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Must say, after receiving an FK it's actually done a lot to alleviate the hand cramping I got with the AM. With my grip style (hybrid palm/claw even though I have bigger hands) the extra width at the top widens the grip for my ring finger (which I lay along the mouse). In other words, unless you're fingertipping this mouse, it should feel wider than the AM. The clicks are significantly softer than the AM (like, by a lot; almost as soft as Omrons) but slightly more tactile than Omron switches, and I personally find the rubber coating easier to grip, along with the shape.

Overall, I'm very impressed with this mouse. Flattening the back slightly and inverting the side angles has taken the cramp out of my grip while letting me continue to use a mouse that otherwise performs just like an AM.

I had the exact same issue with the AM. After about a hour of use the AM made my hand cramp to the point where I couldn't use it. I've had no problems so far with the FK and have really loved it.
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Well, after using the always-registering scroll wheel over the course of the day, I encountered some problems, that led me to open the shell again, and look for another solution.
The tape around the clip thing works just fine, but it definitely makes the scroll stiffer. While this is just a matter of getting used to, the stiffness was inconsistent. Sometimes it would scroll very freely, sometimes I felt more resistance. I think this is a result of the clip not being able to move freely in its seat. Since you can't fixate the wheel in the cradle altogether, or you'll change the wheel click from very hard to not working anymore, the idea was to enhance the clip's friction with tape. That way it had a harder time moving up and down, and it worked. However, same friction was responsible (I think) that the clip now wasn't returning to its lowest point quickly enough, making not only the scrolling harder, but also the wheel click, and very noticeable, so I might add.

Here's the mod I'm trying out: I didn't apply tape to the clip, but to those clumsily constructed black things, which should keep the wheel assembly in its cradle. Namely the long part, not the pointy one.


Works fine. Wheel scrolls from anywhere, and didn't get stiffer. Click is working like before too. thumb.gif We'll see if any long term side effects occur. wink.gif

Well if you do it my way you will get better/actual feedback from the wheel. Depending on the springs this could feel stiffer than allowing the clip to move around in the mouse when you scroll. Putting tape on the top to act as a buffer can make the wheel feel weird, it depends on the tape. You could even add some kind of epoxy and polish it to do a better job.

I like the way it is with the tape on the clip. I add lubrication to try to cut down on the friction on the bearing surface.
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Review and comparison of the AM and FK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmm0kuwt7T4&list=PLZ2riVNLJly0KG7Z8albMETEmbRB8bCzd
You seem to have some production issues, its going way too fast making you sound like a chipmunk biggrin.gif
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You seem to have some production issues, its going way too fast making you sound like a chipmunk biggrin.gif
I sped it up on purpose. I hate sitting around listening to someone talk slow for 15 minutes when I could of read it in 5.
    
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I sped it up on purpose. I hate sitting around listening to someone talk slow for 15 minutes when I could of read it in 5.

your very much like me, i'm sure your handwriting is a piece of work as well lol..
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Having used the FK for a couple months now, my only complaint is that the mouse clicks make squeaky noises. I read some other people mentioned this. Is it really prevalent? I have a feeling they all might squeak.
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Having used the FK for a couple months now, my only complaint is that the mouse clicks make squeaky noises. I read some other people mentioned this. Is it really prevalent? I have a feeling they all might squeak.

My educated guess would be that it is a mold issue that will not go away. I doubt Zowie would spend money to fix it. Anyway, I think their mold maker isn't very good at creating molds. The EC has the scroll wheel issue. The AM has issues with the right side button and cable area -- also had a mouse 1/2 button issue. Now I am hearing the FK has the EC scroll wheel issue and a rubbing/squeaking with mouse 1/2.
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post #709 of 2197
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I sped it up on purpose. I hate sitting around listening to someone talk slow for 15 minutes when I could of read it in 5.

I really like the down-to-business style of your reviews. Quick and to the point, just how I like it. Although it's a bit hard to listen when it's sped up.
post #710 of 2197
1150 dpi? What are these **** dpi intervals, why not something more realistic like 450 - 900 - 1800. I would've been interested in this mice if it wasn't for that, 450 dpi is to low for me and 1150 is to high, 800-900 is almost a necessity for new mice imo.
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