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ROCCAT Sova Mechanical Gaming Lapboard for Gaming on the Couch with Cushion, Illuminated Backlit, Hotkeys, Programmable Keys, Quiet & Ergonomic, Brown Switch, for MMO & MOBA Games for PC, WOW – BLACK
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- Ergonomically designed mechanical gaming lapboard specifically made for ultra-comfortable PC gaming on your couch
- Gaming keyboard included, featuring TTC mechanical switches (Sova MK) for near infinite keystroke durability
- High accuracy composite material mousepad and mouse bungee brings you superior precision and hassle-free operation
- Keyboard is illuminated with Roccat blue key backlighting, configurable on a per-key basis so you can control the style of your lapboard
- A truly customizable experience thanks to its replaceable mousepad, wrist rest and cushions, plus two USB ports to connect your favorite devices
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The Sova represents a chapter in comfortable gaming by bridging the gap between PC and TV. Desktop, monitor, mouse and keyboard – that’s the standard formula for PC gaming. It’s tried and tested and hasn’t changed much through the years. When gamers think of PC gaming away from their desktop, they think of making compromises. But with the Sova, that’s not the case. The Sova completes the picture by taking what you already have and providing you with a super easy PC solution for your couch. It’s the only piece of the puzzle missing; you already have everything else you need to make it happen. Lean back on your couch, grab your Sova and enjoy gaming on your TV screen.
- 2 Versions, Mechanical and Membrane.
- 275 mm × 240 mm mousepad, replaceable.
- Replaceable wrist rest and lap cushions.
- Easy-Shift[+] with 28-key EasyZone.
- 2 × USB 2.0 ports.
- ROCCAT Talk
- Media and hotkeys.
- 4 m break-away cable.
- 512 kB memory + 32-bit Arm IC.
- 1000 Hz polling.
Sova Mk - Mechanical Lapboard
- The SOVA MK uses TTC BROWN mechanical key switches (anti-ghosting optimised). TTC is one of the Largest Mechanical Key Switch manufacturers in the world. TTC BROWN Switches gives you a light, tactile, non-clicky sound.
- Part# ROC-12-181-BN-AM.
Sova - Membrane Lapboard
- Part# ROC-12-151-AM.
- High design quality, comfortable even after long periods of use.
- Indestructible build for the wear and tear of comfortable gaming.
- High-Accuracy mousepad built for maximum precision.
- Replaceable mousepad, wrist rest and cushions.
- Totally Lag-Free for couch gaming without technical limitations.
- ROCCAT Swarm software suite and companion app optimised.
- Mouse bungee + Cable Channel for distraction-free gameplay.
- Docking rail supports mouse bungee + custom clip-on parts.
- Configurable blue key back-lighting on per-key basis.
- Mechanical Version Only: TTC mechanical switches with near infinite key stroke durability.
Docking rail and mouse bungee
Securely supports mouse bungee and custom clip-on parts. For those of you who strive to be different, can design your own signature parts.
4 metre break-away cable
Well suited to comfortable gaming on the couch. The cable can also be easily unplugged. 4 Meters would be about twelve Feet and yes you can extend the USB Cable no problem.
The weight of the Sova in your lap and the high-quality materials it’s made of are all designed for the right gaming board feel.
ROCCAT Swarm Software, Driver and App for the ROCCAT SOVA MK and SOVA MEMBRANE
ROCCAT Sova Mechanical Lapboard
ROCCAT Swarm Driver Compatible
Swarm is ROCCAT’s vision for the future of gaming software. Greater than the sum of its parts, it represents a powerful ecosystem where computers, peripherals and mobile devices are brought together in unison for a completely unique experience. The software extension of ROCCAT’s future ready philosophy, Swarm’s modular build ensures you’ll be prepared for whatever comes.
Please Download SWARM from the ROCCAT Website.
Free Swarm Smartphone App
Swarm app is the streamlined smartphone/tablet-based extension of its corresponding software. One piece of the Swarm jigsaw puzzle, it’s a convenient app that provides full control at your fingertips, complementing your device in a way you’ll wonder how you managed without it. Pair your smartphone to your computer to unlock a mighty arsenal of app-based command power so you can stay immersed in your game without the need to tab out of it. An ever-growing list of features further extends your peripheral, ensuring you can choose from a bank of in-game features tailored to you. Change the color settings of your device product at ease; mix up your mouse’s dpi on the fly or get a rapid overview of your button assignments. The framework provided by Swarm and the Swarm app heralds an exciting new chapter in gaming integration and innovation. Download the SWARM App through your favorite App Store.
