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ROCCAT to Unveil Two New Products at Gamescom 2014

Gamescom, one of the most highly anticipated gaming trade fairs in the world, and the largest held in Europe, once again hosts ROCCAT Studios August 13 - 17. This year, ROCCAT goes all out, bringing an entire gaming city to Hall 8, Booth A10 in what we're proudly calling, ROCC-City, where one of the most exciting announcements in ROCCAT's history will be shared with the public.

World's First - New mouse and keyboard at Gamescom
The biggest news coming out of ROCCAT during Gamescom is the reveal of two revolutionary products set to pave the way into the next phase of ROCCAT creations, with a philosophy like no other gaming peripheral company today; one, a completely new take on the gaming mouse, and a keyboard with full smartphone integration.

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.

ROCCAT Moves Forward on the Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board

It's been a summer of major announcements for ROCCAT Studios, with a few more yet to come, the most recent being the E3 reveal of the in-development ROCCAT Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board. The positive fan and media response to the Sova at E3 was massive, with fantastic articles and word of mouth. Building on the wave of enthusiasm for a wireless keyboard/mousepad combo custom made for a living room gaming experience, ROCCAT is immediately moving into its next phase of development for the Sova, and inviting our fans to join the ride.

"We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we have received for the Sova," Says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT. "We realize that now is not the time to sit back and wait, but to give fans what they want as quickly as possible. We're ready to go full speed into our refinement process, and want our fans to see the hard work that goes into moving a ROCCAT product from its development phase, into what you see at retail. The Sova is coming, it is going to be an amazing piece of gaming hardware, and you'll get to follow every step on that journey in our newly launched Sova Development Blog."

ROCCAT Ships the Kone Pure Military Mouse and Sense Military Mousepad

ROCCAT Studios, German manufacturer of high-quality gaming peripherals, proudly introduces the latest in our Kone series, the Kone Pure Military gaming mouse. The Kone Pure Military presents a series of themed visual styles for players to select, from Camo Charge and Naval Storm, to the Desert Strike variant, with all of the excellent features gamers would expect in a Kone mouse. It comes standard with our patented Easy-Shift[+] technology, highly customizable illumination via LED lights with brilliant 16.8 million discrete colors, in a sleek, compact package that's smaller than the instant classic Kone XTD, but with all of the durability and ergonomic function you'd expect from a Kone.

Outside of the striking new visual flare, is the feature highlight of the Kone Pure Military; its 5000 dpi Pro-Optic (R4), one of the most high-powered optical sensor available. State-of-the-art, lag-free, ultra-precise, with an Adjustable Control Unit (ADCU) for manually configurable lift control, the Kone Pure Military lives up to its name, giving gamers military precision, ROCCAT quality, and the very best gaming experience.

Roccat Announces Sova Gaming Keyboard

Roccat announced its most out of the box gaming keyboard, the Sova. Designed for gaming PCs in the living rooms, the Sova is a modular keyboard/lap-desk, which combines a 74-key mechanical keyboard with a palm-rest, a mouse surface, a mouse bungee, and a smartphone rail, all integrated into a lightweight aluminium plank that can be easily disassembled by the end user. Roccat claims the Sova lets you "own the couch." It comes in two color variants - matte black, and silver. The company didn't announce pricing or availability.

ROCCAT Unveils Tyon, The Next Step in Gaming Mice Evolution

ROCCAT, industry leader and high-water mark for computer game accessory development and design, has once again raised the bar for gaming control and precision with the Tyon, the next step in gaming mice evolution.

ROCCAT Tyon offers 16 assignable buttons, 31 distinct possible functions, and a near limitless levels of customization thanks to ROCCAT's dedicated Easy-Shift[+] Button. A true game changer, it answer the needs of an increasingly nonlinear gaming experience with the most extensive set of streamlined, tested and expertly designed features available in the market.

AMD Reenters the eSport Arena with the Sponsorship of ROCCAT's Professional Team

During its 45 years history AMD has been focused on bringing technology to market that creates a visually-rich and user-friendly digital experiences. The AMD game heritage is strong and programs like the " AMD Gaming Evolved Client powered by Raptr" are demonstrating this. AMD is pleased to announce that it is reentering the eSports arena with the sponsorship of ROCCAT's professional eSport team. Through this new global sponsorship, AMD will be actively supporting ROCCAT's professional eSports team in the prestigious League of Legends and the StarCraft II league in the whole of EMEA.

"AMD is gaming, we are powering millions of gamers with our AMD Radeon Graphics and AMD APUs around the globe. Getting involved in e-sport and sponsoring Team Roccat is just a natural step for AMD moving forward. Given that AMD graphic cards like the AMD Radeon R7 240 offer great performance for games like League of Legends, we are excited and are looking forward to supporting the Roccat team and helping them win." - commented Mark Reed, Director of Marketing EMEA at AMD.

