The Kone Pro Air by Roccat is a wireless version of the Kone Pro. It’s an already excellent mouse that has been enhanced by the inclusion of wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Kone Pro Air, like its wired sister, attempts to give lightweight gaming pleasure without the holes that the latest line-up of very lightweight mouse insists on including.
Instead, it employs a lightweight and thin casing that not only keeps it sleek and easy to manoeuvre but also enables some of that great RGB light spill for further visual appeal.
Lightweight and Funky Design
- 1.8m PhantomFlex USB-C charging cable and wireless dongle
- Heat-treated pure PTFE glides
- Bionic Shell with RGB lighting
- Weight: 75g
Because it is a wireless mouse, the Kone Pro Air is slightly heavier than its cable cousin. Which, given the name, is a bit ironic. Nonetheless, it’s cleverly constructed, with a thin-yet-stable and relatively sturdy external casing that keeps dust at bay while also allowing light to stream through.
The Kone Pro Air comes in two colour options: Ash Black and Arctic White. We tested the white version and think it looks great with its clean design and pleasing RGB lights.
The RGB lighting is one of the features that distinguishes the Kone Pro Air from the competition. That’s because Roccat deviated from the standard by placing the illumination beneath the left and right buttons. The light shines through the honeycomb design under the outer shell and the thin housing on the buttons. There’s also a gap around the edge and in front of those buttons that let more light in. We appreciate this design because, instead of hiding the illumination behind your hand’s palm, this mouse gives your fingers a vibrant glow while you play.
The Kone Pro Air is ergonomically built to fit in the palm of your hand. It’s a right-handed mouse with a unique sloping style and a larger-than-average shape. This mouse is compatible with palm, claw, and fingertip grips, but more significantly, it fits well with larger hands.
The mouse appears to be pretty sleek on the outside. When holding the mouse, you barely notice the minor ridging on the left and right sides for grip. It’s not as sleek as it appears and is simple to grip, even when things get a little fast and hectic in-game. Surprisingly, we found the wired version to be far less gripping.
The huge heat-treated PTFE slides on the underside are another highlight of the design. These Teflon feet enable quick and effortless movement while gaming, as well as excellent reaction.
The mouse also has Roccat’s Titan Switch Optical, which employs a light beam to monitor the click, resulting in improved precision and a longer-lasting switch.
The wheel is one aspect of this mouse’s design that we dislike. It’s made of solid aluminium and has a textured coating. It produces a lot of input with each roll, which borders on being too much.
- Roccat Owl-Eye 19K optical sensor (based on Pixart PAW3370)
- Roccat Titan Switch Optical with 100 million click guarantee
- 2.4Ghz wireless with 100 hours battery & rapid recharge
- Reprogrammable buttons with Easy-Shift
- Adjustable lift-off distance
- 1000Hz polling rate
The Roccat Kone Pro Air takes the Kone Pro’s gamer-pleasing features and adds wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.
It not only has Roccat’s Owl-Eye sensor, which is capable of 19,000 DPI and is extremely sensitive, but it also has a 1000Hz polling rate (the number of times per second the mouse ‘talks’ to your PC), adjustable lift-off distance, 50g acceleration (move the mouse quickly and it will correspond on screen), and onboard memory.
The option of 2.4GHz wifi is, of course, the centrepiece. That wireless connection also guarantees 100 hours of battery life, but that will obviously vary depending on the RGB lighting and use-cases. Still, the Kone Pro Air has more tricks up its sleeve, such as rapid charging technology that provides five hours of battery life after only 10 minutes of plugging in.
One problem we discovered is that the wireless dongle requires a USB 3 port to pair and work with the mouse. Any older than that, and you won’t be able to connect. As a result, that will not work for everyone.
The mouse has a lever on the underside that allows you to switch between wireless and Bluetooth modes, allowing you to connect it to more devices. There is also a profile change button under there, so you can simply set up profiles within Roccat’s Swarm programme that you can then switch between on the fly.
A DPI button is one item that is missing. There is no easy method to modify the DPI unless you reprogramme some software buttons.
Roccat’s Swarm programme allows you to customise a variety of settings on this mouse, such as remapping buttons, modifying the DPI level, and changing the illumination.
Roccat’s Easy-Shift settings are one of the highlights here. You can use them to assign a secondary action to any mouse button. To begin, create an Easy-Shift button that, when pressed, initiates the secondary layer of activities. This effectively doubles the number of available buttons and expands the options.
There are also a plethora of button alternatives. You can select from a variety of activities ranging from music playing to DPI change, macros, and more. One feature we enjoy is the ability to assign an Easy-Aim setting, which reduces the DPI to a low level for a more accurate aim in-game.
You may store profiles to the mouse as well, allowing you to have different settings for different games or activities and easily switch between them.
The kit is completed by Roccat’s AIMO intelligent lighting. Providing organic lighting that changes based on what you’re doing. You can change the lighting effects in the software, but we prefer the AIMO lighting and usually leave it as the default.
Bluetooth and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
Good battery life
Nice ergonomic shape
Cool click-panel lighting effect
The Roccat Kone Pro Air is an improved version of the Kone Pro. It offers all of the same amazing features as the wired mouse, but with wireless and Bluetooth connectivity choices.
This mouse is comfortable in the hand, has 2.4Ghz wireless connectivity, and is perfect for gaming. We have very few complaints about it and would strongly recommend it to any large-handed gamer seeking something fun to play with.