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ROCCAT Nyth Modular MMO Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Sep 1, 2016 5:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: ROCCAT

Final Thoughts


Never have we tested a mouse that offers so much control with just one hand. Tons of options with the standard layout of buttons, offering up to forty buttons, and the modularity of this system allowing users to group buttons, eliminate buttons, and these can also be replicated with a 3D printer. Of course, to gain this level of control, you must use the SWARM software to set things up, but once it is saved to the mouse, the Nyth is ready to go anywhere and anytime. Then, of course, when looking to the other side of this mouse, who does not like grip options? The option to use a concave design for the faster-paced games and those which may require you to lift this mouse a lot, or the possibility for a relaxed wing style insert, the Nyth conforms to all grips. Of course, there is that fact that this laser sensor is 12,000DPI at maximum, leaves little need to lift ever, as long as you can still control that level of accuracy.



With such a large addition to the left side, we initially thought we would feel it long term, and would get uncomfortable. In fact, we found quite the opposite. ROCCAT only borrowed for the space that goes typically unused, so even though the shape looks a bit odd at first, it never interfered with our grip. With so much DPI at our disposal, we did migrate to the protruding wing insert and found it to go best with our gaming style. As for the buttons, we played with various layouts and a massive amount of work programming it all via software, and while gaming or editing photos, we took advantage of what the Nyth brings forth, and simplified our daily lives as much as possible. The only downfall to this design that we ran into a lot is when using lower DPI levels, and lifting is required, we kept pressing buttons on the left side with our thumb. As far as we could figure, trying different things, the buttons are the only thing that affords enough grip to lift the Nyth. It is a tradeoff, though. Tougher to activate buttons would help when lifting, but then gaming would suffer if you had to work too hard to use them.


ROCCAT may be asking top dollar for the Nyth, but from what we have seen in our time with this mouse, not one mouse has come across our desk that offers what the Nyth modular MMO gaming mouse does. With everything we were able to program to the keys, with plenty of onboard memory to keep you busy for weeks, the small button issue gets more moot the higher we raised the DPI setting. The SWARM software goes on for days and will keep you with plenty to do just trying to fill all of the initial buttons, let alone the duality of the EasyShift system.


So while $106.99 seems steep without knowing much about ROCCAT or what the Nyth had to offer, you will be hard pressed to find mice which work like this. We believe only one or two others exist, but we can guarantee that none of them deliver in functionality, style, and grace like the Nyth did for us. No matter what you can think up, this mouse will do it. You also could make new right side panels or button sets which would suit your game color theme, your favorite colors, whatever you want, as long as you have access to a 3D printer, even here the choices are endless. As it sits, the Nyth modular MMO gaming mouse is worth every penny of the asking price for any right handed gamer with the need for ultimate control.



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Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Quality including Design and Build98%
General Features100%
Bundle and Packaging99%
Value for Money95%
Overall TweakTown Rating98%

The Bottom Line: ROCCAT Talk, EasyShift, AlienFX, the SWARM software, and tons of onboard memory - they are all great reasons to buy the Nyth. And with up to 40 commands on as many profiles as you can dream up, it takes functionality to a seriously impressive level that we have never seen before.

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