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post #1941 of 2197
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That's unfortunate, Well if anything happened to mine I think I'll just replace it with the shell of the 2013FK

should i buy the 1013 in europe now that we still can?
post #1942 of 2197
No issues with my 2014FK, the coating on mine looks/feels identical to the 2013.

I'd get the 2014 if I were to purchase a brand new one, IR-LED gives me higher malfunction speed and I'm now able to use it on coloured surfaces such as the QcK+ Fnatic without any issues whereas my older 2013FK would not track at all on the orange parts without moving it fast at all.

Furthermore the scroll wheel is smoother and preferred by a majority of people.

Other than that, no differences at all.
post #1943 of 2197
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Originally Posted by ich1ban View Post

No issues with my 2014FK, the coating on mine looks/feels identical to the 2013.

I'd get the 2014 if I were to purchase a brand new one, IR-LED gives me higher malfunction speed and I'm now able to use it on coloured surfaces such as the QcK+ Fnatic without any issues whereas my older 2013FK would not track at all on the orange parts without moving it fast at all.

Furthermore the scroll wheel is smoother and preferred by a majority of people.

Other than that, no differences at all.

ok, ill get the new one once its available EU
post #1944 of 2197
Can i use "Speedy Skatez-AM" for the zowie FK? Are they as thin as the stock feet?
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post #1945 of 2197
The AM skatez work indeed also for the FK. I have them at home but not in use so far, so I can't give you details on how (if) they alter the gliding of the mouse itself or add significant height (I doubt from the looks of it).
post #1946 of 2197
Hello guys,
I considering getting the Zowie FK. How does it compare to the Kana v2 in size and form?
Thanks!
post #1947 of 2197
Ah should have tried the mouse ingame before ordering the skates xd. Not sure about the shape now. Somehow my pinky feels like theres not enough space.. Probably bcs i got used to the kinzu shape and theres plenty of space for it. Anyway.. i knew i couldn't use this mouse with the sidebuttons on the right side. Using the AM without the sidebuttons kind of worked (i fixed them on the right side and removed them on the left) I'll give it another try when i get the new skates and im able to open it + pix the buttons
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post #1948 of 2197
anyone mind doing a summary for me about this mice.
also how does the 2013 version differs from the 2014 in terms of performance? does the IR LED makes a difference?
i heard theres noticeable input lag at 450dpi and is that problem also in the 2013 version as well as zowie AM?
post #1949 of 2197
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anyone mind doing a summary for me about this mice.
also how does the 2013 version differs from the 2014 in terms of performance? does the IR LED makes a difference?
i heard theres noticeable input lag at 450dpi and is that problem also in the 2013 version as well as zowie AM?

The '14 FK has an IR-LED and an altered scroll wheel with more positions.

The IR-LED is said to alter tracking slightly with some reporting higher perfect control speeds and less picky surface requirements as stated above.

As for input lag. It really depends on how sensitive you are to it. Supposedly there is some minor input lag on the 1150 setting, but it works perfectly fine for me and has never impacted my in game performance. It's supposedly worse at 450, but if you don't notice it, then you're all good.
post #1950 of 2197
As for the general 'lag' issue that's spread about from poster to poster here, I found a summary of what the possible cause may be courtesy of a user on another forum. Seems to be related to interpolation, if this info is correct.
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Zowie mice suffer from a bit of an issue regarding the sensor and it's use of non-native DPI steps. For the Avago 3090 sensor, native DPI steps as previously mentioned are 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 (although Avago has done some SROM updates, it might be 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 4000 now, but that's a little irrelevant). To achieve non-native DPI steps (450 / 1150 / 2300), the mouse sensor has to be interpolated, meaning additional calculations must be made to achieve these DPIs. With these extra processes, there is the addition of a minute amount of latency (while I can't pull an exact measurement off the top of my head, just imagine playing with 1-2 extra ping, in the same vein of monitor response time). Note that this is quite minimal, and the majority of owners on threads discussing this state that even with such an effect present, no difference can be noticed in control of general movement. I believe the 2300 DPI step is the best at reducing this latency, but unfortunately the higher DPI comes with notable jitter, as with most mice, so most users stick with the lower steps.

So! Overall, Zowie make extremely solid mice. The sensor issue is quite minimal, the only reason to avoid would be if you are extremely picky about sensor performance, but even then I'd say go ahead and try one of their mice for yourselves anyways, again this latency is hardly/not noticeable for the large majority (and you're still getting a flawless sensor). Hopefully this explanation helps, apologies for the wall of text.

I wish OCN had more of a culture of the OP of OT threads like this one keeping the first post updated. So many major threads on OCN lack basic, solid info on the products they are about rolleyes.gif
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