The best PC gaming accessories: 13 gaming mice reviewed and rated
Page 12 - Roccat Kone
If you want the best performance, it's time to gear up. In part two of our gaming accessories roundup, we're checking out the best gaming mice that can give you the killer edge.
The right-handed ergonomic chassis of the Kone looks like it has been jury-rigged together with salvaged parts from Logitech and Razer mice — and it immediately feels familiar to handle. The Kone features 10 mouse buttons — two on the thumb, a four-way wheel and an ingenious six on the top. There’s a macro switch just in front of the scroll wheel to switch between mouse function ‘layers’ efficiently and (surprisingly) naturally. The unit weighs in at a lightweight 118g but can be expanded a further 20g — in 5g increments — by slotting the appropriate weight into the undercarriage.
Roccat understands the need to look good whilst gaming so arcing across either shoulder is an array of five LEDs, which can be customised to flash, fade and pulse through the entire spectrum of colours. The Kone punches through with a very decent 3,200dpi and a 1ms response rate. We did have some trouble getting the software set up, but once straightened out the Kone was an absolute powerhouse. If Roccat could take to the build with a little extra polish (ie. refine the shape, braided USB cord and interchangeable feet), the Kone would be perfect. Available from Roccat, retailing for $99
.APC rating: 8/10 (Highly Recommended)