Over the last year or so, German peripheral developer Roccat seems to have turned a corner, going from a very flashy design philosophy to one that is based around subtlety and clever features. The new Kiro mouse is a fine example of this new philosophy. It’s a clever, great looking mouse that emphasises comfort and button placement thanks to its modular design.
Built to be truly ambidextrous, the Kiro utilises a similar modular approach to the excellent Roccat Nyth, but instead of reconfiguring the size and placement of thumb buttons users can instead choose on which side of the mouse these buttons fit by swapping out magnetic side panels.
It’s an extremely smart design that makes the mouse equally useable and comfortable in either hand.
Of course, if you’re a fan of having pinkie buttons as well, you can always have buttons on both sides. More options for placement and size are available if you have access to a 3D printer.
Under the hood the Kiro sports a 2000 dpi optical sensor. This number may not be as large or flashy as some other sensors boast – some mice can sport 16000 dpi sensing and beyond – but even so, the accuracy and speed of the mouse is still excellent. The scroll wheel is nice and firm and has a good click to it, as do the left, right and thumb buttons. The result is a great, comfortable and surprisingly cheap mouse that should suit most users, left or right handed.
•Clever modular design
•Not the most powerful optical sensor around
An extremely comfortable, cleverly designed mouse at an all but unbeatable price.