New Gaming Mouse Allows You to 3D Print Your Own Buttons

PC Gaming accessories manufacturer Roccat revealed the Nyth, a modular mouse, and Skelter, a keyboard that connects to your smartphone.

PC Gaming accessories manufacturer Roccat has revealed the Nyth, a modular gaming mouse that allows you to 3D print and attach your own buttons.

Roccat describes the Nyth as an "MMO mouse," but says you could easily transform it into a MOBA or first-person shooter mouse with custom button placement and interchangeable side-parts. Roccat hasn't detailed the process, but presumably you'll be able to design your own buttons and side-parts, or use Roccat's growing list of both via an online file library. Roccat did not share any technical details about the mouse, such as its dots per inch (DPI) or response time.

Roccat also announced a new keyboard, Skelter, which will hold and connect to your smartphone via the company's new Swarm Driver software. Connecting your smartphone will allow you to launch applications from your phone, configure different Roccat devices, and answer calls by pressing a button on your keyboard.

You can find out more about Roccat's new devices on its official website.

How would you modify your mouse to play your favorite PC games? Tell us in the comments below.

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Discussion

87 comments
GarGx1
GarGx1

A bit ahead of its time, perhaps

Gammit10
Gammit10

Awesome, now I can have a mouse with more buttons than the usual 4 but not as insanely large as a MMO mouse with 16.

cjtopspin
cjtopspin

Cool.  I am designing a car that runs on water.  However, you will need to supply the water fueled engine.

digigamerx
digigamerx

Now if they could only make that mouse in 4D, wouldn't that be something?

Deckard2323
Deckard2323

Why don't I just build me a mouse out of Lego...

Tranula
Tranula

what a neat idea.  market to the -1% of ppl who have 3d printers.

DKRises
DKRises

Why not just include all the parts into one package instead of making the consumer have to "print" them. "Included is 15 optional parts to attach to your mouse!"

themc_7
themc_7

Oh that's so handy! Let me just pull out my 3D printer. Oh wait I don't have one because they cost $5,000.

fibaglassmonkey
fibaglassmonkey

"Wanna play some League?"

"Yeah hang on, I'll just need 4 hours for my mouse to finish printing"

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

Hey, babe, wanna come over and see my mouse? It have more buttons than yours.

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

Why do so many people talk about 3D printing like it's only for those who own a printer? Just get it printed somewhere else. Too many places doing it nowadays. 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

I remember the days when a telephone was a device used to call people.

seriousgaming
seriousgaming

Aaaand if you don't have a 3D printer at your disposal, you can just order pre-made buttons, riiightt? right?

jyml8582
jyml8582

Oh cool, finally a mouse that literally lets me customize my own buttons, now I'll just need to get one of them 3D printers and we're in Business!

How much do 3D printers go for nowadays?

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

My G602 does it and then some keep your 3d printing for girls in Japan that want to 3d their ****.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

No.  First of all, who needs features like that from a mouse?  Second of all, a device that's promoting off-the-wall features like that but not DPI and response time... you know, the stats people actually care about, says a lot to me.

I have a standard 5-button mouse.  I use it for MMOs.  I don't need more buttons than that on a mouse.  There's really no need to over-complicate and over-think things.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

just a toy for rich people they will never even use.

useless

frozenuxx
frozenuxx

@Tranula

Yeah....you need to own your own  3d printer to print objets the same way you need to own your own plane to use air travel....

troll_eat_troll
troll_eat_troll

@eze_sl89 your comment just shows that you're jealous because you can't afford things that other people can.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

@SkyAboveThePort @jinzo9988 Including keys to double or triple-bind the buttons you do have on the mouse.  In WoW I can bind mouse3, mouse4, mouse5, scroll up and scroll down.  I can add 5 more if I do a SHIFT + button press.  I can add another 5 by doing a CTRL + button press.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@troll_eat_troll @eze_sl89  Or it means that only the rich can afford it (which is a limited market) and that it is essentially useless (so it won't be desirable anyway).  Hmm, pointing out that a product will have a limited market and won't be desirable anyway, yeah, that's totally all about jealousy.

snacky_smorez
snacky_smorez

Again not to mention there are already mice with upwards or 15 buttons or more.

frozenuxx
frozenuxx

@spacecadet25 @troll_eat_troll @eze_sl89

Ferraris are for rich people, therefore have limited market and they are the most hated line of vehicle on the goddamn planet...Gee Ferrari has even a seriously hardtime making dough considering those prices...

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

@spacecadet25 @troll_eat_troll @eze_sl89 No, it's jealousy because it's directed at "rich people" and the comment clearly shows resentment(just a toy/they will never even use/useless).  Instead of just saying "it's not for me", or "I wish I could afford it". Why call out rich people in a negative context? It doesn't even make sense. Just buy it if you want it. If you can't afford it, figure it out. Supercars and yachts are for the rich. Not technology anybody can get their hands on if they really want it. 


We all have the commonality of language and eze_sl89 knew how his/her comment would be understood. Trying to clean it up doesn't help.






Tranula
Tranula

@Pewbert @Tranula @Apofis_SG-1  I just figured since you associate  dads being called babes, that's how your family does it.  Weird.  He didn't even mention dad in his sentence. 

Tranula
Tranula

@Pewbert @Tranula  aah so that's how the rest of the world conducts themselves.  I see now.  besides, that has nothing to do with you stereotyping someone for them trying to make a joke.

Pewbert
Pewbert

@Tranula  No matter how hard you try, you can't fight it - you are an American ;)

Tranula
Tranula

@Pewbert @Tranula  not sure what your gaining by knowing what nationality I am.  I hope u sleep better knowing that.  that's the weakest insult I have ever heard in my life.

Tranula
Tranula

@Pewbert @Tranula  nope and wants neat about living in America is, I don't care anyway :P  this Yankee needs a cheeseburger and an Iced Latte from Starbucks.  Ciao :P