If you keep up with the website or even our YouTube channel, you’ll probably know by now that I’m a pretty big fan of Roccat accessories. Right now I’ve got one of their new Vulcan 120 keyboards and a Kone AIMO mouse on my desk, and I couldn’t be happier. Well, Roccat have come out with some new tech, which they’ve kept under wraps for a while now, but thankfully I can now finally share the news with you!
Piotr Gburzynski, Product Manager for mice and keyboards says “The Kain’s development challenged all performance-related features for a next-gen gaming mouse. Using a new click mechanism, mouse wheel structure, sensor and performance coating, it fulfils gamers’ dreams for the best in reliability and precision.” 12 years of mouse design testifies to ROCCAT’s progress into a premium PC peripheral brand.
So there you go. Roccat have come up with a brand new way to do a mouse, and it comes inside one of their extremely popular Kain series. But what are these so called mechanisms you ask? Well, let me tell you.
The biggest improvement comes in their new Titan Click technology. A bit of history; when you click a mouse button, it moves a rod that’s connected to the bottom of the mouse button down to the base of the mouse. This then registers as a mouse click due to the sensors in the bottom of the mouse. This has now changed. Instead, Roccat have placed Omron switches directly on the back of the mouse click, improving travel distance and overall precision of each click.
Their new algorithm has even improved signal processing that improves click registration by 16ms. The mouse button hinge, and carefully placed springs further accuracy of each click, and gives the mouse button a very nice return speed. All of this click technology has come from Roccat’s innovative new Titan switches that can be found inside of the Vulcan keyboard range.
What more, Roccat have improved the weight of each mouse in their new Kain range and even coated it in a brand new anti-wear UV coating, which means your mouse should last a lot longer in terms of keeping its aesthetic. The Roccat Kain 100 AIMO wil also house a Pro-Optic R8 sensor for up to 8,500dpi and the Kain 120 AIMO will house an Owl-Eye 16k optical sensor.
The 200 series is the Kain’s wireless edition. All models will be available in black and white finishes, and will be available on sale from September. We will be updating you with a full review before then so you can make an informed purchase decision so keep a watch of this space. If you would like more information now, you can head over to the Roccat Kain webpage.