With the Kova Aimo, Roccat has reissued an old mouse and slightly improved it. It inherits the strengths and weaknesses of its predecessor, but at the same time has to stand up to current models.
Even today, the choice of materials and ergonomics of the Kova Aimo are still convincing, even though many one-hand designs are of course a little more comfortable in the hand. The lighting and, in particular, the additional buttons on the mouse are also well-done.
However, Roccat has to put up with criticism for the built-in sensor. The optional overdrive from 3,500 to up to 7,000 DPI has been implemented appropriately, but today there are sensors in this price class with significantly higher resolutions and better recording. The Kova Aimo could have been given an update here so that it could hold its own against the current competition.
The real star isn’t necessarily the Kova Aimo itself. As long as it is within the range of its EIA, it is reasonably priced, but not a bargain. A possible reason for purchase would be in particular the well implemented additional keys and – for left-handers – the symmetrical layout, whereby the Kova Aimo just won our Silver Award.
However, the older Kova Pure is much more attractive at the moment, which is absolutely identical except for the Aimo functionality and is currently available for considerably less money. If you only want to buy a single mouse without having other Roccat devices for lighting synchronization, the Kova Pure is a better choice as long as it is significantly cheaper.