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.
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.
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..
I'll see if I can try them hands-on in a shop.