Roccat Syva In-ear Gaming Headset Now Available

ROCCAT studios, German manufacturer of high-quality gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the Syva, a high-performance in-ear gaming headset that combines exceptional gaming style with exquisite sound quality that satisfies even the most demanding audio connoisseurs. Designed for the hardcore gamer and the avid music listener, the Syva delivers deep bass and crisp trebles through 10mm drivers in each ear bud. ROCCAT's newest earphone is the ideal choice for mobile gamers and users who want to experience remarkable audio quality while on the go.

The Syva comes with an omni-directional microphone integrated into the stylish, tangle-resistant ribbon cable that gives users the ability to answer phone calls or communicate with teammates during multiplayer gaming sessions. It also features a call/play button and noise-canceling technology to block out background noise and enhance call clarity.

Roccat Launches Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Gaming Headset

ROCCAT Studios, German manufacturer of high-quality gaming peripherals, today announces the availability of the Kave XTD 5.1 Digital gaming headset in Europe and North America. The true 5.1 gaming headset is the flagship version of the new Kave XTD series. The Kave XTD 5.1 Digital builds upon the foundations laid by the original Kave headset, rebuilding it from the ground up and adding impressive innovations of its own, all the while refining the tried and tested feature set that made the original such a success.

The Kave XTD 5.1 Digital includes a fully-equipped desktop remote with a built-in premium 5.1 sound card. Also included in the feature-packed remote is ROCCAT Smart Link, a patented technology which lets users pair their smartphone to the remote via Bluetooth, allowing them to make and receive calls through the headset while gaming. ROCCAT solved two problems here: you don't get on your team's nerves making strange noises while you try and talk to somebody on the phone with your headset still on. Plus, nobody will be able to hear what you are saying on the phone, because whatever chat software you were using gets muted once you pick up the call. The rear side of the remote boasts 5.1 speaker ports, letting users hook-up their existing speaker system to remote and easily toggle between headset and speaker output. That means no more crawling under the table to re-plug in audio cables. The remote is completed by comprehensive headset and system audio controls.

Roccat Siru Knife-edge Thin Gaming Surface Now Available

ROCCAT today announces the availability of its cutting-edge gaming mousepad: the Siru. The unique, knife-edge thin gaming surface is less than a single millimeter deep, making it one of the thinnest mousepads ever created. Top side a battle-ready, easy-to-clean surface with high glide and control, bottom side an easily reusable non-slip backing that anchors to your desktop - the Siru is comprised of just one ultra-thin layer. The innovative form factor of the mousepad provides direct desktop feedback, allowing for exceptionally precise tracking and lightning-fast aim corrections.

ROCCAT to Reveal Biggest Product Line-up Yet in Las Vegas

At CES, German manufacturer ROCCAT will kick off 2014 with a full line-up of new gaming peripherals. From January 7 - 10 ROCCAT opens the doors to its Venetian Hotel showroom, showcasing new products in every category: mice, keyboards, headsets, mousepads and accessories.

"2014 will be a phenomenal year for PC gaming - so much is changing at the moment and ROCCAT is about to prove its role as the industry's leader in technology and innovation once more. With the products coming up next year we will be able to provide a whole ecosystem for PC gaming," says René Korte, founder and CEO of ROCCAT.

Roccat Announces First Major Update to Power-Grid

Today Power-Grid will see its first major update since its launch back in October. With more than a quarter of a million downloads, the software has been very successful thus far: more than 1,000 positive ratings in the Apple and Google app stores and tons of user-created content on the Power-Grid website clearly show that the app satisfies gamers' needs to connect their smartphone to their PC.

With Power-Grid still being in beta status, ROCCAT aims for continuous improvement, based first and foremost on user feedback. "Running the open beta is very important for us", says ROCCAT founder and CEO René Korte. "With this large user base we get way more feedback than we did in the closed beta. That makes it easier for us to focus on in-demand features that are beneficial to users, because more free Power-Grid content gets shared through our store."

ROCCAT Announces Kone Pure Color Phantom White Gaming Mouse

ROCCAT today announces the availability of the Phantom White variation of the limited edition Kone Pure Color. Like the original Kone Pure, the Color edition features a high-end 8,200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor and high quality Omron switches. With features like Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim and ROCCAT Talk, the Kone Pure Color is a powerful weapon in the hands of gamers fighting for point-streaks, lanes and bases. It is one of a series of limited edition products released over the course of 2013, which marks the "Year of the Kone" - celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Kone series. The Phantom White variation of the mouse follows the Inferno Orange, Hellfire Red and Polar Blue Kone Pure Colors, as well as the Kone Pure Optical.

