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Hello guys. I currently have a SteelSeries Kinzu v2 Pro but it's failing as the other 2 kinzu's I had. I made a promise myself not to buy Steelseries anymore, they products break 4 f*cking months after buying them. (No, I do not have warranty).

The shape of the Kinzu is perfect for me, I probably think that as it's the only mouse I've ever used (Had 3 of them). But now I'm looking for another one to buy.

I have this two choices and I don't know what to choose.

Razer DeathAdder 2013
Roccat Kova[+]

The DeathAdder seems to be technically better than the Kova+ but the shape and size of the mouse is what scares me. I'm used to the Kinzu which is small and ambidiextrous (I use Claw Grip) and I think the DeathAdder will be too unconfortable for me. Also, the Higher IPS seems to be better for me as I'm usually doing quick swipes in the mousepad.

The shape of the Kova+ seems to be quite similar to the Kinzu, so is the size. That would be good. But it seems it's worse than the DA. It has a lower IPS and Acceleration.

Kova+: 130IPS / 30G Acceleration / 3200dpi
DA: 200IPS /50G Acceleration / 6400dpi

I get both at the same price.

I don't really care about the DPI's as I will mostly use the mouse with 400 or 800 dpi (I play Counter-Strike with low sensitivity).
Oh by the way, I'm using a SteelSeries QCK+ LE SK-Gaming Edition.

What mouse should I choose?
post #2 of 12
Breaks after 4 month and you have no warranty? ****...
for cs you should take the DA , but don't expect razer quality to be better than steelseries.. just don't.
post #3 of 12
Both Steelseries and Razer need to refine and or rethink quality control procedures.

Severely lacking.
Edited by Skylit - 5/31/13 at 11:15pm
post #4 of 12
I think the Roccat Savu might be good for you as well, awesome tracking. The only problem is its pickiness on surfaces, you might have to switch your mousepad to a fitting one (I have made very good experience with the NP+ but I heard it's discontinued, Goliathus should be good too).
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Breaks after 4 month and you have no warranty? ****...
for cs you should take the DA , but don't expect razer quality to be better than steelseries.. just don't.
4 months then no warrinty what company is that?
Edited by nlmiller0015 - 6/1/13 at 1:35am
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post #6 of 12
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I have warranty actually but the shipping fees will cost me like a new mouse so I prefer that. Also I don't want SS anymore. Why spend that money in shipping when surely the new/repaired mouse will fail again in a couple of months?

Anyway, please just give me your opinion in those 2 mice I said.

@Ino. I can't get the Savu. Only the DA and the Kova+. Well, I can get the Sensei RAW too, but after 3 broken mice I don't trust SteelSeries anymore.
Edited by tomi10 - 6/1/13 at 2:37am
post #7 of 12
You could hack together a kinzuadder. The body of the kinzu with the precision of the deathadder. You can find various guides on how to build one if you google it.
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post #8 of 12
I got my new DA 2013 yesterday to replace my 1st gen DA. I had some driver problems in the start but everything is ok now. The mouse itself is simply amazing- the grip is awesome, feels very good in my hand, sensor is top notch, I am really liking it.
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post #9 of 12
Why not a Zowie EC1 eVo over the DA2013?
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post #10 of 12
Since I was looking for a new mouse last week, this is what I ended up getting over the typical Razer/Logitech/Roccat/Corsair/Steelseries recommendations:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1359178/amazon-anker-high-precision-laser-gaming-mouse-39-99-33-off-just-got-it-and-its-amazing

It is more built towards a palm grip, though I've been able to use it as both palm and claw. The software is amazing (quick and responsive + it works) compared to Razer/Corsair/Logitech and the customization is all there. In terms of the physical mouse, it's slightly larger than the Deathadder 3.5G (my old mouse) but the side buttons are much easier to press and conveniently located (tilt thumb instead of moving it to press). It has one of the better sensors (Avago ADNS-9800) and you can choose how light/heavy you want the mouse to be with the weights. For me, it feels a lot better than the DA or the Kova, but that's my opinion. If you live in the US, it is only $40 to boot! It has all the customization of higher-end mice for a crazy low price, it's really hard to not recommend this.

However, if you can only get one out of those two, I would say go for the Kova+. I've been using Razer for years, but their quality is mostly a miss, especially after a few months~a few years of moderate usage.
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