There weren't many mouse announcements recently, and the few that we did cover were about sophisticated models with very specific play styles in mind. ROCCAT is taking things easy in comparison.
Mice used to be simple things. When hardware makers decided a keyboard just wouldn't cut it, the mouse came into existence as a means to “point” at whatever was of interest on the screen.
For decades, the mouse has been a tool used to move the small arrow. Over the past several years, though, more and more features have been included.
ROCCAT hasn't loaded the Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse with them. In fact, besides an adjustable DPI setting system, the mouse is just what mice started out as: a handheld item that moves a virtual pointer, albeit a stylish one.
"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 advanced Pro Optic R2 sensor can be configured for 250, 500, 1000, 1250, 1500, 1750, and 2000 DPI settings.
Physically, the mouse is shaped like a V of sorts, making it comfortable for both right-handed and left-handed people.
The 2D scroll wheel is supposed to be precise as well, with good tactile feedback. The scroll isn't the third button ROCCAT referred to though, when it said tri-button. The third button is actually a very small one, set just behind the scroll wheel itself.
Finally, ROCCAT added its illuminated logo on the rear of the item. It won't be visible most of the time, since the palm will be over it, but the soft blue light will make it through anyway. The Lua is available now for €29.99 / $ 29.99.