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post #1931 of 2197
I am a bit torn in between purchasing the new FK or the evo cl. Since I play quiet some rts and mobas I have some (minor) concerns when it comes to the switches.

Apparently they feel quiet different in between the individual Zowie mice, so could someone give me some thoughts on the stiffness (and possibility to high frequently press the buttons) in between the FK and evo cl?
post #1932 of 2197
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Originally Posted by e4stw00t View Post

I am a bit torn in between purchasing the new FK or the evo cl. Since I play quiet some rts and mobas I have some (minor) concerns when it comes to the switches.

Apparently they feel quiet different in between the individual Zowie mice, so could someone give me some thoughts on the stiffness (and possibility to high frequently press the buttons) in between the FK and evo cl?

The EVO will have a longer lever on the switches, so they are much easier to click. The FK is a smaller more rigid shell and the mouse clicks are stiffer and more pronounced.

I've never had an issue with Huano switches after I got used to them on either mouse, but it's like mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX Black switches. You have to adjust to them, allow yourself that time, otherwise you'll hate them.
post #1933 of 2197
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Originally Posted by e4stw00t View Post

I am a bit torn in between purchasing the new FK or the evo cl. Since I play quiet some rts and mobas I have some (minor) concerns when it comes to the switches.

Apparently they feel quiet different in between the individual Zowie mice, so could someone give me some thoughts on the stiffness (and possibility to high frequently press the buttons) in between the FK and evo cl?

The Evo is easier to click due to the greater lever length of the shell. However, still fairly stiff if you are use to omrons.
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Originally Posted by DivineDark View Post

The EVO will have a longer lever on the switches, so they are much easier to click. The FK is a smaller more rigid shell and the mouse clicks are stiffer and more pronounced.

I've never had an issue with Huano switches after I got used to them on either mouse, but it's like mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX Black switches. You have to adjust to them, allow yourself that time, otherwise you'll hate them.

This is true, but for a game like moba or RTS, I don't think you should put up with that nonsense. I have 250 APM in SC2 and the stiff Huano switches made my fingers sore even after a little bit. I had to mod my mouse to make it right.
post #1934 of 2197
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Originally Posted by Diogenes5 View Post

The Evo is easier to click due to the greater lever length of the shell. However, still fairly stiff if you are use to omrons.
This is true, but for a game like moba or RTS, I don't think you should put up with that nonsense. I have 250 APM in SC2 and the stiff Huano switches made my fingers sore even after a little bit. I had to mod my mouse to make it right.

Okay then I probably have to stick to a mouse with Omron switches. Just can't stand regular 3090s like the G400s.

Probably have to wait till Roccat offers the Kone Pure Optical Military later this year - tested the Rival but couldn't get used to its shape.
post #1935 of 2197
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Originally Posted by Diogenes5 View Post

The Evo is easier to click due to the greater lever length of the shell. However, still fairly stiff if you are use to omrons.
This is true, but for a game like moba or RTS, I don't think you should put up with that nonsense. I have 250 APM in SC2 and the stiff Huano switches made my fingers sore even after a little bit. I had to mod my mouse to make it right.

I've seen a few people do the switch mod on the AM and FK. I've never found it necessary myself, but I may do it as a project down the line. God knows I have enough junk mice to donate their switches. I actually have a dead sensei that is just waiting on my work bench.
post #1936 of 2197
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Originally Posted by e4stw00t View Post

Okay then I probably have to stick to a mouse with Omron switches. Just can't stand regular 3090s like the G400s.

Probably have to wait till Roccat offers the Kone Pure Optical Military later this year - tested the Rival but couldn't get used to its shape.

I myself gamed on an Mx518 (Predecessor to G400 with exact same shape) for many many years not knowing how bad a palm grip was for me. I'm actually more of a claw gripper and the g400 shell was really bad for me.

I think the FK is pretty much perfect except for the switches. And maybe others can use them better than me. I'm to the point where not even non-Japanese Omrons can satisfy me anymore. I have like 20 extra japanese omrons I bought from omron lying in a bag inside my drawer so that I can mod any mouse I get to suit me. You could try out the FK from amazon and see if you can live with the switches. If not, the Kana v2 seems like a great mouse too and has omrons and a similar shape.

If you can't wait, depending on your preference for shell; the Kana v2 and CM Storm Spawn are the best alternatives to the FK. If you like the Evo CL, the shape is similar to the death adder which is a fine mouse (Don't get the crap new one; get a black edition). I think I the corsair m30 and m40 are pretty good too and have the same palming ergonomics of the Evo CL. These all use omrons and good optical sensors. I like the Rocca stuff ok but the cover they use is kind of too grainy for my tastes though it grips very well.
Edited by Diogenes5 - 3/4/14 at 12:43pm
post #1937 of 2197
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Originally Posted by DivineDark View Post

Supposedly the coating hasn't changed, but there are people reporting that their '14 FK's are starting to peel.

You can now count me as one of them, sadly.

Amazed that in a single month little ~1mm flaps are appearing on the back of the 2014 FK, including a small line on the very back lip that I noticed today. Very disappointed in Zowie's quality control here thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Otherwise was shaping up to be a great mouse from my experience with it (apart from my criticisms of the absorbent finish).
post #1938 of 2197
That's unfortunate, Well if anything happened to mine I think I'll just replace it with the shell of the 2013FK
post #1939 of 2197
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Originally Posted by ich1ban View Post

That's unfortunate, Well if anything happened to mine I think I'll just replace it with the shell of the 2013FK

Did the 2013 version have a more resilient coating?
post #1940 of 2197
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Originally Posted by Coreda View Post

You can now count me as one of them, sadly.

Amazed that in a single month little ~1mm flaps are appearing on the back of the 2014 FK, including a small line on the very back lip that I noticed today. Very disappointed in Zowie's quality control here thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Otherwise was shaping up to be a great mouse from my experience with it (apart from my criticisms of the absorbent finish).



NOooOOoOOoooOOo, what to do now, ive been waiting for this mouse to come to europe and now the coating sucks :S

pff. better start looking for anoter mouse, cmstorm new mouse maybe, its not ambidextrous though.
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