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14 January 2018

REVIEW: Roccat Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse

Mighty Mouse.

You might be a die-hard daily gamer, or a casual player who dips into it every once in a while - either way, a proper gaming mouse could be the difference between victory and (digital, yet humiliating) defeat. Following up on our review of the KHAN Pro Gaming Headphones, we're checking out the Roccat Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse.



As we've discovered in the past when reviewing other mice designed specifically for gaming, you really do get an advantage over your opponents with something like this. That might be very old news to pro gamers, but for those who play on a far more laid-back basis, be it it alone or as part of a newbie team, making the change from a regular mouse makes all the difference.

For a start, the Roccat Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse has a pointer resolution of up to 12,000 dpi, meaning you can achieve a greater degree of accuracy over normal mice (and the players using them). It also uses an Owl-Eye optical sensor for better tracking and smoother movements.


The Roccat Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse has also been terrifically ergonomically designed, and it feels very comfortable to have this under your palm for long periods. One thing to note is that it is somewhat larger than ordinary mice, so if you're used to daintily gripping your mouse in your fingertips, this might take some getting used to. 

What also took some getting used to, but in a good way, was the lighting. The Roccat Kone AIMO Gaming Mouse features the AIMO lighting system which will match with your other Roccat gear that lights up. You can also use the included Roccat Swarm software to change the colours, as well as have it react to whatever is happening in the game - enhancing your experience.


The two main finger buttons are fast and responsive, as is the trackwheel on top. We also enjoyed the alternative shift button by the thumb, allowing you to save yourself from awkward finger acrobatics on your keyboard. Once you're used to it being there, it makes whatever you need the shift key for far easier to activate.

So, in use this thing made a real difference to our gaming. As well as being possibly the most comfortable of mice we've reviewed (and the biggest!), the customisable buttons by the thumbs, and the intelligent lighting system, made for a fun and usable device. For pro players who fancy a change, and for newbies looking for something better, this could be it.

£57.95

Available from www.amazon.co.uk




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