Thursday, February 24th 2022

Roccat Announces the Kone XP Gaming Mouse

ROCCAT, Turtle Beach's award-winning PC gaming peripheral brand, today proudly debuted the all-new Kone XP PC gaming mouse. ROCCAT's first-ever product, the original Kone, launched in 2007 and became a best-selling PC gaming mouse thanks to its superior ergonomics. The new Kone XP is the culmination of 15 years of research and development to produce an industry-leading multi-purpose gaming mouse. The Kone XP improves upon its predecessors in every way, with meticulously perfected ergonomics and groundbreaking 3D RGB lighting, plus ROCCAT's Owl-Eye 19K DPI optical sensor, and ridiculously fast Titan Optical Switches. With 15 buttons and 29 assignable functions, ROCCAT's Kone XP is one of the most customizable and configurable PC gaming mice available, and fans can pre-order today for a MSRP of £79.99. Kone XP launches on March 29, 2022.

"We designed Kone XP to be the perfect-sized mouse with stunning 3D RGB lighting, a multitude of customizable buttons, and our latest tech so PC gamers can win any PC game with style and confidence," said René Korte, ROCCAT Founder and General Manager for PC Peripherals at Turtle Beach. "We spend an obscene amount of time obsessing over the size and shape of our Kone mice. Kone XP is the spiritual successor to the Kone AIMO Remastered which was one of the best-selling mice in Germany in 2021. Its ergonomics and multi-button layout make it a great choice for any game, but the Kone XP's comfort and customization options make it a great hybrid mouse perfect for your work or home office, getting schoolwork done, content creation, and more."
Fans of the Kone AIMO Remastered, along with PC gamers who play a variety of games across different genres, will love the Kone XP's multi-button design combined with the refined ergonomics, reduced weight, and overall comfort of ROCCAT's iconic Kone shape. ROCCAT is also once again redefining RGB lighting with the Kone XP's impressive 22 LED lights and transparent shell, and through the revolutionary 4D Krystal Wheel that diffuses the RGB lighting though its smoky transparent design to create a 3D lighting effect. The 4D Krystal Wheel also adds left and right lateral inputs to the standard vertical click and scroll functionality, all delivered with ROCCAT's signature tactile feel.

The Kone XP has more buttons than any other mouse in this price range. It features 15 buttons, and thanks to ROCCAT's Easy-Shift[+] technology there are 29 possible button functions - ideal for strategy games and MMOs like the just launched Lost Ark and imminent release of Elden Ring. The left and right click buttons activate the Kone XP's Titan Optical Switches providing a responsive click, with ridiculously fast actuation for unprecedented speed and precision. ROCCAT's Titan Optical Switch is faster than any mechanical switch and has twice the durability, clocking-in at a blistering 0.2 ms actuation speed for up to 70 million clicks while offering adjustable debounce timing which is key for drag-clicking. With the Kone XP PC gamers can expect nothing but crisp, responsive execution with zero mis-clicks.

At the heart of the Kone XP PC gamers will find ROCCAT's Owl-Eye 19K DPI optical sensor (based on PAW3370 from PixArt). The Owl-Eye sensor tracks any mouse movement with high-precision for extreme in-game accuracy and is customizable via ROCCAT's Swarm software suite.
The Kone XP's translucent shell sets the stage to showcase ROCCAT's AIMO lighting engine and ecosystem, synchronizing with other AIMO-enabled ROCCAT products such as the Magma membrane keyboard or the award-winning Vulcans. AIMO produces vibrant lighting displays in 16.8 million colours right out of the box, without the need for extensive configuration.

The Kone XP also features ROCCAT's PhantomFlex cable and heat-treated PTFE glides for a wireless mouse feeling. Flexible, pliable, and light, the cable won't snag or tangle, and the mouse glides smoothly across desktops.

For more information, visit the product page.
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7 Comments on Roccat Announces the Kone XP Gaming Mouse

#1
Valantar
I've never really been partial to Roccat's mice, but FWIW this has the best mouse RGB implementation I've ever seen. Looks amazing. Just too bad it'll be covered by your hand >99% of the time the PC is in use, rendering it quite useless.
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#2
m2geek
Oooo the white version looks fantastic!
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#3
TheDeeGee
Am i the only one left on the planet whos annoyed by distraction lighting in the corner of my eyes?

I got my Black Tape roll ready!
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#4
Valantar
TheDeeGeeAm i the only one left on the planet whos annoyed by distraction lighting in the corner of my eyes?

I got my Black Tape roll ready!
Most RGB lets you turn it off if you don't like it :) That's obviously rather wasteful, but given that PC builds and desks have long since become identity markers and highly expressive (though within a very limited aesthetic) its almost a necessity these days. I turn on my rgb for a few minutes now and then to play around with it - maybe once a year? - but other than that it stays off.
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Cutechri
TheDeeGeeAm i the only one left on the planet
No, you're not.
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Vayra86
TheDeeGeeAm i the only one left on the planet whos annoyed by distraction lighting in the corner of my eyes?

I got my Black Tape roll ready!
yeah I don't get it either. Had a KB and mouse with lights, but man did I not like that.

All RGB is just distraction.
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Cutechri
I like RGB as long as it's an easy on the eyes static color (all of mine is set to purple and pink), and kept minimal, not having the entirety of Las Vegas on my desk.

But RGB on case fans I absolutely despise, that's why I stick with my Chromax NH-U12A and be quiet's Silent Wings 3 fans (Light Wings are a disgrace).

RGB software are a pain in the ass and the major con of it, but fortunately OpenRGB exists and works just fine for me.
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