For those comments that are saying the Kana v2 sucks because it has the LOD of the DeathAdder 3.5G.
Yes, the tape "fix" will lower it, just like with the DeathAdder. Some mouse pads will have an acceptable LOD and others will be unusable. It should track well on some tables, maybe not glass tables... It will likely work okay with something like the IceMat.
I don't think Takasta has a very accurate way of measuring the LOD. So, stop saying it is a certain number. If anything it's ~3.5-4.2mm like the DeathAdder 3.5G. If you can live with the DeathAdder you can live with the Kana v2. The DeathAdder I have has over 4mm of LOD on some mouse pads.Comment (Click to show)
Originally Posted by jouzeroff Comment (Click to show)
I confirm that zowie AM on my QCK heavy (black) mousepad is barrely unsuable, I think LOD is under 1mm. I just need to tilt for less than 1mm on one side to stop tracking (I stop tracking when feet are not in contact with the pad).
so I dont want to buy
another pad to make the zowie AM works. I think this LOD problem should be fixed by zowie, not by customers. Anyway, I dont like AM's switches (too hard), so I just simply dont use it anymore.
but it may be good for Kana v2 if my mousepad lower the LOD
A mouse company can only give the mouse a range to work in. You have to choose the surface that gives you the best performance for that range. A mouse pad is a very important factor to mice.
I doubt the QCK will lower the LOD on the Kana v2. Don't be mad if it doesn't.Comment (Click to show)
Originally Posted by PUKED
It's my understanding that the tape fix only affects the light path, and doesn't decrease the illumination when the mouse is set down. Is that wrong?
On my Savu (same awful default LOD) I managed to get it <2cds, and I can't even hit the negaccel point in outerspace logger. Haven't noticed any differences in tracking at 800dpi either, although tbf I don't use my Savu much.
Technically, it does a bit of everything.
When you place an object in-front of the light's path the light has to go through or off the object. That is if the object doesn't absorb the light.
Depending on what kind of tape you use can have different results. Is it measurable enough to say don't ever do it? I don't know, I never tested it to that degree. If you don't notice anything bad then do it.Edited by popups - 8/20/13 at 11:00am