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ROCCAT KIRO Modular Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review (Page 1)

ROCCAT KIRO Modular Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review

ROCCAT's KIRO modular ambidextrous gaming mouse offers an incredible amount of class and features considering its impressive price.

By: Chad Sebring from Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:19 CST
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: ROCCAT

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing


On a bit of a run with ROCCAT product, we now bring you the LUA's big brother and ROCCAT's latest take on an ambidextrous gaming mouse. This mouse has been designed to not only improve on what the LUA offers but is also made to incorporate the latest generation of advancements in functionality, as well as packing it full of features gamers will appreciate. While this build is ambidextrous, it does not have to be, as ROCCAT has added in some goodies to help mitigate the extra buttons on the off-hand side of the mouse, and will even have 3D printer support from ROCCAT very soon.

ROCCAT has chosen to base this mouse on an optical sensor boasting just 2000 DPI. To raise this level, ROCCAT uses Overdrive to double the sensitivity and afford greater control through its range of sensing and tracking. ROCCAT has also chosen to use Omron switches, which are all the rage when it comes to long-lived main switches which take the most abuse. They use a rubberized coating to improve grip, there is a fancy RGB LED logo at the back, and they also offer interchangeable "SIDEPARTS" as ROCCAT calls them. Of course, all of these features are backed with the latest in ROCCAT SWARM software, which allows you a one stop shop to adjust things exactly how you want them.

It has more features than you can shake a stick at, but at the same time, they are packed into a comfortable shape made to work with any grip style. While the primary intent for the KIRO is to be used with FPS and MOBA games, there is no reason why this product cannot be used within the full spectrum of game styles. For some added fun, this device also offers TALK FX and ALIEN FX, which turns the LED lighting into an immersive experience in lighting while gaming. In our opinion, ROCCAT has raised the bar and is now offering a great product for both right handed users, as well as those left-handed gamers out there, and as you are about to read, at an outstanding price point as well.


In the chart we grabbed from the ROCCAT website, we see they do cover a lot of what the KIRO offers in detail. As we mentioned earlier, there is a Pro-Optic Sensor R2 in control, and by default, the DPI is capable of reaching 2000. With the software installed and the Overdrive Mode active, you then have access to 4000 DPI. The sensor also comes with a few nice features on the side as well. The polling rate is set to 1000Hz, and there is a 1ms response time. We also see that it will track movements at 20G acceleration, and at speeds of up to 1.5 meters per second. In control of all functionality, the KIRO is built around a Turbo Core V2 32-bit ARM MCU, which makes certain that everything runs as smooth as silk. The last bit we see at the left is that the KIRO ships with a 1.8-meter cable, but there is no mention of its rubberized coating.

The KIRO is light, at just 103 grams, and is compact as well. It stands only 30mm in height, 67mm wide, and 120mm in length from front to back. The sides of this mouse are highly textured and can offer two buttons on either side. The reason we say "can offer" is because the KIRO comes with two SIDEPARTS. This allows the user to blank out either side, both sides, or leave it as it ships, with four side buttons to utilize. The majority of the mouse is made of plastic, but the top section is painted with a rubberized coating to ensure that your sweaty hand is not the limiting factor in making all the right moves. All told, there are ten buttons including the scroll wheel abilities, and once SWARM is installed, you can customize all of them or as few of them as you want.

The KRIO modular ambidextrous gaming mouse is already available in stores, and it comes with a very friendly price. Whether you choose Amazon or Newegg at this time, you will find both locations offering the KIRO with identical prices. It only takes an investment of $39.99 to obtain the KIRO, where many mice with less to offer can cost up to double that amount. This is great for everyone involved. ROCCAT is going to sell a lot of these mice with such a great price point, and the users benefit the most, as they can now raise their gaming experience, and do it with a comfortable well-equipped mouse that is just waiting to be used in your next gaming session.

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