Roccat Kone XTD Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Roccat Kone XTD Gaming Mouse Review


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?

Technical Specifications

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
    T™DRIVER + MACRO MANAGER for advanced customization + presets for games & apps
    ROCCAT™ ACHIEVEMENTS DISPLAY for monitoring gaming performance
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Most Recent Comments

10-11-2012, 12:00:39

I like the LEDs and the driver but not the black plastic - looks cheap.Quote

30-11-2012, 03:43:13

This mouse has great hardware, but the shape isn't friendly to grip on.
Gamers often lift the mouse from the surface to reposition the mouse back to center or start point on the mousepad, but this mouse isn't great grip and lift. A bit of headache when this mouse is directed towards gamers.Quote

28-12-2012, 20:30:24

I have a Kone[+] but am looking at other producers because of the scrole problem...Quote

18-03-2013, 06:43:39

I had the Kone+ and I had to send it back FIVE times because of either scroll wheel failure or laser failure. I gave up and went with another brand. I loved this mouse, when it worked. Does the XTD improve this? I'm not going to fork out £70 on a hunch.Quote

16-04-2014, 11:05:59

Had kone+ sent back once, and after half year for new one click button broke down (double clicking all the time)Quote

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