Review courtesy of Kyle O’Byrne

Roccat isn’t a brand I can say I’ve used much when it comes to mice. Myself currently using a Razer DeathAdder Chroma looking over the specs for the Kain 200 (The premium version of this mouse), across the box on the side it boasted an up to 50 hours battery life this being a wireless mouse with a wired option even coming with a handy USB extender. I charged it for 6 hours when it arrived, now I have been using it for just over a week and it hasn’t died on me yet using it for two or more hours each day wirelessly switching from doing work, to playing a variety of games from Quake 2, and DooMs Project brutality to RTS games like Stellaris to Populous the beginning. The mouse was comfortable for prolonged periods and light weighing only 105g it took some time to adjust but once I did the lack of a wire and the snappy response time which I was sceptical of with a wireless mouse input lag often being a concern for wireless mice it wasn’t. On top of this, the mouse features two side buttons, a very distinct gripped scroll wheel as well as the two standard buttons that are very responsive with its Omron switches which apparently should last you “50 million clicks” according to Roccat. The last and final button is the DPI button allowing you to switch your sensitivity (going up to a total of 16,000DPI). Switching on the fly something my DeathAdder lacked and I found very useful when switch from work tasks to games, even with games like Quake needing a different sensitivity to Populous this allowed me to do it quickly without messing in menus you can also customise the 5 sensitivity per click it allows along with its bright and vivid RGB lighting illuminating its scroll wheel and logo. Along with my other RGB peripherals, this looked great and of course, this can be customised to your liking as well all contained in its own handy software ROCCAT Swarm.

All round the Roccat KAIN 200 AIMO is a solid mouse in its flexibility and ease with customisation and ability to jump between tasks, it’s comfortable to grip in the hand, has great response times and it is a pleasure to use. The only small gripe for me is the lack of Phillips Hue Integration making somewhat separate to the rest of my lighting set up, this is something that won’t affect everyone though and for some people, it may be the lack of extra buttons to remap. That tiny issue doesn’t stop this from being a top quality mouse that shows.

Retail Price: £89.99

Technical Specs:

  • Roccat Owl-Eye 16k Sensor
  • 2.4GHz Frequency
  • 1.000mAh battery
  • 1,000hz polling rate
  • Distance Control unit
  • 40G acceleration
  • ARM Cortex-MO 48MHz
  • 512kB onboard memory
  • Omron Switches
  • 105g Weight

System Requirements:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • USB 2.0 [or higher]
  • Internet connection [For Driver]

Source: Roccat

Mouse provided by: Roccat

You can find this mouse and its other versions here