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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
ROCCAT KONE XTD Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: ROCCAT KONE XTD
ROCCAT KONE XTD Detailed Features
ROCCAT Hiro 3D Gaming Surface
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ROCCAT KONE XTD Gaming Mouse Review

Manufacturer: ROCCAT
Product Name: KONE XTD
Model Number: ROC-11-810
UPC: 4250288118102
Price As Tested: $69.99 (MSRP)

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

This time last year ROCCAT released the KONE[+] to replace the original KONE Gaming Mouse, this year there are two upgrades for the KONE gaming mouse line - the KONE XTD and the KONE Pure. In this article Benchmark Reviews will be looking at the ROCCAT KONE XTD Max Customization Gaming Mouse (model# ROC-11-810).

The ROCCAT KONE XTD looks exactly the same as its predecessor but there have been a few changes under the hood. For starters the KONE XTD boasts an 8200 DPI Pro Aim R3 laser sensor, a 32-bit Turbo Core V2 72MHz ARM MCU processor, upgraded Omron switches and an advanced Tracking & Distance Control Unit. We were impressed with the KONE[+] so let's see if the KONE XTD is a worthy replacement.

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During the course of this review we will take a look at the aesthetics and features of the ROCCAT KONE XTD and also test it in our usual mix of software and games. We aim to be thorough here at Benchmark Reviews but we still need reader interaction to tell us where we might be coming short, if you have any queries or suggestions on how we can improve our articles then please don't hesitate to comment below.

Features & Specifications

ROCCAT KONE XTD Features

  • FULLY-ADJUSTBALE 8200DPI PRO-AIM (R3) SENSOR
  • With 41 DPI settings ranging from 200 to 8200
  • ROCCAT TITAN WHEEL - 4D
  • The world's toughest and most accurate 4D scroll wheel
  • 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
  • 576 KB 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

ROCCAT KONE XTD 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



 

Comments 

 
# Serious review?Michael 2012-11-29 06:38
In the beginning you write "We were impressed with the KONE[+] so let's see if the KONE XTD is a worthy replacement.".. Really? How on Earth could you be impressed with the KONE[+] mouse?? The tracking of that mouse was sooo bad I threw it away after 1 day. I find it hard to take your review serious if that is the standard you think so highly about!,
Makes me wonder if you are paid off by the manufacturer :-/
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# RE: Serious review?Aaron 2012-11-29 10:33
It must be a fault with your particular product.
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# RE: RE: Serious review?Michael 2012-11-29 15:01
Eh no.. Sorry! Just Google the internet and see plenty of threads that shows exactly the mouse jitter I'm takling about..
Try "roccat kone sensor problem"..
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# RE: Serious review?Steven Iglesias-Hearst 2012-12-01 08:26
No one at Benchmark Reviews gets paid off by any manufacturer, I'm sorry you feel that way.

If I had the issue you speak about with the KONE[+] I would most certainly have reported it. It would not have impressed me and it would not have got a high rating.

Needless to say the KONE XTD and the KONE Pure do not suffer this issue.
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# roccat build good quality fact.stevenicks 2012-12-07 08:07
not saying this is your problem but try using an powered USB hub that will make sure there will be enuff volts to power these type of devices, many people load up the computer with usb devices and dont think that maybe just maybe the device is not getting the power it needs thus a powered usb hub has solved alot of problems with a few device's that require power. worked with and solved problems with usb wirless headset and tracking problem with R.A.T 7 MMO i had .. just a thought.
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# RE: ROCCAT KONE XTD Gaming MouseArgos 2012-12-19 00:02
After having earlier Kone's break down on me (mouse wheel construction is/was prone to breaking) I would be afraid to buy a Roccat mouse ever again.
I loved everything about the Kone. I never perceived tracking problems and I love the design, but a gaming mouse has to be sturdy and be able to take punishment in the heat of the moment.
So I went back to Logitech. I have been using a G700 for a long time now. Great, versatile and strong mouse.
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