Summary: Once again ROCCAT has not failed to impress, and if you have yet to try one, the Kone Pure Optical may very well be the right mouse for you to try out. Not only do you get a slightly reduced size of a mouse with these newer releases, but the shape, feel and comfort is not lost in any way.
Summary: Installation is pretty simple and it entails plugging in the mouse and then allowing Windows to install a basic driver. Once this is done, you can head on over to the support section of ROCCAT's site and download the correct driver and software package. Once the download is complete, extract and run the package by folling the on-screen commands.
Roccat Kone Pure review: a mouse for delicate hands
22 May 2013
Excerpt: The Roccat Kone Pure is the smaller sibling of the Kone [+] mouse. It's about 91 percent the size of the original, which is perfect for people with smaller hands. Roccat claims that the smaller dimensions do not lead to lesser performance, however. Today we will take a closer look at this very orange mouse to see whether that's true.
There must be a goal that ROCCAT has where they take a product that on first glance isn’t that impressive to keep you expectations low and blow you out of the water with the final result. I did the same thing with the ISKU. I saw that black plastic keyboard and thought to myself, here we go again with another mediocre product and it turned out to be awesome. The same can be said for the Kone[+].
Conclusion: The Kone[+] might be the strongest accessory to come out of ROCCAT Studios. Everything and anything can be customized and the comfort in a gamer's hand means for hours of gameplay with no problem. In a world where it's dog eat dog for the best accessories, ROCCAT's Kone[+] sits on the porch as one of the big dogs.
Conclusion: This is one of the few mouse products that has completely dominated our scoring categories. Performance was amazing due to the fact that there was zero discrepancies in sensitivity between applications and DirectX games and it was even possible to use one dpi setting for everything (in this case 3000 dpi using a monitor resolution of 1920×1200).
Summary: Being a long time user of the EasyShift[+] button and software, the move the Kone[+] was simple for me. While it did take a couple of hours to get into the swing of using the default buttons again, once I was used to it I was changing volume, opening Photoshop and adding profiles for my favorite games so all I have to really do with the keyboard is move the character where I want to go.
ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical Gaming Mouse & Raivo Gaming Surface Review
5 March 2012
Summary: The Kone Pure Optical is one of the most comfortable mice I have ever used till this date. It feels very premium and is made of quality internals without compromising in any department. The Kone Pure Optical also proves to be one of the most full-featured mouse I have ever encountered with ROCCAT's software support, Talk FX.
Excerpt: ROCCAT is a German company that was founded recently in 2007. The company is completely focused on developing accessories for computer gamers. ROCCAT cites close collaboration with gamers as one of their strengths, enabling them to produce high quality keyboards, mice, and headsets. The ROCCAT Kone gaming mouse was the company’s first product, released only in Europe.
Summary: ROCCAT has succeeded in creating a brilliantly performing laser gaming mouse with an extensive driver suite that incorporates all the features you want and some useful extras. The looks of the mouse is debatable, but fortunately ROCCAT has an all-lights-off switch for people over twelve. Ergonomics wise the Kone[+] is one of the better mice out there, but it is not quite as refined as that of the Mionix Naos 5000 or SteelSeries Sensei.
Pros: Good ergonomics, Excellent driver suite, Quality buttons and scroll wheel, Soft-touch surface, Good tracking capabilities, Customizable weight and appearance, Lots of buttons
Cons: Price, Looks and size not for all, Oddly placed thumb buttons, Tracking at 6000 DPI sometimes a bit funky