Originally Posted by grandpatzer
I'm considering either Kinzu V2 or Kinzu V2 pro, do you guys recommend it for someone with small hands?
Also I have read in this thread that the kinzu has crap sensor(?), I own a Zowie AM it has ADNS-3090 which I could butcher.
I find my zowie AM to be too long and the smalles part of the AM is too thin for my grip (58mm).
I just read youre nice review, from long finger to end of palm I'm 18cm also I usually have just thumb and little finger on side of the mouse and 3 fingers on top.
Looking at youre review the Kinzu has the best feel form moving but it has crap sensor so you instead like the Kana mouse because superior sensor?
Have you tried the Sensei? It looks same size as Kana and is the flagship mouse.
I currently have a Zowie AM but it's so thin my little finger and ring finger need to be on side for whenever I lift it.
The kinzuadder is very popular among FPS enthusiasts and has more of the properties you are looking for. It uses a deathadder PCB inside a kinzu.
I don't think you can butcher a zowie AM. Zowie uses a lot of custom stuff such as their scroll wheel and their switches. Huano switches are already awful inside the AM, they would probably be deplorable inside a kinzu.
The Kinzu sensor is not THAT bad; it is just not as good as the Avago-3090 (or 3088 if you make a kinzuadder). The kana and Kinzu v2 (pro or normal edition) both use a pixart sensor that exhibits a lot of jitter at high sensitivites but is ok at low sensitivities with no acceleration (but other issues like a weird malfunction at max velocity). The Kinzu is much lighter than the AM and the Kana is almost exactly the same as the lauded IMO 3.0 ergonomically (At least to me when I used it).
Do not consider the sensei if you are a competitive gamer that's coming from the Avago-3090. The Avago 9500 is a huge downgrade in terms of accuracy.
If the zowie AM is too thin for you, look into getting a Razer Abyssus, Roccat Savu, CM Storm Spawn/Xornet/Recon, or EC2 Evo. These are all about the same size and sport the most accurate Avago sensors. The kana is not that bad either but if the AM is too thin, its likeley the kinzu will be too.
I, myself, plan to get a kinzu v2 (non-pro because for some reason they don't produced a rubberized version of the pro v2) and replace its switches to some Japanese omrons (along with replace the feet for some teflon feet). This will complement my current EC2 Evo and Death Adder BE. I want to try a smaller mouse for SC2.
Anyways, all the best to you in your hunt.