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ROCCAT LEADR Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Sep 1, 2017 5:22 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: ROCCAT

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation

 

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The packaging is unmistakably ROCCAT with the black backdrop, light blue accents, and the angled right side. The ROCCAT LEADR name is at the top, to the left of the image and notation of the charging dock. The Zero Lag LEADR is shown closer to the bottom, with an indication of tits 12,000 DPI capable Owl-Eye sensor, and that the LEADR is Wireless Royalty.

 

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Since the background is matte, it allows ROCCAT to display their name in gloss text, without drawing too much attention away from the images. The right side has only the name of the mouse, and the website address as information to give you.

 

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The back of the packaging has an image of the LEADR with five features shown for it and other inclusive things. To accompany them, a list of features is also presented. Things like the Owl-Eye sensor, next-gen button layout, unrivaled wireless optics, charging dock and cable, EasyShift+, two-level RGB illumination, fourteen extra mouse buttons, the 32-bit processor, and SWARM software are all included.

 

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The left side of the box starts off with a description of the wireless usage, without compromise, and how that all works. ROCCAT then cover the next-gen button layout, and what you should expect there, and lastly, they also cover the charging dock and the benefits of it.

 

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ROCCAT leaves no panel unmolested, as they also use the top of the box to provide information. If the specifications, so far, have not been enough, there are nine icons here which point them out again. We also see that along the bottom, ROCCAT points out that ROCCAT Talk, ROCCAT FX, and Alienware FX are all part of the LEADR, and that it is ideal for both MMO and FPS titles.

 

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Even the bottom of the box has something to see. Here, ROCCAT shows what is inside of the box, what is required to run the LEADR correctly, the specifications, as well as the name of the product, the physical address of ROCCAT, and a notation of it being made in China.

 

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The inner packaging is huge for a mouse, but this is due to the amount of gear that comes with the LEADR. While the mouse is visible and secured under the second layer of plastic, there are bits packed in dense foam in the other half.

 

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The largest accessory is the charging dock for the LEADR. The frame of the dock is plastic, which is shiny, but the front surface has been rubberized. There is a bit that extends out to support the mouse and the two-pin charging system, while the bottom offers a battery power indicator and ROCCAT name that is backlit, while the LEADR name is painted on in gold.

 

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On the back of the dock, there is a port to accept the USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable which will use the dock to transmit the wireless signals from the LEADR. There are also one of the two Pairing buttons found next to it, to ensure the dock and the LEADR are shaking hands properly.

 

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The cable which ROCCAT uses to power both the dock and the LEADR mouse is the one seen here. The USB 2.0 end of the lead is marked with the company and product names and is cloth braided over the 1.8 meters of cable. At the small end, there is a Micro USB connection and a notation of where to press on the mouse to release the cable from it.

 

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The last bits found in the box are the literature and the sheet of ROCCAT stickers. There is the quick installation guide which covers the basic connectivity and where to get the software but unfolds to show functionality and features of the LEADR as well. There is also an insert for disposal information, as the battery and certain parts should not be tossed in the bin to end up in a landfill.

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