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I currently use a Xai at 6/11 cursor speed, 1155 DPI, 1000hz poll rate, on a 1920x1080 LCD running at 70hz.

The Zowie AM supposedly runs at 1150 DPI, but I hear it's more like 1200+ DPI.

Would this be a good mouse for me for running at 6/11 cursor speed since my Xai seems to use similar settings? I'm thinking the 5% accel of the Xai would make it's 1155 DPI setting about equal to the Zowie's 1200ish DPI or whatever it is.

It seems hard for me to go back to an optical mouse with such few DPI choices after using high end laser mice like Xai where you have much more choices.
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Originally Posted by r0ach View Post

I currently use a Xai at 6/11 cursor speed, 1155 DPI, 1000hz poll rate, on a 1920x1080 LCD running at 70hz.
The Zowie AM supposedly runs at 1150 DPI, but I hear it's more like 1200+ DPI.
Would this be a good mouse for me for running at 6/11 cursor speed since my Xai seems to use similar settings? I'm thinking the 5% accel of the Xai would make it's 1155 DPI setting about equal to the Zowie's 1200ish DPI or whatever it is.
It seems hard for me to go back to an optical mouse with such few DPI choices after using high end laser mice like Xai where you have much more choices.

The few DPI choices is by option (no software for simplicity sake), not by it being a low-end mouse or whatever... not sure about the DPI settings, but there are many mouse testers which tell you how much dpi you have, so you can run both mice through it.

Anyways, the difference between 1155 and 1200 is minimal... what's gonna be more problematic for you is getting used to the different shape, I'm pretty sure wink.gif
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I went from a Xai to a Zowie and didn't look back. Sure the Xai has more features but it (or more likely you because of it) lacks consistency due to the slight positive accell.
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The last thing stopping me from ordering one is the buttons. I feel like Xai buttons are too hard to press down and too loud. I heard Zowie AM has stiff buttons, are they worse than Xai?
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The last thing stopping me from ordering one is the buttons. I feel like Xai buttons are too hard to press down and too loud. I heard Zowie AM has stiff buttons, are they worse than Xai?

Well if u feel that Xai buttons are too hard to press, you probably wont like the Zowie Am buttons. I have owned both and buttons on AM are definitely harder to press than Xai ones.
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Well if u feel that Xai buttons are too hard to press, you probably wont like the Zowie Am buttons. I have owned both and buttons on AM are definitely harder to press than Xai ones.

yep that's true.

They are indeed stiffer.
But people should stop considering this a bad thing... it's not.
it's just different, not bad or good.

I had the sensei/xai before I got the AM, and it really felt stiff etc.
i had problems with double clicking at the beginning, simply because I didnt put enough pressure behind the second click.
This is of course just a adaptation phase, it's gone now, it's actually the opposite now...
If I go back to omron switch mice I find myself accidentally double clicking smile.gif

You'll get used to anything.
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