Download Software Roccat Kain 200 Gaming Mouse for Windows. The Roccat Kain 200 is supposed to replace my Microsoft Sidewinder X8. I’ve been using this for almost 11 years now. It no longer glides so well, is optically a bit worn, but otherwise fully functional. It should definitely be a wireless mouse again. The Roccat Kain 200 looks nice, not as angular as the X8 and glides great. Well, that’s it with the advantages of the old X8!
Roccat Kain 200 Software & Drivers
This Roccat Kain 200 is ready for use immediately after connecting, i.e. without installing the Roccat software. The battery was 80% charged. Of course, I installed the software (Swarm) and immediately two (or were there even three?) Firmware updates were made. It took a while, but ok. So far I have tested the Kain in normal office operation and with the games “Quake 3 Arena”, “Counter Strike GO” and “WoT”. I’ve been playing the first two titles for 20 years and I imagine that I have a certain amount of experience and would immediately notice if the mouse causes problems. (20 years! How time flies).
What can I say, the Cain did a good job for me. No worse than my X8, but no better either! I’ve noticed that while using it (Office and Game) I accidentally press the right mouse button every now and then. I hold computer mice with the “palm grip”, that is, with my whole hand resting on them. However, accidentally pressing the right button has never happened to me before. Got to get used to the Cain. Not so good if you have to get used to something. Let’s see.
Then the DPI switch bothers me a bit. Yes, I admit, I am very spoiled with the display on the X8 and did not pay special attention to it before buying it. You can set 5 DPI values via Swarm. But when Swarm is closed, you no longer have an overview of what you are currently switching through for a value. At least I don’t. Actually thought that this info would somehow be displayed in the taskbar when switching. Well, probably a “luxury problem”.
Incidentally, the USB transmitter doesn’t seem to be particularly powerful. Swarm shows the signal strength. I think that’s a good function. However, I actually had to plug the transmitter into the adapter supplied (see photo) and place it on the table in front of me. This was the only way to increase the signal quality from “weak” to “good”. Well, not so good.
And what comes to mind while I’m writing: This adapter, and the Kain itself, seem to only work with the original USB cable supplied, because the plug is held in a narrow guide. There the cable is then “bombproof”. If I look at my other USB cables, I will definitely not get them in there easily because the plugs are too thick. It would only be for an “emergency”, but I still think that’s really bad!
Well, and then we have the fabulous coating. According to Roccat, (quote): “Grippy, durable and dirt-repellent thanks to a hybrid coating that protects against wear. This is what ROCCAT latest innovation in the field of surface technology offers you. ”(End of quote).
I know such coatings from haptics and have never had particularly good experiences with them for a long time. Grippy? Yeah. Durable? Will show, I am skeptical. Dirt repellent? Ridiculous Marketing Spoke! I refer to the attached pictures. After only one hour of testing, the left mouse button shows a clear “stain” or “smear” that I can no longer clean away! And no, my fingers were normally clean! I always pay close attention to this with my brand new toys! How should that look like in six months? Or if I actually devour chocolate in an exciting match without thinking about washing my hands before reaching back to the mouse? Honestly? I think I’ll be disappointed with the oh-so-great coating! Over time, the X8 had only become a bit “smooth” in these places. (After 11 years of continuous use)
Conclusion: The Kain 200 recently cost almost 90 euros. For me, this price bears no relation to the service offered. For 63 euros that I paid, I would just let it go. Although I find the price-performance ratio rather “satisfactory” and therefore only give it 3 stars. The Roccat Kain 200 is not bad, but for 4 stars the price would have to go further down. In my opinion.
Roccat Kain 200 Swarm Driver Download
ROCCAT® SWARM DRIVER
Driver version: V:1.9386
Windows® 10 64 Bit, Windows® 10 32 Bit, Windows® 8.1 32 Bit, Windows® 8.1 64 Bit, Windows® 8 32 Bit, Windows® 8 64 Bit, Windows® 7 64 Bit, Windows® 7 32 Bit – Filesize: 159.55 MB Download