Originally Posted by Coreda
I haven't been through all 88 pages but does anyone have the TL;DR of potential negatives about the FK
I've owned three gaming mice all of which I've returned due to angle-snapping, etc. I value a mouse I can make very small movements at low dpi with and have full control, is the Zowie FK such a mouse?
Potential negatives about the FK when you comb through the topics on this forum (this is not everyone's opinion, these are just things that are mentioned).
-Not everyone likes the Huano switches, which are heavier than the typical Omrons
-Not everyone likes the shape (like every other mouse). The usual complaints are " too small" and specifically " too low". That said, the general response to the shape has been positive.
-Some people complain about the DPI steps, most often the ommission of 800 DPI. I have asked multiple times whether or not this is simply addressed by adjusting settings (like windows 6/11, 450 DPI, CS:GO ingame 1.75, instead of windows 6/11, 800 DPI CS:GO ingame 0.5). No one has answered me yet, though I am still pretty curious to learn how this affects things. The reason why I am wondering this specifically, is because even professionals play on ingame sensitivity settings that differ as much as from 1 to 3.5, and those are just the ones I know off. You would then expect that this has no profound effect, but I am not sure (could also differ per game, but even then, who is to say whether you are better off with low or high ingame sensitivity).
-Some people notice lag on the 450 DPI setting. Others say they do not notice it. I was told I was not " perceptive enough" , even though I play on low sensitivity, notice issues with other mice that some find only theoretical, and I should play " seriously" enough to notice with general stats over 2.0 K/D in every FPS like BLR, Tribes:Ascend and CS:GO and over 1000 hours played with the FK (except BF4 where I play almost exclusively infantry in objective based games and my K/D is 1.8). As it stands, this issue is unresolved. I am not saying people are talking nonsense, but we are not sure if all FK's are affected or whether there are other things contributing to the problem.
-Not all the Zowie mice have the exact same DPI settings. 450 DPI can be 480 on one mouse and 510 on the other.
-While the surface material/coating is generally liked, some do not like it. Personally I am not a fan of any rubberized coatings, and while the FK feels better than, for example, the EC or deathadder black, I would still prefer normal WMO style cheap ass plastic.
-The mouse-wheel is heavy and does not scroll smoothly. Some like this (every individual step on the scroll wheel is very distinct) others do not. This will be changed in the 2014 version of the FK.
-While the mouse is generally praised for its low lift off distance, not eveyone likes the low lift off distance. Some people have a habit of lifting their mouse from the mousepad a milimeter or so without the intention of stopping the sensor from tracking. This is not possible with the FK. It stops tracking when raised even very little.Edited by kazuyamishima - 1/14/14 at 4:19am