ROCCAT Tyon Mouse
10 buttons, plus a “dorsal fin-switch” and a thumb “paddle”.
Here's critical features.
- Thumb paddle!
- Fin switch! At top of the mouse.
- “ROCCAT EASY-SHIFT”. A button that acts as a shift key to change other button's function. It's on the thumb side, bottom.
- 16 mouse buttons.
Mouse wheel does NOT tilt.
- 8200 DPI laser sensor
- 16.8M multi-colored lights on the mouse bottom rim and wheel.
- 32-BIT processor plus 576KB memory.
- Tracking and distance control unit.
- Dimensions: 135mm × 78mm × 40mm
- Weight: 126g (not including cable)
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The mouse is large.
Fin-switch at the top is excellent. Better than 2 buttons that logitech would put there. Because fin is easier to push.
The thumb paddle is the best feature of this mouse is. ROCCAT calls this the “X-Celerator”.
The thumb paddle is like a 2-way joystick. You can push it up/down, and when released, it snaps back to original position.
For non-gaming, you can use thumb-paddle to:
- Fly thru browser tabs.
- Fly thru windows or apps.
- Horizontal scroll.
- Rotate objects in 3D apps.
- Zoom in/out.
The software is also superb.
Here's a long video review, especially covering the software.
If you didn't know already, ROCCAT is famous for having full Linux support. So, if you are a Linux geek, you can customize this mouse without having to make a trip to Microsoft Windows.
Great Linux Support
This mouse fully supports Linux.
One amazon reviewer wrote:
I LOVE THIS MOUSE. I wanted a mouse I could completely customize on linux and be able to make my job easier. I'm a programmer who still loves Compiz and MATE and the traditional desktop metaphore, so I've mapped the mouse to work with window management. I've never seen better support and software for a programmable mouse on linux. Usually you are held back on some features, but this one seems to work completely, colors and all! I know colors may be less important to some, but it's nice it all works currently. …
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See also cheaper ROCCAT mouse for Linux, see: ROCCAT Gaming Mouse with Linux Support