Around a year ago, a fellow writer did a piece about the ROCCAT Kone Aimo, and the Kone Pure could be considered the Aimo’s cousin. His review concluded that the Kone Aimo was a worthy addition to the ROCCAT Kone family, but have ROCCAT been able to raise the bar yet again with the Kone Pure?
Having reviewed a ROCCAT keyboard named the Horde Aimo several months back, I’m no stranger to ROCCAT’s design and effectiveness. The Kone Pure arrived in a small box that contained the mouse itself, and a help guide on how to use it/set it up. As I had already set up the Horde Aimo, alongside with ROCCAT Swarm software, there were no drivers required for me to get the mouse working on my PC, and just minutes after unboxing it, I was using it.
The first thing I did with the mouse after plugging it in was joining a theme night on Killing Floor 2, which ended up lasting over four hours. What I began noticing as the session went on was that I wasn’t feeling any form of discomfort from the prolonged use, something that I would notice during long game sessions with other mice. ROCCAT did an excellent job with designing the mouse to be comfortably used for extremely long durations. The mouse itself is nice to hold, the scroll wheel and back buttons are comfortably positioned, and the mouse buttons themselves feel responsive and satisfying.
Being a player of many FPS, precision when using the mouse is something that is extremely important to me. Thankfully, ROCCAT once again came through with reliable and precise responsiveness when using the ROCCAT Kone Pure. Adjustable sensitivity allowed me to make on-the-fly changes at times where a faster/slower move speed was required, such as when sniping.
Thanks to already owning the Horde Aimo, I already knew my way around the Swarm software and very quickly got my mouse customization set up, including DPI, lighting effects and scroll speed. The use of these really allows users of the ROCCAT Kone Pure to really personalise their mouse; no two users of the Kone Pure will have their mouse function the exact same way.
Overall, there’s nothing I could say to fault the Kone Pure. It’s an acceptable and tasteful upgrade to ROCCAT’s previous peripherals, with excellent responsiveness and customization, offering you everything and more that you could want from a mouse. Already owning another ROCCAT item, it matches my desk nicely and works well with the software. Now all I need is some headphones and I’ll have collected the whole set.
ROCCAT Kone Pure Review
It’s an acceptable and tasteful upgrade to ROCCAT’s previous peripherals, with excellent responsiveness and customization, offering you everything and more that you could want from a mouse.