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ROCCAT introduces the Kone XP as a wired mouse with "next-gen" customization options

The new Kone XP. (Source: ROCCAT)
The new Kone XP. (Source: ROCCAT)
The Kone XP is the latest mouse from ROCCAT, complete with its series' signature shape and Owl-Eye 19K DPI optical sensor. However, it boasts 15 buttons, which have up to 29 possible functions, and more extensive, tunable RGB lighting. The NVIDIA Reflex-compatible Kone XP also benefits from a Titan optical switch with a 100 million-click life cycle.

The latest member of the ROCCAT Kone mouse has this line's eponymous and "iconic" shape, touted for its "superb ergonomics" by its maker. However, the XP goes a different way from siblings such as the Air in terms of looks. Its transparent shell puts a 22-LED array on show, which can be highly customized in terms of color and pattern via 8 light-guides. The same "3D RGB" lighting also diffuses through the XP's Krystal 4D clickwheel.

Therefore, the user could tune the new mouse to match their style or set-up. The Kone XP's tweaking options don't stop there, as its 15 buttons (5 of which are thumb buttons) can take on a total of 29 functions under a Shift+ mode.

The Kone XP is also compatible with NVIDIA Reflex, which is rated to reduce latency to 25 milliseconds or less, although it requires an RTX 30-series card and a G-SYNC monitor for activation. Otherwise, ROCCAT has equipped the accessory with a 19K Owl-Eye DPI optical sensor and a 1.8m PhantomFlex cable which, according to the OEM, confer an almost wireless-like experience on the mouse.

The Kone XP is now priced at US$89.99 on roccat.com. It can be pre-ordered from now with white or black accents and will ship on March 29, 2022.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02-24 (Update: 2022-02-24)