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post #631 of 2197
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I very much liked FK's rubber coating compared to AM/EC, it's grippable all the time unlike rubbery AM/EC that takes a while to warm up. The glossy one is initially very good but after 30 minutes or so it gets extremely slippery, I'd rather have normal ABS plastic touching my hand then.

But I found the FK impossible to grip shape-wise. It's so flat and narrow so it just cramps my hand so much, I can't use it for longer than an hour. Too heavy (especially in the back) for fingertip, too narrow and flat to claw and just plain pain to palm (well, I can't really palm it because there's no support for the actual palm area without twisting my wrist in an unnatural position). And it's not like I have massive hands or anything. frown.gif

There is no rubber coating on the FK?
post #632 of 2197
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Originally Posted by popups View Post

The squeaking is from the plastic parts rubbing against each other. A simple shave with a file will do away with that.

Have you done it? Can you confirm that it works?
post #633 of 2197
Just got this mouse from ebay (game java). Wee!! Coming from a DA 2013 and an AM-FG. It feels like an enhanced AM, so far I love the in-hand feel. Feels like I can get even more control now!

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post #634 of 2197
Given that it's been a few months since the release, I take it that Newegg and Amazon aren't actually gonna stock this thing? Kind of a shame as I'd like to try it out, but $70 is too much.
post #635 of 2197
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Given that it's been a few months since the release, I take it that Newegg and Amazon aren't actually gonna stock this thing? Kind of a shame as I'd like to try it out, but $70 is too much.

I've read that Amazon will stock it through Game Java eventually once stock increases... but who knows when that will happen. I wonder why the FK is harder for them to produce... at least it seems that way.
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post #636 of 2197
Is there a way to bind keyboard keys to the side mouse buttons?

I play at 4k-5k dpi, should I just make 1150 and then put in higher windows sensitivity?
post #637 of 2197
Newegg doesnt carry Zowie at all, anybody know why?
post #638 of 2197
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Newegg doesnt carry Zowie at all, anybody know why?

They used to. You can still buy at NewEgg, but they don't sell the items.

I think once they sold out their stock they didn't make a deal with Zowie Gear, as Game Java is (from what I remember) the main seller now. Game Java and NewEgg are located rather close to each other. It isn't like it would be hard to supply them both, they are practically in the same city, which isn't that far from Zowie Gear's office.

Zowie Gear probably makes more money with Game Java than NewEgg.
post #639 of 2197
So, I was interested what the fuzz about Avago's 3090 was all about and got an FK today. I'm in the market for a successor to my MX300, and after the Taipan, and Abyssus didn't quite work out for me, and the G100s isn't even announced yet in Europe, I thought I give Zowie a try.
I am a mid to high-ish sens player (18-19cm/360°), my arm+wrist rest on my desk the whole time and only my hand is moving the mouse by radial and ulnar deviation. For vertical movements I flex and extend my fingers, which is why I can't palm a mouse. It'd make vertical movement impossible with a static wrist. Thus I'd describe my grip to be between palm and fingertip and my hand is rather small (20cm from metacarpus/wrist to tip of middle finger) for a grown-up man.

What I noticed right from the beginning:
Pros:
- amazing sensor! I think I like the feeling (tracking, responsiveness, accel-free, prediction-free) even more than my MX300, if there actually is a difference, seeing the 3090 is based on the famous S2020 in Logitech's MX series.
- build quality: the material(s) used are a joy to touch and feel
- no drivers, but a clever devised setup through button combinations pressed on plugging the mouse in
- cord: although not braided, very "unbendy" and flabby, it definitely won't get in the way by causing drag or resistance like stiffer cords
- Huano switches that release amazingly distinct and satisfying (preference for sure, but I play FPS exclusively, and I never needed to mash any of my mice buttons rapidly)
- reasonably priced in comparison to other premium mice from Razer, and SS

Cons:
- Scroll-Wheel: *** seriously? As of now, it's crap, simple as that. It's an imprecise piece of rubber that doesn't work half the time. There's a position which is the left edge of the wheel where it won't scroll down at all. To Zowie's defense, it might need some break-in, we'll see.
- a tad too low for my style. I'm used to rest the whole length of my pointer and middle finger on a mouse's back. However, I guess It's just a matter of getting used to the gap between my fingers' first phalanx bone and mouse.
- no easy button switching. If you set the mouse to left-handed, LMB and RMB get switched too. I know there are a LOT of left-handed gamers, that keep LMB=LMB, and don't swap them. Setting the mouse to left-handed to disable the left side buttons requires a button switch in the generic Windows driver. Yet, games recognize the button setup by Zowie, not Windows, requiring you to newly bind those buttons. Quite clumsy if you ask me.
- bottom plate to shell transition (where the yellow part meets the black shell): there's a pronounced edge, much like with WMO1.1a, that catches the meaty part of your thumb's ball, instead of displacing it by pushing it away. makes it nearly impossible to move the mouse by radial deviation. It hurts and stops your moving/ distracts you, because after experiencing it over and over again, you "wait" for it to happen, ruining your immediacy with the game. Both the Taipan and WMO1.1a have a similarly pronounced edge, and both catch skin sometimes, but the FK does so EVERY time I move it by radial deviation. I'm afraid this is critical and might be the nail in this otherwise flawless mouse's coffin, for me anyway. I can't quite understand how this mouse is advertised specially for claw-grip where one would palm the back of it even tighter than with fingertip/palm grip, thus running into that same problem over and over again. Unless, Zowie had their mice for low sens gamers in mind that move their wrists too. No problem for them I guess.

Granted, I've been using the mouse for just a few hours today, and will definitely give it a proper try over the course of the next few weeks. I hope the scroll wheel breaks-in over time, and my hand adapts to the broad back that keeps catching/rubbing skin, because I really like the mouse. Either that, or Logitech's G100s keeps its promises to be the successor every MX300-user has been waiting for.

Just my 2 Cents, hope it helps
Edited by phl0w - 5/28/13 at 2:32pm
post #640 of 2197
For the catching problem on the back, just apply the 2nd pair of mouse feet that came with the mouse. It raises it up and allows for perfect glide.

edit: not sure if you were talking about that after re-reading but it could help.
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