ROCCAT software is renowned for providing an unprecedented level of product customization. A one-stop-shop for all future ROCCAT peripherals, Swarm facilitates quick and easy control with its modular build and cloud-based system. Its modularity ensures full flexibility, with the ability to create a favorites tab, with only devices settings and configuration options relevant to you shown. Completely scalable both in terms of visuals and functionality, Swarm establishes a new standard in connectivity. Enjoy support for all current and future screen resolutions, share unique macros and settings with friends, keep all your devices up to date automatically, and much, much more to come.
Swarm’s modularity extends far beyond device configuration modules. It is a software ecosystem built with deep computer, peripheral and mobile device integration in mind, giving you full control over everything relevant to your game. The new home of the evolutionary TalkFX, Swarm is multi-platform, multi-lingual and future ready. It has everyone under one hood and ensures no alternative is required.
With the Roccat Sova PC gaming lapboard, the living room is no longer a console-only domain. Specifically designed from a durable fiber/plastic blend to bring all the control and stability of a normal desk to your lap, you can enjoy hours of top level gameplay from the comfort of your couch. The Sova has a highly ergonomic shape and also features a cushioned underside and a wrist rest, both of which are customizable. The result is a dependable platform that provides you ultimate comfort when embarking on even the longest gaming marathons; whether it’s League of Legends, WoW, Dota 2, or Star Wars.Supreme Performance
Every aspect of the Roccat Sova mechanical gaming lapboard ensures that it is far more than a comfort aid—it’s also an uncompromisingly powerful tool to get the most out of your gameplay. The integrated gaming keyboard’s TTC mechanical switches offer unrivaled sensation with every keystroke, while the mousepad is ultra-high accuracy, giving you an edge over the competition. Plus, the Sova boasts a totally lag-free connection so you’ll never fall behind the pace in MOBA or MMO gameplay. What’s more, your new lapboard gaming setup leaves you free to concentrate on the action thanks to the integrated docking rail for efficient cable management and custom clip-on parts.Complete Customization
The Roccat Sova is highly customizable to suit your individual preferences and style. The mousepad, underside cushions, and wrist rest are all replaceable in accordance with your exacting specifications—if you desire a particular material or color, it’s easily within your grasp. Furthermore, the Sova’s key backlighting is fully customizable on a per-key basis, giving you full control of your keyboard’s light configurations. With the addition of Roccat’s innovative Swarm technology to unify all your Roccat products, this gaming lapboard is prime for customization.
Top Customer Reviews
FYI it does not come with a mouse -- this wasn't made very clear when I did my research.
On the one hand, this thing is truly incredible: It honestly makes home theater PC gaming viable. I've had an HTPC hooked up to my living room TV for many years, but have stuck strictly to Steam Big Picture Mode and games designed for a controller. I've tried many other solutions along the way, but have never found anything that would truly make a M+KB living room setup work. Until the Sova. I've spent the last few nights playing competitive Overwatch matches from my couch. With a few pillows propped behind my back, the experience is virtually indistinguishable from playing at my desk. No other lapboard, keyboard tray, Steam Controller, etc. has managed to offer anything approaching that.
On the other hand, the Sova has a number of serious drawbacks that are hard to accept given its $200 price point. First, there's the mechanical keys: They're lackluster. Certainly the typing experience is a major step down from my Das Keyboard (with brown switches). My wife, after using the Sova for a little while, actually asked me why I didn't buy the mechanical version. She was surprised when I told her that I did.
If you're like me, the Sova is going to sit at a slight angle when it's on your lap. The second you take your hand off the mouse, it's going to roll downwards. If you're using a wireless mouse, it will probably fall off. In many games, your hand will be on the mouse virtually the entire time, limiting this drawback, but it's really annoying when you're trying to use your HTPC for anything else.
The Sova is pretty big, and yet the keys are oddly spaced, just a little bit crowded. In particular, it took me a while to get used to the positioning of the arrow keys. The back lighting can be adjusted, but it must always be blue.
