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ROCCAT KIRO Gaming Mouse Introduction:
The Necron Overloard has come free to the owners of Dawn of War II: Retribution, however I was too fussy to care much about leveling him up before switching back to my favorite Shas'O Kais with flame throwers. Teehee. So, I got in some good gaming hours the past weekend with friends I don't get to see much. Yay for Interwebs.
With that being said, I've got a new mouse to share with you, and some use time to go with it. I have for you today the ROCCAT KIRO Gaming mouse. I've come to a liking for ROCCAT mice despite my first impression of them nearly four years ago. The brand has come a long way and it really shows. I always expect quality when a ROCCAT product shows up these days, and to no surprise the KIRO isn't any different. What is unique about the KIRO is its ability to play ambidextrous without the loss of the forward/back buttons I've been complaining about losing a lot lately. The KIRO's main feature is the ability to add buttons on the left/right of the mouse as well as remove both sets for a smooth body replacement. In this case it's your choice if you have buttons, and if you want to play righty or lefty. It's quite the solution to an ambi-mouse that favors both button lovers and haters.
ROCCAT KIRO Gaming Mouse Closer Look:
ROCCAT packaging has always been full of color and detail, and the KIRO is no different. Full color for the box in its pentagon shaped box, yet another trend ROCCAT seems to have. The box features a plastic hang tag for in-store product display, although there are few of us who don't order from Amazon/Newegg or some other online retailer these days. Both the front and back of the box show off the capability for 4000 DPI with an asterisk referring to the overdrive mode to provide double the native 2000 DPI option. The back continues to cover some of the main features, including: 16.8M lighting color options, TALK FX + ALIENFX support, onboard memory, SUPERDEXTROUS shape, and the Extendable design. With the modular components, it is pretty different compared to most mice we see – let's move on to see more.
Out of the box and closer to my desk for use, the contents are far from many. I'm sad I haven't gained a sticker for the beer fridge, but at least there's not a ton of waste here either; although I'd prefer no paper pamphlets these days. Just the mouse would suffice – at least I can toss the rest in the recycle bin (not that I'm a big greenie – just know I won't read anything included with a mouse). There's a quick start manual, a "disposal info" document, and the mouse itself with the two button sides installed and the two bare panels included. You might be just as surprised as I was with how these attach… read on to find out more!