ROCCAT Kone XTD 8200DPI Wired Gaming Mouse Review

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First Look At The ROCCAT Kone XTD

ROCCAT is a German company, founded in 2007, and is best known for the original Kone gaming mouse.  ROCCAT works to develop high quality gaming peripherals and accessories for the PC gamer, including (but not limited to) mice, keyboards, and headsets.  They’ve been known to name their accessories after Finnish words – Kone in this case means Machine.  Today we take a look at their latest and greatest, the Kone XTD (Model # ROC-11-810), so let’s see what this machine has to deliver!

ROCCAT’s Kone XTD can currently be found on Amazon for $89.99 and is eligible for free shipping.

ROCCAT Kone XTD Front Packaging
The Kone XTD is meant to be the successor to the Kone[+].  ROCCAT wanted to keep the Kone[+] design in place, while giving it even more, superior functionality.  There isn’t really much in terms of physical appearance that’s different between the two mice, but there are a couple upgrades under the hood.  The notable upgrades to the Kone XTD versus the Kone[+], include an upgraded 8200DPI laser sensor vs. 6000DPI, and a slightly better resolution at 10.8 MP capable of 12000 FPS vs. the 10.5 MP resolution sensor capable of 11750 FPS found in the Kone[+].  Short of that, they are pretty much the same.

ROCCAT Kone XTD Gaming Mouse

Take a look at some of the features and tech specs:

ROCCAT Kone XTD’s Features

  • FULLY-ADJUSTABLE 8200DPI 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

ROCCAT Kone XTD Rear Packaging
ROCCAT Kone XTD’s 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

The Kone XTD carries a 1 year limited warranty, should it decide to spill its guts.  This is right on par with the warranty on their other mice, but is not as good as some other manufacturers.  If you’re spending in the neighborhood of $90 for a mouse, some people may prefer a longer warranty.

Read on to see what our impressions of this mouse are, what makes it perfect, and what kind of flaws it may have.

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