Overall, I would recommend the Sova to anyone that wants to play M+KB games in their living room. I don't think there's anything else out there that comes close. But buy with the knowledge that you may feel slightly cheated. Hopefully Roccat continues to improve this product in the coming years. They have something very good, but the execution is just a bit lackluster.
+ Comes in Mechanical Keyboard variant
+ Easy cable management for gaming mice with long cables
+ Upgradeable wrist rest, bottom cushions, and mouse pad
+ LED (Blue) Lighting
- Wired. No wireless functionality
- Mechanical switches are mushy
- No RGB lighting
- Mouse pad doesn't offer enough resistance for mouse
- Needs a few ergonomic improvements like angling more towards user
I'm on my HTPC more than my desktop most days, so I've been looking for a lapboard solution for quite a while now. I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Corsair Lapdog (I even signed up to Corsair's mailing list JUST to get updates about a release date), but was super disappointed with the price and design of the Lapdog.
So I looked to the Razer Turret. While it is an okay device, it doesn't much beat out using my old Logitech K400R except that you can use a mouse (if you can call that "toy" a mouse). I basically figured it was a waste of time trying to find a computer mouse + KB combo to use for gaming or productivity on my HTPC, so I just resorted to using an Xbox 360 controller and Controller Companion and figured I'd have to just get used to using a controller for FPS games again and play strategy games on my desktop.
Once the ROCCAT SOVA was released, it was the solution to all my problems. It's currently the best designed lapboard on the market that I could find. In fact, it's quite comfortable to use for gaming or just daily use (I'm writing this review on my TV using the Sova). The wrist rest is comfortable and a welcome addition to the design compared to the Corsair Lapdog, and cable management for your own mouse is a breeze with the channel built into the lapboard. The instructions said to attach the mouse cable to the groove of the included "mouse bungee" (you can see it demonstrated in some of their promo picutres), but I actually found I could route the mouse cable through the opening of the mouse bungee and into the channel to the USB and it's much more secure, while still being able to slide the bungee left and right to adjust cable length.
However, the Sova still has a few flaws that can hopefully be addressed in future products. For starters, I bought the mechanical keyboard variant of the Sova which costs an extra $50. While the Sova does appear to use mechanical keys, they're still pretty squishy for my taste and don't give enough of a tactile response. Maybe I'm just used to using Cherry switches, but it's a little too mushy for a mechanical keyboard and the extra $50.
Secondly, and this can be addressed easily with updates, I'm not a fan of the smooth plastic mouse pad. Luckily, the Sova can be upgraded in the future with a different mouse pad or wrist wrest, but at the moment those products aren't available. This isn't to say the mouse pad is bad, but I often find the mouse slipping around much more than I'd like when not in use. A more traditional cloth surface would help to stabilize the mouse. I'd also like to see the cushions on the bottom be offered as upgrades (you can remove those too), with a set for the back being taller than the ones in the front. The reason for this is I find myself often trying to angle the Sova slightly because when it sits on my knees, it's still slanted down and away from me. I'm used to using the feet on keyboards to help angle it towards me as it feels much more ergonomic, but with the Sova I have to push down on the wrist rest to try and angle it in that fashion. After prolonged use my wrists start to feel tense from having to angle them down. Larger pads on the back would help alleviate this problem. For now, a folded towel or something to prop the board towards you will have to suffice.
Lastly, I wish this thing was wireless with an option to plug it in via USB to charge it/switch to wired mode. The Sova is big enough to put a decent sized battery in it that could last for hours, but at the moment your only choice is to connect it to your computer via USB. Thankfully, the cable is ample and includes a breakaway in case someone trips on it, so it's not really a negative, just a feature I'd like implemented in future designs. It could also benefit from the weight of a battery as I feel the Sova is slightly too light, especially when it angles away from me like I mentioned previously. Some extra heft would make it feel sturdier in my lap during use.
Overally, I'd recommend the Sova if you're looking for a lapboard to game or work on the couch. It's not perfect, but compared to everything else on the market right now, it's one of your best, if not THE best option. I've heard people having problems with the Swarm software, but Roccat may have patched that in updates since I haven't experienced any issues.