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ROCCAT KIRO Modular Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 2:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: ROCCAT

Final Thoughts

 

The KIRO modular ambidextrous gaming mouse is a great piece of hardware. It is not so overloaded with features where you get lost trying to sort it all out, yet it is designed well enough to get you through anything you may want to throw at it. The modular design with interchangeable SIDEPARTS has been seen before, but the ease in which this assembly works is top notch stuff. While it is ambidextrous to suit the entirety of the potential clients out there, it does not feel like it is once in your hand, the feel is just that nice.

 

We also liked the fact that you do not have to pick and choose which buttons to use. This means that where a regular mouse limits the number of buttons, you can easily use the other pair of side buttons with the KIRO, they just take some time to find and get accustomed to, location wise. All in all, this is a solid smaller mouse that will accommodate all grip styles, and even with a larger hand, the mouse KIRO does not cut in anywhere, making life uncomfortable for those users.

 

 

Coming with top tier components is also a huge selling feature. Starting things off with the use of one of the better optical sensors out there is a great start. Backing it with Omron and TTC switches is also a good step. What takes the cake though is the SWARM software. In here you can gain full control over every aspect of the KIRO. Everything from basic settings of the buttons, down to whatever floats your boat. While you are limited to just one profile with the KIRO, and is likely the only "downfall" of this design, considering the budget-friendly pricing, one may not mind swapping profiles before a game session. That's right, while the mouse can only use one profile at a time, you can build and store others, and you just have to manually change them for whatever game you want to play before starting said game. Not a deal killer in our minds.

 

Also, if you happen to have games which run by default with the TALK FX or happen to own an Alienware PC, you can have fully immersive lighting to go along with the theme of the PC or the game being played. The only bad thing here is that our hand covered the one and only LED zone visible on the mouse when we gamed, so it may not be all that immersive for the user in reality.

 

When it comes down to the bottom line of buying a mouse, features come first hopefully, but for some, pricing is everything. With the KIRO from ROCCAT, it does not seem to matter which you hold most dear. The mouse is feature rich, solid, feels good in the hand, and its modular ambidextrous design means it is made for everyone. The fact that the KIRO can be had for just $39.99 ($35 at Amazon at the time of publishing) for just about any US retailer means it won't hurt you in the pocket either. As far as we are concerned, while some may consider this mouse basic is some aspects, the pricing is justified, and the KIRO modular ambidextrous gaming mouse has everything one needs to get the utmost out of their gaming experience, yet is still able to handle the day to day business as well.

 

 

Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications

 

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance99%
Quality including Design and Build100%
General Features96%
Bundle and Packaging95%
Value for Money98%
Overall TweakTown Rating98%

The Bottom Line: ROCCAT's KIRO tops the charts in many areas! It is comfortable to use, it offers a substantial feature set, it is accurate - nearly everything about it is perfect. This may be an ambidextrous design with modularity and 3D printing support, but at this price to boot, it raised the KIRO to a whole other level.

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