Roccat Kone EMP Gaming Mouse Review


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Roccat Kone EMP Gaming Mouse Review

By Meng Vang

Manufacturer: ROCCAT GmbH
Product Name: KONE EMP Wired Optical 12000 dpi Gaming Mouse
Model Number: ROC-11-812
UPC: 4250288135307
Price As Tested: $79.99 (Amazon | Newegg)

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

Being the successor to the Kone XTD, the Kone EMP (Empowered) brings a few new things to the table. The Kone EMP weights less than its predecessor and maintains the same body shape as before. It also includes the new Owl-Eye 12000 DPI optical sensor, known as the PixArt 3361 optical sensor. This is a modified version of the PixArt 3360 with improved responsiveness and manual surface calibration. The Kone EMP now features RGB lighting along with customizable profiles via the Swarm software. Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at the Roccat Kone EMP with its new Owl-Eye optical sensor, so let’s jump in to a quick overview of this mouse.


  • ROCCAT Owl-eye Optical Sensor – Owl-eye Is The Exciting New Optical Sensor From Pixart, Modified To The High And Exacting Standards Of ROCCAT
  • Ergonomic, Robust Design Weighing Only 116 g, The Kone Emp Is Lighter Than Its Predecessor, Giving It A Light, Competitive Weight
  • Customizable Illumination The Kone Emp Lets You Customize Two Illuminated Led Light Stripes Which Are Configurable In A Stunning 16.8 m Vivid Colors
  • Easy-shift[+] Technology The Kone Emp Features World-famous Easy-shift[+] Button Duplicator Technology, Which Lets You Assign A Secondary Function To Your Mouse Buttons
  • Roccat Swarm Is The Software Incarnation Of Roccat’s Future Ready Philosophy. It’ll Cover You For All Relevant Gaming Platforms And Devices


  • ROCCAT® Owl-Eye optical sensor with 12000dpi
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • 1ms response time
  • 50G acceleration
  • 250ips maximum speed
  • Mouse acceleration: no
  • Angle snapping: no
  • Adjustable lift-off distance
  • ARM Cortex-M0 50MHz
  • 512kB onboard memory
  • 1.8m braided USB cable
  • Width 7.7 cm , Height 4.2 cm , Length 13.1 cm , Weight 116 g

Roccat Owl-Eye Sensor Parameter


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