Roccat Kone EMP Gaming Mouse Review 23

Roccat Kone EMP Gaming Mouse Review

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Introduction

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Roccat is a well established German mouse manufacturer known for the high quality of its products. The newest in their lineup of mice is the Kone EMP, an updated version of the Kone XTD.



Specifications

Roccat Kone EMP
MCU/Processor:ARM Cortex-M0 50 MHz
Sensor:Roccat Owl-Eye (Pixart PMW3366)
Main SwitchesOmron D2FC-F-7N(RT)
Other switchesTTC Red and Blue
Wheel encoderTTC
Size:135 x 75 x 42 mm
Ambidextrous:No
Number of buttons:9
WEIGHT:116 g (without cable)
POLLING RATE:1000 Hz
CABLE LENGTH:1.8 m
SOFTWARE:Available, optional

Packaging


The packaging is similar to the latest Roccat releases. The most prominent features on the front are the 4D wheel (which really is a tilt wheel with a mechanical encoder) and the new Owl-Eye sensor (which is a version of the top of the line PixArt 3360 sensor). Both deserve positive mentions because I know of no other mice with wheels as nice as Roccat's and the 3360 (and its derivatives) is the best sensor currently available.


The box has an angled edge at the right side, which looks nice I guess, but it also makes the box weird to open because of the top flap being held in place with little wings in two places. I had to be really careful not to rip the one at the angled edge off right away.


The back of the box gives you some more detailed information about the specs of the mouse.


Inside is a plastic packaging containing the mouse and a small plastic envelope with the quick installation guide, a warranty and three stickers.


And finally the mouse freed from its cage.
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