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post #1 of 15
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I've been looking for a good affordable small ambidextrous fingertip gaming mouse. After a long search I'm thinking about getting the Zowie Mico. But I just wanted your thoughts and opinions about it.

Edit: Also this is my first gaming mouse. Will the Zowie Mico 400/800/1600 dpi be enough for SC2 the main game I play?
Edited by Ev0lution - 6/24/12 at 11:38am

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post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 
Does anyone here own this mouse? Would you recommend it..ect.?
post #3 of 15
It works great but only on the 400/800 dpi settings since 1600 is just skips pixels and overall sucks. Only get it if you don't mind a bit of mouse prediction and like small mice. It is certainly enough DPI for any game.
post #4 of 15
I had one and wouldn't buy it again.
Low build quality, overlapping mouse buttons, squeaky scrollwheel, super stiff switches and it was just absurdly small. I like small mice, but unless you only hold it with the tips of your fingers it will likely be too small. That type of grip combined with those stiff switches was sort of a dealbreaker for me.

Your mileage may vary, but I'd definitely get an abyssus or wait for BST's mouse.
post #5 of 15
The buttons were way too stiff for me and the sensor spazzed out randomly at high movement speeds (at 800 dpi).

However, the size/weight are the only mouse I've used for longer than a day without getting frustrated. I used to use a razer salmosa, followed by a razer salmosa asia which I've been in love with for a while (i'm on my third or something, they are kinda crappy and break). for some reason, even though they are meant to be the same and the sensor is considered flawless, I can't stand the abyssus. My hand cramps and rebels, and I actually tried it after my original salmosa broke before ever trying the salmosa asia. the zowie i was able to use for over a week and my only complaint was that I didn't seem to be acclimating to the button stiffness and that my accuracy would seem to be poor in really tense situations gaming (it was later that I realized the mouse would just spazz out when I moved it quickly, but I was only moving it quickly in game and wouldn't notice).
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by viowastaken View Post

I had one and wouldn't buy it again.
Low build quality, overlapping mouse buttons, squeaky scrollwheel, super stiff switches and it was just absurdly small. I like small mice, but unless you only hold it with the tips of your fingers it will likely be too small. That type of grip combined with those stiff switches was sort of a dealbreaker for me.
Your mileage may vary, but I'd definitely get an abyssus or wait for BST's mouse.


That's exactly the same thing that happened to me. I was expecting sometthing small but not so much, and also those stiff switches killed the whole experience. It was so difficult to play sc2 that I went back to my Logitech G1, a bit bigger and much nicer switches.

I'm also waiting for the BST to come out.
post #7 of 15
So bought the Zowie Mico and loved it, but I felt like maybe I was missing out on something. So I then bought a G9X, used it for a couple of months but every time I went back to the Mico it just felt better. The 400 and 800 dpi settings were spot on perfect, 1600 just was too high for my tastes. I pretty much use 400dpi for small screens and 800 dpi for my main 2650x1440. I played Shooters competitively, but switched to mainly playing Starcraft II. It does everything extremely well, it just fits my hand perfectly. I've sense bought a Zowie AM, SS Kana (swapped the switches), and had a death adder for a few. While they were all great mice, I just always come back to the mico.

Another thing the "Hard Huano microswitches" which everyone complains about is works extremely well in the mico shell. The AM has them, and its the biggest downfall due to the shell making it much harder to click. It reminds me of a cherry blue switch on the mico, and a horrible cherry black in the am. If your into mech keyboards you'll know what I mean. The Mico is so small I plan on buying a couple now and never looking back. If you have weak fingers, it'll be different for about a week. Or if your like me and no mouse except for the Logitech Mini Optical comes close to it then just micro-chip swap it.

  • Super Light 68g (ex. cable)
  • Flawless 400/800dpi sensor
  • Best shape for Fingertip gamers
  • Button overlapping has been fixed, wasn't needed unless you had fat fingers.
  • Huano switches (for real this is a plus!)

*Edit* Dat Feel when you accidently revive a 5 month old thread.
Edited by Creizai - 11/5/12 at 1:28pm
post #8 of 15
Might want to contact Zowie and ask them if they have fixed the jump bug that was present in the Mico last year. If they didn't then I would avoid it for many reasons.

Buttons overlap (You could ask them if they fixed this too)
Mouse feet are tiny, when used with a cloth pad they sink in because of it.
Skips pixels at 1600 DPI.
Has a tracking bug that causes the cursor to jump many pixels as shown below.

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Creizai View Post

So bought the Zowie Mico and loved it, but I felt like maybe I was missing out on something. So I then bought a G9X, used it for a couple of months but every time I went back to the Mico it just felt better. The 400 and 800 dpi settings were spot on perfect, 1600 just was too high for my tastes. I pretty much use 400dpi for small screens and 800 dpi for my main 2650x1440. I played Shooters competitively, but switched to mainly playing Starcraft II. It does everything extremely well, it just fits my hand perfectly. I've sense bought a Zowie AM, SS Kana (swapped the switches), and had a death adder for a few. While they were all great mice, I just always come back to the mico.
Another thing the "Hard Huano microswitches" which everyone complains about is works extremely well in the mico shell. The AM has them, and its the biggest downfall due to the shell making it much harder to click. It reminds me of a cherry blue switch on the mico, and a horrible cherry black in the am. If your into mech keyboards you'll know what I mean. The Mico is so small I plan on buying a couple now and never looking back. If you have weak fingers, it'll be different for about a week. Or if your like me and no mouse except for the Logitech Mini Optical comes close to it then just micro-chip swap it.
  • Super Light 68g (ex. cable)
  • Flawless 400/800dpi sensor
  • Best shape for Fingertip gamers
  • Button overlapping has been fixed, wasn't needed unless you had fat fingers.
  • Huano switches (for real this is a plus!)
*Edit* Dat Feel when you accidently revive a 5 month old thread.

I actually found the buttons much stiffer in the zowie mico than in the zowie AM and in pretty much any other mouse that I have tried
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Creizai View Post

The Mico is so small I plan on buying a couple now and never looking back. If you have weak fingers, it'll be different for about a week. Or if your like me and no mouse except for the Logitech Mini Optical comes close to it then just micro-chip swap it.
  • Super Light 68g (ex. cable)
  • Flawless 400/800dpi sensor
  • Best shape for Fingertip gamers
  • Button overlapping has been fixed, wasn't needed unless you had fat fingers.
  • Huano switches (for real this is a plus!)
*Edit* Dat Feel when you accidently revive a 5 month old thread.

You should try out Salmosa Asia Progaming Edition tongue.gif just a bit smaller than Mico, and its shape is good for fingertip too
Mico: 35x58x98mm, 68g
Salmosa Asia: 33x54x96mm, 40g

DPI selector only available at 800 and 1800DPI, and it has angle-snapping... other than that it is still a swell mouse thumb.gif
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