We were lucky enough to be sent the Roccat Kain 120 for review, but all opinions are completely honest and based on extensive usage of the product. This is part of our new hardware review section
Product: Titan-Click RGB Gaming Mouse
Colours: Black / White
Roccat describe the Kain 120 AIMO as their masterpiece, a bold claim indeed. But, having used it as my primary gaming mouse for most games I can certainly get behind that claim.
The Roccat Kain 120 AIMO is a great gaming mouse. It looks great, it feels great (we’ll get onto that) and it plays well. As a pretty vital part of your gaming kit, your mouse can’t let you down.
At £62.99 this isn’t a cheap piece of kit when you look at it from a features point of view. Yet, having come from the £27.99 Corsair Harpoon it does feel like a more expensive, solid mouse.
- Titan click
- 16,000dpi Owl-Eye sensor
- 2 additional programmable buttons on the left
- On-the-fly DPI control
- RGB AIMO illumination
- Braided cable
ROCCAT “completely overhauled the mechanics behind a mouse click” which makes for a much more robust and responsive click. I have to be honest, I didn’t notice it too much when I first started using it but having gone back to my previous mouse for reference the Titan Click generally feels more solid and consistent.
Dpi is one of those funny things that sometimes seems like an easy benchmark between different gaming mice. For example, most gamers wouldn’t go above 2000-3000dpi for any FPS, simply because aiming at anything higher than that would be nearly impossible.
But if you’re gaming at a much higher resolution, as some gamers are moving towards, you need to remember that you literally have more dots per inch so it is relative to resolution. 16,000 dpi on a 4k resolution would feel a lot slower than it would at 1080p (which would be insane).
High dpi on gaming mice is purely about having that option, should you wish to go that high and the Kain certainly does, but if you are playing at 1080p, or even 2k resolution than I wouldn’t worry too much about this as a feature.
RGB AIMO illumination
RGB is very much a take it or leave it feature depending on your preference. I’ve never quite understood why the part of the mouse that is permanently underneath the palm of your hand would ever need to light up unless you’re posting your setup into /r/battlestations.
What I do like about the Kane, is that the mouse wheel itself lights up so you can actually see those lovely colours whilst you’re using your PC.
The design and feel
I have to say, I love the design of this mouse. It’s super sleek and feels very nice to play with. One thing I wasn’t sure about when I first unboxed the Kain 120 was the fact that it’s smooth all over (like a shark), so it doesn’t have that rubbery grip that you get from a lot of other alternatives. However, it’s not been an issue for me at all. The shape of the mouse fits so nicely in your hand that you always have a nice solid hold on things. This might not be the case for you though, no judgement at all but if you get particularly sweaty (I’ve been playing a lot more Escape from Tarkov lately, the sweaty palm is real) then it might slip out your hand, so take that into consideration when buying.
I also love that it has a braided cable. It’s such a small detail that not all gaming mice have, but it does make the whole product just feel more quality overall.
The Kain is an impressive mouse to use. It’s price, solid and finds a nice balance as a gaming mouse. The scroll wheel feels robust and satisfying and overall it’s very comfortable.
A few honourable mentions
- I like that there is a divide between the left and right buttons. It makes the mouse performance clear and removes the risk of misclicking left/right if you’re guilty of that.
- Chunky side buttons – I regularly rebind my side buttons for FPS games. Usually, I take the mouse 5 (back button) for changing fire mode on the fly but have accidentally swapped in a firefight which is not good. On the Kain they are nice and chunky and need a real ‘click’ to activate and I haven’t made that mistake once with this mouse.
As I’m sure you can tell, I like this mouse. I’ll be keeping it on as my primary mouse (I use one of those silly 20 button ones for MMOs) without a doubt.
If you have the budget for a decent gaming mouse, I’d give this one a go for sure. Its ergonomic design makes it comfortable, solid and very precise. Maybe not quite a masterpiece, but definitely close.
If you’re interested in checking it out, you can buy it direct from ROCCAT on their site