Roccat Kain 200 Aimo Mouse
I seem to burn through mice every year. I don’t know what it is, but every single mouse I have owed seems to take an absolute beating. So naturally, I’ve become super selective over the years when it comes to a mouse for daily use and gaming. Not only do I need one that is durable, but it must be a mouse that is wireless, responsive, comfortable, has lasting battery power, and looks sharp. The Roccat Kain 200 Aimo Mouse ticks every box and then some. This mouse is easily one of, if not the best mouse I’ve owned to date.
On Amazon, the Roccat Kain 200 Aimo Mouse will cost you around $70usd (at time of writing & that is a sale price). This price point is certainly on the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to new mice I typically use for gaming. There is no doubt, you can find cheaper mice on the market but when you consider the Aimo’s performance, features, durability, and battery power this mouse is excellent bang for the buck and a rock-solid long term investment.
No Frills or Gimmicks
It’s a decent looking mouse as well. There’s nothing all that fancy about it. The grey and black colors along with the illuminated Roccat logo on the base of the mouse looks sharp. It has a slightly unique design that doesn’t exactly scream video game mouse. I am okay with that. Frankly, some of those crazy gaming mice can look a little over-the-top; like something out of a Transformers movie. The Aimo’s simplistic look and design definitely appealed to me. Size-wise, I find the mouse perfect. Not too big, or too small. Even my wife found the mouse to be a nice size for her small hands. I found it to be the appropriate size for long gaming sessions as my hand rested nicely on the mouse. I didn’t feel any strain at all.
Out of the box, Roccat Kain 200 Aimo Mouse does feel a tad heavy, but that only lends to its overall durability. It weighs in at just 105g, so it’s definitely the heaviest wireless mouse I’ve owned. Regardless, the mouse feels effortless to move around and swipe. Its ergonomic design and mostly plastic body make for a nimble mouse that is easy to move about. The rubber scroll wheel does exactly what it should. It isn’t exactly a stand-out feature but it’s illuminated wheel looks pretty slick. Add the fact that this sucker is wireless (with the ability to go wired), this is a mouse you can comfortably hang on to for a long time.
Get Your Greasy Mits Off My Mouse
Despite the fantastic look and feel, I am a little concerned it won’t be as sweat resistant as advertised. The Aimo has a hybrid anti-wear coating that is supposed to be sweat, dirt, and grime resistant; however, I did notice I could see some of my greasy oily fingerprints on the buttons. It isn’t easily noticeable, but I was surprised I could see my finger oil on the mouse at all.
The buttons themselves produce satisfying clicks and do feel really durable. The click isn’t particularly loud and seems appropriately responsive. Clicking is effortless and as a nice bonus, the buttons can be programmed for speed when gaming. A nice touch indeed.
Wireless gaming mice cannot have any input lag. When you game everything needs to be absolutely precise. Also, having speedy movements is a big deal. Fear not, the Aimo is precise and is incredibly responsive. I also found it to be deadly accurate as well. I can’t possibly imagine anyone being unhappy with the responsiveness and precision of this mouse.
One of the best features of the Aimo is easily its lasting power. The Kain 200 Aimo uses a rechargeable 1000mAh battery with the included MicroUSB to USB Type-A cable. The mouse will last around 50 hours. During the past two weeks, I only had to charge it once. With the software, you can dim the lighting which will inevitably get you more juice from that battery.
In addition to the killer battery power, the Roccat Kain 200 Aimo boasts a ton of features with the free Swarm software. You can adjust your onboard profiles, DPI settings, mouse speed and so much more. It’s almost overwhelming. Too much so for me, but perfect for that seasoned PC gamer.
I’m finding it difficult to find any faults with the Roccat Kain 200 Aimo Mouse. Not only is this an excellent mouse for gaming but it’s perfect for everyday use. When it comes to features, durability, and performance the Roccat Kain 200 Aimo Mouse is as good as it gets. There is no doubt you can pick up this mouse with confidence.
***The product was provided to COGconnected for the purpose of this review***
- The Titan click
- Tons of features
- Can see fingerprints
- Over $100 bucks Canadian