|Roccat Kova[+] Optical USB Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Joey Peng|
|Tuesday, 29 November 2011|
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Roccat KOVA[+] Optical Gaming Mouse Review
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Roccat.
Roccat is a European manufacturer of gaming products that's becoming increasingly popular in North America. Their sporty design and bright lighting makes it an ideal eye-candy for gaming setups. The Kova[+] is one of two gaming mice that Roccat has revamped latety, giving it increased functionality. Benchmark Reviews will be using the Roccat Kova[+] gaming mouse in games and everyday applications to see how well this fancy device handles the real test.
The Roccat Kova[+] is a 7-button (another +2 for scroll up and down) configurable mouse. The software allows each button to be customized. Together with their trademark EasyShift[+] functionality, the Kova[+] allows up to 16 different button functionalities at any one time with 1 dedicated "shift" button. The driver supports custom macro keys as well as a large set of predefined ones, so this could be an alternative to keyboard macros. DPI settings range from 400 to 3200, sufficient for gamers of any caliber. The Roccat Kova[+] uses an optical sensor for tracking, which strongly encourages the use of a gaming mouse pad.
Based on these specs, the fancy design, and a price tag of $59.99, the Roccat Kova[+] seems like a compelling buy. Benchmark Reviews will test this thoroughly to see if it really offers all the perks listed on paper.