ROCCAT Kova Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2016-03-01

The new ROCCAT Kova reincarnation has been upgraded quite a bit by featuring a more comfortable shape, the top cover finish from the Nyth is also found here, an upgraded sensor with overdrive functionality thanks to the included 32-bit ARM processor but it is also paired with a powerful modular configuration software, the SWARM. The integration with Alienware technology does bring a bit of extra eye candy to the product so Kova can react to different game titles which support this feature or keyboard/mouse combos compatible with SWARM can talk one with the other in order to get similar lighting setups (remember RAZER Chroma?).

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:



The Kova was forged using the legacy of its predecessor as its blueprint. A strong emphasis on performance above all else has resulted in a raw design that is stripped-back yet sleek. Ambidextrous, the Kova suits left- and right-handers alike with its high-octane build. Its reflexive button layout provides a mighty arsenal of command power for hardcore gamers who take a serious approach to gaming – for truly unstoppable results.



Smart Cast is the intuitive button layout that doubles up on your standard mouse 1 and mouse 2 functions. Optimally placed within finger-tip reach, it adds a new level of reflexive control for fast-paced games. Coupled with Easy-Shift[+]™, you’ve got some powerful combos and button assignments at your disposal. Easy-Shift[+]™ doubles the Kova’s total button functions from eleven to an impressive 22, ensuring you won’t be left wanting.



Overdrive mode is what you get when you double up on an already eye-wateringly accurate mouse sensor. The Kova’s pioneering overdrive mode smashes gaming standards by offering a stable dpi double-up of the remarkably precise 3500 native dpi Pro-Optic R6 sensor. This results in an effective dpi of 7000, with maximum stability provided by the Kova’s advanced and powerful Turbo Core V2 32-bit ARM-based MCU.



The Kova’s vivid RGB lighting 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. An arsenal of advanced lighting effects to choose from and your choice of 16.8 million colors means you can tailor the look of your Kova in a way that’s totally exclusive to you.



Swarm is the software incarnation of ROCCAT’s future ready philosophy. It’ll cover you for all relevant gaming platforms and devices. It’s the next-gen system that keeps on top all games, apps and ROCCAT products in one place. It provides next-level product integration, working as a unified driver suite with an overview of all of your ROCCAT devices. Say goodbye to multiple tray icons – with Swarm you have a veritable gaming command HQ for every weapon in your arsenal.


Product Specifications:


Pro-Optic Sensor R6 with up to 3500dpi

Up to 7000dpi with Overdrive Mode

1000Hz polling rate

1ms response time

20G acceleration

12-bit data channel

50MHz Turbo Core V2 32-bit Arm based MCU

512kB onboard memory

1.8m braided USB cable


Dimensions / Weight

Width 6.6 cm , Height 3.8 cm , Length 13.1 cm , Weight 99 g


System requirements

Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows® 10

USB 2.0 Port

Internet connection for driver installation


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