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Roccat to Unveil High-End Gaming Mouse at Computex, E3

The upcoming Kone XTD Max will upgrade the 6000 dpi laser sensor to an 8200 dpi unit and come with a 72 MHz ARM processor, as well as the "world’s most advanced Tracking & Distance Control Unit."

Roccat CEO and founder Rene Korte described the mouse as a "supreme gaming weapon custom-built for the most demanding warriors." It will include several features such as the company's Easy-Shift[+] technology, which lets users double the functions of their buttons and wheel, as well as Roccat Talk, which allows the XTD Max communicate with other Roccat peripherals such as keyboards.

The mouse will be on display at E3 and Computex, according to the manufacturer, but you will not be able to buy it before September. No word on pricing yet, but the Kone + currently sells for around $115, which should be a guideline for the new model.

  • Pennanen
    Nothing to see here, just typical "we have over 9000 dpi" marketing. Next on the line, prebuilt desktop with 300g of ram.
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  • amuffin
    Jeez $115+ for a mouse!! :hot: Seems kind of high.
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  • Cy-Kill
    amuffinJeez $115+ for a mouse!! Seems kind of high.
    It is, when Razer's mice are priced from $25 - $99 -- Canadian -- with their most expensive mice being licensed for SWTOR, TRON, and SCII, which run from $129 - $139.

    Although, I'll never buy a Razer product again, the mouse stopped working properly in 2009 and I only bought it in late 2008, then replaced it in early 2010, and the keyboard -- I bought the keyboard at the same time as the mouse -- last year, which I replaced around September.

    So, down the road I'll look more into Roccat's products.
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  • jankeke
    Cy-KillIt is, when Razer's mice are priced from $25 - $99 -- Canadian -- with their most expensive mice being licensed for SWTOR, TRON, and SCII, which run from $129 - $139.Although, I'll never buy a Razer product again, the mouse stopped working properly in 2009 and I only bought it in late 2008, then replaced it in early 2010, and the keyboard -- I bought the keyboard at the same time as the mouse -- last year, which I replaced around September.So, down the road I'll look more into Roccat's products.Maybe you should have a look at Corsairs products too. I am going for the Vengeance K90 & M90 (keyboard + mouse) for my next build.
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  • Darkone696
    Hmm I have a logitech G-300 ^_^ works perfectly fine for me DPI isn't that impressive but hey the DPI switch from game to game is a very good feature (also works with any application such at Photoshop CS5) was fairly cheap too! no problems what so ever ~kinda small to the palm though but I worked it out and got computerable~ But I had a 10$ Hp mouse before tried switching back to it for giggles and laughs sake and it felt so weird to me.
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  • neon871
    Razer's mice have a life span of about 6 months, so when you buy one take out the extended warranty.
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  • gorillagarrett
    @ jankeke:


    I have tried and returned both the M90 and the K90.Didn't like either of those products.

    The M90 has a nice build quality and an overall good weight and shape, but it's got the worst side buttons you can ever use.The side buttons on the M90 are Stiff (reall stiff) and not easily reachable.
    If you're not planning on playing FPS or RTS games with the M90, then it could do well, i guess.. not!!!

    The K90 is a garbage keyboard.Want a mechanical keyboard? Get a Costar built one, a Filco or CM Rapid..

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  • halcyon
    The Logitech G700 isn't bad. I like the feel and that it can be used wired or wireless.
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  • A Bad Day
    I wonder how my 100dpi generic Dell mouse will compete.
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  • jankeke
    gorillagarrett@ jankeke:I have tried and returned both the M90 and the K90.Didn't like either of those products.The M90 has a nice build quality and an overall good weight and shape, but it's got the worst side buttons you can ever use.The side buttons on the M90 are Stiff (reall stiff) and not easily reachable.If you're not planning on playing FPS or RTS games with the M90, then it could do well, i guess.. not!!! The K90 is a garbage keyboard.Want a mechanical keyboard? Get a Costar built one, a Filco or CM Rapid..Hmmm ... I read several positive reviews of the M90 and K90. Maybe I should read some more ... :-/
    I'll see if I can try them hands-on in a shop.
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