Roccat Tyon is a gaming mouse based on Roccat’s unique ergonomic design, adding FIN SWITCH and X-CELERATOR buttons which improve the efficiency of the mouse buttons, making Roccat Tyon gaming mouse adaptable to more games such as MMORPG, FPS, RTS or ACT.
Now, I will review this Roccat gaming mouse from these aspects below.
The internal plastic shell is soft and there is a large hollow space around it, which can effectively fix and protect the mouse.
Roccat Tyon accessories are quite simple, with only a manual.
|Weight||126 g/ 4.44 oz|
|Connection Type||USB 2.0, Braided|
|Grip Style||Palm or Claw|
|Hand Orientation||Ergonomic Right-handed|
|Number of Buttons (Total)||16|
|Number of Thumb Buttons||4|
|Number of Programmable Buttons||14|
|Max. acceleration||30 g|
The size is 135mm×78mm×40mm which is almost the same as Roccat Kone XTD, both of them are the standard large mice. The weight of 126g is considered a bit heavy.
Roccat Tyon’s upper surface material uses its brand-specific skin-like coating, which is more inclined to rubber, and bring you a very good touch feel.
Roccat Tyon side skirts use resin-like material, the touch feeling is very good, but the ability to slip is not as good as rubber.
Two large Teflon foot stickers are used on the bottom, which is very smooth.
Roccat Tyon adds four custom buttons beside the left and right-click buttons, DPI up/down buttons on the lest, and the Ctrl and Alt buttons on the right.
Roccat’s scroll wheel is very famous, the damping feel is very good.
FIN SWITCH button can be operated with fingers. FIN SWITCH avoids the problem of easy misoperation of the scroll wheel’s left and right dialing.
On the left side, Roccat Tyon also has a very distinctive design, adding an X-CELERATOR analog thumb paddle. It provides extended command options, you can use it to seamlessly tilt left and right, pitch up and down, increase and decrease throttle and much more, all the while maintaining perfect pointer precision. The Tyon sacrifices nothing in providing this additional functionality, making it ideal for all-action games requiring enhanced mouse control.
Ingenious Easy-Shift[+]™ technology lets you assign two functions to each of your mouse buttons and the scroll wheel – putting a huge amount of easily-wielded power right at your fingertips. The Tyon’s Easy-Shift[+]™ button works just like the shift key on a keyboard. Simply hold it down and simultaneously press one of the other mouse buttons – or the scroll wheel (including up and down) – and you execute a second function. This incredibly handy feature increases the number of available functions from 16 to 31.
Easy-Shift[+]™ also lets you control powerful driver functions right from your mouse – giving you quick control over things like your multimedia options. For example, you can launch your media player, switch music tracks and adjust volume – all with the simple press of a mouse button or scroll of your mouse wheel.
A black nylon braided cable with a length of 1.8m. There is a reinforced structure near the interface to improve cable pull resistance.
Tyon’s illumination system features an extended color spectrum of 16.8m colors. The configurable two-level system lets you adjust the color of your scroll wheel surround and base layer independently of each other. Using a variety of enhanced effects including “breathing”, or a color rotation in your choice of shades, the Tyon can fit whatever your style is.
Download ROCCAT Tyon driver on this page https://en.roccat.org/Support/Product/Tyon
Tyon driver has 4 custom configurations: main control, button assignment, advanced control, color control, it’s very easy to configure these settings. Because Tyon gaming mouse has 576kB of onboard memory, so you can store these configurations in the mouse, and use EASY-SHIFT[+] to switch between these settings.
Unscrew the 6 screws on the bottom to easily open the upper case.
Except for the side button’s micro switch, the other micro switches are integrated on this blue PCB.
The main click button uses a customized Omron D2FC-F-7N micro switch. Side buttons are ordinary TTC white dot micro switch which has a mediocre click feel.
Tyon mouse scroll wheel adopts an ALPS 8mm encoder.
It can specifically control the LED lighting.
MCU adopted NXP LPC1346F, which based on ARM 32bit 72MHz Turbo Core V2.
Pro-Aim Laser sensor with up to 8200dpi, 1000Hz polling rate, 30G acceleration, and 3.8m/s (150ips) offers superb tracking, transmitting even the fastest of mouse movements with no lag – for incredible precision delivering amazing gaming control. And thanks to the integrated Tracking and Distance Control Unit (TDCU), you can adjust the sensor precisely to your mouse pad, further improving tracking and minimizing pick-up-flight – and further advancing your command capabilities.
The ergonomic design of Roccat Tyon inherits the Roccat Kone series and has a very good grip feeling. The position of the programmable buttons is designed just right. They are very convenient to use, and there is almost no accidental touch.
Because Tyon has many programmable buttons, ROCCAT officially declared it is suitable for both MMORPG and FPS. Therefore, in the actual use, I tried “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel“, “Assassin’s Creed Unity” and “FINAL FANTASY XIV“.
Tyon is a larger size gaming mouse and can support my entire palm. It is very comfortable to use. The left and right micro switches feel very crisp and the stroke is short. It is suitable for “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel”, “Assassin’s Creed Unity” games which frequently need to use the left and right-click buttons.
Because Tyon can customize the response distance, players won’t need to move the mouse frequently. X-CELERATOR thumb paddle can assist in adjusting the viewing angle when necessary.
For MMORPG “FINAL FANTASY XIV”, Tyon’s 4 side buttons and the FIN SWITCH are very practical. In addition, the EASY-SHIFT button can bring a total of 12 groups of button combines, which greatly improves efficiency.
Pros & Cons
- 14 programmable buttons
- Comfortable, ergonomics right-handed
- Excellent performance
- Suitable for many kinds games
- Some features need Roccat keyboard
- A bit pricey
- No weight adjustment
The release of Tyon can be said to make the Roccat mouse product line more comprehensive. After these few days of use, Roccat Tyon gaming mouse gave me a very good impression. The appearance, grip, workmanship, programmable buttons and user experience are really admirable!