The mouse can hold up to 5 different profiles at one time, which can be exported or imported at will, and users can choose to have profiles automatically switch based on an application launching or let the users switch manually. Users can also set profile that is default for Windows.
We played primarily Starcraft II, a custom game for Starcraft II called Battlecraft, and Battlefield 3. The mouse functioned perfectly in all games, and its features were exceptionally useful in Starcraft and Battlecraft, but less useful in Battlefield 3, due to the issue with reaching EasyAim buttons. We did have an issue we mentioned in the preview for this mouse with the scroll wheel
(apparently a common issue with the Kone+), but in over a month of using the replacement mouse, we have not noticed any degradation. Also, as an afterthought, we thought we should mention we never did get a reply from Roccat’s technical support.
Overall, we highly recommend this mouse for non-FPS gamers, as the customizability and software options are unparalleled. We recommend FPS gamers wait until a possible future iteration of the mouse with better placed EasyAim buttons.The mouse currently sells for between $69-$89, and it’s well worth the money. Although there are two reasons a buyer should be wary: The scroll wheel issue we encountered appears to be somewhat common with the mouse, although that might have been resolved by the time of this writing. If it has not been, it is a luck of the draw whether it is a perfect mouse or one with the scroll wheel defect. Unfortunately, Roccat’s tech support is totally unresponsive, so any issues with the mouse would likely be have to dealt with through the retailer it was purchased from. Secondly, Roccat has already announced the next iteration of the Kone series, the Kone XTD, which will have improvements over the Kone+. If you need a mouse now, and you need the most out of your customization options, we highly recommend the Roccat Kone+.
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