The Lua is an excellent budget mouse for entry-level gamers who want to dip their toes into the world of gaming. It has a comfortable shape and an adequate, though not perfect, sensor, which gives a sense of quality even at a modest price of $29.99.
Pro Excellent budget sensor
The Avago A3050 optical sensor that the Lua uses has small, unnoticeable prediction and doesn’t carry over perfect tracking at high speeds (depending on the chosen DPI setting, over 60-120 inches per second or 1.5 m/s-3 m/s). But unless you use it at extremely low sensitivity, it shouldn’t be a problem. When reaching such speeds, some negative acceleration may be noticed.
Pro Good amount of customization is provided by the accompanying software
The software is very simple and easy to use. It lets you change the DPI steps, double click speed, vertical scroll speed, polling rate, very basic lighting control and the choice of hand-mode. In addition, it has the option to reassign its buttons, but since the Lua has only four buttons it’s practically useless as the main three are almost always invariable.
Pro Well built
Even though it’s a budget mouse, it has high quality components to ensure that the mouse can last for years. There’s no unnecessary moving parts while button clicks are clear and don’t give out after heavy use. The body of the mouse consists of rubberized coating at the top and textured plastic on the sides which gives it a quality feel
Pro Well suited for fingertip and claw grips
Unless you have small hands, this is a mouse that is meant for people who use either the claw or fingertip grip. In addition to being a small mouse and having low height, it's also extremely light, weighing only 68 grams. This makes it easy to control with a fingertip and claw grip as it relies on the mouse being as agile as it can be.
Pro Comfortable to use
Its rather small size and lower than usual height allows for a substantially comfortable grip. The sides have a dent which helps your fingers position themselves. Additionally, the sides are smoothly textured so you shouldn’t ever feel like your hand is losing its grip.
Con Small size takes some getting used to
The Roccat Lua is a small mouse, measuring only 11.5 cm in length and 3 cm in height. The width is pretty standard with 6.5 cm at the back and narrows down towards the front. The small size might raise some concern about the grip. If it’s your first mouse of this size you might need to adjust your grip to accommodate for the smaller scale of the mouse. Commonly the grips change and include some elements of a fingertip grip.