Roccat Kone 3200dpi Gaming Mouse

Final Verdict

Final Verdict
Roccat KoneWell what can I say? The Roccat Kone has been ticking the positive boxes left, right and centre. The hard work that's gone into the development and production of this high performance mouse has clearly paid off by offering a product that clearly holds it's own against competitor brands, who have had the advantage of many more years of experience. A gaming mouse must be very responsive, comfortable and very durable. Roccat's Kone offers exactly that along with stunning aesthetics and finally reliable and efficient software. However, returning to the manufacturer's main objective of offering products that clearly stand out from the competition, where exactly does the Kone do so? It fared well in all of our tests and it is without a shadow of doubt a potent alternative to similarly priced Logitech and Razer gaming mice, but I do not believe that it particularly “stands out” as such.
That being said, I would say that the shining robot animal in question offers enough to perhaps persuade the customer to buy one over it's competition. As a first attempt to penetrate a relatively competitive market segment, I believe that Roccat have done a fantastic job. At £42.99, the company's strategy of a midrange gaming mouse was very sensible and when combined with the fact that the product is very well refined and offers more from an aesthetic point of view than it's competition, I must say that the Kone mouse is just superb. With a bit of strong promotion and marketing strategies, I strongly feel that Roccat are on the road to success.
The Good
-­ Great Performance.
- Useful Tracking Calibration Utility.
-­ Versatile and Memory Friendly Drivers & Software.
-­ Stunning 38 LED Colour Design.
- Generally good build quality.
The Mediocre
-­ Pricing could have been more competitive.
The Bad
-­ None.
Overclock3D Gamers Choice
Well done Roccat and many thanks for the opportunity to review your product! Discuss in our forums.
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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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