we found a device we did not like. While there is a learning curve unlike with any other device that one must go through to appreciate fully what it is that ROCCAT does, in the end, it has always been worth the effort. Having all of that control, whether migrating keyboard functions to the mouse, or vice versa, the ability to be done with just one hand at the helm is impressive, to say the least. This may not be the first mouse of its kind to hit the market, but with all things considered, we feel it leaves that certain Razer product in the dark ages.
In their pursuit to serve the massive mouse market as best they can, ROCCAT takes a chance on its Nyth modular MMO gaming mouse, putting eighteen buttons at your beck and call. With twelve of those buttons under your thumb, the ability swap these buttons with larger ones or blanking them out allows for the ultimate in control and flexibility. If that were not enough for modularity's sake, the Nyth is also designed to allow one of two right side grip panels, delivering an extra bit of comfort, no matter which grip style you use. There is so much to cover with a device of this magnitude, so get comfortable, because we are about to take you on a long trip to see one of the most functional gaming mice we have ever tested.
ROCCAT does a nice job of delivering all of the pertinent information a potential customer would need for a well-informed decision. Initially, the specifications dive right into the components. We are shown that at the heart of the Nyth is a Twin-Tech Laser R1 sensor with up to 12,000DPI. As we expect from a gaming mouse, we are also offered a 1000Hz polling rate and 1ms response time. The capability to track movements up to 50G is impressive, but can also track at 150ips on a single axis, and 212ips on both axis, and communications are done over a 16-bit channel. There is adjustable LOD, adjustable click accuracy, and tracking and distance control. This is all made possible via the 72MHz Turbo Core V2 32-bit ARM MCU inside. The MCU also affords 576KB of onboard memory and can have prediction on or off.
Not much is said about the materials or surface treatments, but we do see that this mouse is 78mm wide, 44mm tall, 129mm long, and weighs in at just 120g. As for the materials, the mouse is made of layers of plastic, offering right-hand users an ergonomically shaped design. The majority of the top is a dark gray color, and the lower sections are made of textured black plastic. Of course, the design is a bit out of the box to fit in the massive assortment of extra buttons, and ROCCAT even made sure to keep some lighting effects visible at the top and around the heel. This is a wider and longer mouse than most, and while it does fit any grip style, it is suited for those with larger hands.
We tend to draw the line for an excellent, well-equipped mouse at around the $80 mark, but then again, we have never used a mouse like the Nyth before. That being said, we are working up to the fact that if you do want the Nyth, there is a premium attached to it. While we saw pricing as high as $125, shop around as better deals are out there. Looking to Amazon to see if the stock is available, we found the Nyth listed for $106.99 with free shipping (right near publishing time, we found the mouse listed for $87 and free shipping at Amazon, but we are unsure how long this deal will last for). Newegg offers the Nyth at the same price, but along with free shipping to Prime members, there is also an offer for a free month of WTFast game connection optimizer. Still, at $107 for a gaming mouse, we feel that price is a tall order, but there is a lot to see and discuss yet. Believe it or not, the price isn't all that bad, once you consider all the potential.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
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- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
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