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ROCCAT Tyon Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Feb 03, 2020 at 08:49 am
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Test Methodology v0.8.1
6.9
Mixed Usage
7.1
Office/Multimedia
4.7
Travel
6.9
Video Games (FPS)
7.9
Video Games (MMO)
5.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The ROCCAT Tyon is a decent wired FPS gaming mouse. It has a ton of programmable buttons and a slightly slanted, ergonomic design. Its sensor performance is excellent, with a fairly wide adjustable CPI range that's quite accurate and a fairly low click latency that should be fast enough even for competitive gaming. While all the buttons are programmable, unfortunately, we found its software to be quite laggy and buggy. The mouse is quite heavy and large, and those with small hands will likely have a hard time reaching all the buttons in any grip type.

Our Verdict

6.9 Mixed Usage

The ROCCAT Tyon is an okay mouse for mixed usage. Its plethora of programmable buttons is great for any type of gaming, as well as to allow you to quickly navigate your desktop and apps during office use. Unfortunately, the mouse is likely too bulky to travel with, and people with small hands will have a hard time reaching all the buttons regardless of grip type.

See our Mixed Usage recommendations
7.1 Office/Multimedia

The ROCCAT Tyon is an alright mouse for office and multimedia use. Its slanted ergonomic design is quite comfortable to use, and its large amount of programmable buttons is great to help you quickly navigate through programs. Unfortunately, it's too large for people with small hands, as they'll have a hard time reaching the front buttons.

4.7 Travel

The ROCCAT Tyon is a bulky and wired mouse that isn't recommended for travel. It's too big to easily toss into a laptop case, and it has a cumbersome wire, making it less than ideal to use in tight spaces like on a plane.

6.9 Video Games (FPS)

The ROCCAT Tyon is a decent mouse for FPS games. While it has a low click latency and excellent sensor performance, unfortunately, it's a heavy mouse which may not be ideal for FPS games. Its cable is also quite stiff and may drag on your desk unless you use a bungee. The mouse itself is quite large, and people with small hands will have a hard time reaching all the buttons regardless of grip type.

See our Video Games (FPS) recommendations
7.9 Video Games (MMO)

The ROCCAT Tyon is a very good mouse for MMO games due to its large amount of programmable buttons. While it doesn't have a side panel of buttons like most dedicated MMO mice, it has buttons spread all over the mouse. You can use the companion software to reprogram every button, as well as set a second layer to give you a total of 32 programmable buttons. Unfortunately, the mouse is too big for people with small hands, as they'll have a hard time reaching all the buttons.

See our Video Games (MMO) recommendations
5.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

The ROCCAT Tyon isn't recommended if you're a fan of ultra-light gaming. The mouse is quite bulky and heavy and isn't nearly as light as some other options.

  • 6.9 Mixed Usage
  • 7.1 Office/Multimedia
  • 4.7 Travel
  • 6.9 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.9 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.4 Ultra-Light Gaming
Pros
  • Lots of programmable buttons.
  • Comfortable, right-handed fit.
  • Excellent sensor performance and decently low click latency.
Cons
  • Laggy software.
  • Rigid and stiff cable.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The ROCCAT Tyon is a bulky looking mouse that's available in white or black. We tested the black version which has a two-tone black/dark gray design. It has a fairly large ROCCAT logo on the back, and there's a small strip of RGB lighting along the left side as well as in the mouse wheel. The abundance of buttons gives the mouse a slightly aggressive look.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
159 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
130 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
130 g

This mouse is quite heavy and unfortunately, there's no weight optimization.

5.2
Design
Portability
Length 5.1" (12.9 cm)
Height 1.8" (4.6 cm)
Width 3.2" (8.2 cm)
Volume
29.72 Cu. Inch (487 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

Like most wired gaming mice, it may not be the most suitable for traveling, though it's fine if you only game at home and don't bring your mouse with you anywhere.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

This mouse feels quite well-built. The entire mouse feels quite solid and there's no wobble or rattle. The buttons all have almost no pre-travel and feel solid as well.

7.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Grip Width
65 mm

This mouse is quite comfortable to use. It has a slightly right-handed ergonomic shape with a thumb rest on the left side. There are a lot of buttons that may get in the way depending on the size of your hand, specifically the tilt button below the mouse wheel.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip: Small Hand
No
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

Good for palm grip for everyone except those with small hands, as they'll likely have a hard time reaching the front buttons positioned beside the L/R click buttons.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Claw Grip: Small Hand
No
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

Same as palm grip; those with small hands will likely have a hard time reaching the front buttons next to the L/R click buttons.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

This mouse isn't designed for fingertip grip, and only those with very large hands will be able to use it like this.

