Precision German engineering.
The Savu makes an excellent first impression, thanks to a tough yet understated style that’s backed up by an extremely solid feel and a comfortable fit. It’s worth noting that while we held the medium-size Savu in a claw-like manner, those with smaller hands could use it as a palm mouse. The textured side panels are very grippy, even when things get sweaty.
The specs on the Savu really stand out, too, with what’s claimed as the world's only 4,000dpi optical sensor for very precise optical control -- no interpolation needed. It also has a 1.5ms (60ips) tracking speed and can handle 20G acceleration. This might seem like less than many other mice, but the Savu is all about getting precision tracking from an optical sensor, not joining the mouse specs arms race. The Savu also has the slipperiest feet we’ve ever used, making it easy to maintain very precise movements even when gaming for extended periods. At 90g it’s a very light mouse, so if you prefer some heft, you’d best look elsewhere.
Rather than an overkill array of programmable buttons, the Savu uses one button as a Shift key, letting you assign two functions to each button. This reduces clutter on the mouse and leaves fewer places your fingers need to stretch to during those intense Starcraft battles. The included software lets you set up your buttons, control the backlight colour and even record statistics such as movements and click counts, so you can review your mouse skills later.
Special features :
- Shift key button setup
- No interpolation sensor
- Recorded mouse skills stats
Pros : Optical sensor, slippery feet, great software.
Cons : Hard to find, light, lower specs.
Verdict : 8/10. Highly Recommended!
Available from Roccat, retailing for $69.