Monday, July 7th 2014

ROCCAT Moves Forward on the Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board

It's been a summer of major announcements for ROCCAT Studios, with a few more yet to come, the most recent being the E3 reveal of the in-development ROCCAT Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board. The positive fan and media response to the Sova at E3 was massive, with fantastic articles and word of mouth. Building on the wave of enthusiasm for a wireless keyboard/mousepad combo custom made for a living room gaming experience, ROCCAT is immediately moving into its next phase of development for the Sova, and inviting our fans to join the ride.

"We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we have received for the Sova," Says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT. "We realize that now is not the time to sit back and wait, but to give fans what they want as quickly as possible. We're ready to go full speed into our refinement process, and want our fans to see the hard work that goes into moving a ROCCAT product from its development phase, into what you see at retail. The Sova is coming, it is going to be an amazing piece of gaming hardware, and you'll get to follow every step on that journey in our newly launched Sova Development Blog."

Starting today and going forward, ROCCAT's Sova Blog will take fans into the world of our designers and developers, where they will drop in to discuss features, fan feedback, the technical and aesthetic side of creating groundbreaking peripherals, and more. Today, René kicks off the first vlog with a personal message to the fans on our newly launched site in support of the Sova, which will be the informational hub for all things Sova-related.

"We are a company that has always lived by integrated product development, where our entire internal team has input on the creation of our peripherals," adds René. "We are taking things a step further by inviting our fans to participate in this process. The Blog will have surveys and comment sections, allowing them to help guide the process by which we bring the final Sova to the masses."

"We believe our fans will develop an even deeper appreciation for what goes into making a ROCCAT product when they follow along with these excellent vlogs, and interact with the ROCCAT Team. We plan on making them exciting, engaging, informational, and fun. Very few companies in our business open up to the public quite like this, and we hope to set a precedent in that regard now, and for years to come."

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10 Comments on ROCCAT Moves Forward on the Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board

#1
Jizzler
Very nice.

I especially like that air-vent on the side. Don't want my key switches to fuse because I'm skill spamming like a boss.
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#2
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Jizzler
Very nice.

I especially like that air-vent on the side. Don't want my key switches to fuse because I'm skill spamming like a boss.
It's not a air vent lol. It's were the USB and i believe the headphonemic jacks are.

Shame they did not find a way to make it left handed too :P.
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#3
Svarog
I just had a go at it to try out that position. Like... WHAT THE EFFFF... Must have been designed by someone whos shoulders are 30 centimeters apart.

The mousepad is waaaaaay to close to the left... by like a whole mousepad.

Fail design is fail.
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#4
ZetZet
by: Svarog
I just had a go at it to try out that position. Like... WHAT THE EFFFF... Must have been designed by someone whos shoulders are 30 centimeters apart.

The mousepad is waaaaaay to close to the left... by like a whole mousepad.

Fail design is fail.
I hope you know that it's possible to move it out pretty far before commenting.
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#5
dados8756
although it looks cool, this gaming board not fit for newbie gamers for me...

(-)
1. too tight between keyboard n mousepad, some gamer will always slipped to the right of keyboard T^T
2. less space with wider size T^T
3. wider size means u must push your monitor further back T^T ,for 18,5 user it will be real problem(if u placed it above the desk)
4. wider size means u cant take it anywhere in your bag T^T
5. for littleman it will problem too because need more longer hand, i dont think that pad on the left was elastic XD
6. not every gamers use their keyboard and mouse side by side , some placed their keyboard under desk and mouse above desk close to monitor

(+)
1. wireless
2. had mouseboard :D i can playing game on my bed ,finally T^T

sry if my english bad, i still learn
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#7
AsRock
TPU addict
wait 6-12mo and there be a led version lol.
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#8
D1RTYD1Z619
by: AsRock
wait 6-12mo and there be a led version lol.
If you mean backlit it already is.
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#9
Mysteoa
by: dados8756
although it looks cool, this gaming board not fit for newbie gamers for me...

(-)
1. too tight between keyboard n mousepad, some gamer will always slipped to the right of keyboard T^T
2. less space with wider size T^T
3. wider size means u must push your monitor further back T^T ,for 18,5 user it will be real problem(if u placed it above the desk)
4. wider size means u cant take it anywhere in your bag T^T
5. for littleman it will problem too because need more longer hand, i dont think that pad on the left was elastic XD
6. not every gamers use their keyboard and mouse side by side , some placed their keyboard under desk and mouse above desk close to monitor

(+)
1. wireless
2. had mouseboard :D i can playing game on my bed ,finally T^T

sry if my english bad, i still learn
The mousepad can slide to the right.

If you are good with making stuff, you can made some custom extensions for it.
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#10
AsRock
TPU addict
by: D1RTYD1Z619
If you mean backlit it already is.
no, i mean key lit... O yeah dont forget the version with thumbster keys hehe
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