Thursday, May 10th 2012

Roccat to Unveil Groundbreaking Gear at Computex

ROCCAT Studios, the German manufacturer of professional gaming equipment, is ready to roll out an impressive line-up of new products at E3 in Los Angeles on June 7 and at Computex in Taipei on June 5.

High on the list is the ROCCAT Kone XTD Max Customization Gaming Mouse – the new incarnation of the legendary ROCCAT Kone[+]. Equipped with the latest technological gaming innovations and an 8200 DPI Pro Aim R3 laser sensor – as well as being loaded with the full power of ROCCAT software – the Kone XTD is expected to surpass its famous predecessor and claim supremacy in the field of laser gaming mice. The “Next Gen” Kone is expected to hit shelves internationally early October 2012.

The Hamburg-based gaming peripherals manufacturer will also show off its ROCCAT Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse at both E3 and Computex. Packing a fully- adjustable 2000 DPI Pro Optic sensor in a sleek, ambidextrous V-shape, the Lua delivers straightforward control, comfort and style for both left- and right-handed gamers. The Lua will be in shops around the globe August 2012.

And finally, in what is sure to be exciting news for many gamers, ROCCAT has announced that the first beta version of the much-anticipated ROCCAT Power-Grid app will be available for hands-on use at both E3 and Computex. Power-Grid – which allows PC gamers to control their games and computer with their smartphones – sent a seismic jolt through the gaming world when first announced. And the buzz continues.

"I’m thrilled about our global fan base,” says René Korte, ROCCAT Studios Founder and CEO. “We’re still young, but we’re going full steam ahead internationally. ROCCAT started in Europe in 2007. In 2010 we opened our Asian office, and this year we launched our US business. We are, and will continue to be, dedicated to helping players worldwide enjoy the best possible PC gaming experience. And the future looks awesome.”

Come visit ROCCAT at Computex 2012 in Taipei in TWTC Hall 3, Booth G0536.
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16 Comments on Roccat to Unveil Groundbreaking Gear at Computex

#1
Prima.Vera
If you think that over 800DPI you will feel any difference, than the Marketing dep successfully brainwashed you... ;)
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#2
jalex3
MMM... good I like Roccat, they have the best software and features around. Don't use gloss plastic for most mice either.
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#3
Mescalamba
Hm, good luck with that Roccat.

Been there, done that. Wont move from my gear anytime soon.

mechanical keyboard = nothing to improve
Logitech G9x = only way it could have better sensor would be if I got old DeathAdder V1 and transplanted it

I had Kone, it was decent, but thanks to Avago sensor in that, nothing much. Kone + is even worse as most manufacturers dont seem to be able to work out Avago 9500 and Roccat isnt exception.

Their mousepads are decent, but from almost everyone else too.

Roccat Valo took ages to develop and in the end its flawed and buggy keyboard.


Roccat was on right track at beggining, when they somewhat tried to listen to gamers. Later it turned into loads of marketing crap. So goodbye Roccat. Its a bit shame, that real options for gamer are pretty much "very old proven gear" or something from Logitech.
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#4
uuuaaaaaa
i have played around with the original Kone, i have nothing good to say about it... bad sensor, over weighted, kinda forces you to palm gripping... I would pick a IE3.0 or a wmo 1.1a over this any day anytime... Atm im using a razer abyssus, super light mouse and great sensor! And btw for usual monitors anything over 800 dpi is overkill...
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#5
Frederik S
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The Logitech G9x uses the same sensor as Kone[+] (Avago 9500). The XTD uses the Avago 9800 sensor which is essentially a drop-in replacement for the 9500 sensor, as they are pin for pin compatible.

I would expect that all major gaming companies will begin offering 9800-series mice very soon as the swap should be relatively uncomplicated.

And yes 8200 DPI is approximately 5000 DPI more than anyone needs.
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#6
Mescalamba
by: Frederik S
The Logitech G9x uses the same sensor as Kone[+] (Avago 9500). The XTD uses the Avago 9800 sensor which is essentially a drop-in replacement for the 9500 sensor, as they are pin for pin compatible.

I would expect that all major gaming companies will begin offering 9800-series mice very soon as the swap should be relatively uncomplicated.

And yes 8200 DPI is approximately 5000 DPI more than anyone needs.
I do know, hence that note, that most manufacturers didnt manage to use Avago 9500 properly. Logitech managed that better than most. Its still not that good as old DeathAdder accuracy, but I kinda dont expect to see anything like that every again.

Its usable for gaming, which other variants of Avago 9500 are not.


I kinda doubt newer 9800 will be better, but I will try it eventually. 8200 DPI is really too much. Those 5000 are usable, but frankly nothing over 3000 is much usefull.

Its like megapixels in compact cameras.. you have more of them, so you have that ugly noisy photo in bigger size (that doesnt include dSLRs ofc. just point-n-shoots).
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Frederik S
Staff
We agree what I wrote: 8000 - 5000 = 3000 DPI :)
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#8
XNine
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by: Prima.Vera
If you think that over 800DPI you will feel any difference, than the Marketing dep successfully brainwashed you... ;)
I can certainly tell the difference above 800 DPI. In fact, I have my G9X set at 1000, 2,000, and 3,200. I can tell a huge difference between the 3. I don't ever go above 3200.

Then again, the sensor, performance, and feel of a mouse is more important than DPI any day.
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#10
rooivalk
Dpi is a matter of preference. One of my friends doesn't like anything below 5600dpi. It doesn't matter if the maximum dpi that can be achieved is too much as long as the number can be lowered to suit our preference.
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#11
Mescalamba
by: XNine
I can certainly tell the difference above 800 DPI. In fact, I have my G9X set at 1000, 2,000, and 3,200. I can tell a huge difference between the 3. I don't ever go above 3200.

Then again, the sensor, performance, and feel of a mouse is more important than DPI any day.
What is important is acceleration or de-acceleration and accuracy of sensor. Which is something you wont notice much with G9x. :D Otherwise from my personal experience it works best on 5000 DPi. Maybe cause its closest to native resolution of sensor.

Personaly I have 800, 1300, 3000, 5000. First two for OS, third for flying in BF3, fourth for shooting in BF3. :D It works pretty good, tho Logitech did pretty good job even with lower resolutions than native. But I dont recommand going over 5000, mouse starts "floating".
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#12
devguy
They think that's "groundbreaking gear?" They have no idea...
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#13
digibucc
by: XNine
I can certainly tell the difference above 800 DPI. In fact, I have my G9X set at 1000, 2,000, and 3,200. I can tell a huge difference between the 3.
If your software allows it, make three profiles at 800dpi and then 3 different pointer speed settings. it's most likely what you notice changing dpi is in fact pointer speed, which should be able to be changed independently of dpi.
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#15
Prima.Vera
by: XNine
I can certainly tell the difference above 800 DPI. In fact, I have my G9X set at 1000, 2,000, and 3,200. I can tell a huge difference between the 3. I don't ever go above 3200.

Then again, the sensor, performance, and feel of a mouse is more important than DPI any day.
I think you are confusing DPI with speed sensitivity...:wtf:
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#16
3870x2
by: Prima.Vera
I think you are confusing DPI with speed sensitivity...:wtf:
While DPI does not equal speed sensitivity, you wouldnt notice the difference between 3200DPI and 50% speed or 6400 DPI and 100% speed.

I think thats what he is meaning to say anyway.
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