Originally Posted by Luhz
I know Zowie is driver-free which is somewhat appealing. Steelseries drivers aren't the best (Steelseries Engine seems to be a bit of a resource hog). Neither is really an issue for me though.
I would probably notice acceleration, though if it is consistent I can deal with it. I played Quake with acceleration for a long time so slight is acceptable - Kinzu V1 had too much acceleration.
I would say I have medium sized hands. I've used a WMO comfortably for some time, but I also used a Kinzu for quite a while.
The SteelSeries Engine is a resource hog indeed and not very responsive. The acceleration is not consistent and varies plus it's both negative and positive. The effect is more pronounced if you are using a cloth pad. But it's not that noticeable if you are high sensitivity user, but if you are really sensitive to accel then you'll find it bothering. The ADNS9500 favors hard pads, and performs the best on these surfaces compared to soft cloth.
About the drivers, you can update the firmware/set values within SS engine and uninstall it. The RAW can carry 1 profile where you can save all your settings such as CPI(1/2) values, exact move(prediction), aim, accel, polling. The vanilla Sensei also has a feature to set lift off distance, idk about the RAW. If you were used to the Kinzu's acceleration, I'm certain you can live with the Sensei and/or it's variants and is a really lovely mouse.
The Sensei/XAi shape also resembles the WMO very much, just a tad bigger than WMO I suppose and is exactly like the Kinzu just bigger. The AM is more of / \ and the buttons are bit stiff, but the sensor is really nice. No accel or prediction. Edited by dipanzan - 9/10/12 at 10:25am