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ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical Gaming Mouse Conclusion:
Honestly, I think this might be a first for me – a ROCCAT BluePanda Gold award. It's often easy to find flaws in a product from ROCCAT. There's usually something that stands out and tends to drive me into the ground as I try to finalize writing a review about it. Something you'd almost take to the grave in anger. The only real problem I could find with this mouse was the notorious slow-to-apply software bug that has seemed to be with ROCCAT from the first product I ever reviewed. It takes a little over 15 seconds to apply a color change, a DPI change, or sensitivity, or ANY setting from the software. It's not the end of the world, as thus why I didn't knock it down to a Silver; honestly, once you do have things set the way you want them, it's good.
The smaller body was nice for my smaller hands (many of you might not like this as much) and just grew to my liking with each use. The tight scroll wheel is still one of my favorites and makes every other mouse feel sloppy in that aspect. The customizable coloring allows me to change the mood of the office or match up with my other hardware. It's really just an added feature; no real function other than "fun." Ultimately I wanted to find something really wrong with this mouse, as my general tone for ROCCAT is always "ugh, another one to review"; but, in this case it has earned its place. The ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical is a great mouse! If you feel it's a little high in cost, it's definitely worth the wait for a Newegg coupon or a good sale at your retailer; it really is worth it!
- Small and comfy for smaller hands
- Solid scroll wheel with almost no slop
- Customizable 24-bit coloring
- Programmable buttons with an additional set of buttons via EASY-SHIFT[+]
- Great tracking – software allows lots of adjustability
- Programmed color doesn't translate perfectly from screen to mouse
- Software applies/writes to mouse very SLOWLY
- A little high in cost