Inside the ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical Mouse
After removing the feet and four screws, I was able to separate the halves of the mouse. I did also have to disconnect a cable to allow me to take an image of the PCB that has the switches behind the scroll wheel, and above that is another layer for the DPI switches.
Pulling out the two screws in the last image, I was able to easily get to both PCBs at the top, this one for the page forward and EasyShift[+] key. These are backed with TTC switches and are a good secondary choice for lesser used switches.
The DPI buttons are backed with these much smaller black pad type switches. While I would like to see better switches used, at default you shouldn't use these much, but with the option to change everything about the layout, these could get used by certain users way more than they are intended for.
Then of course we have the lower section of the Kone Pure Optical. Besides the empty clip where I unplugged the top half from the base, there is also a layer of black tape laid over the optical sensor and its eye to keep the rear LED from interfering as well as keeping the optical sensor from bleeding through the cracks outside the mouse.
Under the left click button of this mouse, ROCCAT backs it up with a D2FC-F-7N Omron switch since this is the most used button on any mouse and deserves a better feel and much more longevity than other solutions.
The right side of the mouse also has the same Omron switch under the right click button. As for the scroll wheel center click functionality, that is up to the red TTC switch under the arm of the wheel.
In command of tracking where you hand is moving this mouse, ROCCAT has opted to fit in the Avago ADNS 3090 optical sensor, which is currently the top of the line when it comes to optical sensing in mice.
Communicating between the PC and the mouse, ROCCAT chose to install the 32-bit STM32 MCU. This ARM Cortex M3 processor operates at 72MHz, and uses an 8MHz oscillator chip.
This is a look at the LPC built, MXIC 25L40065 microcontroller is where they store the 576KB of onboard memory to allow you not to have to take software on the go, you can keep Macros and profiles right in the mouse.
With the Kone Pure Optical now all back in one piece, I went ahead and powered things up. What you notice is that the logo is now glowing red by default, and is also set in a breathing or pulsing mode. Remember, this can all be easily changed in the software to fit your needs.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [ROCCAT Pure Optical Core Performance Gaming Mouse]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Inside the ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical Mouse]
- Page 7 [Software]
- Page 8 [ROCCAT Sense Meteor Blue 2mm Mouse pad]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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