Roccat's 'Tyon' Reveal is a Gaming Mouse with 16 Programmable Buttons

Paul Lilly

The first mouse with a dorsal fin switch

Roccat released a Tyon teaser trailer in May that was big on hype but woefully short on details. All Roccat was willing to divulge at the time was that Tyon was something intended for FPS gamers and that we'd have to wait for Computex for more information. Now that Computex is here, Roccat has made good on its promise by revealing Tyon in full form -- it's a unique gaming mouse with 16 programmable buttons, 31 distinct functions, and a dorsal fin switch.

Tyon sports Roccat's Easy-Shift[+] button, which is a dedicated button that allows you to program a second set of commands to each of the remaining buttons. As for the above mentioned dorsal fin switch, it's a two-way button placed and controlled mid-knuckle.

"The dorsal fin switch is a brilliant tactical design to move ever more vital functions away from the keyboard and to your gaming mouse," Roccat explains.

Roccat also equipped the Tyon with what it calls an X-Celerator, a single-axis analog thumb paddle that you can use to tilt left and right, pitch up and down, increase or decrease the throttle, and much more, depending on the type of game you're playing.

Other features include an 8200 dpi laser sensor, two-level light system, tracking and distance control, 32-bit processor, and 576KB memory to store macros and profiles.

The Tyon is "coming soon" and will be available in black or white. No word yet on price.

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