Roccat Kone Air
Best translucent mouse
- Especially comfortable chassis
- Nicely responsive
- Excellent battery life
- Lack of RGB lighting may not suit some
- Pretty heavy
The Roccat Kone Air is a fantastic choice for a mid-range gaming mouse. We thought that it offered up a comfortable chassis that made it easy to use for long periods of time. The construction of the mouse is solid with a textured plastic finish, with rubberised side gripes that gave us a good hold during gameplay, even if you happen to have particularly sweaty palms.
The battery life is where this mouse really shines; it has a quoted battery life of up to 800 hours, which is more than enough for a wireless mouse. It runs off two AA batteries and, during our review period, we didn’t have to change out the batteries once, making this ideal for gamers who are looking to sink multiple hours into their favourite games at a time.
Moreover, the Roccat Kone Air comes with a 19,000 DPI sensor, which we thought was fantastic for the asking price. We did note that some other mice in this bracket may be lighter, but since they offer lower DPI figures, it’s a bit of a tradeoff. In our testing, we thought that this mouse worked brilliantly in FPS titles such as CS:GO and Apex Legends with excellent responsive tracking that was also very accurate.
If you are moving over from a lighter mouse then the Roccat Kone Air may take some getting used to, as this model is a tad heavy, weighing in at 119g. The weight was not an issue for us, but you may prefer a model like the Asus TUF Gaming M4 Air or Razer Viper V2 Pro if you’re after something that’s extremely lightweight.
Overall, the Roccat Kone Air is a great gaming mouse and comes in at under £60, making it a great choice if you’re picking out a gaming mouse for the first time. With a comfortable build and accurate tracking, this should be more than enough for most gamers out there.
Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
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