Roccat Burst Pro Air Wireless Gaming Mouse Review: Lightweight luxury

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Roccat is a blast from the past for me. When I first entered a local tournament for Counter-Strike: Source LAN, merchandise emblazoned with their cat logo was presented as prizes. We won Roccat bracelets for third place. Having their gear around my desk again makes me feel warm and fuzzy, knowing that some companies from my younger days have that kind of power.

In the modern era, the German company falls under the popular Turtle Beach umbrella, which has made a resurgence in gaming peripherals with the Burst Pro Air as its latest offering. It’s a funny wireless gaming mouse that touts flashing RGB lighting and a very lightweight chassis, but how does it compare to the rest of the range and its competitors? I spent a week using it to review the Roccat Burst Pro Air and found out.

Rockat Burst Pro Air

Rockat Burst Pro Air

minimum: Functionally, Roccat has created a great wireless gaming mouse that’s as light as a feather. Customize lights and buttons with the Swarm app and toggle sensitivity on the go with its DPI button.

The good

  • Very light in weight
  • Customizable RGB lights
  • Swarm is a feature-rich desktop app

Rockat Burst Pro Air: Price and availability

Rockat Burst Pro Air

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The Burst Pro Air is now available through the official Roccat Store and third-party retailer Amazon with an MSRP of $100. This wireless mouse has two colors, black and white, and both are RGB lighting.

Released in March 2022, it joins a handful of other gaming mice from Roccat, including the $130 Kone Pro Air Wireless and the $100 AIMO Kain 200.

Rockat Burst Pro Air: what is good

Rockat Burst Pro Air

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I haven’t found many mice in my time, and I usually find something that works for me and stick with it until it breaks completely. It took me many years to transition from wired mice to wireless, and I found that I prefer the right weight identical wired gaming mouse. Roccat previously surprised me in my review of the Kone XP, a right-handed wired mouse stuffed with RGB lighting and plenty of buttons to handle, but it lost some support because it was so lightweight and clipped onto its own cable.

The Burst Pro Air is lighter than the wired Kone XP at 81g instead of 104g, but it’s wireless, so would this model be more suited to such a subtle design? The answer is yes, my word, this mouse is awesome. When I first lifted it out of the box, I was a little concerned that it was lacking in volume, but after using it for a week, I’m clearly used to a heavier mouse. I’ve now turned around, ditched the AA battery-powered variants and would love to replace the 100-hour rechargeable USB-C.

watercress swarm

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Like other RGB mice from Roccat, their Swarm software is the center for controlling lights and tweaking everything else you might expect. Burst Pro Air has a dedicated DPI toggle button on the surface of the mouse, but it doesn’t need to be used for that as you can reset any button you want. I can’t imagine many people wanting to get rid of the fast DPI switching function, which is ideal for switching between close and long-range combat in shooters, but it’s nice to have options. You can specify the sensitivity of each DPI level and the number of uses, to a maximum of five.

The RGB lights may not be as intense as the Kone XP, but they’re still a visual treat. The Burst Pro Air is the second most colorful mouse that Roccat makes and is another feature that the awesome Swarm desktop app controls. I’m still a little unclear on what the AIMO smart lighting system is supposed to do besides responding to clicks and swipes, but it’s beautiful. I prefer to use the wave function, which rotates slowly across the rainbow without distraction. There are plenty of modes to choose from and it’s an incredibly lifelike mouse. RGB gamers will love having this subtle beauty on their desk.

Rockat Burst Pro Air

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The same Titan optical switches are here as many of the other mice from Roccat, and the detachable USB-C cable uses an ultra-lightweight but durable Phantom Flex material. You won’t need the cord since the battery charges enough for five hours of use in just over 10 minutes. I did feel the Titan keys were somewhat weaker on the Kone XP, but there is no evidence that the Burst Pro Air presents the same issues. Maybe it’s a result of the symmetrical design, but the clicks feel deep and responsive, and I have no complaints this time around. The mouse wheel is affected with every turn it feels a big click and there are no signs of excessive scrolling in the menus.

