ROCCAT Tyon Mouse

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ROCCAT TYON mouse

10 buttons, plus a “dorsal fin-switch” and a thumb “paddle”.

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ROCCAT TYON mouse

Here's critical features.

  1. Thumb paddle!
  2. Fin switch! At top of the mouse.
  3. “ROCCAT EASY-SHIFT”. A button that acts as a shift key to change other button's function. It's on the thumb side, bottom.
  4. 16 mouse buttons.

Mouse wheel does NOT tilt.

Other features:

  1. 8200 DPI laser sensor
  2. 16.8M multi-colored lights on the mouse bottom rim and wheel.
  3. 32-BIT processor plus 576KB memory.
  4. Tracking and distance control unit.

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The mouse is large.

Roccat Tyon Gaming Mouse Review. ROCCAT TYON mouse

Fin Switch

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dorsal fin switch. ROCCAT TYON mouse

Fin-switch at the top is excellent. Better than 2 buttons that logitech would put there. Because fin is easier to push.

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fin-switch, at the top. ROCCAT TYON mouse

Thumb Paddle

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Thumb paddle. ROCCAT TYON mouse

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:

  1. Fly thru browser tabs.
  2. Fly thru windows or apps.
  3. Horizontal scroll.
  4. Rotate objects in 3D apps.
  5. Zoom in/out.

Software

The software is also superb.

Here's a long video review, especially covering the software.

Roccat Tyon Gaming Mouse Review, by Joanne Tech Lover. The software review starts at 7:30.

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. …

Alternatives

At this price range, you can compare it with:

logitech g502 mouse 2
Logitech G502 Proteus

Cyborg RAT 5 gaming mouse 2
Mad Catz RAT

logitech mx master wireless mouse
Logitech MX Master

Personally, i think the ROCCAT Tyon is better.

See also cheaper ROCCAT mouse for Linux, see: ROCCAT Gaming Mouse with Linux Support