ROCCAT Kone Pro Air Overview
If you didn’t know ROCCAT’s first launched their Kone mouse back in 2017. Over the years they have perfected the design, making small changes based on gamers feedback. What we have today is years of research and development on part of ROCCAT. The overall design is ergonomic and would suit pretty much any hand or grip size.
We received the black version of the Kone Pro Air, but it also comes in a white version. The black version has a glossy finish to it and right on the palm rest it does say “ROCCAT Kone”. As far as the size of the mouse it feel just right to me. Many lightweight wireless mice are either short or low-profile, while the Kone Pro Air is neither, but only weighs 75g.
The palm rest on the mouse flares out a bit on each side, which will definitely accommodate palm grips, but is not overly larger either.
At the top of the mouse we have our two main buttons, which are powered by ROCCAT’s Titan optical switches. If we look at the mouse from the front we can see how it slopes to the left. We can also see how the material towards the front of the mouse is transparent. This allows you to see the honeycomb shell of the mouse, especially when the mouse is powered on with RGB lighting (more on that in a bit). At the center of the front of the mouse is your USB-C connection. As a reminder you can use the mouse wired while it is charging.
In between the two main buttons is the scroll wheel, but this is not your ordinary scroll wheel. This is the Titan Wheel Pro which is made from solid aluminum. This makes it lightweight, yet strong. It aluminum alloy quickly adapts to your finger temperature so it really does not feel like a piece of metal at all. On thing that is obviously missing from the top of the mouse is a DPI button.
Moving over to the sides of the mouse on the left side there is a very large thumb grip which ensures the mouse will feel comfortable in your hand. There are two very large buttons on the left side of the mouse. Being larger than most they still are easy enough to access. On the other side there are no buttons at all, and not a major pinky rest either.
Flipping the mouse over to the bottom the first thing that caught my attention was the two large heat-treated pure PTFE mouse feet. These are pre-trained to make them smooth and ready for action right out of the box. At the center of the mouse we of course have our sensor which is the ROCCAT’s Owl-Eye 19,000 DPI sensor. This is based off the PixArt PAW3370 sensor which we saw on the Mountain Makalu 67. Also on the bottom of the mouse is a little section to hold to receiver, a switch to turn the mouse on between 2.4 GHz wireless and Bluetooth modes, and a profile or DPI switch button. Not the biggest fan of this button being on the bottom of the mouse.