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The true ambidextrous Mouse Champ of the last 12 Months

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And it is, bam ba da bam bam, the Kana V2.

Some People don't even know this Mouse exists. Steelseries isn't even present in our big german Shops like Saturn or Media Markt at the moment.

I was in Saturn yesterday and only saw a few more or less interesting Razer and Logitech Products.

I tested all relevant mice in the last months of the ambidextrous customers field as a mouselefty.

I got a Zowie FK, a Zowie AM, a CM Storm Recon, a Sensei Raw, regular Sensei, Razer Taipan, Kinzu V2 Pro, Logitech G100S , Roccat Kova plus and even a excellent quality one like the new Avior 7000.

Fact from my intuitve Feeling is, that none of these Mice feel so good as the Kana V2. Either they have Accel or Smoothing problems like a pretty cool Avior 7000.

The Kana V2 has wonderful and best dpi steps you need as a CS Player, has zero smoothing, super ADNS 3090 Implementation and clean Trackingquality and offers a solid technichal Buildquality with decent Switches which are awesome to control in CS.

I played the Kana V2 the last weeks after I switched from the Avior 7000 anyway, but messed up a white one with a try o lacquer it. XD

Today I became my second black Kana V2 after my first white and the feeling is extrodinary good.

None of those Mice comes close to the clean and superb Trackingfeeling of the Kana V2 and if you like a Shape that's only a lil tiny bit smaller than a Sensei you must be crazy not to try this Unit.

It just earns the grade excellent and seems to be even greater than a Rival in Terms of simple clean Trackingquality, but just maybe not offers the greatest maulfunctionspeed of the most actual mice, but even in this point the Kana V2 is better than every ambi I mentioned but the Avior 7000 (Malufunction Speed).

Simple Point, the Kana V2 is the real Ambi-Champ of the last months and even Steelseries best tracking mouse right now if you look at the clean aspects of tracking. All other Alternatives have weaknesses that make them beaten by the Kana V2.

So at the end you just gotta like the shape and I am by the way able to play excellent with the Kana V2.
Edited by mousefan - 4/23/14 at 2:01pm
post #2 of 42
Cue the inevitable 3090 4k DPI SROM smoothing discussion!
post #3 of 42
the Kana v2 is nice but I still prefer my G100s to it (as far as ambi mice go, my G502 is king atm)
Also, plenty of people know this mouse exists, its more of a decision if you're in the States of whether or not to get it because it wasn't released here.

Also smoothing, high LOD (even though its tape fixable) grumble... grumble...
post #4 of 42
Kana v2 isn't good. I was one of the first people to get one from China and the smoothing is enormous compared to the 3500 DPI Avago 3090. The build quality also seems to be a lot worse than Xai, even though it's similar shape.

I'd actually prefer to use the Xai with it's A9500 laser over this Kana v2 mouse.

Laggy cursor is even worse than acceleration.
post #5 of 42
Kana V2 sensor is terrible imo. I'm not really sensitive to this kinda stuff, but the smoothing on this thing is unbareable even for me.
post #6 of 42
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Originally Posted by RentoN View Post

Kana V2 sensor is terrible imo. I'm not really sensitive to this kinda stuff, but the smoothing on this thing is unbareable even for me.

And even though they could easily release a firmware update to fix it, they just don't give a damn.
post #7 of 42
Funny how you was praising the Avior 7000, Mr. Mousefan tongue.gif
I disagree with the Kana V2 tho.
It does feel very raw, but thats it.
Too high LOD, and a company which doesnt care about this mice.
Edited by Aventadoor - 4/23/14 at 10:54pm
post #8 of 42
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Originally Posted by r0ach View Post

Kana v2 isn't good. I was one of the first people to get one from China and the smoothing is enormous compared to the 3500 DPI Avago 3090. The build quality also seems to be a lot worse than Xai, even though it's similar shape.

I'd actually prefer to use the Xai with it's A9500 laser over this Kana v2 mouse.

Laggy cursor is even worse than acceleration.

I have 0 problem with the smoothing in my savu.

But then again I don't .... that much about them, I learn to use them (the only thing I cannot get used to is a super heavy big mice because It is litteraly impossible to use with smaller hands, everything else is ok)
Like most people do (including every single progamer out there in all types of games)

I can agree on the build quality on kana v2 however, I have 3 of them. All of them got squeeky mousewheel, buttons get worse fast.
I don't like my xai however, the cursor feel is horrible for me.

Xai have the best rubber coating ever made however.

I have most mice, and tried the g502 aswell now. The only mouse I can use is my savu and to some degree kana v2/g100s.
Shape is WAY more important to me then a tad bit of smoothing, I can deal with that just fine. But I cannot aim or play rts/moba comfortable with a big fat ass mouse.
Even the sensei raw is abit to big for me.
Edited by Nivity - 4/23/14 at 11:31pm
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Something always felt a bit "off" back when I was still using a G400s, that was before I joined this board, at least I know what it is now.

I don't feel any smoothing in the Avior and I'm not a fan of the Kana shape, one side button on each side is just not enough either at least for me.
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post #10 of 42
I'd say the best mouse you listed in the OP is the Zowie FK, I love its accuracy and lack of any additional movement other than what it picks up. It's a great mouse, all round, and not super complicated; it's a peripheral that tracks hand movement, and it does its job very well, without gimmicks.
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