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Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

The ROCCAT Tyon is a wired-only mouse.

6.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Braided
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable is fairly stiff and maintains kinks from packaging.

Design
In The Box

  • Manuals
  • ROCCAT Tyon mouse
  • Stickers

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No

The sensor is slightly higher than center, but this shouldn't be noticeable.

7.8
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
16 ms

The ROCCAT Tyon's click latency is very good. While it isn't as low as some other wired gaming mice, it shouldn't be noticeable even during competitive gaming.

9.2
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
200 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
8200 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
200 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
1.3 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
4.8 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The performance is excellent. While its max CPI isn't as high as some other gaming mice, it's likely higher than most people would use their mouse at, and it has a wide adjustable range. The polling rate can be set at 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, or 1000Hz. Unfortunately, the liftoff distance is very high.

9.0
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
14
Number Of Programmable Inputs
16
Profile Switching Button
No
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

The ROCCAT Tyon has a lot of additional programmable buttons. Every button, including the up/down scroll, can be programmed, and you can also set an 'Easyshift' button to add a second layer, bringing your total to 32.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
No
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No

The mouse wheel has noticeable increments that are fairly loud. While the wheel itself doesn't have L/R tilt buttons, there's a separate button below the wheel that scrolls horizontally and gives you L/R tilt.

Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Tyon Driver
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The ROCCAT Tyon's software has a lot of customization options. You can control the RGB zones and set all the buttons. Unfortunately, we found the program to be quite laggy and it stopped responding for a short time every time we hit 'apply'.

8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

The ROCCAT Tyon is fully compatible with Windows. On macOS, the mouse works but unfortunately, the software isn't macOS compatible, so you can't program the buttons. Luckily, the mouse has on-board memory so you can reprogram the buttons on a Windows PC and move the mouse over to your Mac and retain your settings.

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

This mouse is available in white or black. While we tested the black version, we expect the performance of the two to be the same.

Compared to other mice

The ROCCAT Tyon has a lot more buttons spread all over its body than most wired gaming mice. Unlike dedicated MMO mice that have a panel of buttons on the side, the buttons on the Tyon are spread all around, similar to the Logitech G300s but with even more buttons. See our recommendations for the best gaming mouse, the best wired gaming mouse, and the best mouse overall.

Razer Viper Ultimate
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The SteelSeries Rival 600 is a much better gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Tyon. The Rival 600 is much lighter and is better suited for medium or large hands with fingertip grip. The Rival 600 also has a much wider adjustable CPI range and a much lower lift off distance. On the other hand, the Tyon has way more programmable buttons, though its software doesn't work on macOS like SteelSeries' does.

Razer DeathAdder Elite
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The Razer DeathAdder Elite is a better wired gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Tyon. The Razer is much lighter, and its slightly smaller body is better suited for small hands if you use palm grip. It also has a much wider adjustable CPI range. On the other hand, the Tyon has way more programmable buttons.

SteelSeries Rival 500
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The SteelSeries Rival 500 and the ROCCAT Tyon are both decent wired gaming mice. While both mice are good for medium and larger hands for claw grip, the Rival is a better option with palm grip if you have small hands, as you'll be able to reach all the buttons more comfortably. The Rival 500 has a much wider adjustable CPI range and a much lower lift-off distance. Both mice have a ton of programmable buttons and a low click latency.

SteelSeries Rival 600
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The SteelSeries Rival 600 is a much better mouse for FPS games than the ROCCAT Tyon. The Rival 600 is a bit lighter, has a slightly lower click latency, and has a wider adjustable CPI range. Both mice are too large for people with small hands to use comfortably, but if you have medium or large hands and use fingertip grip, the Rival 600 is much easier to hold. On the other hand, the Tyon has way more programmable buttons than the Rival 600.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB
SEE PRICE
Newegg.com

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is a better wired gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Tyon. While both mice are quite heavy, the Corsair has a much wider adjustable CPI range and is much more suitable fro small hands in palm or claw grip. The Corsair's software is also fully compatible with macOS.

Logitech G300s
SEE PRICE
B&H

The Logitech G300s is a much better mouse for FPS gaming than the ROCCAT Tyon. The Logitech is slightly smaller and can be used in palm and claw grip by people with small hands, while the Tyon isn't recommended for small hands with any grip type. They're both wired mice and while the Tyon has a much wider adjustable CPI range, the Logitech has a slightly lower click latency. The Logitech is a lot lighter however, which makes it a better choice for FPS games.

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