Roccat Arvo and Apuri Review
Published: 4th May 2010 | Source: Roccat | Price: £28.99 & £46.99 |
Roccat Apuri Mouse Bungee and USB
Moving on to the final part of the Roccat SDMS, the Apuri mouse bungee and USB hub. Before you all scratch your head wondering why your mouse needs a bungee, or if it's solely to aid in getting off bridges, it's actually designed to keep your cable off the desk so you can have the benefits of the response of a cable mouse, with the freedom of a wireless one.
By virtue of it being "pre assembled" the box is a large affair with plenty of explanatory details all over it.
The side shows the main elements of the mouse bungee and how it should hopefully help in freeing your rodent, whilst the rear has the standard feature list in multi-language format.
A brilliant little touch on the bottom is a life-size view of the Apuri. Not much use for anything but really amuses me.
Removing it all from the packaging we see the AC adaptor for those extra power-hungry USB devices. This is in the form of a universal two pin with an adaptor. Not the prettiest solution in the world but it is what it is. We also have the Apuri itself and the USB to mini-USB adaptor that allows the four ports on the Apuri to only take up one on your PC.
As you can see above we have two USB ports on the front, two on the right triangle face, and the left triangle face is for the AC Adaptor and the mini-USB.
Now we take a closer look at the arm of the Apuri. This is a bit of a wonder as it holds up under its own weight really easily, but is also extraordinarily floppy and flexible. The top of the arm contains a groove that comfortably holds the cable of your mouse, and the arm also has sufficient holes to allow for whatever routing of your cable you desire.
The base of the Apuri has three very soft glowing blue LEDs.
Underneath, as you could see from the bottom of the box above, their is a blue lit Roccat logo. On a wooden desk this ends up being a nice blue smear, but on a glass desk, as seen here, it really looks the business. So if you're one of those people who have transitioned to a glass desk, either clear or black or otherwise, you get a great Roccat logo glowing away. A nice touch.