Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2015 - 09:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: input, gaming mouse, tyon, roccat
Counting the different mouse wheel directions and the Easy-Shift button alternate pressing you can program up to 32 different buttons on the Roccat Tyon mouse. As even the mouse wheel can be programmed to function completely differently between scrolling directions, this should count as long as your game supports it. Not only do you get a ridiculous amount of customization, the nub you see on top of the mouse can function just like the throttle slider on your joystick, an interesting feature considering the number of space sims launching in the near future. Hardware Asylum really like the mouse though they did dock points for not being usable by sinister types, check out the full review and the software suite right here.
"The Tyon has innovative buttons just where you expect them without becoming overwhelming. Maybe the best part is you don’t even notice them when you don’t want to use them."
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Subject: General Tech, Shows and Expos | June 5, 2014 - 11:37 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: computex, computex 2014, roccat, tyon
So this mouse has many buttons. It even has not-buttons. The ROCCAT Tyon has 31 user-customizable functions mapped over 16 buttons. The "Tyon Xcelerator", near its thumb buttons, is an analog switch designed for functions such as throttle or vertical movement. The "Dorsal Fin" is a switch that tilts left and right, like a tilt wheel, except that it also has a tilting mouse wheel.
I guess you can never have too many tilt functions.
Yo Cat, Heard You Like Buttons...
In short, ROCCAT has basically put as many functions on that mouse as they believe comfortable. Personally, I think the "Xcelerator" could be quite useful for games, like Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with its UAV, where you need to move in three dimensions and rotate in two dimensions, at the same time. That just leaves about 30 other functions to think about.
The ROCCAT Tyon is "coming soon" for 99.99 Euros (~$136 USD).