There are four pieces to the puzzle that is livingroom gaming. A computer, a television, a comfy place to park your backside, and something to control your on-screen alter ego. Up until now, the last piece of this puzzle, the peripherals, has proven to be cumbersome for many of us who don’t want to use a controller, so we stay locked away in our bedrooms or offices.
It looks like the folks at ROCCAT have this missing piece of the puzzle, and have announced the new Sova wireless keyboard and mouse pad combo. The whole wireless keyboard and mouse combo thing doesn’t do the Sova justice, so we’ll lay it all out for you.
This all in one, “lap board” has a brush aluminum body that holds the 72 illuminated keys, which are backed with Cherry MX switches. In front is a generous wrist rest, and to the right is a large mouse pad that can slide out depending on the user’s preference.
The Sova also features up to 12-hours of battery life, padded leg wrests, a channel along the front edge for cable management, and from what I’ve seen in the promo shots, at least 2 integrated USB ports.
There was no mention of whether the Sova will be infrared or Bluetooth, or what type(s) of mechanical switches will be used in the final retail product. The expected retail price also wasn’t discussed since the product is still in development, but those lucky enough to be attending E3 will have a chance to check it out for themselves by swinging by ROCCAT’s booth.