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Roccat Kone Pro - Lightweight Ergonomic Optical Performance Gaming Mouse, black

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Following the update to Test Bench 1.2, some of our test results have changed within both the Weight and CPI sections. We've added or modified some of the text in this article to clarify these changes.

There are two side buttons for your thumb to utilize, and these too feel premium, which is surprising since side buttons are usually where you'd be able to tell some sort of difference. Proudly displayed on the front face is the Roccat logo with the Kone branding just underneath — interestingly, the company omitted the "Pro" from this etching. We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.2. This update simplifies our Weight test and expands on our CPI test from Test Bench 1.1, resulting in changes to test results in both sections. For more details, you can see our complete changelog here. Inside the Roccat, Kone Pro is the company's Owl-Eye sensor, capable of hitting up to 19,000 dots per inch (DPI). The sensor itself is based on the excellent PixArt PAW3370. This allows for acceleration and speed of 50G and 400 inches per second (IPS), respectively. What this translates to in games is a rapid response for anything from first-person shooters to real-time strategy games.

Roccat managed to improve the Kone to create one of the best gaming mice out there.

We've retested the CPI for this product after discovering an error with our Windows Pointer Settings, which automatically defaulted to incorrect settings during initial testing. From our observations, this error may be due to interactions with the ROCCAT SWARM software. We've updated this review with the results of our corrected test. Since the Roccat Kone Pro offers up to five profile settings in its on-board memory, you’re better off using the Roccat Swarm app even if turning the mouse over and pressing the profile button still isn’t very intuitive. Thankfully, the app has a robust set of options in fine-tuning user preference. Everything from performance options to RGB lighting settings can be configured for each profile easily. Source: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central) You should buy this if ...

Putting everything together and it's one amazing gaming mouse, and that's without touching on the heat-treated pure PTFE feet for smoother gliding over the best mousepads. Roccat even throws in spare PTFE feet for replacing the pre-installed set if you're a heavy and hard-hitting gamer. Overall, I enjoyed using the Roccat Kone Pro so much it's my new daily driver, replacing the excellent Razer Basilisk Ultimate. From the scroll wheel to the sensor, there's very little Roccat didn't get just right with the Kone Pro.

We've added a link to the newly-reviewed ROCCAT Kone XP Air in the Additional Buttons section of this review.

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