ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Aug 12, 2021 at 10:00 am
ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered Picture
7.3
Office/Multimedia
7.0
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
5.3
Ultra-Light Gaming
4.9
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is a decent wired gaming mouse. It has a comfortable right-handed shape with a thumb rest and three side buttons on the left. It feels very well-built, and it has five independent RGB lighting zones. It's well-suited for all hand sizes using a palm grip but isn't suitable for smaller hand sizes using other grip types. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, a wide CPI range, and you can adjust the set CPI by increments of 50. Unfortunately, it's quite a large mouse and very heavy. Also, its click latency is somewhat higher than on similar gaming mice, and the customization software is only compatible with Windows.

Our Verdict

7.3 Office/Multimedia

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is decent for office and multimedia work. It feels very well-built, and it has a comfortable right-handed shape with a thumb rest. It's well-suited for all hand sizes using a palm grip, and you can program all of its buttons using the customization software. Unfortunately, this mouse is wired-only, the software is only compatible with Windows, and while the mouse wheel has L/R tilt buttons, it doesn't have a free-scrolling mode.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable right-handed shape with a thumb rest.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel has no free scrolling mode.
7.0 Video Games (FPS)

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is a decent FPS gaming mouse, but it's very heavy, and its click latency is somewhat higher than on similar gaming mice. That said, it feels very well-built, and it has a comfortable right-handed shape that's well-suited for all hand sizes using a palm grip. However, it isn't suitable for smaller-sized hands using a claw or fingertip grip. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance and a wide CPI range. You can also adjust the CPI by increments of 50.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Comfortable right-handed shape with a thumb rest.
Cons
  • Very heavy.
  • Braided cable isn't very flexible.
8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is an impressive mouse for MMO gaming, but it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. That said, it feels very well-built, and it has a comfortable, right-handed shape with a thumb rest. It's well-suited for a palm grip for all hand sizes, and you can reprogram all of the buttons using the customization software. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, a wide CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 50. However, it has higher click latency than most gaming mice.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • All buttons are programmable.
  • The set CPI is adjustable by increments of 50.
  • Scroll wheel has L/R tilt buttons.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse.
  • Braided cable isn't very flexible.
5.3 Ultra-Light Gaming

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is inadequate for ultra-light gaming as it's very heavy and has somewhat higher click latency than many other gaming mice. Also, its braided cable isn't very flexible, and its feet don't glide as smoothly as those on a dedicated ultra-light gaming mouse. That said, it feels very well-built, and it has a comfortable, right-handed shape with a thumb rest. However, it isn't suitable for smaller hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Very heavy.
  • Braided cable isn't very flexible.
4.9 Travel

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is a poor mouse for travel as it's quite bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. It's also a wired-only mouse, making it cumbersome to use in tight spaces like buses, trains, or planes. That said, it feels very well-built, and it has a comfortable right-handed shape well-suited for all hand sizes using a palm grip.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
Cons
  • Quite bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • Wired-only.
  • 7.3 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.0 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 5.3 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 4.9 Travel
  1. Updated Aug 12, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jul 20, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (129 mm)
Height 1.7" (43 mm)
Width 3.3" (84 mm)
Grip Width
69 mm
5.3
Design
Portability
Volume
28.07 in³ (460 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
162 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
132 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
132 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

For a similar but lighter mouse, check out the ROCCAT Kain 100 AIMO or the ROCCAT Kain 120 AIMO.

8.5
Design
Build Quality
8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
Thumb
Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
7.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Cable Type
Braided
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • ROCCAT Kone AIMO
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
Owl-Eye
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
50 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
4%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The available polling rate settings on the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.

