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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% 8.7
  • Customization - 35% 7
  • Ease of Use - 15% 7
  • Buttons - 15% 8.7

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 resistanceOptical switches, supple cableGreat cable, size options, relatively simplisticGreat sensor, good for fingertip and claw grip, simple design
Cons Only 6 buttons, middle hump shellAsymmetrical, grips hard to cleanRelatively limited customizationNo onboard memory, few buttonsRelatively low tracking speed, limited onboard memory
Bottom Line An all-around decent quality gamin device for at manageable priceThis mouse balances highly customizable features and high-end performance with a price tag that won't zero out your pocketbookA solid mouse at a manageable priceThis lightweight, 6-button mouse has top-shelf hardware, few customization restrictions, and a shape that works for both right and left-handed playersThis economic device boasts elite hardware to get the job done, but you'll have to make up for the lack of supporting features with talent
Rating Categories Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Razer Basilisk V2 Razer DeathAdder V2 Glorious Model O- Logitech G203 Prodigy
Performance (35%)
8.7
9.2
9.3
9.0
8.7
Customization (35%)
7.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
Ease Of Use (15%)
7.0
10.0
9.0
8.5
8.0
Buttons (15%)
8.7
9.7
9.0
9.3
8.3
Specs Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Razer Basilisk V2 Razer DeathAdder V2 Glorious Model O- Logitech G203 Prodigy
Sensor/ Type/ Flawless? PMW 3381/ Optical/ No Focus+/ Optical/ Yes Focus+/ Optical/ Yes PMW 3360/ Optical/ Yes Mercury/ Optical/ Yes
Number of Buttons 6 10 (+1 on bottom) 7 6 6
Wire/Charging Cable (feet, inches) 6' 7' 7' 6'6" 6'6"
Weight (grams) 90g 91g 80g 59g 87g
Polling Rate (Hz) 125, 250, 500, 1000 125, 500, 1000 125, 500, 1000 125, 250, 500, 1000 125, 250, 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) 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (remapable) 200 - 8000 (50)
Tracking Speed (IPS/FPS) 400 650 650 250+ 200+
On-Board Memory (# of profiles)? No Yes (5) Yes (5) No Yes (1)
Switch Type (Manufacturer) Machanical (Omron) Optical (Razor) Optical (Razor) Machanical (Omron) Mechanical (Logitech)
Handedness Right Right Right Both Right
Size Medium Large Large Small Small
Length 4.86" 5.1" 5" 4.74" 4.57"
Shell length 5.75" 6" 5.8" 5.6" 5.25"
Height (max) 1.66" 1.68" 1.68" 1.38" 1.5"
Hump inset 2.36" 2.1" 2.5" 2.05" 1.85"
Finger Width 2.33" 2.36" 2.73" 2.26" 2.23"
Waist 2.47" 2.4" 2.22" 2.08" 2.45"
Palm Width 2.46" 2.26" 2.55" 2.23" 2"

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