Like Doctor Who, Roccat’s range of mice are prone to regeneration, keeping the name but adding new features or refining what was already a great product. The latest Kone Aimo is a case in point.
Based on the Kone, Roccat’s best selling first mouse from 2007, the Kone Aimo has been updated several times and each model improves on the last. The Kone Aimo Remastered is designed for gamers with a sleek smooth case that feels comfortable in the hand, programmable, easy to reach buttons and an RGB colour scheme that can match with other Roccat peripherals.
So what’s different? The biggest change is that the newer Owl-Eye
PixArt sensor can go up to 16,000 DPI with the click of a button, surpassing the last model’s 12,000 by quite some way. This is adjustable in 50dpi increments to get just the right level of sensitivity.
Outside, the grip and materials have been improved to provide a more comfortable hold and grip in the thumb area and a better scroll wheel that feels, at least to me, far more precise. General shape, though, has been kept mostly the same because, based on feedback, this mouse really does feel like a natural fit, so changes are minor here.
Lighting is mostly the same, too, but now with 5 independent lighting zones instead of just the 1 controlled through Roccat’s Swarm software that handles driver updates, customisable buttons and lighting across the range of peripherals. If you have a Roccat AIMO keyboard or headset then Swarm can adjust the lighting to match these or, if you want, you can adjust them all independently. My choice would be the former as it’s really something to see the gentle ripple of colour across the devices.
One of the best gaming mice, then, has once again regenerated into the new Kone Aimo Remastered, most of the changes are subtle, bar the vastly updated sensor (which wasn’t shabby to begin with) but when combined make this a great choice for a comfortable gaming mouse. It may not have the many buttons of the Tyon or Nyth, Roccat’s more MMO-centric mice, but it proves to be the best option in its price range.