Roccat KONE [+] Review

Initial Look

Roccat KONE Plus Review

Kone [+] First Look

The packaging is up to the normal extremely high Roccat standard. Matt black with the Roccat logo in gloss and some lovely blue highlights of the important elements. The front of the box flips open to allow you to both test fit the mouse in the palm of your hand, and also take a close look at the various button assignments available.

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The rest of the box does the always tricky job of expressing a huge amount of information in a clear manner with aplomb.

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As more and more mice at this price level have a very similar specification it becomes more vital that the little touches are perfect to help your product stand out. Roccat have got this completely nailed. Everything in the box is designed exactly the same as the packaging and drivers. Black with the white panel and the electric blue Roccat logo. To see it on the CD, which normally are completely unlike the rest of the design, is especially satisfying.

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One of the things Roccat do well, especially when it comes to multi-function buttons, is having a handy quick-reference guide available. So many companies rely on PDFs for their manuals which are all well and good until you're actually in need of the information right then. So it's great to have a CD sized guide readily to hand.

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Most Recent Comments

29-11-2010, 13:25:49

Very nice. I've heard good things about this mouse and it seems that early scroll wheel problems (it collapsing and falling in) have been resolved.

Looks nice too, could deffo see me using it. Can't say it's cheap though

Thanks for the review. I've been waiting for a VB review for a while, always makes for pleasurable reading Quote

29-11-2010, 16:54:49

I've had mine for 3 weeks now and i love it

The only issue is that it doesn't support my pinky (no biggie )

The driver and customisation is awesome.Quote

29-11-2010, 21:26:55

I've been eyeballing this mouse for awhile, it's in my top 3 choices to be sure.Quote

16-04-2011, 11:39:10

Just got this mouse over the Razer Mumba and Naga. Absolutely LOVE IT!Quote

18-04-2011, 18:43:13

This is the most problematic mouse I've ever owned.

There is a very small aperture on the bottom leading to two sensors. If you get any dust/fluff/eyelashes in here (and it does seem to suck them in) then the responsiveness goes to hell and the mouse becomes very jumpy at any resolution.

There is no easy way I can see to dismantle the mouse and give it a good clean. So I'm forever blowing into the bottom of the damn thing.

No, it isn't drivers. As soon as I remove the obstacle the mouse works fine. Just wish it didn't suck muck in, and be extremely difficult to clean.

And compared to some rig/desk shots I've seen on here I have a pretty clean environment.

I have a really old logitech mouse on my other PC, which on inspection also seems to have an eyelash stuck in it, but becasue the aperture is so much wider the sensor is not impacted.

I might well ebay this and get something else. It's a pain.


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