ROCCAT Kiro Modular Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse
|ROCCAT Kiro Modular Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse|
|Installation and Software|
|Features and Specifications|
|Testing and Final Thoughts|
Anticipation is a word I often use when I get to look at any product produced by ROCCAT. Like many gaming enthusiasts, I enjoy good quality gear, and ROCCAT has a reputation for doing just that. Before we jump right into the meat of the review, let me share with you a little about the company. They are well known for making good quality and groundbreaking gaming equipment; from mice to headsets, keyboards, mouse pads, notebooks and more! Check out their entire product lineup at their site.
The peripheral we will be breaking down for you today is the ROCCAT Kiro ambidextrous gaming mouse! This mouse boasts a new design and uses ROCCAT TALK as well. There are more great features that make this mouse a fierce competitor in the crowded peripheral market.
Right off the get-go ROCCAT has winning product design that even includes the box the mouse ships in. The package has great graphics of the mouse as well as stylized art that catches the eye on the retail shelf and will have you picking it up looking for more information.
Once you pop open the box you pull out the mouse covered in its two-piece plastic shell, built well to protect the mouse during transit, under which the user manual was placed. Thankfully, the clamshell opens easily and it won't require tools to pry this mouse of the box. Upon separating these two guards we are greeted by the Kiro and its modular pieces!
The Kiro's main body boasts the same beautiful plastic characteristic of most ROCCAT mice. The top of the mouse features the company's logo and name, as well as the mouse's name all of which light up. You also see the two mouse buttons, 2D Titan Wheel and the DPI switch key.
Coming out the front is the standard USB 2.0 cable that measures an ample 1.8m in length and even has the ROCCAT logo stamped on the head.
The sides are made of a slightly different plastic and have a good shape for gripping. Depending on which inserts you are using, you could have up to four side buttons or simply none. I've seen several mice over the years that include modular grips and thumb rests, but none that offer button removal or addition.
On the belly of the beast is the smooth feet for easy gliding and the 4000 dpi PRO-OPTIC R2 SENSOR + OVERDRIVE MODE, along with the company logo and ID numbers.
On the next page we'll cover installation and software before we jump into the features, specifications and testing.