Roccat Kone XTD Gaming Mouse Review
Published: 10th November 2012 | Source: Roccat | Price: |
Roccat burst onto the scene a little while ago now with a raft of extremely well-designed products that were so good the range has barely changed in all that time. Indeed it's been two years since we looked at the last upgrade to the original Kone, the Kone +, and that was so good that the XTD is definitely just an evolution rather than a wholesale revolution.
Whereas the original Kone stunned us with how great it was for a product from a new company, and the Kone + brought a lot of cool extra features to the table, Roccat are now well established as one of the biggest of big hitters in the gaming peripheral market.
So does the Kone XTD have enough to keep Roccat as one of the big three players, or has the competition moved on too far?
The upgraded sensor is the biggest change between the Kone XTD and the Kone + it replaces at the top of the Roccat range.
- Pro-Aim Laser Sensor R3 with up to 8200dpi
- 1000Hz polling rate
- 1ms response time
- 12000fps, 10.8megapixel
- 30G acceleration
- 3.8m/s (150ips)
- 16-bit data channel
- 1-5mm Lift off distance
- Tracking & Distance Control Unit
- 72MHz Turbo Core V2 32-bit Arm based MCU
- 576kB onboard memory
- Zero angle snapping/prediction
- 1.8m braided USB cable
- FULLY-ADJUSTABLE 8200DPI PRO-AIM (R3) SENSOR with 41 true DPI setting ranging from 200 to 8200
ROCCAT™ CLICK MASTER switch tech powered by Omron© for precision button activation
EASY-SHIFT[+]™ BUTTON DUPLICATOR with Easy-Aim + Easy-Wheel functions for max command power
32-BIT TURBO CORE V2 PROCESSOR for lightning-fast computing speed
TRACKING & DISTANCE CONTROL UNIT for less pick-up flight & more precise gaming
576KB ON-BOARD MEMORY for storing a wealth of macros and settings
4-LED LIGHT SYSTEM for customizable colors + effects
8 MOUSE BUTTONS + SOLID 4D WHEEL for a full complement of command options
4 EASY-TO-CLIP-IN WEIGHTS (4 X 5G) for customized weight adjustment
ROCCAT™DRIVER + MACRO MANAGER for advanced customization + presets for games & apps
ROCCAT™ ACHIEVEMENTS DISPLAY for monitoring gaming performance