When comparing Roccat Tyon vs Razer Taipan, the Slant community recommends Roccat Tyon for most people. In the question“What is the best gaming mouse?” Roccat Tyon is ranked 15th while Razer Taipan is ranked 18th.
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Pro Many keys, 1D analog stick, illumination, good sensor
Pro Full Linux support
Roccat has good Linux drivers.
Pro Has both laser and optical sensors
The Razer Taipan has a dual sensor system, being able to utilize an optical and laser sensor at the same time.
Pro 7ft braided cable
Like all Razer products the cable is braided on the Taipan.
Pro Two pairs of programmable side buttons
Being that the mouse is ambidextrous there are two sets of side buttons for either hand.
The Razer Taipan is designed to be an ambidextrous mouse.
Pro Comes with good driver software that allows for more tweaking
Like the rest of Razers equipment the Taipan utilizes the Synapse software to customize the mouse even further.
Pro Quick access CPI switch
The Razer Taipan has on the fly CPI switching with two buttons that are behind the scroll wheel.
Pro Nonslip textured finish
Instead of a glossy finish that gets sweaty or a rubberized finish that picks up oil over time, the Taipan has a nice hard textured surface that's perfect.
Con No MAC OS drivers available
This is a common con for many gaming mouses. But since the mouse buttons can be bound to direct input events, lack of drivers can be overcome.
Con Functions cut down if not using Roccat keyboard
There are extra features with the Easy-Shift[+] thumb button but a Roccat keyboard has to paired with the mouse to utilize them.
Con Side buttons can irritate ring finger
The ambidextrous extra buttons on the side may rub against the ring or pinkie fingers.