8.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
8
Number Of Side Buttons
3
Number Of Programmable Inputs
21
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can reprogram all the buttons on the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered using the customization software. By default, the bottom side button is bound as an Easy-Shift[+] button, which acts just like a shift key on a keyboard and enables you to use a second layer of commands.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
Yes
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel
Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
7.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
19 ms
Operating System And Software
8.0
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name ROCCAT Swarm
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
No
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes
8.3
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Partially

The bottom side button doesn't work in macOS and can't be reprogrammed due to the lack of a macOS-compatible software option.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered we tested is the black color variant. It's also available in a white color variant. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is an iteration of ROCCAT's extensive Kone lineup and precedes the ROCCAT Kone Pure Ultra. The Kone AIMO Remastered is an updated version of the earlier ROCCAT Kone AIMO, which itself was an update of the original 2007 model. Compared to its predecessor, the remastered version has more independent RGB lighting zones, a new sensor with a wider CPI range, and a remodeled thumb rest design. Unfortunately, it's very heavy compared to most other wired gaming mice, and its click latency is somewhat higher than many other options at this price point.

For other options, check out our picks for the best mouse, the best wired mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Logitech G502 HERO

The Logitech G502 HERO is a better wired gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered. The Logitech is lighter and has a wider CPI range. It also has four additional buttons, a lower click latency, and a mouse wheel with a free-scrolling mode. Its companion software is also compatible with Windows and macOS, while the software for the ROCCAT is only compatible with Windows. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes, but neither mouse is a great fit for small hands.

ROCCAT Kone Pro

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is an earlier iteration of the Kone lineup, while the ROCCAT Kone Pro is more recent. The Kone Pro is much lighter and feels sturdier. It has a much more flexible cable and mouse feet that glide more smoothly. Performance-wise, it has a wider CPI range and a much lower click latency. Comparatively, the Remastered has one additional side button, two CPI buttons behind the scroll wheel, and a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons. It also has four more independent RGB lighting zones. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Kone Pro accommodates more hand sizes.

Razer Basilisk V2

The Razer Basilisk is a better wired gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered. The Razer is significantly lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has feet that glide more smoothly, a wider CPI range, and much lower click latency. On the other hand, the ROCCAT feels sturdier and has three more independent RGB zones. Both mice are well-suited for a palm grip for all hand sizes, but neither is suitable for small hands using other grip types.

ROCCAT Kone Pro Air

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is an earlier, wired iteration of the Kone mouse lineup, while the ROCCAT Kone Pro Air is a newer, wireless version. The Air is much lighter and feels sturdier. It connects either wired with its charging cable or wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a wider CPI range, and lower click latency. On the other hand, the Remastered has two additional programmable buttons, including one extra side button. Both mice are suitable for all grip types, but the Air accommodates more hand sizes overall.

Razer DeathAdder V2

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered. The Razer is significantly lighter and has a somewhat more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, and a much lower click latency. On the other hand, the ROCCAT feels sturdier and has a thumb rest. It also has an additional side button, a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons, and three more independent RGB zones. Both mice are well-suited for all hand sizes using a palm grip, but neither is suitable for small hands using a claw or fingertip grip.

Glorious Model D

The Glorious Model D is an excellent lightweight gaming mouse, while the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered is a decent wired gaming mouse with more features. The Glorious is significantly lighter and has a more flexible cable. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly and lower click latency. On the other hand, the ROCCAT feels sturdier and has four more independent RGB zones. It has an additional side button and a mouse wheel with L/R tilt buttons. Also, it has a wider CPI range, a CPI you can adjust more precisely, and a lower lift-off distance.

ROCCAT Kain 120 AIMO

The ROCCAT Kain 120 AIMO and the ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered are both wired gaming mice. The Kain 120 AIMO is much lighter, and its size and shape is better suited for larger-sized hands using a claw or fingertip grip. Also, it has a more flexible braided cable and lower click latency. Comparatively, the Kone AIMO Remastered has a thumb rest, better build quality, and more programmable buttons, including a button at the bottom of its thumb rest.

ROCCAT Kain 100 AIMO

The ROCCAT Kone AIMO Remastered performs better for gaming than the ROCCAT Kain 100 AIMO. You can adjust the Kone's CPI more precisely within a wider range, and its lift-off distance is lower. It has more programmable buttons, including a default Easy-Shift[+] button on the bottom of its thumb rest that gives you a second layer of controls for as long as you hold it. On the other hand, the Kain 100 is lighter, and it has lower click latency. Also, its rubber cable feels more flexible than the Kone's braided cable.

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