Well 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.
- Great Performance.
- Useful Tracking Calibration Utility.
- Versatile and Memory Friendly Drivers & Software.
- Stunning 38 LED Colour Design.
- Generally good build quality.
- Pricing could have been more competitive.
Well done Roccat and many thanks for the opportunity to review your product! Discuss in our forums.