The Roccat Kova mouse is our reference for players for several months now, and that although the Sentinel Advance range Storm Cooler Master has done on us her little effect. When in the Smog Ozone that we tested recently, it was too unusual and not well enough over for us to fully satisfy. Therefore, we were delighted to receive new equipment for players signed to Roccat test, including Kova, a small mouse ambidextrous very light and "driver-less surprising in many respects. We were able to show our joy with some games tests to see what the little Kova was in the belly of World of Warcraft Counter Strike through Warcraft III. We also used this mouse for ten days in office on a daily basis, but also during phase requiring some precision, as a clipping in Photoshop for example.
Side characteristics, Kova did fly immediately. Featherweight, the mouse weighs only 90 grams on the scales, which did not prevent him from boarding an optical sensor performance level up to 3200 DPI, managing to 20G acceleration with a maximum speed of 40 inches per second. Its shape slightly "V" promises ergonomics that one is left handed and right-handed and Kova offers this as a perfect symmetry. On each side, two buttons are configurable and slice found in that surface called "GRIPTECH" rubberized avoiding slippage. A material that also covers the click wheel and wide notched mouse. And since he had to add a touch of "gamer" design worked well but the Kova, Roccat installed at the front (on the left and right buttons) and the back of the mice in the illuminated areas 'Using LEDs. We like or not, but an aesthetic point of view it pretty much ends this line Kova worked from a basic yet very classic. Finally, below, there are four large pads arranged at four corners.
What strikes the first time we took over the Kova is of course the lightness of the mouse. So much for players who, as we are accustomed to heavier mice, even the weight adjusted using weights, adaptation will not be smooth. However, after several hours of play it can be done relatively well. Better still, use only very slight Kova is not tiring at all and is a joy on the length. Especially since it is well in hand, regardless whether you are left handed or right handed. This is a direct consequence of the size and shape of the Kova, but also the quality of the click of its two main buttons and rubberized these areas on both sides. The result leaves the Kova is easily tamed and its users have the same right to the click wheel really perfect game, neither too flexible nor too stiff. Finally, side slip, the lightness of the Kova allows him once again get away with the honors regardless of the surface used. Its wide pads provide easy moving, either on the wooden desk, on foam mat and even better on a carpet surface more rigid thought for the game.
And all without driver
The Kova is also practical since it requires no drivers to be set. How is this possible? Simply leaving the mouse on board memory all information and settings it needs. And to set the mouse, nothing simpler, since it suffices to make a few keystrokes. For example, to switch from right handed to left handed mode, you must simultaneously press the two side keys before connecting the mouse to the USB port. To change the mouse sensitivity, and pass successively from 400 to 800, then 1600 and 3200 DPI requires simultaneously pressing the two side keys back. Even the effects of light and color LED lighting can be selected as well. The hair-splitting find these presets limited, especially those who like to deal with millimeter sensitivity of their mouse, but for ordinary people, these few basic settings are quite enough and the device was selected for this innovative it avoids d ' have to fight with the drivers.
If we were rather doubtful about the use of Kova, mouse Roccat will finally convince us. Its lightness that can be daunting one is clearly one of its strengths when it is used. Whether involved or in office, arm and wrist do not get tired and mouse movements are as vivid as accurate, thanks to the quality of sensor pads. The choice of Roccat proposes an ambidextrous mouse is also a good thing, knowing that many mice "gamers" are reserved for right-handers. And then the shape of the Kova is more conventional than many mice placed in our hands these days, which ensures a more rapid adaptation and a remarkable ease of use. If we add to this that inspires Kova manufacturing quality and are sold at an attractive price, we see no real reason to sulk. Unless you are right handed, and have a preference for the mouse very stable, heavier, and love set in the millimeter "gun". Basically, the qualities of Kova can become its worst defects if one does not catch. Up to you, and maybe try...