Designed as a mobile gaming mouse, the Pyra is considerably smaller than most wired mice; this is achieved, in part, by simply removing the usual sloping part of the mouse at the back and replacing it with an angled plane. In essence, the mouse appears a little stunted but surprisingly this doesn’t make it uncomfortable to use.
Moreover, the rubbery texture of the mouse makes it very easy to grip and comfortable to hold whilst the Teflon feet on the underside allow it to glide easily over mousing surfaces.
As an ambidextrous rodent, the Roccat Pyra is symmetrical in shape with the standard left, right and scroll wheel buttons with additional buttons on either side.
Roccat’s EasyShift technology increases the number of set functions that can be carried out at the touch of a button: holding down the EasyShift button and pressing another button simultaneously allows a secondary set of functions to be assessed.
At the front there is a small port to connect the mouse up to a USB port and charge the batteries – Roccat has not yet reached the stage of making a battery-less wireless mouse.
The underside naturally has a laser for tracking purposes but also an on/off switch and room for the wireless adapter to be stored when transporting the mouse. The batteries do need inserting too before use behind the pull-out clip.
After the initial overview, the Pyra seems to hold up well but how will it perform whilst gaming and over prolonged usage? Check out the results to find out.