The Roccat Kain 200 AIMO Gaming Mouse is a brand new offering from the gaming peripheral company Roccat, and one that now uses their brand new Titan switches. It was first showed off at Gamescom 2019, and we couldn’t wait then to get our hands on it to put it through its paces. So far, I’m impressed with what I’ve found.
The mouse follows in the footsteps ergonomically designed Kain range. It’s suitable for right handed gamers, and has a smooth but grippy anti-wear coating which also protects it from dirt.
It’s a comfortable enough size for me to use a semi-palm grip when needed, although I find myself resting the right hand side of my hand across the back. Maybe my playstyle? But the hump at the back is too shallow to really fit inside of my palm. It’s comfortable non-the-less though.
The Roccat Kain 200 AIMO is also wireless, and comes with a small dongle that plugs into a small USB adapter that Roccat provide. This gives you full wireless control of your cursor which is great. I felt no input lag when I switched over to wireless mode either.
On top you can find your standard left and right clicks, which is where the Titan switches come into play the most. There’s a single adjustable DPI button in the middle which is nice and big, as well as two thumb buttons. In terms of button placement everything was in reach. Even with the DPI button which is a usual complaint of mine causing fingers to scrunch up is big enough to comfortably hit.
The Titan switch is the highlight here though. It’s been engineered to give gamers a lot more precision in their mouse clicks, by moving the sensor towards the base of the mouse and sticking more of a stem on the bottom of the switch itself. And while the clicks the feel solid compared to say the Roccat Kone AIMO that we reviewed a little while ago, the return speed also follows your finger too so there was no need to lift my finger from the mouse. I felt I could blast through clicks, especially in first person shooters when using semi-automatic weapons against my foes.
This paired with Roccat’s already decent sensor in the bottom, the Pixart Owleye, which feels incredibly accurate, and has a tiny lift-off distance this time. It’s been optimised for the Roccat Kain 200 AIMO’s wireless design. The sensor can use a low power consumption mode giving you up to 35 hours of play time on a single charge. Take note though, charge this mouse first. From box, I battled a lot at first between using this mouse wired and wireless as the battery kept dying quickly. Give it one good initial charge and you’ll be good to go.
Lastly, the Roccat Swarm software is filled with features that you would have seen from older Roccat peripherals. It’s a chance to get all nitty gritty with your setups, changing DPI sensitivies, polling rates, scroll speeds and click speeds. One new feature for the Roccat Kain 200 AIMO is that it’ll now show you a battery level.
Roccat have always made decent peripherals. I’ve used their hardware religiously for the past few years and have found no real issues with their gear. And it’s the same with the Roccat Kain 200 AIMO. It’s a mouse that I know people will love to bits, and will improve their gaming performance ten fold, especially as I said when it comes to rapid firing inside of games. It retails for around £89 online which isn’t a bad price. A tad on the expensive side, but a worthy cost. For more information, head over to the Roccat website.