Roccat Kone 3200dpi Gaming Mouse

Software & Configuration

Software & Configuration
As I mentioned previously, the Kone comes with it's own configuration utility. In here, it is possible to manipulate all of the variables related to a mouse that you could possibly imagine. The user interface is well laid out and easy to understand, clearly split into 5 sections shown as follows.
Main Control
In this section, it is possible to assign the functionality of the Kone's buttons with a long predefined list of commands including “Button OFF”. Additionally, sensitivity, mouse wheel and scroll speed can be adjusted in small increments. Fairly standard stuff.
Driver Control
This is where things get a little more interesting for those that are particularly interested in the Kone's lighting system. Here, it is possible to enable/disable the lighting, independantly assign each LED one of 38 colours and even assign a flashing pattern.
Kone Colour Controls
Here lies the juicy variables. In this section, it is possible to select the polling rate of choice, sensitivity of both x and y axis, mouse acceleration and windows pointer speed. Finally, this is where profiles are saved to and loaded from.
Kone Advanced Controls
This tab will scan your mouse to find it's current firmware version and see if there are any updates available. If there are, it will take you to Roccat's download section of their website.
Kone Update Page
Got problems with your Kone? No problem! Follow the link in this tab to see the support section of the Roccat website.
Kone Help
Various attempts to try and crash the program by means of repeatedly changing settings, loading and saving profiles were unsuccessful. The application was stable and applied settings to the mouse fairly quickly. With a memory usage of just 10MB, it's hardly going to slow your system down either!
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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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