When comparing Roccat Kone Pure Optical vs Logitech M570, the Slant community recommends Logitech M570 for most people. In the question“What is the best mouse for programmers?” Logitech M570 is ranked 11th while Roccat Kone Pure Optical is ranked 24th. The most important reason people chose Logitech M570 is:
Using a stationary mouse will keep wrist and arm movement down. The trackball being operated by the thumb makes for great comfort (do not recommend finger based track balls). A trackball doesn't require a large flat surface, though next to the keyboard still tends to be most comfortable.
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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.
Using a stationary mouse will keep wrist and arm movement down. The trackball being operated by the thumb makes for great comfort (do not recommend finger based track balls).
A trackball doesn't require a large flat surface, though next to the keyboard still tends to be most comfortable.
With 18 months of wireless power, it can be used in a variety of manners not handicapped by a wire.
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 Low build quality
The shell is very cheap, thin plastic and the button sensors are either far too easy to trigger (left/right click) or ridiculously hard (back/forward, middle button/wheel).
Con Really awkward with the left hand.
Doesn't really go both ways