The box is striking, stands out which fits in with the gaming environment, the mouse is wireless with the key features listed on the box. The visual look of the mouse is different to your standard mouse having a variety of additional buttons. The initial feel on the mouse was hassle-free comfortable in the hand to move around. The mouse came with a charging dock, the mouse clicked onto the dock easily while the Click sound was like a high power engine purr.
- ROCCAT® Leadr –
- Wireless Multi-Button RGB Gaming Mouse
- Quick-Installation Guide
- Docking/transmission Stand
- 1×micro USB to USB cable
- ROCCAT® Owl-Eye optical sensor unrelenting pointer precision with 12000dpi
- Next-gen button layout featuring X-Celerator analogue paddle + Fin Switch
- Unrivalled wireless optics zero lag: 1000Hz polling + 20h battery
- Charging dock & top-up cable charging dock with status LEDs
- ROCCAT® Easy-Shift[+]™ button duplicator technology
- Two-level RGB illumination customizable light system, 16.8m colours
- 14 ergonomic mouse buttons programmable + solid 2D Titan Wheel
- 32-Bit Processor for rapid macro execution
- ROCCAT® Swarm powered comprehensive driver & software suite
The setup was easy, plug in the USB connector to the ROCCAT® Leadr charging dock, update to the latest version of the software on www.roccat.org. Power on the mouse and pair the device by holding the pairing buttons on the dock and mouse at the same time. The option was available to use the mouse wireless or connect via the USB cable. The 14 fully-programmable mice take a little longer to set up but advantageous for gaming or where constant repetition is required. The setup used the ROCCAT Swarm Software which is available for Windows/android on https://en.roccat.org/Support/Product/Leadr /
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The Roccat was founded in Germany in 2007, they are a hardware manufacturer of high-end gaming peripherals and accessories.
Practical use: Positive
The facility to allow the player to change the functions of the buttons is advantageous for games. For example, any of the buttons can be changed to control or shift. This makes it very easy for the player to just simply press a button on the mouse. This makes play a lot faster and greater entertaining as a result. The mouse runs smoothly over any flat surface which makes it easy-going to use on a variety of surfaces, the ability to use it wirelessly or wired is a big advantage for a gamer or for any use. The wireless mode was extremely responsive and seems to be instant. The mouse response ensured an advantage gamer experience ensuring not been vanquished on an online game. This is far superior to a traditional mouse. In terms of style and design, its multiple lights and the illuminated logo look cool.
Practical use: Negative
The mouse size doesn’t suit smaller hand sizes which may make it more difficult for those with small hands and younger players. The cost of the mouse is expensive as compared to other mice. The Swarm Software is not the easiest software to set up for advanced use. The lights while a bonus on a gaming environment would look out of place in an office if use for a dual purpose as the LED lights cannot be turned off.
Overall the Roccat LeadR is a fantastic and comfortable mouse with well-distributed buttons that are good for mostly gaming but can be used for other uses besides gaming. The freedom of the wireless mouse is a huge bonus with a cool docking station provided. The docking stands looks and felt cool saving the need to attach a cable at any stage to their mouse. (The Click sound of the mouse to the Docking station was like listening to a purr of the high powered engine, the sound does nothing but feels gratifying.) There is the option to use the USB cable if required. The main difference in this wireless mouse as compared to other non-gaming mouse is the 2.4GHz data transmission which has practically zero lag, and latency which gives lightning-fast input to a challenging game scenario. The ROCCAT® Leadr mouse with its wireless high speed, enhanced functionality is a requisite to the exceptional gaming experience.