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Roccat Kova AIMO: New Edition of the Gaming Mouse Under Test

Software and Settings

The Kova Aimo can be configured using Roccat’s cross-product Swarm software. This can be installed quickly and without registration, and relies on a modern, black-turquoise UI.

The program is started quickly and then the software reacts smoothly. Only a tab change brings with it a (very) short loading time. The settings made can be transferred to the mouse’s internal memory in real time on request.

Under Settings the Swarm software offers access to the Windows mouse settings and of course the different DPI profiles of the mouse. Of these, a maximum of five are available, which can be configured to 50 DPI.

On the lighting side, Roccat offers a solid average: In addition to static lighting and synchronization with other Roccat devices, two dynamic effects are available: Breathing and flashing. Both can be coloured separately, allowing the two lighting zones to work at least slightly independently of each other.

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A particular strength of the software is the key assignment: Here Roccat offers the full range of multimedia functions and key reassignments as well as some other useful features. These include, for example, a sniper key and – particularly useful – an FN function. This allows each key to be given a second assignment, which is a good option for rarely used functions.

Macros are also available: In addition to a variety of predefined function macros for popular games, these can also be recorded themselves. The maximum length depends on the stored characters, but in any case you can expect more than 200 characters per macro. That should be more than enough for all relevant actions.

With the Swarm software Roccat offers a good tool to get the most out of the Kova Aimo. Only more lighting effects would have been a nice extra, but most of the common functions are also covered here.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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