In the world of PC gaming, hardware plays a major role in the results obtained: the machine, the graphics card. The screen, the keyboard, and the mouse. In the field, Roccat is a manufacturer recognized for its good quality mouse. One of its successful models, the Kone EMP, had a new revised and corrected version, called Kone AIMO Remastered. Which allows its copy to be reviewed on many points. Let’s have the Roccat Kone aimo gaming mouse review in 2021.
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Features of the Roccat Kone aimo gaming mouse
|Dimensions: 125 x 85 x 40 mm|
|Weight: 132 grams|
|Sensor: Optical, 16,000 DPI|
|Polling rate: 1000Hz|
|Number of function keys: up to 23|
|RGB mood lighting|
|Compatibility: PC and Mac|
The design is evolving in-depth, and the characteristics are at the top on all levels. It has the house Owl-Eye sensor with a sensitivity of 16,000 DPI (against 12,000 DPI for the previous generation), a polling rate ( ‘interrogation) of 1 GHz, 5 fully configurable light sources, and 23 button functions. This mouse competes with the Logitech G502 Hero. But it could slow down players compared to its weight, where Logitech allows you to adjust this point.
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Our full review of the Roccat Kone AIMO Remastered
Design and ergonomics
Now let’s get into the details. First of all, it is necessary to specify that with 8.5 cm wide, 12.5 cm long, and 4 cm high, this mouse is relatively large while also being rather heavy since it displays 132 grams on the scale. This mouse, therefore, gives off a certain feeling of solidity that is rather appreciable and reassuring. Still, it will not be comfortable using smaller hands (some buttons may be difficult to access).
The Kone AIMO Remastered is a wired mouse (a guarantee of precision and speed in transferring information). Whose 1.8m cable is braided for more resistance. The mouse’s surface uses a soft-touch and non-slip mat plastic, very pleasant to the touch, which visually contrasts with all the function keys and the wheel, highlighted by a shiny plastic, which is also pleasant to the touch. To touch. By the way, the mouse has a perfect finish (Germanic design, that would tend to be reassuring).And Roccat provides a life cycle of 50 million clicks. A faultless to be confirmed over time.
This model offers a 16,000 DPI sensor, which is positioned in the field of Logitech’s Hero technology. We agree that this race for the highest number no longer makes sense with such precision beyond our human faculties. On the other hand, where Logitech and its G502 offers you to install or remove weights to adjust your mouse’s lightness, Roccat offers no alternative on its side.
Still, from a design point of view, the overall shape of the mouse, similar to the brand’s previous Kone models, ensures excellent handling and flawless ergonomics, with function buttons that are easily accessible. Moreover, it is time to dwell on the function buttons: first of all, in addition to the central click, the wheel has side clicks when you tilt it to the right or the left, giving the feeling of having a joystick under the finger.
Then there are two buttons, “+” and “-” located just below the dial. And finally, on the mouse’s left side, there are two function buttons located slightly in height. Another button says “ EasyShift” It Is located at the bottom of the thumb rest, a key specific to the Roccat mouse, allowing a second function to be assigned to all the other mouse buttons. In the end, this brings the number of different functions to 23! Ingenious and perfectly suited to all types of games, the Kone provides both FPS and MMORPGs.
The other big interesting point about this mouse is its mood lighting. In total, no less than five independent zones are backlit by RGB LEDs that you can configure as you wish! To be exact, these 5 zones are, first of all, the wheel, as well as the two “tiger teeth” (emblem of the mark) arranged on either side of the mouse, themselves divided into two zones of different lighting at the front and rear. Let’s be honest, this colorful lighting, combined with the neat design and the good artistry, catches the eye!
The last two points discussed (function keys and mood lighting) logically lead us to the software that accompanies the mouse, allowing everything to be configured: Swarm. Here too, from a software point of view, Roccat’s proposal is as high as for hardware. Swarm turns out to be a straightforward, ergonomic, and complete software. The operation of the “ EasyShift ” key is also very well explained when configuring the function keys.
Several exciting functions, such as a “ distance control unit ” setting, block the mouse’s movement on the screen when the mouse is lifted off the mat to recenter it. This without sacrificing the accuracy of the sensor. There is also the possibility of configuring several configuration profiles, up to a maximum of 5. Allowing them to adapt to different players and/or games in a few clicks. Advanced parameters such as adjustable polling rate from 125 to 1000 Hz or intelligent audio feedback are also part of the game.
As for LEDs, there, too, the customization options are pervasive. Of course, brightness and colors are adjustable, with by default a “harmonious lighting” mode in color gradation. Still, it is also possible to choose several animations such as “Wave,” “Snake,” or “Beat.”
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Our opinion on the Kone Aimo Remastered: a wired mouse that wants to challenge the leaders
In the end, this mouse comes close to absolute flawlessness. Everything from design to handling and configuration turns out to be a daily pleasure. It is even fairly obvious that the Roccat AIMO Remastered establishes itself as one of the benchmarks on the market. In all points. Also, its apparent strength reassures the potential life of the product.
In other words, for its selling price currently displayed at 71$ on Amazon.com.You clearly get your money’s worth and come to compete with the G502 Hero. Despite our praise for the Kone, Logitech also has the ability to adjust the weight of its mouse. This can be a decisive detail, depending on your requirements. The two products are very similar in terms of price. It is then a question of taste and handling, which here remains unique to each!