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Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Review

An all-around decent quality gamin device for at manageable price
Roccat Kain 120 Aimo
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Price:   $70 List
Pros:  Adjustable lift-off, braided cable
Cons:  Only 6 buttons, middle hump shell
Manufacturer:   roccat
By Nick Miley and Austin Palmer  ⋅  May 2, 2021
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RANKED
#8 of 10
  • Performance - 35% 9
  • Customization - 35% 7
  • Ease of Use - 15% 7
  • Buttons - 15% 9

Our Verdict

This is a high-end device that will leave users with very little to complain about, particularly not its price. However, it is nonetheless ranked below the leaders based on shortcomings in its ease of use and customization options.

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Pros Adjustable lift-off, braided cableOptical switches, onboard memory, customizable scroll resistanceOnboard memory, symmetrical, optical switchesBraided cable, infinite scroll optionOptical switches, supple cable
Cons Only 6 buttons, middle hump shellAsymmetrical, grips hard to cleanExpensive, slow “wake-up”Fixed polling rate, too heavy for FPS gamesRelatively limited customization
Bottom Line This gaming specific periphery device offers fair customization options and quality hardwareA deadly gaming periphery with state-of-the-art components, easy set-up, and a competitive price pointThis competitive gaming device comes loaded with full battle rattle and is tether-free for an increased striking distance though that freedom comes at a hefty priceAn above-average performing mouse featuring customizable weightA high-quality mouse with a price most can manage
Rating Categories Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Razer Basilisk V2 Razer Viper Ultimate Logitech G502 HERO Razer DeathAdder V2
Performance (35%)
9
9
10
9
9
Customization (35%)
7
8
8
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7
Ease Of Use (15%)
7
10
10
9
9
Buttons (15%)
9
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Specs Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Razer Basilisk V2 Razer Viper Ultimate Logitech G502 HERO Razer DeathAdder V2
Sensor/ Type/ Flawless? PMW 3381/ Optical/ No Focus+/ Optical/ Yes Focus+/ Optical/ Yes Hero 16K/ Optical/ Yes Focus+/ Optical/ Yes
Number of Buttons 6 10 (+1 on bottom) 7 (+1 on bottom) 11 7
Wire/Charging Cable (feet, inches) 6' 7' 6' 6'6" 7'
Weight (grams) 90g 91g 77g 119 - 137g 80g
Polling Rate (Hz) 125, 250, 500, 1000 125, 500, 1000 1000 1000 125, 500, 1000
Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RGB Lighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DPI/CPI (in steps of) 400 - 16000 (50) 100 - 20000 (50) 100 - 20000 (50) 100 - 25600 (50) 100 - 20000 (50)
Tracking Speed (IPS/FPS) 400 650 650 400+ 650
On-Board Memory (# of profiles)? No Yes (5) Yes (5) Yes (5) Yes (5)
Switch Type (Manufacturer) Machanical (Omron) Optical (Razor) Optical (Razor) Mechanical (Logitech) Optical (Razor)
Handedness Right Right Both Right Right
Size Medium Large Medium Large Large
Length 4.86" 5.1" 5" 5.11" 5"
Shell length 5.75" 6" 5.75" 6" 5.8"
Height (max) 1.66" 1.68" 1.5" 1.63" 1.68"
Hump inset 2.36" 2.1" 2.5" 2.43" 2.5"
Finger Width 2.33" 2.36" 2.5" 2.2" 2.73"
Waist 2.47" 2.4" 2.21" 2.25" 2.22"
Palm Width 2.46" 2.26" 2.57" 2.21" 2.55"

Our Analysis and Test Results

Credit: Laura Casner

Likes


The ROCCAT Kain 120 Aimo is a high-quality gaming mouse at a decent price. It has almost all the customization options you could ask for from DPI/CPI to polling rate, from scroll wheel to logo lighting. The unit has high-end Omron switches, and the scroll wheel has a nice tactile click when rotated. Moreover, the unit comes with proprietary software to program its abundant features as well as Easy-Shift[+] technology that allows the user to switch between remapped button configurations.

Dislikes


Given how complementary we have been about the ROCCAT, you might be wondering why it didn't do better in our evaluation. Make no mistake, this mouse is awesome. However, when compared to other high-end models, it just isn't as comfortable to grip, easy to use, or customizable as other models here reviewed. With that said, it does have the unique feature of having a manual DPI adjustment button on the top of the shell, which is kind of cool.

Nick Miley and Austin Palmer