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Roccat's Savu gaming mouse turns scrolling into a competitive sport

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Roccat Studios have announced the Savu, a 4000dpi optical gaming mouse with a unique achievements feature that turns the use of the peripheral itself into a competition.

Roccat Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse
Roccat Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse

Boasting about in-game achievements is all but common at this point — but what about boasting about the use of your gaming peripheral itself? That's what Roccat Studios has in mind with Savu, a new optical mid-size gaming mouse with an achievements system that turns button clicks and mouse drags into trackable accomplishments. The mouse features a sensor capable of 400, 800, 1600, or 4000dpi operation, Omron switches, and a rear lighting bar that allows users to chose between 16.8 million different colors to set the mood. It also incorporates Roccat's "Easy-Shift" system, allowing players to assign multiple functions to the peripheral's two buttons and scroll wheel. Where things get interesting, however, is the Roccat Achievements Display — yes, the inferred acronym is intentional — which tracks a variety of actions, from mouse movement to scrolling. As users reach certain usage thresholds they unlock different achievements, which can then be shared on their various social networks.

On specs alone the Savu may not match up with Razer's 6400dpi Mamba, nor Roccat's own Kone[+] for that matter. But for the gamer looking for a stylish mouse and a new battleground on which to compete, the Savu may be worth a look when it reaches store shelves this May. Pricing has not yet been announced, but for those hoping for an early look, the mouse will be on display at next month's CeBIT conference.