ROCCAT-sponsored Dota 2 DreamLeague Starts Today

ROCCAT reinforces its unwavering commitment to professional gaming by sponsoring the ASUS ROG DreamLeague, which starts today. Six of the world's best Dota 2 teams have been invited by DreamHack and TV6 to fight in the ultimate battle for their share of the cool $50K in prize money. The online league kicks off today and is followed by live games during this year's DreamHack Winter, which takes place in Jönköping from November 28th to December 1st.

ROCCAT founder and CEO René Korte comments: "ROCCAT is a company comprised of people with their roots in eSports, so we are very passionate about competitive gaming. The DreamLeague is exactly what fans out there want to see: the best teams, lots of gaming action and epic plays. This is where we want to be with ROCCAT and with sponsorships like this we hope to help professional gaming grow even bigger than it already is today."

ROCCAT Power-Grid App Enters Open Beta

ROCCAT's highly acclaimed Power-Grid app is now available to the public for free download as the software reaches its open beta phase. The game-changing software consists of a smartphone app, which runs on iOS and Android devices, and accompanying host software, which runs on Windows. This technology is used to turn the smartphone into a sophisticated, fully customizable remote control for the PC, extending the environment of the gamer onto their smartphone.

Power-Grid features countless preset Grids and Controls that offer functionality ranging from adjusting Windows settings to executing in-game macro sequences in popular games such as StarCraft II and League of Legends. The software also provides gamers with the ability to create their own extensively configurable Grids and Controls, allowing them to cater to their own specific needs and desires.

ROCCAT Ryos Series Gaming Keyboards Launch In The US

US gamers will be the first to get their hands on ROCCAT's highly acclaimed mechanical gaming keyboard series. In terms of build quality, design and innovation, the German leading manufacturer of professional gaming peripherals sets a new standard with the release of the Ryos series. Three varying models offer popular features like Easy-Shift[+], ROCCAT Talk, innovative per-key illumination and high quality Cherry MX key switches, therefore providing the perfect fit for any kind of gamer.

"PC gamers all over the world have been wishing for ROCCAT to come up with a mechanical keyboard - and finally here it is" says René Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO. "Congratulations to everyone who has been waiting patiently, you are now able to get the most advanced mechanical keyboard on the market".

ROCCAT Kone XTD Gaming Mouse Now Compatible with Mac

ROCCAT is expanding the compatibility of the legendary Kone XTD max customization gaming mouse to Mac gamers worldwide. The award-winning mouse has been highly touted for its premium components, advanced precision, and unique lighting and effects system.

"We are thrilled to unleash the Kone XTD to the millions of Mac gaming enthusiasts worldwide," says René Korte, ROCCAT Founder and CEO. "The number of Mac gamers continues to grow, and the release of the Mac driver for the Kone XTD is just our first step towards more widespread support for the operating system's user base."

ROCCAT Sponsors StarCraft II WCS Europe Season 3

Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II World Championship Series Europe Season 3 has just commenced, with ROCCAT as the new sponsor. The round of 32 features some of the world's best StarCraft II pro gamers split into eight groups fighting online for a spot in the round of 16, which will take place live in Cologne beginning September 24. The competitors' ultimate goal is to participate in the WCS Global Final later this year, held at BlizzCon in Anaheim on November 8-9. With a total prize pool of $1.6 million USD in 2013, the WCS is one of the world's top eSports leagues.

René Korte, founder and CEO of ROCCAT, said: "This sponsorship further underlines our strong connection to professional gaming and the eSports community. As the flagship StarCraft II competition, the WCS is one of the most important eSports events in the world, with a strong presence in various online channels. We feel that this is the perfect environment to present ROCCAT as a brand, and the high-speed, highly competitive nature of StarCraft II at pro level is a great showcase for our products."

Roccat Introduces Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Gaming Headset

ROCCAT Studios, German manufacturer of high-quality gaming peripherals, today reveals the ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital at gamescom in Cologne (hall 8.1, booth A010). The new device is the successor to the best selling true 5.1 gaming headset in the world: the original ROCCAT Kave 5.1. Based on community and customer feedback, the Kave XTD 5.1 Digital builds on the foundations laid by the original headset by improving existing features and introducing completely new and innovative ones of its own.

The Kave XTD 5.1 Digital includes a fully-equipped desktop remote with a built-in premium 5.1 sound card. Also included in the feature-packed remote is ROCCAT Smart Link, a patented technology which lets users pair their smartphone to the remote via Bluetooth, allowing them to make and receive calls through the headset while gaming. The rear side of the remote boasts 5.1 speaker ports, letting users hook-up their existing speaker system to remote and easily toggle between headset and speaker output. The remote is completed by comprehensive headset and system audio controls.

