Kone XP Kone XP has 15 buttons. Apart from those two buttons for the mouse and the DPI switch located behind the wheel for the mouse and two other buttons on the left side of the right mouse. These are easy to access and set off so that they cannot be accidentally activated. In addition, there are five thumb buttons. Four keys are laid out in two rows at the top, and the other one is at the base of the thumb. The latter requires some time to adjust to as it’s comparatively thin, and the thumb barely rests on it. Other thumbs also have slightly more precise pressure points.
It connects with the 1.8m USB cable, which isn’t noticeable because of its soft, breathable sheathing. PhantomFlex is the name Roccat refers to the entire thing, and we’re familiar with it through other models from the company. It also comes with a great accessory included with the mouse. Roccat offers an extra pack to protect the small, nimble PTFE gliders if they become damaged over time.
Optically visually, this Kone XP makes quite an impression, not just due to its internal AIMO RGB lighting system. The case is transparent and isn’t limited by the brand logo, mouse wheel, or any LED strips, which typically happens and instead shines throughout. It is also possible to configure using this manufacturer’s Swarm software.