Product Name: Kone Pure Owl-Eye
Product Type: Mouse
Works With: PC
Release Date: Out Now!
ROCCAT has been a dominant manufacturer in the PC peripherals market and is one of the best out there, no argument involved and they don’t look like they’re slowing down anytime soon.
ROCCAT is giving gamers plenty of options to choose from, different prices and different equipment set up for not just one person and caters to more than one market. If you visit ROCCATs mouse section on their site, there are 8 mice available right now to choose from. That’s a lot. This time around we take a look at the ROCCAT Kone Pure.
Appearance & Features
Straight away, one thing you will notice, is how ergonomic it looks. We will discuss later if the looks back up the comfort (check further in the review for this) but right now you can clearly see this is going to feel comfortable. The mouse comes in an all-black model or a black and white model. The one I reviewed was the black and white. I’m a sucker for white equipment, it looks clean and sleek but it isn’t for everyone especially how clear dirt appears on it. With the Kone Pure, the type of material it uses minimizes the build of dirt and the ease of clean. I have used the mouse for a couple of weeks to get a good feel and put it to the test and it is still clean 2 weeks later, and this is coming from a gamer who eats at his desk cause there ain’t no time for that.
What’s a gaming mouse without RGB? The Kone Pure has exactly that. If you’ve seen in previous reviews I’ve published I don’t really like large logos that shove it in our face, and I won’t deny, ROCCAT is one of them. However, with the Kone Pure, the logo is somewhat big but looks smart on the mouse, it’s the only piece of RGB and keeps it to a minimum and looks good.
The Kone Pure only comes in a wired form, which for me is a let down as I love a good wireless mouse, HOWEVER, as stated, they currently have 8 different mice available.
Depending on what type of PC gamer you are, depends on if the number of buttons this mouse holds will see if it’s the one for you. It’s not overdone with buttons, it has the typical scroll wheel, DPI buttons on top and the back and forth buttons on the side. They can all be configured using ROCCATs system really easy.
The build quality is a little bit of a let down for me. While overall the mouse was good it did feel quite lite and flimsy a bit. Nothing too bad in all honesty, it does have some rigid feel about it, especially in the buttons but it just feels a little cheap.
One big factor, however, is this is a full-on gaming mouse, no if or buts. ROCCAT has not skimped on the sensor. The sensor is flawless and I featured 0 skipping in the past 2 weeks which is huge for a mouse in this price range. It also features a DPI of up to 12,000.
As mentioned above, it does look ergonomic and will fit hands comfortably, but does it actually feel this way? Yes, it does. While it’s not the most comfortable of all mice I have used it is a nice size mouse for my hand and will definitely accommodate many other hands of sizes and also sustain long gaming sessions. Some days I went a good 4-5 hours straight on a game with little ache.
For a mouse in this price range, it is a huge step in the right direction. While it doesn’t look the most ‘game-y’ of all mice’s it definitely lives up in the specs. I used it mainly on a gaming laptop rather than a PC and it works so well and I think this may be my new portable gaming mouse to be used on the go. Overall, the price is great for a mouse of this stature.