Roccat's Kone XTD Optical Released in Europe and Asia

Roccat announced today, via press release, the launch of their new mouse, the Kone XTD Optical. The new mouse features a 6400 DPI sensor, a 1KHz polling rate, macros, and the usual assortment of buttons you’d expect from a gaming-focused peripheral, but its big new feature is the “Adjustable Distance Control Unit,” which Roccat says allows gamers to control how far off the ground you can lift the mouse before it stops registering input.

The “Adjustable Distance Control Unit,” which Roccat abbreviates “ADCU,” is presumably designed with two types of gamer in mind—both the gamer frustrated their high-end mouse keeps picking up mid-air movement when they reach the edge of their trackpad, and the gamer frustrated that they keep skipping out of control when their mouse movements get rougher and faster.

Unfortunately for American Game Fanatics, Roccat is only launching the Kone XTD Optical in Europe and Asia (for €89,99 or the equivalent Asian currency—that’s $122.78 for Americans or $130.61 for Aussies) right this second, although they promise a stateside release by the end of August.

Based on the stock photography above, the Kone XTD Optical is an attractive design on top of its impressive specifications. Hopefully some hands-on time with Fanatics will bear that out, come August or access to a European sample.

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[toggle title=”Press Release: THE KONE GOES OPTICAL WITH A SPECIAL RELEASE “]Fans of the Kone Series get a limited-run offering with the Kone XTD Optical Gaming Mouse Hamburg, July 9, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios once again takes premium quality peripherals to greater heights, with a take on their wildly popular Kone series for optical sensor aficionados. ROCCAT introduces the limited run Kone XTD Optical, a gaming mouse equipped with all of the exceptional qualities of the Kone XTD, with an ultra-precise, true 6,400 DPI Pro-Optic (R5) optical sensor. In addition, this rendition in the Kone family features ROCCAT’s Adjustable Distance Control Unit (ADCU), for manually configurable lift control. The Kone XTD Optical is a finely crafted response to gamers with a preference for optical mice, and it is an instant classic. The Kone XTD Optical comes with our patented Easy-Shift[+] technology, a blisteringly fast 32-bit Turbo Core V2 ARM MCU processor, 576kb of on-board memory for storage of macros and setting, brilliant custom lighting effects, 1ms response time and a 1000Hz polling rate, all in the sleek but robust Kone XTD body. “We wanted to make this a special gift to our fans,” says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. “The Kone XTD Optical is a unique mouse with a lot under the hood, that maintains all of the expectations gamers that love ROCCAT products have come to expect from the Kone family of gaming mice. We’re proud to bring it to gamers.” The Kone XTD Optical is available now in Europe and Asia and will retail for 89,99 Euro. The mouse will be available in the US by the end of August. Fans of the Kone Series get a limited-run offering with the Kone XTD Optical Gaming Mouse Hamburg, July 9, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios once again takes premium quality peripherals to greater heights, with a take on their wildly popular Kone series for optical sensor aficionados. ROCCAT introduces the limited run Kone XTD Optical, a gaming mouse equipped with all of the exceptional qualities of the Kone XTD, with an ultra-precise, true 6,400 DPI Pro-Optic (R5) optical sensor. In addition, this rendition in the Kone family features ROCCAT’s Adjustable Distance Control Unit (ADCU), for manually configurable lift control. The Kone XTD Optical is a finely crafted response to gamers with a preference for optical mice, and it is an instant classic. The Kone XTD Optical comes with our patented Easy-Shift[+] technology, a blisteringly fast 32-bit Turbo Core V2 ARM MCU processor, 576kb of on-board memory for storage of macros and setting, brilliant custom lighting effects, 1ms response time and a 1000Hz polling rate, all in the sleek but robust Kone XTD body. “We wanted to make this a special gift to our fans,” says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. “The Kone XTD Optical is a unique mouse with a lot under the hood, that maintains all of the expectations gamers that love ROCCAT products have come to expect from the Kone family of gaming mice. We’re proud to bring it to gamers.” The Kone XTD Optical is available now in Europe and Asia and will retail for 89,99 Euro. The mouse will be available in the US by the end of August.[/toggle]
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