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Roccat Expands New Kone Mouse Line with 6400 dpi Sensor

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Roccat unleashes new mice for CES.

Kone XTD Optical

New from German PC accessories maker Roccat is a new entry in its Kone Series mice. The new Kone XTD Optical has an adjustable distance control unit to customize lift-off distance and a new 6,400dpi optical sensor. Roccat says that gamers will be able to significantly improve their accuracy with optical sensors. The Kone XTD Optical offers renowned features like Omron switches, the 4D Titan Wheel, Easy-Aim and Roccat Talk.

Kone Pure

For the smaller Pure version of the Kone Series, Roccat has three new designs that it'll be rolling out at CES 2014. The Kone Pure Military features a 5,000dpi optical sensor with TDCU and will be available in three different styles: Desert Strike, Naval Storm and Camo Charge. ROCCAT will also make the new Kave XTD 5.1 Analog plus a mousepad available in the same design and sell the mice alone or as a bundle.

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    Shaun o , January 2, 2014 6:01 PM
    Think 3200 dpi is enough to be honest.
    I`m happy with that setting.
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    vittau , January 2, 2014 6:59 PM
    I've went through 3 Omron D2FC-F-7N micro-switches on my SteelSeries Sensei, and they all start double-clicking within months of normal use. It's a pretty common problem with these switches, I'm still trying to figure out why everyone seems to like these so much.

    Meanwhile my cheap MS Basic Optical has been working just fine for more than 5 years with the original micro-switches.
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    grndzro , January 2, 2014 7:22 PM
    Buttons too sensitive. Compare Corsair's mice to any other newer ones. You will feel the difference.

    I tried the Sensei too the weight of my hand triggers the buttons. Got a Corsair M65 now and it is a good replacment for my old Logitech G5.
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    lp231 , January 2, 2014 7:36 PM
    The design of the mouse looks like Microsoft's
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    Shaun o , January 2, 2014 8:05 PM
    My G9 is my best friend.
    And has been for years, never let me down yet. :) 
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    alextheblue , January 2, 2014 9:33 PM
    Quote:
    I've went through 3 Omron D2FC-F-7N micro-switches on my SteelSeries Sensei, and they all start double-clicking within months of normal use. It's a pretty common problem with these switches, I'm still trying to figure out why everyone seems to like these so much.

    Meanwhile my cheap MS Basic Optical has been working just fine for more than 5 years with the original micro-switches.
    I know what you mean. I've got a 7 year old MS Laser Mouse 6000 that still works flawlessly. It's got a little surface wear and tear, but that hasn't affected it's functionality any. I've also got a SideWinder X3 that's doing quite well. Meanwhile I know a couple of people that keep buying a new Razer mouse every couple years because they suffer strange failures.

    I've also had good luck with Logitech devices.
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    TechnoD , January 2, 2014 9:46 PM
    Ive got 2 old dell lazer mice that have served me well for 5+ years, but for my gaming mouse, I have been using the Anker Gaming mouse (its on amazon.com). Fantastic mouse, 8000 dpi, lots of quality buttons, natural feel, weighted, etc. very inexpensive, too.
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    Morbus , January 3, 2014 5:58 AM
    Yeah, Microsoft's basic mouses are the thing, but the newer ones ain't so good.

    I can vouch for my 5200dpi logitech G500. It's durable, very functional, ergonomic, customizable and precise. Can barely work without it.
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    PanzerIV , January 3, 2014 4:39 PM
    Nice! It's about time they make a remake of the great XTD but with a better "optical" sensor! We've seen the Steelseries Rival which I've just bought, Mionix releasing the Naos/Avior 7000 with it too and now the XTD. That new sensor is not only better but less expensive too as these laser mouse were so overpriced. The XTD is prolly the most expensive wired laser mouse at 90$CAD.

    I still have my Sensei which I've used for over 2 years and had the Xai before that. Never had any problem at all on it and I used it daily. It just sucks that there's no lift off distance adjustement on the Rival.
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    sublime2k , January 4, 2014 4:35 PM
    6400 DPI, really? What a gimmick... I use 800 and can't imagine why anyone would need more than 1800-2000. Maybe that's for people who have 5 cm of desk space.