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ROCCAT Kone XTD Review

ROCCAT Kone XTD

Closer Look at the Mouse:

ROCCAT Kone XTD utilizes the same ergonomic design of the Kone[+] gaming mouse and is designed for right handed users. It is black in color with silver ROCCAT logo printed on the palm part. The matte finish of the mouse and anti-fingerprint and provides good grip. The shell is made of hard plastic which feels very durable and solid in hand.

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Looking from the top, we see two black strips housing four LEDs each. These LEDs are capable of displaying the full color spectrum. Different colors can be assigned to specific LEDs and special lighting effects can be selected using the ROCCAT Configuration Software.

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The Kone XTD has 12 buttons in total; the left and right clicks, a four dimensional scroll wheel, two DPI adjustment buttons below the scroll wheel, another button above the scroll wheel and two thumb buttons on the left side.

The lower thumb button is used for Easy-Shift[+] by default. Pressing it in conjunction with any other button activates the second level functions of that button. All these buttons are reprogrammable and combined with the Easy-Shift[+] they can be used for 22 different operations.

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The 4D scroll wheel is referred to as ‘Titan Wheel’ by ROCCAT. In addition to vertical scrolling, it can be pressed horizontally for left or right movement. Pressing it acts as the traditional third mouse button. Furthermore, it provides nice tactile feedback when scrolling.

Sides of this mouse have a noticeable concave element to them. This increases comfort and aid griping for claw or palm grip users. As this mouse is designed for right handed users there are no buttons on the right side.

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Looking under the mouse, we see three rubber feet at the edges which assist in smooth gliding of the mouse. The laser sensor is located a little below the center surrounded by an information sticker. On the rear end, a small cover is present which twists open to reveal the additional weight compartment.

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Four 5g weights are bundled with the mouse. There is a small magnet under the weight compartment which holds the weights in their places. Locking mechanism of the weight compartment cover is good enough and would not get loose under any circumstances. However, removing the added weights is a bit hard as they don’t come out easily. We had to use a small screw driver to pop these out.

ROCCAT Kone XTD has a 1.8 meter long cable with high quality braiding improving its durability. The cable ends at a simple USB connector.

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