THE DUAL ASSIGNMENT FUNCTION FOR KEYS & BUTTONS
Perfect design but more functions than ever seen? It's possible, thanks to the Easy-Shift[+]™ technology.
FROM OFFICE TO GAMING...
Over the years, the computer mouse has developed – depending on its area of use – from a 2-button mouse into a real marvel of buttons and functions. Gamers in particular like to have a load of buttons at their disposal so that they can selectively and quickly execute as many commands as possible.
THE PROBLEM: ACCESSING THE BUTTONS
Nowadays, some gaming mice are often teeming with extra buttons so that you can access as many commands as possible at the same time – with the end result being that every usable piece of real estate on a mouse has been utilized to the max making it increasingly difficult to accommodate new buttons from an ergonomic design perspective. As a result, they are increasingly difficult to access with your fingers – making it more complicated to use the mouse and increasing the time it takes to get used to the mouse after you've bought it.
So, how can you double the number of button functions on a mouse without needing to sacrifice ease-of-use, accessibility and ergonomics?
THE SOLUTION: ROCCAT™ EASY-SHIFT[+]™
ROCCAT™ manages to overcome this problem with a sophisticated invention – the Easy-Shift[+]™ Button Duplicator. That's the name of the practical side button on the mouse which doubles the amount of functions in one fell-swoop.
EASY-SHIFT[+]™: ASSIGNING DUAL FUNCTIONS TO THE MOUSE BUTTONS
ROCCAT™ Easy-Shift[+]™ allows mouse buttons and mousewheel to perform additional tasks by assigning them two functions. In terms of the way it works, the Easy-Shift[+]™ button is very similar to the Shift key on a keyboard. For instance, if you hold down the Easy-Shift[+]™ button and press one of the other standard mouse buttons at the same time, you execute a second function (=dual-assignment).
This makes it possible to assign each individual mouse button, as well as all mousewheel directions (up/down/depressed), not just one, but two individual functions. In doing so, the number of available functions increases from 12 to 22.
Convenient, preconfigured functions are available (see the table) in the driver for each of the mouse buttons as well as the mousewheel – you can also assign your own macros to the buttons.
EASY-AIM AND EASY-WHEEL
A second button next to the Easy-Shift[+]™ button can be used for the Easy-Aim and Easy-Wheel functions. While the Easy-Aim button is held depressed, you'll automatically game at a preselected DPI setting – really useful in situations such as when precise in-game aiming is called for, where a quick DPI setting change is required. The Easy-Wheel function works in the same way and can be used to control the Aero Flip 3D feature in Windows 7 or even the volume level, among other things.
PRACTICAL MACRO CONTROLS:
A good example of using secondary button assignments with the help of Easy-Shift[+]™ is when macro controls that are integrated in the driver are selected. Among other examples for games and office apps, here you'll find multimedia functions which you can use to launch, as well as control, your media player using just the mouse. For instance, the mousewheel can be used to control the volume level as soon as you hold the Easy-Shift[+] button depressed.
In keeping with that, the left and right mouse buttons can then be assigned 'Previous/Next track' in combination with the Easy-Shift[+] button. Doing this becomes so intuitive that ROCCAT beta testers no longer wanted to do without the Easy-Shift[+] button after a short while.
Another advantage of Easy-Shift[+] is that you get the range of functions in an extensive package with buttons that are just as easy to access. The best in ergonomics and maximum functionality can finally coexist in harmony.
YOUR OWN MACROS IN COMBINATION WITH EASY-SHIFT[+]™
All ROCCAT mices are equipped with the award-winning ROCCAT™ Macro Manager. Use the Macro Manager to create short or very long and complex command sequences for your applications and games. Just like the preconfigured ones supplied with the driver, these custom macros can be really easily assigned to any one of the mouse buttons – and of course as a dual-assignment in combination with the Easy-Shift[+]™ button.
|| 5 + 1 = Page back
|| 5 + 1 = Play or pause
|| 5 + 1 = Mount up
|| 5 + 2 = Page forward
|| 5 + 2 = Stop playback
|| 5 + 2 = Dismount
|| 5 + 3 = New tab
| 5 + 3 = Mute volume
|| 5 + 3 = Autorun
|| 5 + 4 = New window
|| 5 + 4 = Switch to fullscreen
|| 5 + 4 = Use trinket
|| 5 + 6 = Switch to previous tab
|| 5 + 6 = Play the previous item
|| 5 + 6 = Your macro #1
|| 5 + 7 = Switch to next tab
|| 5 + 7 = Play the next item
|| 5 + 7 = Your macro #2
|| 5 + 8 = Volume up
|| 5 + 8 = Volume up
|| 5 + 8 = Pet attack
|| 5 + 9 = Volume down
|| 5 + 9 = Volume down
|| 5 + 9 = Pet follow
|| 5 + 10 = Switch to fullscreen
|| 5 + 10 = Play faster
|| 5 + 10 = Your macro #3
|| 5 + 11 = Minimize window
|| 5 + 11 = Play slower
|| 5 + 11 = Your macro #4
|| 5 + 12 = Print page
|| 5 + 12 = Rewind
|| 5 + 12 = Use heartstone
The Easy-Shift[+]™ technology is available for ROCCAT™ Kone[+], ROCCAT™ Kova[+], ROCCAT™ Pyra Wired + Wireless and the upcoming ROCCAT™ Isku keyboard.