Summary: I looked at reviews before I bought this mouse, some listed it as good, others had negative feedback. Still bought it thinking it would be worth a try. As soon as I got the package I thought that it was a little too cheap, but stuck with it for a few days anyways. Just now got tired of the unreliable sensor jumping my cursor all over the place, and switched back to my Logitech G9. The difference was night and day.
Pros: Cool lighting, comfortable grip.
Cons: Sticky buttons, heavy clicks, unreliable sensor, lagging control panel.
Summary: Nice mouse generally, but the sides are made of some ultra smooth friction free material that makes it near impossible to lift up while mousing. I just don't get it. Included are four weights to help you balance it out, but from my perspective it is back heavy already. For me unusable. If you have tiny hands this might be a great mouse.
Summary: The Kone[+] / XTD design is great, very comfortable. rubber coating is really good. Unfortunately it\uFEFF ends there. I own both mice. The sensor on these is absolutely awful. Even the smallest particle of dust will make your cursor jitter all over the screen. It's\uFEFF so sensitive that both mice couldn't properly track their own Alumic mousepad.
Summary: I bought this mouse in January(2012) and I was so excited to use this mouse. It was an excellent mouse it was so easy to pick up and use until the scroll wheel stopped working. I looked up on Google and tried too fix it but to no avail. So with that I contacted Roccat's support team to ask for a replacement part. but all I got was a big fat NO! How can a company charge £50+ for a "high end" gaming mouse but offer no warranty and no replacement parts?
Summary: Tons of features button assignments combos scripts etc etc... to impress potential customer BUT some basic stuff are disapointing. Tracking is not as accurate compared to other gaming mice tested in all kinds of surfaces (incl. its own roccat taito) and gets worse in time, scroll wheel malfunctions after a couple of months use (recently web pages dont go up anymore only down :-) and finally DPI button changes on its own occasionaly without accidental press.
Summary: After bad experiences with Razer mice, I decided to venture elsewhere and the Roccat Kone seemed promising. I must admit that it is one of the best mice I have ever owned in terms of the shape (I have biggish hands) and generally it felt really nice. I also never had any problems with accuracy, (that weren't my fault) and reaction was great. All in all this could be considered a great buy IF the scroll wheel didnt break after 8 months.
Summary: The mouse is very good. The Easyshift feature is amazing, and I quickly found myself using the macros I had set as second nature, making it hard to use another mouse. I found the mouse it's self a bit bulky, but I got over that. However, with less then a months use it packed in. I noticed some issues after about 2-3 weeks, with it struggling with tracking. However, the laser just died out right. Everything else works; all the buttons, the lights, but not the laser.
Summary: i loved this mouse. loved everything in it: how it looks, how it feels in my big hand, how it works. any of logitech or microsoft sidewinders mice is overpriced cheap piece of plastic. i loved roccat kone mouse.... till i bought Nvidia GTX 295 video card and the mouse simply stopped working. all conversations with manufacturer ended up with nothing.gave the mouse to my mate.
Summary: Teilweise als "König" der Gamingmäuse bezeichnet, kann die Kone XTD im Alltag nicht halten, was es verspricht. Die Bauform ist riesig und wirklich nur für die größten Hände zu gebrauchen, gleichzeitig ist die Maus selbst nach Entfernen sämtlicher Gewichte derart schwer, dass (im Vergleich zu meiner alten Microsoft-Maus) wohl nur spezielles Handtraining hilft, über Stunde die nötige Kraft aufzubringen.