|ROCCAT KONE Pure Gaming Mouse|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Input Devices|
|Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst|
|Friday, 23 November 2012|
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Closer Look: ROCCAT KONE Pure
In this section we will have a close up look at the ROCCAT KONE Pure gaming mouse and discuss its main features.
The KONE Pure is designed for right handed people but this doesn't and shouldn't stop left handed gamers. The loss of the side buttons is a compromise but it means you don't have to overlook this mouse altogether. The KONE Pure is slightly smaller than the KONE[+] measuring approximately 12cm x 7cm at its longest and widest points respectively (13cm x 7.5cm for the KONE[+]).
The main thing to notice here amongst all of the stickers and info are the low friction mouse feet, the entire heel is one big U shape of low friction material and the front has a large C shape piece. It is important that you remember to clean the bottom of the mouse regularly to maintain optimal performance as these feet pick up a lot of dirt on their travels which will introduce drag. This won't be noticeable during rapid movement but precision movement will be affected slightly.
The ROCCAT KONE Pure, much like the KONE[+] and KONE XTD, has a high arch profile that manages to merge the 'claw' style grip and the 'palm' style grip into one, it is hard for me to translate the feeling into words but the KONE family of gaming mice feel really comfortable in the hand whatever the grip style I tried
This shot of the KONE Pure shows all of its buttons, while it looks minimal compared to offerings by other manufacturers you actually have 17 mouse functions thanks to Roccat's Easyshift[+] feature. Not counting the + and - buttons, there are seven available mouse functions; Left click, Right click, Wheel click, Scroll Up, Scroll Down, < button and > button. All of the buttons on the KONE Pure are programmable using the Roccat mouse settings utility. If you pair this mouse with the Roccat ISKU keyboard then you can utilize the Roccat Talk feature and assign the EasyShift[+] key on the ISKU to be the function modifier for itself and the KONE[+] too and vice versa the EasyShift[+] button on the KONE Pure can be the modifier for the ISKU keyboard and itself.
The ROCCAT logo at the rear of the KONE Pure lights up via internal RGB LED's, the ROCCAT mouse utility will allow you to assign a pre-defined color or let you choose a custom color as you will see in the next section.