Roccat Kone 3200dpi Gaming Mouse

Packaging & Initial Impressions

Packaging & Initial Impressions
Opening a conventional brown cardboard box lay the package that contained the Roccat Kone. Made from a mix of transparent plastic and black polystyrene, it proudly displayed the mouse in all it's glory. The package opened like a door, allowing the user to gain easy access to it's contents. Everything appeared to have been packed securely so to avoid the mouse from being damaged.
Roccat Kone Box Roccat Kone Contents
Other than the mouse itself, it was bundled with a multilingual installation leaflet and a box that contained the Kone's additional weights and a driver CD.
Roccat Kone Driver CD Roccat Kone Weights
Upon first inspection, the mouse looked fairly conventional for a gaming mouse, formed from a mix of matt and glossy black finish as well as it's 10 buttons and 4 way scroll wheel. Usable surfaces of the mouse were also rubberised for a firmer grip. The scroll wheel and buttons between the left and right clicks felt well put together, although I was disappointed by the thumb buttons on the left hand side, which felt very light and also emitted an audible and higher pitched click.
Roccat Kone Rear Roccat Kone Side
Roccat Kone Front Roccat Kone Side
The bottom of the mouse revealed the modular weighting system, allowing the user to use one of the supplied weights of either 5g, 10g, 15g or 20g, which can be swapped by pressing the button next to it that activates the release catch above the weight. The new weight simply slots and clicks into place. Also note the TCU sensor towards the front of the mouse.
Roccat Kone Weights Roccat Kone Weights
Roccat Kone Sensor Roccat Kone Sensor
Installation of the Kone mouse is very easy, carried out by loading the CD and following the on screen instructions. After installation, it's required to restart the computer and only then should the mouse be plugged in. I did not experience any trouble at all.
It lives! As you can see, the LED's are very effective, neither weak or too obtrusive. Just right for both bright and dark environments.
Roccat Kone LED Blue Roccat Kone LED Red
Roccat Kone LED Green Roccat Kone LED Multi
My name's Roccat. Hear me roar!
Other than my slight reservation with regards to the thumb buttons, there was no reason to believe that it's build quality was unsatisfactory. Let's have a more indepth look at the configuration software for the Kone mouse, which is where all the magic happens!
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Most Recent Comments

14-06-2009, 09:03:51

Looks pretty cool, would like to try it out. I love my logitech 518 but ? This could feel and work better than mine I would switch. Nice pic.Quote

14-06-2009, 09:51:07

Nice mouse, might have to consider this to go with my Roccat Taito mat Quote

14-06-2009, 10:11:17

It really is a great mouse. In addition to what the article said, i can add that the buttons and in particular the scrolling wheel have a really nice and precise feel to them.

However, the article left me wondering: did you not test the mouse on a mouse mat matching the price class of the mouse? I mean, sure, it's fun to read about it's performance on clay, but it might be a little more relevant to reveal how it performs on, say, a Razer Destructor.

I just so happen to own a Razer Destructor , and i can report that, coupled with the Roccat Kone, the mouse slides with almost no resistance and is extremely precise.Quote

14-06-2009, 10:17:45

Thats what we won't to here how it rely performs. The action of the contrrols, thanks for the update.Quote

14-06-2009, 11:09:58

Who ever plays with over 800dpi is crazy. With 800dpi I have to set game sensitivity to 0.3-0.7. anything over that is ridiculous and not worth the changing tbh. Unless you like 12cm per 1010101010 degrees turn get this mouse .

Nice review though I gotta say that but the DPI is overrated and pointless. Doesn't even enhance gameplay because nearly everybody lowers the DPI to 800 anyway. Unless you were working with a 2000" screen I see no point for the DPI.Quote

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