Roccat Launches Kone Pure "Optical" Gaming Mouse

After providing a preview during COMPUTEX back in June, PC gaming peripheral maker Roccat has finally unleashed the optical version of its Kone Pure gaming mouse. Unlike the previous model which uses a "Pro-Aim" laser sensor with up to 8200 dpi, this new edition is built for PC gamers who prefer the unique feel of an optical sensor gliding over their mousepad.

Company founder and CEO René Korte said on Thursday that the sensor used in the new mouse is a successor to the one used in the popular Savu mouse. "The Savu drew praise from gamers and reviewers alike, who complimented the mouse for its accurate and reliable tracking," he said.

Specs for the Kone Pure Optical show that the new mouse has a Pro-Optic (R3) optical sensor supporting up to 4000 dpi. It also has a 1000 Hz polling rate, a 1 ms response time, and a 32 bit ARM-based Turbo Core V2 MCU clocked at 72 MHz. It also has 30G acceleration, 576 KB of onboard memory, high-quality Omron switches, and a 71 inch braided USB cable.

Roccat said the new mouse is 91 percent the size of the original version, making it easier to grip. The mouse supports Roccat's Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim and Roccat Talk technology, and even has a 16.8-million-color lighting system allowing users to create their own custom illumination and effects for the glowing Roccat logo.

"By popular demand, the optical mouse arms gamers with a powerful weapon in their fight for point streaks, lanes and bases," the company stated. "A hat tip to the community feedback that shapes the success story of the Kone series, the Kone Pure Optical celebrates the five year anniversary since the Kone was born."

Roccat has also reissued the Sense mousepad, the perfect complement to the company's new optical mouse. It measures just 2 mm thick, and takes up a 15.75 x 11 inch space on a desktop. It's optimized for low- and high-sensitivity gamers alike, the company said, and features a special micro-crystalline coating which minimizes frictional resistance efficiently.

The Roccat Kone Pure Optical mouse is now available for $69.99, and the Roccat Sense mousepad can be purchased for $19.99 in Meteor Blue and Chrome Blue versions.

  • cobra5000
    I wonder if this would be better than my g9x?
  • waxdart
    Can a human notice 8200 dpi?
    I've been using the "Rat razor 7" for a while now. Best impulse purchase I've made in a while.
    The g9x cobra5000 has looks interesting. Does it have different covers?
  • lpedraja2002
    I think dpi has been more of a gimmick these last few years, I still use my razer diamond back 3g which has up to 1800dpi I believe and its way to fast at max settings imo. I would like to know what dpi those pro quake players use, its crazy the things they can do.
  • theLiminator
    I don't think most people can use a mouse accurately at a dpi of 8200, I think really, anything over 1800 is already unneeded (maybe except on a super high resolution screen).

    However, with my 3500 dpi mouse, I've probably got it scaled down to a point where it's like a 1400 dpi mouse. This is on 1440p.
  • teh_chem
    This write-up leaves me a bit lost. First, is the "Pure 'Optical'" terminology simply marketing fluff?

    Also, from the article: "Unlike the previous model which uses a "Pro-Aim" laser sensor with up to 8200 dpi, this new edition is built for PC gamers who prefer the unique feel of an optical sensor gliding over their mousepad."

    ??? Laser mice ARE optical mice. The only difference is the illumination. There's laser-illuminated mice, and then there's LED-illuminated mice. Both are optical. Laser mice are (assuming the quality of the device isn't poor) generally more accurate than LED mice, so I'm confused as to why moving away from a laser would make people think they're getting a better product, and why using a lower DPI (4000 vs. 8200) is a "better" thing? Not that at either of those DPI's you'll have problems...
  • teh_chem
    Double post--Jesus tom's how hard is it to fix a simple bug where refreshing the page causes a previously-written post to be posted again?!?!?!?!
  • seogoat
    I might get this it looks pretty cool to me, like the logitech anywhere mouse but unfortunately that kept breaking.