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Roccat Kone [+] review

The original Kone mouse gets upgraded

Our Verdict

For

  • Up to 6,000dpi
  • Function button
  • Surface calibration tool

Against

  • Some strong competition at this price point

The first Roccat Kone mouse we checked out was way back in October last year, and now it's back and better than ever.

The design of the Roccat Kone [+] is essentially the same as the original Kone, all sweeping curves and ergonomics a go-go, but it's the innards that have had a good, old-fashioned tweaking.

The vanilla Kone comes in with a standard dpi limit of 3,200, whereas the Kone [+] weighs in with a hefty 6,000dpi maximum, putting it on par in response to the top-of-the-line mice such as the R.A.T. 7 or the Razer Mamba.

Profiles enable you to configure up to five different dpi settings within that rather extensive range. The secret to the other major addition to the Kone lies in the name, and in the impressive bundled suit of software.

The [+] in the title refers to the EasyShift [+] button offered by the mouse's drivers. Essentially it acts exactly the same as the shift button on your keyboard, offering secondary functions for each of the programmable buttons on the device. It's easily set up in the quality software interface, and by default comes configured to look after some Windows functions such as audio volume and muting.

The Roccat driver suite also comes with the same TCU surface calibration the original Kone came with, and is still just as nifty.

The Kone [+] is a worthy update and well worth a look. The only issue is that the R.A.T. 7 – by far my preferred option – is only £4 more now.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMouse
Number of Total Buttons8
Pointing Device Host InterfaceUSB 2.0
Scroller TypeTilt Wheel
Ergonomic FitRight-handed Only
ColourBlack
Brand NameRoccat
Pointing Device Connectivity TechnologyCable
Movement DetectionLaser
Width135 mm
Depth78 mm
ManufacturerRoccat Studios
Product ModelROC-11-800
Product NameKone[+] Mouse
Device SupportedComputer
Product LineKone[+]
Manufacturer Part NumberROC-11-800
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.roccat.org
Marketing Information

ROCCAT's hottest new weapon / reloaded

With a 6000dpi Pro-Aim Laser Sensor and its integrated Tracking & Distance Control Unit (TDCU), the further development of the prize-winning ROCCAT Kone Gaming Mouse has unbelievably more power under the hood. Its maximum precision and ultimate tracking are beyond comparison.

The massive upgrade made to the driver and the introduction of the Easy Shift[+] button has also turned the Kone[+] into a real customizable marvel at the same time. No other mouse offers as many configuration options as the ROCCAT Kone[+].

Movement Resolution6000 dpi
Package Contents
  • Kone[+] Mouse
  • 4 x Weights
  • ROCCAT ID Card
  • Quick Install Guide
Weight (Approximate)126 g