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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:   $71 List | $66.84 at Amazon
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
#9 of 12
  • Performance - 35.0% 8.8
  • Customization - 35.0% 6.7
  • Ease of Use - 15.0% 7.0
  • Buttons - 15.0% 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, thumb rest, adjustable scroll wheelOptical switches, supple cableIncredibly lightweight, super supple cord, fine-tuned customization optionsGreat sensor, good for fingertip and claw grip, simple design
Cons Only 6 buttons, middle hump shellA bit heavy, frequent software updatesRelatively limited customizationRelatively loud button, big DPI adjustment stepsRelatively low tracking speed, limited onboard memory
Bottom Line An all-around decent quality gamin device for at manageable priceThis top-shelf mouse set the bar amongst fierce competition while providing easy-to-use customization softwareA solid mouse at a manageable priceAn incredibly lightweight mouse with top-notch hardware and intuitive software supporting its customization settingsThis 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 V3 Razer DeathAdder V2 HyperX Pulsefire Haste Logitech G203 Prodigy
Performance (35.0%)
8.8
9.3
9.3
9.2
8.7
Customization (35.0%)
6.7
7.9
7.3
6.2
5.7
Ease of Use (15.0%)
7.0
9.0
9.0
9.5
8.0
Buttons (15.0%)
8.7
9.7
9.0
9.7
8.3
Specs Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Razer Basilisk V3 Razer DeathAdder V2 HyperX Pulsefire Haste Logitech G203 Prodigy
Sensor/ Type/ Flawless? PMW 3381/ Optical/ No Focus+/ Optical/ Yes Focus+/ Optical/ Yes PAW 3335/ Optical/ Yes Mercury/ Optical/ Yes
Number of Buttons 6 10 (+1 on bottom) 7 6 6
Measured Wire/Charging Cable 6 ft 6 ft 7 ft 6 ft 6 ft, 6 in
Measured Weight 90 g 101 g 80 g 59 g 87 g
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 - 26000 (50) 100 - 20000 (50) 200 - 16000 (100) 200 - 8000 (50)
Tracking Speed (IPS/FPS) 400 650 650 450 200+
On-Board Memory (# of profiles)? No Yes (5) Yes (5) Yes (1) Yes (1)
Switch Type (Manufacturer) Machanical (Omron) Optical (Razer) Optical (Razer) Mechanical (TTC Golden) Mechanical (Logitech)
Handedness Right Right Right Right Right
Size Medium Large X-Large Large Small
Length 4.86" 5.11" 5" 4.88" 4.57"
Shell length 5.75" 6" 5.8" 5.5" 5.25"
Height (max) 1.66" 1.68" 1.68" 1.48" 1.5"
Hump inset, back to hump 2.36" 2.1" 2.5" 2.25" 1.85"
Finger Width 2.33" 2.36" 2.73" 2.2" 2.23"
Waist 2.47" 2.4" 2.22" 2.4" 2.45"
Palm Width 2.46" 2.26" 2.55" 2.5" 2"

Our Analysis and Test Results

Roccat Kain 120 Aimo gaming mouse
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
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