Roccat Leadr Gaming Mouse Review


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Roccat Leadr Gaming Mouse Review

By Meng Vang

Manufacturer: ROCCAT GmbH
Product Name: Leadr Wireless Multi-Button RGB Gaming Mouse
Model Number: ROC-11-852
UPC: 4250288168565
Price As Tested: $137 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Roccat.

Roccat has gone wireless with its Leadr optical gaming mouse. The Leadr includes a few new features, like the Owl-Eye 12000 DPI optical sensor (PixArt 3361). This is a modified version of the PixArt 3360 with improved responsiveness and manual surface calibration. With a body design similar to the Roccat Tyon, the Leadr also includes RGB lighting, an elegant charging dock, and customizable settings and profiles via the Swarm software. It does have a 20 hours battery life, which should set some great expectations for long gaming sessions. Benchmark Reviews has a chance to review the Roccat Leadr with its new Owl-Eye optical sensor, so let’s jump in to a quick overview of this wireless gaming product.


  • Unrivalled Wireless Optics zero lag: 1000 Hz polling + 20h battery all day gaming, Charging Dock & Top-up USB Cable charging dock with status LEDs
  • Roccat owl-eye optical sensor unrelenting pointer precision with 12000 dpi, 32-bit processor + 512 KB Memory for rapid macro storage and execution
  • 14 ergonomic mouse buttons programmable + solid 2D Titan Wheel -Next-gen Button Layout featuring X-Celerator analog paddle + Fin Switch, ROCCAT EASY-SHIFT[+] button duplicator technology
  • Two-level RGB Illumination customizable light system, 16.8m colors – Alienware AlienFX Lighting System Compatible
  • Roccat Swarm Powered comprehensive driver & software suite


  • ROCCAT® Owl-Eye optical sensor with 12000dpi
  • Wired/Wireless combo mouse
  • 1000mAh inbuilt Li-Ion rechargeable battery
  • 2.4GHz wireless transmission
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • 50G acceleration
  • 250ips maximum speed
  • Mouse acceleration: no
  • Angle snapping: no
  • 72MHz ARM Cortex-M0 (both mouse & stand)
  • 512kB onboard memory (mouse)
  • Adjustable lift-off distance
  • 1.8m micro USB to USB cable
  • Width 8.1 cm , Height 4.6 cm , Length 12.9 cm , Weight 134 g

Roccat Owl-Eye Sensor Parameter


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