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Roccat Teases with the Lua Gaming Mouse

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German gaming peripherals manufacturer, ROCCAT Studios, is set to unveil the ROCCAT Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse at the Computex expo in Taipei and E3 in Los Angeles, June 5. Described as “The Classic 3-Button Mouse: Re-Mastered”, the Lua packs advanced gaming engineering into a sleek and clean ambidextrous form that offers a comfortable fit for every gamer’s hand.

“We took the beloved three-button mouse design and injected it with our innovative gaming engineering – and created a killer tool that gives props to the past while heading boldly into the future,” says René Korte, ROCCAT Founder and CEO. “The Lua delivers everything gamers need for control, comfort and style – all in a sleek and slim design that offers perfect comfort for every hand.”



The Lua’s advanced Pro Optic R2 sensor features a choice of seven DPI settings – 250, 500, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1750 and 2000 – so gamers can play with accuracy at the speed that matches their style. It also has a dedicated DPI button that lets players easily change speeds in the heat of battle. Gamers can even program the button to switch only between the DPI settings they use most.

The Lua’s ultra-precise 2D scroll wheel also lets gamers give every wheel command with absolute precision. Every incremental step locks securely into place, so users won’t have to worry above overscrolling. When weapon 2 is what’s needed, a player won’t accidentally scroll too far and end up with weapon 3 or 4 – security that can mean the difference between life and death in a lightning-paced FPS. Plus, the Lua’s advanced scroll wheel delivers solid tactile feedback, so gamers can actually feel their way to more accurate gaming.

Thanks to its perfectly-balanced, ambidextrous V-shaped design, the Lua delivers supreme comfort to both left- and right-handers. Plus, it features No Sweat side grips that ensure a steady hold even when the action gets hot – as well as a soft touch surface that lets gamers play comfortably even during extended sessions.

The Lua also features a large ROCCAT logo illuminated in arctic blue – a stylish boost to gaming atmospherics that also perfectly complements other ROCCAT gear. The logo even has a “breathing” effect, so gamers will always know that their Lua is alive and well and awaiting the next command.

The Lua comes standard with ROCCAT Driver software, which lets users easily customize their mouse buttons. And all Lua tweaking is fun and easy thanks to the program’s gorgeous and simple-to-use interface.

And last, but certainly not least, the Lua is built mega-tough and state-of-the-art using only the highest-quality materials and most advanced technology. From its premium electronics – featuring Omron switches and cutting-edge encoder – to its PTFE feet that deliver low-friction gliding, everything on the Lua is built to last and designed to give players a competitive edge.

The ROCCAT Lua will hit shelves internationally July / August 2012 for a MSRP of €29.99.
 

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I was gonna say "wut no thumb buttons on the side?" but them it wouldnt be ambidextrous in that case....

What theyve done is tried to make a gaming mouse that caters to both left and right handers.

but i bind a lot of actions to the side thumb buttons like melee/knife or special actions for BF3 where i can throw out a medipack or ammo then instantly switch to a pistol or rifle if i get ambushed in the process.
 
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As long as this is performs well and is long lasting, I can see this mouse being worth the money.

Only time I use the extra buttons is within windows and web browsing :D
 
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I was gonna say "wut no thumb buttons on the side?" but them it wouldnt be ambidextrous in that case....

What theyve done is tried to make a gaming mouse that caters to both left and right handers.

but i bind a lot of actions to the side thumb buttons like melee/knife or special actions for BF3 where i can throw out a medipack or ammo then instantly switch to a pistol or rifle if i get ambushed in the process.
I was thinking the same thing about the missing buttons.. When I sit down at a desk with a 3button mouse I instinctively want to use those buttons that are missing.. Hell, even the crappy mice Dell includes with all of our machines at work have them.. If they wanted it to be ambidextrous, then they should have included 2 buttons on each side.. I wouldnt spend a single cent on a mouse without them but I guess there are people that would..
 

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I was thinking the same thing about the missing buttons.. When I sit down at a desk with a 3button mouse I instinctively want to use those buttons that are missing.. Hell, even the crappy mice Dell includes with all of our machines at work have them.. If they wanted it to be ambidextrous, then they should have included 2 buttons on each side.. I wouldnt spend a single cent on a mouse without them but I guess there are people that would..
Hardcore MMORPG'rs would. there are loads of Razer mice that dont have side/thumb buttons.

but i like the side buttons because I can use it to go back or forward pages when websurfing. the button being above the scroll wheel would make it a bit awkward to use
 

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I was gonna say "wut no thumb buttons on the side?" but them it wouldnt be ambidextrous in that case....

What theyve done is tried to make a gaming mouse that caters to both left and right handers.

but i bind a lot of actions to the side thumb buttons like melee/knife or special actions for BF3 where i can throw out a medipack or ammo then instantly switch to a pistol or rifle if i get ambushed in the process.
$30+ 4 buttons(2 each side) = $70+ mouse lol. How ever this pricing does show some thing and that's how much their ripping people off and i am not just on about SS.
 

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$30+ 4 buttons(2 each side) = $70+ mouse lol. How ever this pricing does show some thing and that's how much their ripping people off and i am not just on about SS.
two on each side would make the mouse awkward to use for both left and right handers unless they use a claw grip style

I dont need buttons where my last two fingers tend to rest on the mouse and using them ingame would just feel totally unnatural as it would need more of a 'squeezing' action to activate the buttons as the fingers are longer then thumbs and the length of my last 2 fingers literally rest on my mousemat so i would need to find a new way to grip the mouse which would make holding the mouse totally unnatural and would most likely give me CTS or RSI in the long run with prolonged usage.