Roccat have produced some of the coolest and best performing peripherals we’ve ever tested here at eTeknix, going from the Roccat Kone XTD gaming mouse which I personally regard as the best mouse on the market, to their smaller Kone Pure and the hybrid Savu, all of which won eTeknix awards for their incredible performance and extensive features, amongst many other great reasons. So naturally we’re going into this review with pretty high expectations of both Roccat and the Kone Pure Optical gaming mouse.
The Optical sensor is a big deal for some gamers, laser is wonderful to use and incredibly accurate across a wide range of surfaces, while also being capable of extremely high DPI in excess of 8200. Optical is typically capable of lower DPI settings of around 4000 and doesn’t work on some surface types such as glass and aluminium. Both types of sensor have theirs benefits and while I lack the words to describe how, optical feels different to laser and the way it tracks is really a matter of taste compared to laser. Roccat know that a lot of gamers love optical sensors and would rather have one over crazy high DPI laser sensors, which is why they’ve released the Pure Optical mouse.
The mouse is really well equipped with a high quality sensor, 1000Hz polling rate, a super low response time, a fast tracking speed, built in ARM CPU, on board memory for profiles, macros and most importantly of all zero angle snapping and prediction.
- Pro-Optic Sensor R3 with up to 4000dpi
- 1000Hz polling rate
- 1ms response time
- 30G acceleration
- 16-bit data channel
- 72MHz Turbo Core V2 32-bit Arm based MCU
- 576kB onboard memory
- Zero angle snapping/prediction
- 1.8m braided USB cable
The packaging is exactly what we have come to expect from Roccat, designed just like the box for the rest of their range and there are a bunch of clearly labelled product images on the box that detail the main specification.
Around the back of the box we have a more detailed run down of the mouse features, such as the 7 programmable buttons and the solid 2D Titan wheel, 16.8 million colour LED customisation and Roccat Easy Shift[+] features.
The box folds out to give us even more details, as well as our first sneaky peak at the mouse its self.
The mouse comes hard-wired with a high quality braided USB cable. In the box I also found an easy to understand quick installation guide.