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ROCCAT ROC-16-181-BN-AM SOVA Mechanical Gaming Lapboard + Free KOVA Mouse Black

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  • Superior design, comfortable even after long periods of use
  • Indestructible build for the wear and tear of comfortable gaming
  • High-Accuracy mousepad, wrist rest and cushions
  • Totally Lag-Free for couch gaming without technical limitations
  • ROCCAT Swarm software suite and companion app optimized
  • 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
  • TTC mechanical switches with near infinite key stroke durability

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews


The ROCCAT Sova Gaming Board is the pinnacle of comfort, field tested with hundreds of hours of play specifically to accommodate couch gaming. Everything from the highly ergonomic shape built from a durable fiber/plastic blend, the cushioned underside parts, to the perfectly placed wrist-rest ensure that everything from a single game to marathon play feels exactly the same - effortless. The Sova was designed from the ground up to replace the desk and make a lap-and-couch combo the perfect match.



Coming in both mechanical and membrane keyboard varieties, the Sova provides the precise feel for every player's preference, with the same key backlighting fans of ROCCAT know and love. But there is so much more.



Choose your favorite gaming mouse (ROCCAT or otherwise) to utilize on the Sova's large, exchangeable built-in mousepad. The convenient mouse cable channel ensures you'll never have to contend with tangles. Two USB ports mean you can connect, use and charge additional devices, use your favorite headset and more. Pick and choose between different mousepad and wrist-rest materials, and customize your colors to truly put your signature on your Sova. Finally, with 3D printable options on the table, you can truly create a Sova experience that is completely unique to your needs.


The Sova is plug-and-play simple. Be it via your Steam Box setup or standard PC, the Sova integrates flawlessly into a living room play experience that allows you to turn your television, favorite armchair, beanbag or couch into an interconnected gaming environment.



ROCCAT's most popular software features reside under the hood of Sova, making it not only comfortable, convenient and customizable, but powerful. And all of this is controlled by ROCCAT's innovative Swarm technology, which unifies all of your ROCCAT products and technology in one simple to interface with location. With lightning-fast access to system commands, vital game functions and so much more, gamin in the living room with Sova means always having an edge, all while owning the couch.


comfortable even after long periods of use

replaceable mousepad, wrist rest & cushions

easy cable management for distraction-free gameplay

with improved membrane technology

ideal for the wear and tear of comfortable gaming

for couch gaming without technical limitations

securely supports mouse bungee + custom clip-on parts

ROCCAT® blue, configurable on per-key basis

long-lasting composite material built for max precision

Swarm software suite & companion app optimized

ROCCAT® blue, adjustable in 6 brightness levels

newly developed, with near infinite key stroke durability


  • 275mm × 240mm mousepad, replaceable
  • Replaceable wrist rest and lap cushions
  • Easy-Shift[+]™ with 28-key EasyZone
  • 2 × USB 2.0 ports
  • ROCCAT® Talk™
  • Multimedia functions
  • 4m break-away cable
  • 512kB memory + 32-bit Arm IC
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • Advanced anti-ghosting with N-key rollover
  • Membrane keys (Sova)
  • TTC mechanical key switches (Sova MK)

Dimensions / Weight
Width 64.6 cm , Height 28.0 cm , Length 3.7 cm ,
Weight 2350 g

System requirements
Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 64 Bit,
Windows® 7 32 Bit

Internet connection for driver installation
USB 2.0 Port



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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Easy to Setup but not what I thought it could be 9/9/2016 12:51:16 PM

Pros: It does rest on your lap
comfortable rest for your wrist

Cons: Constantly have to re seat connector that attaches to keyboard that goes to USB
Wire holder seems cheap and not very good at performing duty of holding mouse cable
Replacement parts I was told were not in production yet meaning the usb Y and etc.

Overall Review: Wireless which I was told is coming in the future would be the best option just would matter battery life.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfect for my couch 8/29/2016 10:13:59 PM

Pros: Not a perfect accessory but perfect for pc gaming on a couch. Personally, I love the mechanical keyboard and I love the free Kova mouse pad that came with the keyboard. I've been trying to think of negatives but can't really find any other than working out the bugs in Roccat Swarm. But this is a new product so some bugs are par for the course. The lapboard sits perfectly and comfortably in your lap when gaming on my couch..... Exactly what I wanted it to do. If that's what you are looking for you can't beat this setup right now.

Cons: Buggy Roccat Swarm software

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Can't rebind capslock ("easy-shift") key 8/26/2016 11:41:35 AM

Pros: good mouse surface
generally good mechanical keyboard

Cons: huge
keyboard connection cable is in the middle, rather than on the side

Overall Review: The reason I regret my purchase is that the roccat oh-so-special "easy shift" key (known to everyone else in the world as capslock) is SO very special that you can only assign the roccat "easy shift" or "easy shift devices" functions, Specifically, you can't bind it as a control key. Talked w/support, who said the keyboard is intended for casual gamers. The most annoying thing about this is that there's no reason to have this limitation, it's merely arrogance on the part of roccat.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Everything a gaming lapboard should be. 8/25/2016 2:23:29 PM

Pros: - Very ergonomic; good amount of weight too so it won't slide around on your lap. Built in cable management for accessories; there are 2 USB ports that you can use to plug a mouse and any other USB devices into.
- All under cushions & the wrist rest & mouse pad are replaceable. Everything is generally built really well --- no flexing.
- Mechanical keyboard version uses Brown switches; perfect for gaming (imo)...included Kova mouse is decent.
- Swarm software is decent with a good amount of customization options.

Cons: - Wired. Some seem to be under the impression this was going to be a wireless lapboard...sadly not the case. It connects via a USB port on your PC...another gripe I have is that this cable is not braided. One positive note is that it's a break away cable so you don't have to worry about any mishaps involving someone walking into the cable and ripping it out of your lap.

Overall Review: - If you are like me and game on your PC in a living room type environment, this is absolutely critical. I was using a makeshift lapboard that was just terrible...I have not tried out the other competitions lapboards but I can honestly say I do not need to. If you can deal with one USB cord going out to your tower (it's 16' long) then you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
FTW 8/25/2016 10:19:06 AM

Pros: Perfect size, lightweight but still solid, comfortable.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Started with the lapdog which is nice, but is bulky, heavy, and not designed well. The Sova hits the mark for what a lapboard should be in terms of size, weight, and ergonomics. Definitely a win for roccat.

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Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great Lapboard with Bugs... 8/24/2016 9:20:30 AM

Pros: -Solid construction
-Free mouse
-It is comfy
-I really like the wrist pad and huge mousepad area
-Shipped early!!!

Cons: -The Swarm software seems to be very buggy. The LED don't work correctly and the mouse just accelerated while I was playing Overwatch. Never happened before.
-Would liked to have more LED colors (I am reaching for cons)
-Hard to store or keep out of the way.

Overall Review: I wanted the wireless option, but they haven't released it yet. I tried the Razor Turret, but didn't like it and returned it. The Sova is much better overall. The Turret is too small, has sharp edges (no wrist rest), and the keys don't iluminate.
-It is a lot heavier than I thought it would be
-I like the mouse, but I don't know if I like the texture of it.
-The USB cable might be too short for some people. I have a small living room and it is perfect length.

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Verified Owner
4/ 5
Almost what was promised 8/21/2016 11:15:08 AM

Pros: -Beautiful design and very comfortable to use
-mechanical keys are spot on
-lots of room for low dpi mice

Cons: -It was supposed to be wireless

Overall Review: -It would be great if they came out with a wireless module in the future, but I'm glad it came to fruition after being teased two years ago

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