ROCCAT Kone [+] Gaming Mouse Review
A Closer Look at the ROCCAT Kone [+]
Here’s a look at the packaging for the ROCCAT Kone [+]. Overall the packaging itself is quite cool and has an interesting futuristic look to it.
The back of the box lists all the features along with all the awards this product has gotten since its introduction. Quite an impressive list I must say…
In terms of accessories, the Kone [+] comes with a simple drivers manual, a ROCCAT ID card with a PIN that grants you exclusive access to some content on ROCCAT’s website, and the weights. For some reason, ROCCAT had decided not to include the driver CD with the package, but it’s better to download the latest version from the ROCCAT website anyway.
The ROCCAT Kone [+] comes in a black finish. While the entire mouse is constructed of plastic, it’s covered in a nice, grippy, durable rubber coating. On the left, we get the ROCCAT Kone [+] logo along with two small side buttons. In order to help promote better ergonomics (as this is intended as a right handed mouse), there’s also an indentation for the thumb to rest here as well.
Since the Kone [+] is a palm grip mouse, it’s no surprise that its back is elevated to offer support for your hand. The large ROCCAT graphic logo blends with the color scheme very well and does not feel intrusive at all. The reflective strip of plastic cutting through the logo is the LED strip that lights up during operation.
The right side of the mouse is caved in to create a comfortable area for your pinky and ring finger. The top of the mouse is home to 5 buttons: the right and left mouse click, the DPI +/- buttons, the scroll wheel, and a macro button in front of it. The position of the macro button seems a little hard to reach, but you probably won’t be programming macros in the heat of the moment anyway.
Taking a closer look at the front of the mouse reveals that the scroll wheel can also be tilted side to side to perform additional tasks. The generously sized and easy to press. The slanted chassis, typical of palm grip mice, is implemented to cater to the contour of your hand.
The bottom of the mouse is just as exciting as the rest. The Pro Aim Sensor R2 (Avago ADNS-9500) proudly rests in the center with the weight adjustment compartment sitting close behind it. The mouse feet seem a bit too small though, which raises some concerns over how well it will glide on a mouse pad.
The weight adjustment system is covered by a round piece of plastic that can be easily removed with a simple twist. ROCCAT has included plenty of symbols on the lid to assist you through the process.
The mouse comes with 4 x 5 gram weights encased in a neat rectangular box.
With the cover removed we can see that there are 4 slots to hold the weights which effectively prevent shifting during operation. The weights is centered in the palm area.
The Kone [+] uses a USB connection. Surprise surprise.
Plugging the mouse in, the two strips of LEDs on either side of the mouse light up. By default, it’s set to cycle through 4 different colors. You can of course setup the lights to your liking through the driver software.