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October 29, 2012

ROCCAT Lua Tri Button Gaming Mouse Review

Founded in 2007, ROCCAT™ develops high quality and innovative accessories in Germany for ambitious computer gamers. In close collaboration with the gaming community, outstanding input devices and headsets, which excel through their first-class precision, high level of ease-of-use and unique design, are designed at ROCCAT™ Studios in Hamburg. The ROCCAT™ Kone Gaming Mouse was the first product to be launched by the Hamburg-based developer, and has played a leading role right from the outset in the world’s premiere league of gaming mice. A host of international awards confirm the first-class quality and outstanding range of functions of ROCCAT™ products.
 

About the Product

Today we are going to review ROCCAT Lua Tri Button Gaming Mouse ,the beloved three-button mouse model and injected it with some advanced gaming engineering – and called it the ROCCAT™ Lua. Packing a fully-adjustable Pro-Optic sensor in a rugged, ambidextrous V-shape – featuring No-Sweat side grips, soft touch surface, and an eye-catching illuminated ROCCAT™ logo – the Lua gives props to the past while heading boldly into the future. It also fits every hand and is all you need for control, comfort and style.

 

Features and Specifications

Some of the magnificent Features and Specifications of Roccat Lua are mentioned below ,

 

Features

  • PRO OPTIC (R2) SENSOR?from 250 to 2000 dpi, 7-steps
  • AMBIDEXTROUS V-SHAPE for left- and righthanders
  • ARCTIC BLUE LED LIGHTING for atmospheric gaming
  • ROCCAT™ DRIVER for customized gaming
  • DPI CHANGE for easily switching sensor speed
  • NO-SWEAT SIDE GRIPS for extended slip-free play
  • ULTRA-PRECISE 2D WHEEL with lock-in incremental steps
  • HIGHEST-QUALITY COMPONENTS for a solid build and longest life

 

COMMAND WITH PRECISION
The Lua’s advanced R2 Pro Optic sensor delivers your choice of seven DPI settings – 250, 500, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1750 and 2000 – so you can game with accuracy at the speed that matches your style.

SWITCH SPEEDS WITH EASE
The Lua’s dedicated DPI button makes it simple to change speeds in the heat of battle. A single button press lets you quickly choose between tracking tempos – for the easiest way to customized acceleration. You can even program the button to switch only between the DPI settings you use most.

PLAY IN MAX COMFORT
Thanks to its perfectly-balanced, ambidextrous V-shaped design, the Lua delivers comfort to both left- and right-handers. Its sleek form also ensures a top fit for any hand size. Plus, the Lua 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 you play comfortably during extended sessions.

NEVER MISS A WHEEL COMMAND 
The Lua’s ultra-precise 2D scroll wheel lets you give every wheel command with absolute precision. Every incremental step locks securely into place, so you won’t have to worry above over-scrolling. When you want weapon 2, you won’t accidentally scroll too far and end up with weapon 3 or 4 – which can mean the difference between life and death in your favorite lightning-paced FPS. Plus, the Lua’s advanced scroll wheel delivers solid tactile feedback, so you can actually feel your way to more accurate gaming.

SOAK UP THE ATMOSPHERE
Mood matters and the Lua delivers.  It features a large ROCCAT™ logo lit up in arctic blue – which looks awesome on your desktop while perfectly complementing your other ROCCAT™ gear. The illuminated logo even has a “breathing” effect, so you’ll know your Lua is alive and well and awaiting your next command.

GAME AWESOME / GAME HARD
We built the Lua 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 you an edge on your opponents. Game hard and long as much as you want, knowing your Lua is always up for the fight.

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

 

Specifications

  • 2000 dpi optical Sensor
  • 60 ips maximum speed
  • 20 Gs of acceleration
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • 1.8 m USB cable

 

Packaging and Unboxing

ROCCAT Lua Comes in a medium sized black box . On the box you can see there are ton of features mentioned . It is very good presentation because in this way the customer could actually see all the specs at the moment of purchase . Also on the front of the box, the picture of ROCCAT Lua is placed .

 


Also on the back of the box , More details about the features are mentioned . Also you can detail diagram of ROCCAT Lua  at the very end top .

 

 After opening up the box , We found following accessories/items which are provided along with ROCCAT Lua .

-Quick Installation Guide

-ROCCAT Stickers

-ROCCAT Lua Tri Button Gaming Mouse

 

The mouse is packed in plastic packaging  . You can see the USB cord of the mouse . The interface for connecting ROCCAT Lua is by USB2.0 . The USB cord is very long enough for every guy there to connect to his CPU . Lets see how it looks after retrieving it from the packaging in the next segment ” Closer Look ” ….

A Closer look at ROCCAT Lua

 

ROCCAT Lua mouse is tri button gaming mouse so dont expect you would find any other buttons as there are on other gaming mouse . Its not very high end gaming mouse but you can say its a fair gaming mouse . The  2000 dpi is still good for some people out there . Even we like this mouse while playing many of well known games . The mouse is built from plastic and on the top part , there is a kind of matte finish for grip . Also note that the tiger logo at the bottom of the mouse light up blue when you plug the mouse into your computer .

 

As you can see on the left side of  ROCCAT Lua there is no button just plane surface . Also the side surfaces of this mouse is sweat proof . I have been using this mouse for over more than 5 hours but no sign of sweat on mouse .Also you can see to change the DPI of the mouse there is a small button just beneath the mouse wheel .

Also you cna on the back of the ROCCAT Lua there are two mouse big feets . They are made of very thin layer of  plastic which allow you to glide your mouse like feather on your mouse pad . Also there are very long lasting .

On the right side of the ROCCAT Lua , Again there is no button . But there is ROCCAT logo placed on the right mouse button which is very difficult to see in the picture  . The mouse is very extremely good built . It is light and extremely precise in movement .

Although this mouse is plug n play . But  you can install the drivers of ROCCAT Lua from ROCCAT Official website which allows you to do many things with your mouse . You can adjust the DPI which is changable when you press the DPI button on your mouse .  Also you can change the pattern of the Light which is lighted on your mouse . Moreover you can change the functions of the button . It is very useful because if your left handed you can always change the Click buttons or vice versa .

 

Testing and Conclusion

 

Well in order to test this gaming mouse we dont need any kind of gaming rig . We used the ROCCAT Lua on our amazing Zowie Gear C-GM Gaming Mouse Pad . We used this gaming mouse for over 6 hours doing various things . And as i mentioned before there was no sign of sweat on hands or mouse . We played most prominent games like Battlefield 3 , Counter Strike Source, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 . And i must say that this mouse is meant for all these games . Although on 2000 DPI this mouse was working very good . The Mouse glides on our mouse if we want to due to its 20G acceleration .

There was one thing that we found a little disturbing is that the size of the mouse is kind of small as compared to other big mouse . The reason is that i have big hand but for all of  you out there who have medium sized or small hands this is well good choice for you .

Well in the end , All i have to say about this particular gaming mouse is that . It is a budget gaming mouse . So dont expect much from it . You wont be getting any additional buttons like  you think in Razer DeathAdder , Razer Naga , ROCCAT Kone etc . Also there is a limit of 2000 DPI .

But on the plus side, This mouse is great for gaming  if you are look for a  budget mouse . The materials used for this mouse are very good . The performance of this mouse as compared to its price is amazing .Also this mouse is built for both left and right handed people so this is a great plus point it .

 

We are glad to announce that ROCCAT Lua  Tri-Button Gaming Mouse receives award at TechTipsnReview for Good Built Quality , Performance and For its enthusiastic design 

 

 

 
 

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