ROCCAT Kone XTD’s drivers are available to download from the company’s website. Installing the drivers is a pretty task and doesn’t involve any rocket science implementations. After installation, an icon appears in the windows notification area telling that your mouse is now ready for use. Clicking the icon opens up the configuration utility. This utility lets the users to create macros and tinker with the full spectrum lighting system of the mouse.
On the bottom of the configuration utility, we have a profile selector. Here we can select the desired profile from the saved ones or create a new one and name it whatever you want to. The small WP button in front of the profile name makes that profile Windows default and whenever we exit the application that profile gets selected. We can also have up to five different profiles set to activate whenever a certain application is launched.
The first tab is titled ‘Main Control’. Here we can adjust the sensitivity, vertical scroll speed, horizontal tilt speed, double click speed and set the various DPI levels selected upon pressing the DPI button. All these are self-explanatory and can be adjusted with the slider.
The second tab titled ‘Button Assignment’ allows us to assign any function to any button. We can even create custom macros using the macro manager and assign it to any button. The left column shows the standard buttons assignment and the right column shows the secondary assignment of each button. The secondary feature of each button can be activated by pressing it in conjunction with the Easy-Shift[+] button.
The next tab is titled ‘Advanced Control’ and here we can configure some advanced settings such as X-Y axis sensitivity, tracking control unit setting, distance control unit setting, polling rate, sound feedback and windows pointer speed. The sound feedback comes in handy when switching DPI during gaming as we can hear the selected DPI value.
The next tab titled ‘Color Control’ allows us to set the lighting of our mouse. We can select an individual LED out of the four LEDs and change its color to any one we fancy or we can switch it OFF. We can select the light effect from blinking, heartbeat and breathing. We can also select the color flow effect and adjust the effect’s speed.
The next tab is titled ‘R.A.D’ and is an acronym for ROCCAT Achievements Display. It tracks our mouse usage and displays our current stats. Achievements are unlocked as we continue using our mouse. It seems quite simple yet it is interesting.
The last tab titled ‘UPDATE/SUPPORT’ is self-explanatory. The current driver version installed is displayed here an updates can be checked with a simple click.