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post #71 of 2197
Also heard that it feels a lot lighter in the AM-FG compared to the AM-GS and normal AM from someone who has both.
post #72 of 2197
I can't verify about the AM-FG as I only have the AM and the AM-GS, but I do have the EC2-FG and the switches are definitely lighter feeling than the EC2 EVO I have, as well as the original EC2.

I have become a huge fan of zowie since the EC2 release and I am on this FK the second it's available. I'm very curious about the new finish, as it sounds like what I'm looking for. I didn't care for the new evo finish as it feels too 'soft' almost slick, the fg is nice but makes my hands sweat. Actually the best feeling mouse I've ever had, finish-wise is the limited blue EC2. For whatever reason that finish is just perfect compared to the regular ec2, evo and the fg.

Zowie just makes the best shape for me personally. I can live with 1150 as long as I have that shape, and the FG seems to be an improvement. I liked the AM but the shape wasn't for me (going from narrow to wide from top to bottom) was just too difficult to get used to, and the switches were too stiff imo. Sounds like the FK is right up my alley.
post #73 of 2197
I also think the FK will definitely help with the people who have trouble lifting the AM. I don't know how clear the /\ vs \/ descriptions are.

What they are saying is that on the AM sides where most people grip one side with their thumb and the other with the ring (sometimes pinky) the widest part of the mouse is the bottom and it tapers inwards vertically up the side of the mouse. This is what they mean by "/\" shape on the Zowie AM. This shape allows your fingers to slip up the mouse if you don't squeeze it with enough pressure when lifting.

On mice like the Xai/Sensei/IMO 1.1 etc. the same sides where you hold with your thumb and ring (sometimes pinky) are thinner at the bottom and taper outwards vertically up the side of the mouse. This is what they mean by "\/" shape which will be on the Zowie FK. This allows you to lift the mouse without your grip sliding up the side of it.

That change along with the speculation change on the mold to make the switches feel lighter mentioned above would imo make it a nice alternative to the Zowie AM, which I already use as my main FPS mouse. Hope that helps for anyone that had to really think about what Zowie was trying to say.
Edited by Makav3li - 1/23/13 at 6:53am
post #74 of 2197
Seems close to a Kinzu with side buttons after looking at dimensions. Give or take a few mm off at center.
post #75 of 2197
The AM is 60mm front, 58mm center and 65mm rear. The height is about 39mm and length is 125mm.

The FK is pretty much the same with exception to the height and a millimeter for the rear.

This is why I refer to it as the improved AM -- because it is -- at least mold wise. There is still some "flaws" in the design of the mold. If the switches are moved back in the mold that means they are behind the scroll wheel like the EC. That, for me, is a bad thing.

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Edited by popups - 1/23/13 at 10:27pm
post #76 of 2197
I've had the EC1, EC2, and AM but for some reason I always felt the deathadder had better tracking. This \/ shape is an improvement imo, the /\ shape combined with the rubber coating they used made it really hard for me to lift the mouse.
post #77 of 2197
I hope they have a white version on release. I want to get one, but I want it in the glossy white, not the rubberized black.
post #78 of 2197
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Originally Posted by popups View Post

I hope they have a white version on release. I want to get one, but I want it in the glossy white, not the rubberized black.
I can't wait to see the white version!
post #79 of 2197
AM, AM-GS, AM-FG, FK, FK FG (soon)

EC1/EC2 evo, EC1/EC2 evo FG

If I was a retailer i would have stopped stocking on their products by now.

they should consider making a mouse with an easy to swap shell( glossy - glossy sides - full rubber ) - microswitches( huano - omron ) and feet ( big feet - small feet ) .

LOD should also be hardware adjustable by a mechanical switch, like the dpi/hz switches on abyssus/salmosa, low LOD isn't for everyone.

finally they should make it have a fully functional 500hz setting out of the box, their mouses are marketed to be " plug n play, ideal for LAN " not "leave the mouse @ 1000hz, then downsample to 500 with hidusbf" bull**** :@
Edited by SoFGR - 1/25/13 at 4:46am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690k @ 4.4ghz 1.3v  gigabyte Z87M D3H r9 390 gigabyte X2 windforce g.skill 8GB 2400mhz CL11 1.65v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD caviar blue 1TB  crucial MX100 256GB  cryorig R1 ultimate windows 10 home (win7 upgrade) 
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post #80 of 2197
If this mouse has zero acceleration and zero predicition, I would pick it up. So far, the diamond back and spawn have been my favorite mice just because of how well they track.
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