ROCCAT Kone XTD Review

Introduction:

Established in 2007, ROCCAT is a manufacturer of high performance gaming peripherals and accessories from Germany. Best known for its high-end gaming mice, ROCCAT’s line-of products also include gaming keyboards, mouse pads and audio systems. They also manufacture gaming laptops but those are only available in Germany.

In 2008, ROCCAT released its first ever gaming mouse ‘Kone’ and stunned reviewers with how great the mouse was for a new company in the business. They released an upgraded version of the original Kone known as ‘Kone [+]’ in 2010. It is an also impressive product and is much liked by critics. To keep up with the rising competition in gaming mice market, ROCCAT once again took their best mouse and improved it every further and launched Kone XTD.

ROCCAT Kone XTD

The latest flagship of ROCCAT carries the same critically acclaimed ergonomic design of Kone[+] but has a more precise 8200 DPI laser sensor and a Titan wheel. This makes us wonder if it’s enough to keep ROCCAT as one of the big hitters or has the manufacturer lost its charm? Continue reading to find out.

The Kone XTD features an ergonomic design with an 8200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 sensor at its heart. It has a newly designed 4D Scroll wheel, 12 reprogrammable buttons with Easy-Shift[+] button duplicator, 32-Bit Turbo Core V2 ARM based processor, 576KB on-board memory, 4 LED lighting system, weight adjustment and top quality Omron switches.

Features:

  • Pro-Aim Laser Sensor R3 with up to 8200 DPI sensitivity
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • 1ms response time
  • 12000fps, 10.8megapixel
  • 30G acceleration
  • 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