Roccat Kone Plus Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction

Roccat Kone Plus Gaming Mouse Review
For any gamer, having the right equipment is essential. You need a mouse that has extreme precision, programmable buttons for switching weapons quickly and easily, and is generally a pleasure to use.  Today, we’re reviewing the Roccat Kone[+]. Boasting a pro-aim sensor the maximum precision, the ability to store 22 different mouse functions and much more, let’s take a look and see whether the Kone is up to the task.

About Roccat

Roccat, founded in 2007 by René Korte, are a very well known German gaming peripherals and accessories manufacturer.

Features

  • 6000DPI PRO-AIM LASER SENSOR for maximum precision
  • EASYSHIFT[+] BUTTON DUPLICATOR for 22 directly accessible mouse functions
  • 4-LED LIGHT SYSTEM for individual colors + effects
  • TRACKING & DISTANCE CONTROL UNIT ultimate tracking; minimizes pick-up-flight
  • ROCCAT™ DRIVER + MACRO MANAGER incl. Macro Presets for games & apps
  • ONBOARD MEMORY (576KB) store 5 Game Profi les with macros
  • 4 EASY-TO-CLIP-IN WEIGHTS (4X5G) for individual weight adjustment
  • 8 MOUSE BUTTONS programmable + solid 4D mouse wheel
  • ULTRA QUIET low friction mouse feet

Specifications

  • Pro-Aim Laser Sensor R2 with up to 6000dpi
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • 1ms response time
  • 11750fps, 10.5megapixel
  • 30G acceleration
  • 3.8-5m/s (150-200ips)
  • 16-bit data channel
  • Tracking & Distance Control Unit
  • 72MHz TurboCore processor
  • 576kB onboard memory
  • 2m USB cable

  • eNdEmiOn

    I think they really missed the plank by not implementing basic features like (LED) indicators to show what profile / DPI setting ur using. Even more so because there are basically two light bars to be coloured individually but can’t be linked to your DPI or profile setting.

    Some other stuff that isn’t exactly great.
    – Probably one of the biggest mouses out there right now, so forget claw type mousing (almost everyone I’ve ever seen using a mouse does so by claw gripping it).
    – The shift button great, but not at the expense of one of the regular side buttons (add a 3rd).
    - Pretty useless button in front of the scroll-wheel, often a hard to reach spot.
    – Some features rather gimmicky like y would you want the lift-off distance greater than minimal and the custom lighting?

  • Zumber1969

    You can link the lightbars to the profile you’re using but not an individual DPI setting. However when switching to a particular DPI setting you get a voice message telling you the setting you’ve selected.