ROCCAT - Kova Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting - Gray

  • Model: ROC-11-502-AM
  • SKU: 5057502
Get seriously streamlined performance with the Roccat Kova, a mouse that's designed for pure power and speed. Angled edges belie its comfort, suited for both left-handed and right-handed people, and a smooth covering keeps your hand comfortable through hours of gaming. Plenty of buttons on this Roccat Kova ensure you can access functions quickly with the press of your thumb.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Owner's Manual
  • ROCCAT Kova Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Features


RGB illumination system

Lets you fully customize the look of your mouse. Create your own unique style by configuring the color of your scroll wheel and mouse rim independently of each other.

Optical technology

LED lights scan the surface beneath the mouse to detect movement with a fair amount of accuracy, suitable for everyday computing and browsing.

Wired connection

This mouse connects to your computer using an USB 2.0 cable.

12-button design

Offers simple programmability for frequently used commands during gameplay or everyday work via Swarm software.

Universal scroll wheel

Scroll wheel can be used to scroll both vertically and horizontally.

Ambidextrous design

Can be used comfortably whether you're right- or left-handed.

Overdrive mode

Smashes gaming standards by offering up to 7,000 dpi optical resolution.

32-bit ARM MCU with onboard memory

For rapid commands and shortcut executions.

RGB lighting illumination system

Lets you fully customize the look of your mouse.

Smart Cast top button layout

Provides intuitive control via reflexive button layout.

Compatible with most versions of Windows

Works with most PCs.


Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

3.8

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best FPS mouse on the market...

    Posted
    andDrewsky
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Best FPS mouse on the market... for me. It goes w/ out saying that there is no one size fits all mouse. Some prefer large, heavy mice, others the opposite, etc. hence the fact that so many different manufacturers not only stay in business, but are simultaneously successful. The reason I love this mouse so much boils down to 3 things. 1. Lightweight, or < 100g; For whatever reason, I play better w/ a lighter, smaller mouse. Don't know the length of my hand, but I'm 6ft tall, and what I would consider to be average size. 2. 10+ buttons; I prefer to have as many buttons mapped to the mouse as possible, w/ out falling into the MMO Mouse category. The reasoning behind this is that I prefer minimize the frequency in which I have to take my fingers off WASD. 3. "Smart Cast" Design; Having two additional buttons next to the L/R click was brilliant. It's been done on other mice, but no where near as well. Personally, the only other mouse that comes close to this one is the Logitech G300s, however it falls short comparitively. I should mention that cost was not a deciding factor in this being my favorite mouse (*Although it's a bonus). If it was $100 I would have paid it because as I mentioned I don't know that I could have been truly comfortable w/ any other mouse. I've tried MANY other mice in the past year. Logitech, Razer, SteelSeries, Nearly all of Roccat's alternatives, including their latest mouse, the Roccat AIMO. (*It's too big / heavy) It can be very difficult to find a mouse that meets your requirements. I have had no issues whatsoever w/ Swarm, and 2016 Kova (*This mouse), and I've been using both the White, and Gray mouse since early 2017. W/ that said, I HAVE had issues w/ Swarm, and other Roccat Periphials, but I digress. I use Roccat Shift (*Great feature) to add more hot keys for less, "In Action" functions such as, "Escape, Menu, Etc". Very, very helpful. As far as cons go, or things I wish it had: I'm curious how the mouse would feel w/ a 4D scroll wheel. Perhaps that would be overkill, or distracting, but none the less. It might eliminate the need for it to be amidextrious. I map Roccat shift to the right, top browser button (*I'm right handed). I use this so frequently sometimes it makes my finger slightly sore, but it's better than the alternaitve of NOT having that as an option, and potentially giving up buttons. Last, I'd buy a wireless version of this (*Talking to you Roccat) if Roccat offered it. Regardless, love this mouse, and appreciate the smart design by Roccat's engineeers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great mouse for gamers

    Posted
    Zim1621
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    over all i love this mouse. The software is easy to use. macro settings also set with no trouble. Best part is the intuitive button set up on mouse makes it one of the best I've owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about durability, design, usability and price. Editors are less positive about size. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
  • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Victoria Song on August 16, 2016
    Roccat Kova
    If you're a southpaw, the $50 Roccat Kova is an ambidextrous gaming mouse that packs in comfort and performance for a great value.Full Review
  • Digital TrendsRating, 3 out of 5Michael Crider on December 24, 2015
    Roccat Kova review
    The Kova's ambidextrous design and button layout set it apart from the competition.Full Review
  • Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 5Marshall Honorof on December 4, 2015
    Roccat Kova Review — Aptly Ambidextrous
    In spite of some shaky software functions, the Roccat Kova is a keeper. Lots of mice try to be all things to all people, but the Kova is one of the rare few that succeeds. Regardless of your handedness or preferred genre, the Kova provides theFull Review
  • CNETRating, 4.5 out of 5CNET on November 7, 2011
    Roccat Kova[+]: preiswerte Gaming-Maus für Rechts- und Linkshänder
    Mit der Kova[+] hat Roccat seit Anfang des Jahres eine beidhändig benutzbare Gaming-Maus im Programm, die sich im unteren bis mittleren Preissegment tummelt und die puristische Gaming-Maus Kova ersetzt. Ist sie aber auch ein würdiger NachfolgerFull Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Dave James on November 16, 2009
    Roccat Kova review
    Roccat release another gaming mouse, but can it compete against the legendary G9?Full Review



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