The trend for lightweight gaming mice has still not come to an end. The manufacturer Roccat has now introduced two new representatives. With the Burst Pro and Burst Core, extremely light gaming mice are coming onto the market, which should be able to score with their optical titanium switches, among other things.
“Flip the Switch”
Under the motto “Flip the Switch”, mouse expert Roccat presented two brand new gaming mice. The slogan makes it immediately clear which feature is particularly important to the manufacturer. He has equipped both mice with optical switches called “Titan Switch Optical”. The two newcomers owe their light weight to the now very popular honeycomb structure. This saves unwanted grams by omitting the plastic.
Roccat Burst Pro – The striking one
The Roccat Burst Pro can hardly be overlooked despite its light weight. This is ensured by the special AIMO lighting. In combination with the translucent cover of the gaming mouse, you get a cool design. But the lightweight can offer more than just looks. There is a lot of technology slumbering under the hood. Above all, the optical switches “Titan Switch Optical” are supposed to ensure top performance of the mouse. The special switches should be able to withstand around 100 million strokes. In addition to the switches, the lightweight mouse also scores points with its PTFE feet. These should be able to provide competitive sliding properties. The mouse cable should also ensure a high degree of user-friendliness. Here Roccat relies on a special PhantomFlex cable.
Roccat Burst Core – The cheap one
The Roccat Burst Core is a beginner-friendly solution at a somewhat lower price. This slightly slimmed down version does without some of the technical highlights of the Pro version, but should still offer a great performance. Instead of the Owl-Eye optical sensor of the pro version, which offers 16.000 dpi, a PixArt PMW3331 with 8.500 dpi is used. Beyond that you have to make some optical compromises. Finally, the top of the mouse is not translucent in the cheaper core version.
Prices and availability
One advantage is the reduction of the Roccat Burst Core. It comes along with a UVP of 30 euro clearly more favorably than the pro version. Thus Roccat requires a UVP of 60 euro for its Burst pro. While the Core version is to be available starting from 16 November in the German trade, one can buy the pro version already starting from 30 October this yearly.