Wednesday, July 9th 2014

ROCCAT Releases the Kone XTD Optical Gaming Mouse

ROCCAT Studios once again takes premium quality peripherals to greater heights, with a take on their wildly popular Kone series for optical sensor aficionados. ROCCAT introduces the limited run Kone XTD Optical, a gaming mouse equipped with all of the exceptional qualities of the Kone XTD, with an ultra-precise, true 6,400 DPI Pro-Optic (R5) optical sensor. In addition, this rendition in the Kone family features ROCCAT's Adjustable Distance Control Unit (ADCU), for manually configurable lift control. The Kone XTD Optical is a finely crafted response to gamers with a preference for optical mice, and it is an instant classic.

The Kone XTD Optical comes with our patented Easy-Shift[+] technology, a blisteringly fast 32-bit Turbo Core V2 ARM MCU processor, 576kb of on-board memory for storage of macros and setting, brilliant custom lighting effects, 1 ms response time and a 1000Hz polling rate, all in the sleek but robust Kone XTD body.

"We wanted to make this a special gift to our fans," says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. "The Kone XTD Optical is a unique mouse with a lot under the hood, that maintains all of the expectations gamers that love ROCCAT products have come to expect from the Kone family of gaming mice. We're proud to bring it to gamers."

The Kone XTD Optical is available now in Europe and Asia and will retail for 89,99 Euro.
The mouse will be available in the US by the end of August.
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6 Comments on ROCCAT Releases the Kone XTD Optical Gaming Mouse

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avatar_raq
I expect more buttons at that price.
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RCoon
Forum Gypsy
How have they just released something that I've owned for more than a year?
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Dammeron
by: RCoon
How have they just released something that I've owned for more than a year?
Well, there's a slight difference between Kone XTD and Kone XTD Optical. :P
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RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Dammeron
Well, there's a slight difference between Kone XTD and Kone XTD Optical. :P
Both Laser and "Optical" mice are both optical, the only difference being an LED in the "optical" version.
They could sell a laser mouse and call it optical, because technically it is.
The laser mouse supports 8200DPI, which is retarded, as the most I've ever used in shooters is 2400 DPI (Anyone that uses higher DPI is probably insane, the only use for high DPI is on desktop applications at high res), and the only advantage is the optical supposedly works better on shiny/glass surfaces. Except I own a custom made satin blasted tempered glass mouse mat, and my Kone XTD Laser mouse works on it just fine.
Sounds like a silly gimmick to me to try and sell something to people who probably already have something good enough.
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Dammeron
by: RCoon
Both Laser and "Optical" mice are both optical, the only difference being an LED in the "optical" version.
They could sell a laser mouse and call it optical, because technically it is.
The laser mouse supports 8200DPI, which is retarded, as the most I've ever used in shooters is 2400 DPI (Anyone that uses higher DPI is probably insane, the only use for high DPI is on desktop applications at high res), and the only advantage is the optical supposedly works better on shiny/glass surfaces. Except I own a custom made satin blasted tempered glass mouse mat, and my Kone XTD Laser mouse works on it just fine.
Sounds like a silly gimmick to me to try and sell something to people who probably already have something good enough.
Well, all this gaming stuff is just a bunch of bull***t. Gaming mice with f***ton of DPI, mechanical keyboards for 150-200$, gaming headphones that sound like crap etc... The point is to not get sucked in this black hole of overpriced products...
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Deadlyraver
by: Dammeron
Well, all this gaming stuff is just a bunch of bull***t. Gaming mice with f***ton of DPI, mechanical keyboards for 150-200$, gaming headphones that sound like crap etc... The point is to not get sucked in this black hole of overpriced products...
You have a point on the matter, but it isn't the massive DPI count or the prices that makes it seem like that. If you look at the brands closely, they try to surround the product's significance in a technology that was simply named to sound cool for the price (when the technology may already exist elsewhere). I look at Inches per second, grip type, and the placement of it's buttons before I consider the purchase of a mouse, but depending on the type of user everyone looks at gaming mice and other products differently it is just that companies try to swipe the generic audience of the product category.
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