There is a handy storage compartment under the Burst Pro Air for a USB dongle and switch between 2.4GHz and Bluetooth, perfect for mobile devices and laptops. It’s a total joy to use, as I roam around my desk effortlessly and transform into a lightweight mouse fan. Its appeal to gamers is complemented by the inclusion of NVIDIA Reflex support, which reduces input latency. Combine that with its 19,000 DPI owl eye sensor, and it’s clear to see why Roccat is making waves in the competitive gaming scene since they understand what it takes to create a quality mouse.

Rockat Burst Pro Air: What is not good

Rockat Burst Pro Air

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It’s hard to express the negative points for a mouse that didn’t offer anything, its price feeling only slightly higher. It’s tough when other mice available for less can match or outperform the Burst Pro Air, including the Razer Viper 8KHz, which is still our best gaming mouse today. The come down to value versus the competition is the only sticking point for me with this flawless mouse, and I still highly recommend it for the asking price.

There are minor drawbacks, such as the lengthy Roccat naming system that still applies. AIMO RGB lighting zones still claim to react organically to your behavior and present scenarios inspired by nature. Maybe if it didn’t just mean lights flashing when I click on items I’d probably like it more. It’s the kind of word salad that adorns most gaming terminal boxes, and when you’re trying to sell this mouse for $100 of MSRP, you need some high-level advertising games. Fortunately, hard facts are still available, like a 400 IPS sensor with 50g acceleration, so I’m sure Roccat will be fine.

Rockat Burst Pro Air: Contest

Rockat Burst Pro Air

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If the only negative point of this mouse is its seemingly high cost, how does it handle the competition in this price range? In our Logitech G Pro Wireless review, we praise the hardware that outperforms what’s here in the Burst Pro Air, and both mice retail for a similar price. It is necessary to compare it with other mice in this range and see if you are convinced.

category Rockat Burst Pro Air Razer Viper 8 kHz Logitech GPro Wireless
MSRP $100 dollars $80 $130
keys titan optics
100 million clicks
Razer Optical Generation 2
70 million clicks
Omron D2FC-FK
50 million clicks
sensor owl eye
19000 dpi
Scanner focus +
20,000 DPI
hero
25600 dpi
acceleration 50 g 50 g 40 grams
IPS 400 650 400
Weight 81 grams 71 grams 80 grams

Specs are close, with beautiful RGB lighting pushed as a bonus with the Burst Pro Air. It may seem high at first, but it’s a fair price for what you get, and I have no qualms recommending it at its MSRP.

Rockat Burst Pro Air: Should you buy it?

Rockat Burst Pro Air

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You should buy this if…

  • Prefer lightweight mice
  • Are you a fan of RGB colorful lighting
  • Want a competitive edge in fast-paced games

You should not buy this if…

  • You are uncomfortable with cute mice

Roccat has fascinated me in every way that matters to me with this featherweight wireless mouse. There may be lighter options, but the feature set is stacked here for the asking price. If you’re looking for a customizable RGB gaming mouse, with or without a cable, the Burst Pro Air has it all.

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A very killer package for the asking price, the Burst Pro Air is lightweight on hand and a killer in the game. Use Roccat Swarm to personalize beautiful RGB lights, assign new commands, and enjoy one of the best gaming mouse to its full potential.

The DPI switch and side buttons are perfect for fast-paced work, along with Titan’s responsive keys and large scroll wheel. USB-C fast charging and long battery life add to the list of prizes and make one of the best mice I’ve ever used.

Rockat Burst Pro Air

Rockat Burst Pro Air

minimum: Worth the price tag, the Burst Pro Air is a beautiful, customizable wireless gaming mouse that gives you a competitive edge while on the move. Lightweight and responsive, it is one of the best in its price category.

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