Conclusion: German peripheral manufacturer ROCCAT recently upgraded its gaming mouse line-up with the release of the Kone XTD. Based entirely on Kone [+] from an ergonomic viewpoint, but now touting an upgraded sensor, beefed-up processor and better-built buttons, the £75 XTD is designed to appeal to the well-heeled gamer. The Kone XTD is a reasonably plain-looking mouse whose soft-touch, rubberised shell provides more tactile response than ordinary plastic.
Summary: The $79.99 Roccat Kone[+] is a triforce of pwnage. The soft-touch grip and soft curve is gentle enough for marathon gaming sessions, while the removable weights and robust software enable gamers to make a mouse that's truly unique to their play style. However, for the same price, gamers could get the uber-comfy Razer Naga with its customizable side panels and limitless game profiles.
Conclusion: By adding a few incremental changes to the Roccat Kone[+], the Roccat Kone XTD makes for a well-designed, highly customizable gaming mouse that's a great choice for gamers, provided they don't already have the Kone[+].
Pros: Fits comfortably in the hand. Very precise. EasyShift[+] doubles functionality without adding clutter. Killer design.
Cons: Pricey. No wireless connectivity option. For right-handed users only.
Conclusion: On the outside, the Roccat Kone Plus may not look entirely different from other high-end mice, but its suave design with sharp edges up front harkens back to its distinctly German design. The entire top surface and right and left sides are covered in a smooth rubberized material. The left and right sides are also lined with a transparent strip of plastic that houses the 4 multicolor LEDs.
Excerpt: 14 Flares 14 Flares × Today we are taking a look at the limited edition ROCCAT Kone Pure Inferno Orange. Armed with an 8200 DPI sensor, Omron switches, customizable lighting and a 32-bit on-board processor, the Kone Pure has high expectations and big boots to fill. Despite all its features, the Kone Pure comes in at a relatively modest asking price of £58.51 inc vat. So, does ROCCAT have another winner on their hands?
Roccat Kone Pure Gaming Mouse Review (w/ Hiro Gaming Surface)
6 December 2012
Excerpt: 24 Flares 24 Flares × As the second mouse from Roccat’s updated Kone series to hit our labs, the Kone Pure looks to offer the same excellent gaming performance as its sibling – the Kone XTD – while reducing the physical dimensions and retail price. Does the Kone Pure have what it takes to impress as much as the ‘Must Have’ Kone XTD did?
Conclusion: The Roccat Kone[+] is Roccats high-end mouse and it’s easy to see why. With the ability to have 24 different controls right at your fingers (literally), extreme accuracy, tracking, and performance, the Kone should be any gamers ideal choice. The included software, with it’s wide range of options, is definitely the best I’ve seen on any gaming mouse.