ROCCAT makes its GDC Europe Debut with Power-Grid

ROCCAT Studios, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of competition gaming peripherals, is attending GDC Europe for the first time this year. The company, well known for innovative and feature-rich gaming gear such as the Kone mouse series and the Ryos mechanical keyboard series, is developing its own software: ROCCAT Power-Grid. The Power-Grid app, which runs on iOS and Android devices, connects via WiFi to the Power-Grid host software installed on the user's PC. This setup turns the user's smartphone into a fully-customizable remote control for the PC, as well as a second screen for compatible games and applications.

ROCCAT is showing the latest version of the software at GDC Europe in Cologne, giving game developers the chance to take an in-depth look at its features and to evaluate the potential for building games with Power-Grid compatibility. ROCCAT founder and CEO René Korte on the company's participation at GDC: "PC gaming has changed over the last few years, and it will continue to do so. But that doesn't mean we have to start a revolution every three months. At ROCCAT we believe in the evolution of technology - and Power-Grid is one of our responses to the evolution of PC gaming. We invite everybody at GDC to find out for themselves why Power-Grid will have a huge impact once it is released."

ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical Mouse and Sense Meteor Blue Mousepad Now Available

ROCCAT Studios, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of competition gaming peripherals, today announces immediate availability of the optical version of its award-winning Kone Pure gaming mouse. This release ensures that there is now a Kone for both breeds of gamer: those preferring the maxed out DPI of a laser mouse, and those yearning for the unique feel of an optical sensor gliding over their mousepad.

The Kone Pure Optical combines the design innovations and ergonomic shape of original Kone Pure - 91% the size of the Kone - with an ultra-accurate, cutting-edge Pro-Optic (R3) optical sensor. Equipped with high-quality Omron switches, ROCCAT innovations such as Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim, and ROCCAT Talk, and a top-end sensor with DPI adjustable up to true 4,000 DPI, the Kone Pure Optical is designed for discerning gamers who want the best from their peripherals.

ROCCAT Kone Pure Color Available Now

ROCCAT today announces the availability of the Inferno Orange, Polar Blue and Hellfire Red variations of the limited edition Kone Pure Color. Like the original Kone Pure, the Color edition features a high-end 8,200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor and high quality Omron switches. With features like Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim and ROCCAT Talk, the Kone Pure Color is a powerful weapon in the hands of gamers fighting for point-streaks, lanes and bases. It is one of a series of limited edition products that will be released over the course of 2013, which marks the "Year of the Kone" - celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Kone series. The Phantom White variation of the mouse will be released later in the year, as well as other limited edition products.

ROCCAT Unleashes Special Limited Edition Kone Pure Color

German gaming peripherals manufacturer, ROCCAT Studios, celebrates the fifth anniversary release of the Kone gaming mouse, by introducing the special limited edition Kone Pure Color. Kone has always been regarded for its outstanding performance and innovative design. The new mice come as a direct response to the expressed wishes of ROCCAT customers, with only a limited number of the special edition models being produced. "Users are often inquiring about colored versions of our products. With the Kone Pure Color we finally have the opportunity to comply with their requests," explained René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT.

ROCCAT Debuts Raivo High-Velocity Gaming Mousepad

ROCCAT Studios, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of competition gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the Raivo High-Velocity Gaming Mousepad. Based on the design of the highly acclaimed Sota Mousepad, Raivo integrates a new flex-support structure and revised surface design to enhance stability and precision.

"Observing the feedback from ROCCAT gamers using Sota, we noticed that many wished to have a mousepad with a more steady structure," said ROCCAT Founder and CEO René Korte. "The flex-support plate inside the Raivo delivers rock solid stability without compromising its flexibility and optimal glide." added Korte.

Roccat Debuts 2013 Lineup of PC Gaming Peripherals

ROCCAT will be showing its new product developments in gaming peripherals and software at CES in Las Vegas on January 8 - 11, 2013. Some of the ROCCAT highlights at this year's show will include the brand's first-ever mechanical keyboard and the first software project for the company from Hamburg, Germany – the Power-Grid app, which has now passed Beta testing. In addition, several ROCCAT products at CES are newly available to US gamers, including the gaming mice Kone XTD and Kone Pure along with the multicolor gaming keyboard Isku FX.

ROCCAT founder and CEO, René Korte, on the significance of CES for the company: "We announced ROCCAT's entrance to the American market here exactly 12 months ago. The feedback from gamers and media worldwide has been overwhelmingly positive and we're here again to prove that ROCCAT sets the rules when it comes to gaming peripherals."
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