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post #1011 of 2101
i don't know if it's you guys being too strict with everything, or if it's just the manufacturing being s**t. I wonder if i should stay with my G500s after all this complaining, and i wonder if Ino. reviewed a good or a bad one at this point
Edited by oxidized - 9/9/14 at 3:05am
post #1012 of 2101
I didn't care for the wheel (general feedback), though I can't recall mine having that issue. I bought one of the original FK1's from superbiiz.

I sold it because I felt the shape was too narrow for my particular grip. Prefer other ambidextrous models such as Xai/Sensei and G1/G100s regardless of having similar dimensions.

I liked sensor performance though. Felt good enough for me.
post #1013 of 2101
Anyone has a video link to see clearly the scroll issue
I d appreciate it
thanks
post #1014 of 2101
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Originally Posted by Liv-Z View Post

When you invert the buttons through windows, do the thumb buttons automatically switch sides as well, or are they separately controlled?
No. You would have to set the mouse in lefty mode on the mouse itself as well.
post #1015 of 2101
by scrolling up, you also tilt the wheel a bit to the right side if it's loose, and when the optical encoder is not alligned 100% in the first place, it will cause the problem with missing steps.
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post #1016 of 2101
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I didn't care for the wheel (general feedback), though I can't recall mine having that issue. I bought one of the original FK1's from superbiiz.

I sold it because I felt the shape was too narrow for my particular grip. Prefer other ambidextrous models such as Xai/Sensei and G1/G100s regardless of having similar dimensions.

I liked sensor performance though. Felt good enough for me.

Have you tried the mionix avior 7000 by chance? I'm wondering how it compares and if it's wider and more comfortable like the sensei?
Edited by zeflow - 9/9/14 at 8:18am
post #1017 of 2101
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@bond10
Not as bad as FK14, but yes, fingerprints & etc are visible, especially if you have sweaty/oily hands.


Anyway:
I pretty disappointed with the Zowie FK mice... Quality assurance seems to be really bad at ZowieGear, same with the customer communications/support (none of my mails to ZowieGear were answered. Thank god i'm located in Germany and could quickly get replacements through caseking.de. RMAing directly through ZowieGear would be probably a nightmare, since they dont even answer emails.)

First,
ALL of my Zowie mice (2xFK14 and 1xFK1) had problems with scrolling up:
often Scrolling up with the wheel just doesn't register at all (especially if you scroll slowly), but scrolling down works always fine.
While browsing through various forums I read that many people have this problem. How the f did it went unnoticed?
Competitive gaming mouse my ass.

Now my experience with ZowieGear mice:
- My 1st Zowie FK14 mouse had problem with left mouse button. It didn't always work and clicking sounded really weird (tincan sound).
- My 2nd replacement FK14 mouse still had the tin can sound (not as bad as the 1st) while left clicking, but at least it worked. But after 3 weeks of use the rubber coating started to peel off and i decided to RMA it.
- Now Im on my 3rd replacement mouse, this time its FK1. This mouse just stops working sometimes for a 1-2 seconds and then it works again (can happen once in 5 mins, sometimes it happens more often). You can forget playing competitive games with this ****.

I'm pretty much done with Zowie Gear at this point. While the form and weight of the mouse are great, the tech seem to be a cheap and untested crap.
Can some recommend me a good gaming mouse with low LOD? (price doesnt matter, as long the mouse works good)

I had the same issue where the mouse stops working for 1-2 seconds. I ended up manually changing the hz while plugging in a few times to reset the internal software and I haven't had issues since. I also changed USB ports, but both were 3.0's.
post #1018 of 2101
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Have you tried the mionix avior 7000 by chance? I'm wondering how it compares and if it's wider and more comfortable like the sensei?

I've messed with the earlier 8200. I found the side buttons and how they protrude quite annoying for my grip style.

Being a mm or two off, the Sensei/Xai feels more full in my hand vs the FK1. Maybe its perceived as being identical to some people, but I don't feel the same.
post #1019 of 2101
Avior feel much wider and fill ur hands more. The rear is long and feel pronounced.
If the FK1 was wider, and was a little skewed upwards with the rear, it would probably be just like a sensei tongue.gif
Width makes alot of difference for the mice, more so then length.
post #1020 of 2101
Soo, to anyone with this mouse, are the side buttons on both sides mouse 4 and 5? Or does the right side do something else?
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