amazon Gaming gear pair Roccat Kova and Pad Taito Kingsize reviews
Roccat, a German peripheral company, offers a wide range of consumer products ranging from gaming mouse, keyboard, mousepad to bungee.
Having entered the Vietnamese market for a long time, the Kone Pure, Kova + and Kone XTD series are popular mice, thanks to factors such as performance, durability and unique design. Gaming mouse product on the market.
In this year 2015, Roccat has renewed its product lineup with a new design language, which they called “Streamlined”, more user-friendly, resulting in improved user performance.
Three of them are the Roccat Kova 2015, the Roccat Nyth and the Roccat Kiro, Roccat’s most advanced gaming gaming mouse, which we introduced to readers shortly thereafter. Unlike Nyth, Kova is a product in the mid-range segment of German technology. Not too “different”, but the performance that it brings will make many competitors in the segment to be cautious.
In the segment of $50-$70, users have many choices of gaming mouse, the most prominent being Razer DeathAdder Chroma and Steelseries Rival 300. The presence of Kova 2015 will certainly make the market. The field of gaming mice in this price range is more exciting.
After a Kova 2015 experience for about a week, here are some impressive things about this product.
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Streamlined design really makes the user comfortable, even for left-handed people.
– The location of the appropriate sub-node, the amount is adequate, not to be confused.
– Strong, impressive design on the desk.
– Performance at other levels, supporting many features through Roccat Swarm.
– Led beautiful and modern.
– Plastic material to sweat is a minus point.
– Mouse scroll is not really smooth.
Quick assessment of how canned and designed
The last time I opened a box of Roccat mice was Nyth, the gaming mouse that cost over $150, Roccat’s most advanced mouse. Therefore, when exploring Kova 2015, most of my feelings are “deficient”. No advanced accessories included, all users receive is a mouse and a manual.
The first look on the face of the Kova 2015 is the change with the Kova + mouse model that has been around for a long time. Unlike his counterpart, the 2015 Kova was well balanced, a double line that split the rats into two symmetrical parts, which helped Kova fit both left-handed users.
This is what Roccat Kova inherited from his Kova +. But when compared directly, the Kova 2015 is much smoother and user-friendly.
Another changeable point is that the name of the device and the manufacturer Roccat are printed on the mouse. In products released before 2015, most of them are printed with a “wild cat” logo on the mouse body, which is easy to spot on Roccat Lua, Kone Pure, Kone XTD or Tyon.
On the latest 3 mouse models, Roccat chose to print the company name and product along the rat’s body, which is relatively unfamiliar to Roccat’s loyal fans.
As mentioned above, the 12-button system consists of 6 sub-buttons of Kova 2015 proved extremely powerful. The number of extra keys up to 6 can be confusing to many, which is why they are unreasonably arranged. But in this case, Roccat did very well on Kova 2015.
The auxiliary keys are placed on both sides, in the position of thumb and finger easy to reach the most. In the actual use, it is very difficult to pinpoint the size of the secondary keys are different and between them are extremely safe distance.
An important part that can not be ignored is the mouse, which is sprayed on the underside. As soon as I saw the five feet, the first thing I thought of was the cushion in the foot of the cat. Feet of the Kova 2015 is quite large, spreading the entire bottom face, giving a sense of hovering at a decent level, without feeling dull or lack of smooth.
The last element in Roccat Kova’s design review is a small, plug-and-socket design. Sleeve is more comfortable for the user, not to worry about rats or cats. At the top of the USB plug, the two sides are printed logo and Roccat brand pretty nice.
Software, refinements and LEDs
Roccat Kova is one of the three gaming mouse models that support the latest Swarm software system along with Nyth and Kiro. This latest software replaces the controller with a lot of bugs on older devices and adds new features like smartphone data tracking and Alienware FX connectivity.
Through Swarm, the power of the “wildcat” is increased to the maximum. Easily change the mouse speed from 100 to 7000, the highest level that the Pro-Optic R6 sensor supports. In addition, the special thing comes from the functional installation system for the secondary keys, supporting dozens of popular games now, including e-sports games such as the League of Legends, Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
If you notice, you can also see on the cover of Kova 2015 entitled “FPS Approved”, which is extremely good support for FPS games. Accordingly, in the key system is a pre-installed button with Easy-aim function, while holding down this key, the mouse speed will be reduced to a very low level you choose, making the process of shooting easier.
Immediately after the set up, I conducted the test immediately with a familiar shooter CS: GO. My custom selection is DPI at 800, along with other default parameters. The first feeling in the game was that there was no lift off, maybe the manufacturer knew that lift off was something that any FPS gamer would not want and focused on solving it.
The results in the actual gameplay are not bad for a Master Guardian 2 player like me.
Next, test the accuracy of mouse gestures by writing / drawing at a variety of speed settings. Here are the results obtained at five DPI levels on a screen with Full HD resolution. Personally feel that controlling Kova 2015 below 3500 DPI in this condition is relatively easy, at a higher level, things start to be difficult to control.
Like most of Roccat’s gaming mice, the 2015 Kova also features extremely beautiful RGB LEDs. Situated at the scroll bar and roaring behind the mouse, Roccat seems to be more adept at placing LEDs on their products. LED positioning in the chassis is quite reasonable as it creates a modern feel in color coordination, not as mesmerizing and displaying as many commercially available devices on the market.
Through Swarm, you can easily change the color and brightness of the LED flashes on Kova 2015.
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Combined with MousePad Taito KingSize
Taito Mouse Pad is Roccat’s own mouse pad brand developed. Not much different with the mouse Pad market, Taito has many sizes ranging from small to large. But to optimize the gameplay of FPS titles, a big mouse pad is extremely necessary. The size of 455mm x 370mm x 3.45mm is considered sufficient for a professional FPS gamer.
Another factor, FPS gamers prefer to use the mouse pad features a smooth surface, often referred to as “speed surface”, which is what Taito Kingsize has.
The version we have here is the Taito KingSize MTW, which Roccat combines with the MTW gaming from Denmark. The two surfaces, the undersides of the desk, and the top are perfectly suited to handle the mouse task.
Thickness is quite important with panel models because it ensures a user’s sense of grip on different surfaces. With a thickness of 3.45mm, an average thickness on the mousepad models on the market, the feeling of using Taito KingSize is pretty decent.
Combining Kova 2015 with Pad Taito KingSize, direct comparison to the mouse pad combos that I have used so far is Roccat Kone XTD and Pad QcK + Dota 2, the difference in MOBA games like Dota 2 is not great. Only noticeable improvement in playing Counter Strike: Global Offisive, FPS games require extreme accuracy.
However, a minus point of the Taito pad line is that the bezel is not bent, making it easy to discard over time.
From a subjective perspective, if you have to compare the Kova 2015 with the two mouse models that I’ve used, the Razer DeathAdder Chroma and the Steelseries Rival, Roccat products have their own features and perfection in terms of perceived performance. The look is less attractive to those who like to have a fancy color, whereas the advantage in the eyes of modern game designers, from the arrangement of the secondary keys to the position of the LED.
High performance in E-sport games, especially FPS Kova 2015 will increase not only when combined with the Swarm software and a good mouse pad, in this case is the companion Taito Kingsize.