PAX 2015 – Roccat was on hand at PAX 2015 showing off their newest mouse, the Roccat Nyth — possibly the most customizable gaming mouse ever created. And Roccat front man Tim Krause even opened up a bit about another exciting, upcoming Roccat product, the Roccat Sova.
Meet the Nyth
The Roccat Nyth isn’t just another customizable gaming mouse with a 12-button thumb grid for MMO games. Roccat takes the concept even further by enabling you to completely, physically customize the thumb grid into nearly any number of buttons and button layouts.
The Nyth’s standard 12-button thumb-grid is sculpted and somewhat similar to Logitech’s G600 MMO mouse. However, every single one of the Nyth’s 12 buttons on the thumb grid can be removed and replaced with different buttons. For example, if you’d rather have 6 large buttons instead of 12 smaller ones, you can pop out all 12 and replace them with 6 larger ones. Or you can keep a combination of larger and smaller buttons, and create virtually any combination and button layout to suit your preferences.
You can also cover up (i.e. not use) the buttons entirely, or even print your own. If you’ve got a 3D printer, Roccat released a free online 3D Printing library on August 28th so you can now print your own Nyth replacement buttons, giving you nearly limitless creativity to create any size or color of buttons you want for your Roccat Nyth.
Oh, and the Nyth’s pinky side panel is also removable and can be replaced with an included wide panel for larger hands.
The Nyth, like virtually all of Roccat’s mice, also sports high-end sensors (twin sensors for up to 12,000DPI) and all the high-end features you would expect of such a future-forward gaming mouse:
- 72MHz Turbo Core V2 32-bit ARM based MCU
- Twin-tech laser sensor with up to 12000 dpi R1
- 1000Hz polling rate
- 1ms response time
- 50 G acceleration
- 3.8m / s (150ips) Single Axis / 5.4m / s (212ips) Both axis
- 16-bit Data Channel
- Adjustable lift-off distance
- Adjustable click accuracy for damping slightest movements
- Tracking & Distance Control Unit
- 576 kB internal memory
- Zero angle snapping / prediction
- 1.8 m polyester-coated USB cable
The just released Nyth is now available on Amazon and other e-tailers for $120.
Roccat Sova: Coming soon, with wires
The Sova is Roccat’s keyboard/lap board/mouse combo designed to let you enjoy your PC gaming from the comfort of an easy chair or couch. (You can read my original E3 2014 preview of the Roccat Sova here). Although the Sova wasn’t on hand to show, Krause was comfortable enough to open up a little about its development and provide some new information about it.
First, the first 2 models of Roccat Sova will come as corded models with an 8 meter cable to connect it to your PC. This enables Roccat to release the Sova at a reduced price and alleviates a lot of other potential issues (latency, charging, etc.). A fully wireless Sova is still planned for release at a later date.
The estimated launch price for a Sova with non-mechanical (i.e. membrane) keys will be around $149, and a Sova with a mechanical keyboard built into it will likely go for around $180. Pricing for a wireless model is still unknown, but will obviously be higher than the corded options.
A solid release date is also still pure guess-timation at this point, but early next year (Q1) is looking like a good bet for the wired Sova models.