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ROCCAT Kone XTD Gaming Mouse Review

By Greg Schepers

Manufacturer: ROCCAT GmbH
Product Name: ROCCAT Kone XTD Gaming Mouse
Model Number: ROC-11-810
UPC: 4250288118102
Price As Tested:  $69.99 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ROCCAT.

One of the real movers and shakers right now in the world of gaming peripherals is ROCCAT. This organization continues to give us something to talk about on a consistent basis. Just look at the recent history; we have three very new products to check out including the Tyon gaming mouse, the Nyth MMO mouse, and the Skeltr gaming keyboard. In this review, Benchmark Reviews has the opportunity to look at the ROCCAT Kone XTD, which is a souped-up version of the Kone[+]. The ROCCAT Kone XTD is armed with a 8200 DPI Pro Aim R3 laser sensor, an obvious upgrade from the 6000 DPI Pro Aim laser sensor of the Kone[+]. There are some other treats as well onboard the Kone XTD, like the 32-bit Turbo Core V2 72MHz ARM MCU processor and what ROCCAT claims is “the most advanced Tracking & Distance Control Unit around.”

As you can see in the “Features & Specification” section below, the ROCCAT Kone XTD is more than just a pretty face. Well, we have not exactly established its aesthetic appeal in this review yet, but I think the Kone XTD looks good. Anyway, it is packed with plenty of features that, while impressive, are pretty standard when it comes to gaming mice nowadays. For example, it’s hard to find a laser gaming mouse WITHOUT a DPI in the 8200 range. So, you may ask, “why should I consider the ROCCAT Kone XTD?” The answer will boil down to its performance and a couple of tricks that ROCCAT had up its sleeve when developing the Kone XTD. Curious? Read on…

ROCCAT Kone XTD

Mouse Features

  • FULLY-ADJUSTBALE 8200 DPI PRO-AIM (R3) SENSOR
    with 41 true DPI setting ranging from 200 to 8200
  • ROCCAT CLICK MASTER
    switch tech powered by Omron© for precision button activation
  • EASY-SHIFT[+] BUTTON DUPLICATOR
    with Easy-Aim + Easy-Wheel functions for max command power
  • 32-BIT TURBO CORE V2 PROCESSOR
    for lightning-fast computing speed
  • TRACKING & DISTANCE CONTROL UNIT
    for less pick-up flight & more precise gaming
  • 576KB ON-BOARD MEMORY
    for storing a wealth of macros and settings
  • 4-LED LIGHT SYSTEM
    for customizable colors + effects
  • 8 MOUSE BUTTONS + SOLID 4D WHEEL
    for a full complement of command options
  • 4 EASY-TO-CLIP-IN WEIGHTS (4 X 5G)
    for customized weight adjustment
  • ROCCAT DRIVER + MACRO MANAGER
    for advanced customization + presets for games & apps
  • ROCCAT ACHIEVEMENTS DISPLAY
    for monitoring gaming performance

Technical Specifications

  • Pro-Aim Laser Sensor R3 with up to 8200dpi
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • 1ms response time
  • 12000fps, 10.8megapixel
  • 30G acceleration
  • 3.8m/s (150ips)
  • 16-bit data channel
  • 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


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