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post #11 of 846
Did you weight the mouse by yourself or took the information from the package? Weird how it gained 10 grams biggrin.gif
Are the default setting still 800DPI/1000hz?
post #12 of 846
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Originally Posted by Vorsplummi View Post

Did you weight the mouse by yourself or took the information from the package? Weird how it gained 10 grams biggrin.gif
Are the default setting still 800DPI/1000hz?
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The weight is my own measurement - it defaults to 800 / 1600 1000hz I believe, but you can change this through profiling
post #13 of 846
Just flew over it quickly, will be reading it more thoroughly later, still I must ask: How about the mousefeet? Improved over the crappy ones of v1?

Hoping for the mouse to come to europe as fast as possible either way ... Probably after gamescom.
post #14 of 846
Great review like always! thumb.gif
post #15 of 846
Great review!

Can you lower the LOD using the tape-trick? Have you tried?

Also, a nice pic with the whole PCB would be great!

Cheers!
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post #16 of 846
Finally a SteelSeries mouse worth trying.

How is the coating compared to the FK? In your FK review you said how nice the coating was, but to me the FK has the worst and most slippery coating I've used so far. So I hope V2 has a "less nice" coating.
post #17 of 846
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Originally Posted by resis View Post

Finally a SteelSeries mouse worth trying.

How is the coating compared to the FK? In your FK review you said how nice the coating was, but to me the FK has the worst and most slippery coating I've used so far. So I hope V2 has a "less nice" coating.

Whilst matte is a very general descriptive term, interestingly using comparisons is probably the best way to describe a surface.

Then again so is "nice", and it really is my fault that I over use the term... XD

In comparison, the Kana v2 Black actually has a smoother surface than the FK. Having broken the FK in a little, the surface does become slightly tacky and does stick to my hand slightly. Right out of the box, the KanaV2 feels especially silky smooth. In fact, you might even say it's slightly hard to grip very tightly. However, how I grip the KanaV2 at the moment is with a very light grip and I somewhat juggle the mouse lightly between my inner palm so that only my thumb and my fourth / fifth finger puts pressure / grip onto the mouse. Nonetheless, this works for me and is still quite comfortable.

If you've ever used the deathadder black edition, it's very similar to that but much better to grip than that mouse due to the inherent size and ambidextrous shape of the kana
post #18 of 846
How do you think this mouse is size wise compared to the FK? I find the FK too small (too narrow and low) for my palm grip, do you think the Kana will also be too small for me based on that?
post #19 of 846
Very good review man, you've got everything covered.
Do you own or tested Savu or Kone Optical? How would you compare Kana LOD to those mice?
post #20 of 846
The v2 seems to help Fifflaren out... It must be good!

Any steps that are not "native" [MCU based] will have a lower malfunction speed compared to the closest "native" [sensor based]. For instance the Zowie FK's 1150 step has lower malfunction speed than 2300 and the 450 step has lower malfunction speed than 1150. So the FK's 450 step malfunction speed is way lower than the 2300 step.

Delay is increased proportionally via the amount the MCU processes the native setting for its scaled settings. If it cuts one native step in half the delay will be somewhat unnoticeable. If it cuts the step by more than half the delay will be very noticeable depending on how fast/slow the MCU is.

The LOD can be from the typical LED intensity being very high, like the DeathAdder 3.5G, or it can be because the opening for the lens is made for the PixArt sensor. If the opening was smaller the lens would get less light, thereby (potentially) decreasing LOD.

Takasta.

Please, test the 800 and 1200 steps. These speeds/counts are what many FPS players use. The 1600/+ steps are more for strategy games.

If you prefer a glossy coating is this coating a negative?

Gold plated cable?

Do you have a red Hein? Can you test the LOD on that if you do?


Edited by popups - 8/18/13 at 3:02pm
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