When comparing Roccat Kone Pure Optical vs SteelSeries Rival 300, the Slant community recommends SteelSeries Rival 300 for most people. In the question“What is the best gaming mouse?” SteelSeries Rival 300 is ranked 16th while Roccat Kone Pure Optical is ranked 22nd.
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Pro Amazing shape
This mouse is great for every grip style. The right side lets you palm or fingertip grip the mouse regardless of your hand size.
Pro Full Linux support
Roccat releases official drivers for Linux for most (if not all) of their products and the Kone Pure Optical is not an exception.
Pro No angle snapping or pointer prediction
With the Avago ADNS-3090 optical sensor being used there is no angle snapping or pointer prediction to be found.
Pro All the buttons are very well-built
The buttons are very well-built and feel great when pressed. There is almost no travel to any of them and they are quite light.
Pro Good build quality
The Kone Pure Optical has great build quality. The materials with which this mouse is built feel very nice, there's no squeakyness when pressing the buttons and the cable is pretty good as well.
Pro Great for those with large hands and using claw grip
Pro Comfortable to handle
This mouse is very well balanced in weight, size and ergonomics making for a mouse that is easy and comfortable to handle.
Pro Great value for money
At $39 the Rival gaming mouse has a great balance between build quality and value for money.
Pro Highly accurate
The Steelseries Rival gaming mouse has a built in Pixart PMW3310 optical sensor that offers great tracking control. There's no angle-snapping, hardware acceleration, or jitter.
Pro Great accompanying software suite
Steelseries uses a software suite called Engine 3 that is low resource and used to customize their gaming mouse options.
Con Not an ideal mouse for large hands
The Kone Pure Optical is quite a rather small mouse, suitable for people with small and medium-sized hands. Someone with larger-than-average hands will most likely be very uncomfortable using this mouse.
Con High lift off distance
The Roccat Kone Pure Optical has a higher than average lift off distance of 3mm, though it can be lowered in software (Advanced Settings tab) or with the tape trick.
Con Not extremely ergonomic
Not entirely fit for claw grips with small hands, and gets uncomfortable after a while.
Con Rubber grips get worn out very quickly
Con Rubber grips get slippery with sweaty hands
When using the mouse for long duration's the sweat from the users hands can make the rubber side grips slippery.