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Windows 7: Roccat Kone Xtd laser worth buying or Should i wait for optical vs?

04 Mar 2014   #1
sisrace

 
Roccat Kone Xtd laser worth buying or Should i wait for optical vs?

Hi!
So i have been searching a while for a new mouse and my eyes has been stuck to the Roccat Kone Xtd.
Though it has a laser sensor and i dont know how much it has been improved since the time they had way to much acceleration.
I have been using some cheap laser mice and well. they work but Geez they are soo terrible! like. I cant controll it. While my 2 Optical Gaming mice is super precise, Now. The laser mice is puerly cheap garbage but i wonder. The roccat kone xtd's sensor is a very high performce sensor but when i look at the specs it has 30G of acceleration. It this good or bad ( im a total newbie to mouse sensors. )
And if you know. Will the roccat's sensor be better than my Razer Deathadder 3.5G's ?
Will i notice a difference? becouse i have accually got some problems with my optical razer not beeing able to give me enough dpi. i need over 4K sometimes.
And last. There is an optical version of the Roccat but i really want to be able to use it on pretty much every surface and not having the mouse to freak out becouse it doesent like the surface. so? for me. Laser kone or Optical Kone?


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04 Mar 2014   #2
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i use a wireless R.A.T 9 (wired version is a rat 7) it has a laser sensor and has a DPI of 6400 (at that speed i cant control it in game!!) As well as 50g of acceleration.. i dont think my arm can move that fast.. It uses a twin beam method one records the x and the other the y axis, so it give pin point accuracy. Ive tried many of mouse of the years and this is by far the best.
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19 Mar 2014   #3
sevnaLevvin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just created an account for this question.
Really funny:
I've been going back and forth over this EXACT situation for months.
I am a non-professional competitive FPS gamer and I have been using my MX518s for years and have yet to find anything that compares.
All laser mice are said to have some level of acceleration and every single one I've tried most certainly does... until now.
Th G5 is not an upgrade. The g400 even as an optical, is not an upgrade. Everything Razer is NOT an upgrade.

The Roccat Kone XTD with a laser IS AN UPGRADE.

I bought one at [x]est [x]uy to see if I would like the shape and functionality assuming I'd be returning it within the 2 week return policy so I could wait for the optical to be released.

I am not returning it. I am in total lust over this sweet hand-candy.

This mouse has a "calibration" setting that it uses to optimize itself to your mousing surface. It worked pretty good before I used it, and it feels as smooth as an optical with it.
It also has a Lift-Off Distance setting. YOU CAN ADJUST IT'S LIFT OFF DISTANCE. This is absolutely amazing.

Every mouse I try I run a program called MouseMovementRecorder
(I'm not sure where I originally got this program, and I'm not sure about download links and such on this forum, but you can find it I'm sure.)
This program will show without a doubt if any mouse movements have acceleration effecting them.
Every laser sensor mouse I've tried has some degree of accel and it's always unacceptable.
THE ROCCAT KONE XTD LASER has NO acceleration detected, and believe me I've been TRYING to find it.

It also has some little things I like such as a weight pocket on the bottom.
People always comment on simply increasing or decreasing the weight, but what I find far more important is the ability to change the CENTER OF GRAVITY by placing the weight in different slots.

It's shape is almost exactly like the MX518/G400/G400s, but it is very slightly larger. The transition was instant. This mouse feels of significantly higher quality build than any other I've used. Every switch is solid and the scroll wheel is the most precise and solid I've ever seen; there is no "play" in the wheel, just solid and deliberate "thunk, thunk" up or down.
I mostly wanted it to be "an MX518 with more buttons" by using that Easy Shift button, but it has far surpassed my expectations.

I'm not returning it because it is SO good, I'm afraid the optical might not even be as good.

Don't hesitate. It's worth it now. It may seem expensive, but you can feel a solid difference in quality between this and even a 60$ mouse, without sacrificing that delicious optical perfect response.
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20 Mar 2014   #4
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevnaLevvin View Post
I just created an account for this question.
Really funny:
I've been going back and forth over this EXACT situation for months.
I am a non-professional competitive FPS gamer and I have been using my MX518s for years and have yet to find anything that compares.
All laser mice are said to have some level of acceleration and every single one I've tried most certainly does... until now.
Th G5 is not an upgrade. The g400 even as an optical, is not an upgrade. Everything Razer is NOT an upgrade.

The Roccat Kone XTD with a laser IS AN UPGRADE.

I bought one at [x]est [x]uy to see if I would like the shape and functionality assuming I'd be returning it within the 2 week return policy so I could wait for the optical to be released.

I am not returning it. I am in total lust over this sweet hand-candy.

This mouse has a "calibration" setting that it uses to optimize itself to your mousing surface. It worked pretty good before I used it, and it feels as smooth as an optical with it.
It also has a Lift-Off Distance setting. YOU CAN ADJUST IT'S LIFT OFF DISTANCE. This is absolutely amazing.

Every mouse I try I run a program called MouseMovementRecorder
(I'm not sure where I originally got this program, and I'm not sure about download links and such on this forum, but you can find it I'm sure.)
This program will show without a doubt if any mouse movements have acceleration effecting them.
Every laser sensor mouse I've tried has some degree of accel and it's always unacceptable.
THE ROCCAT KONE XTD LASER has NO acceleration detected, and believe me I've been TRYING to find it.

It also has some little things I like such as a weight pocket on the bottom.
People always comment on simply increasing or decreasing the weight, but what I find far more important is the ability to change the CENTER OF GRAVITY by placing the weight in different slots.

It's shape is almost exactly like the MX518/G400/G400s, but it is very slightly larger. The transition was instant. This mouse feels of significantly higher quality build than any other I've used. Every switch is solid and the scroll wheel is the most precise and solid I've ever seen; there is no "play" in the wheel, just solid and deliberate "thunk, thunk" up or down.
I mostly wanted it to be "an MX518 with more buttons" by using that Easy Shift button, but it has far surpassed my expectations.

I'm not returning it because it is SO good, I'm afraid the optical might not even be as good.

Don't hesitate. It's worth it now. It may seem expensive, but you can feel a solid difference in quality between this and even a 60$ mouse, without sacrificing that delicious optical perfect response.
picking it up tomorrow!
I hope ill be pleased. It seems very good and also!
Welcome to seven forums!
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21 Mar 2014   #5
sisrace

 

have the kone xtd on my desk right now and oooohhhhhhhhhhh itss sooooo gooooooood....
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21 Mar 2014   #6
sevnaLevvin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yay!
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