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post #1441 of 2101
How do the switches feel compared to Steelseries Rival? Does the Zowie require more force?
post #1442 of 2101
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Originally Posted by artiq View Post

How do the switches feel compared to Steelseries Rival? Does the Zowie require more force?

Zowie requires more force I think.
post #1443 of 2101
Imo it takes slightly more force and there is more distance needed to travel for actuation. If you intent to get this mouse for dota 2, starcraft 2, an mmo, or Diablo 3. I would recommend something else. This mouse is great for fps games but I wouldn't have gotten it if I was going to play any of those and only them. But I mainly play fps and dabble in those games. I am not very good at them so I don't notice any problems with them.
post #1444 of 2101
Rival also have low measured click latency.
Its alot easier to click if you ask me.
post #1445 of 2101
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Originally Posted by chace90 View Post

Imo it takes slightly more force and there is more distance needed to travel for actuation. If you intent to get this mouse for dota 2, starcraft 2, an mmo, or Diablo 3. I would recommend something else. This mouse is great for fps games but I wouldn't have gotten it if I was going to play any of those and only them. But I mainly play fps and dabble in those games. I am not very good at them so I don't notice any problems with them.

Yes, I intend to get it for Dota 2 and it's the main thing that worries me. The shape and weight of the FK1 seems perfect for me though. What a shame.
Edited by artiq - 10/18/14 at 6:17am
post #1446 of 2101
any updates on the mwheel issue?

few months back i got an fk1 and tested it for a little longer than a week. i really loved the fk1 for all it's technical characteristics, shape, surface, etc. but the mushy mousewheel that didn't trigger reliably was an exclusion criterion for me, since my jumps/b-hops/strafes didn't work reliably anymore. i could have lived with the extra mouse-button input lag, but not the mwheel flaw...

i already made a request in the "mouse suggestion thread, but didn't get a reply yet. does anybody have any suggestions for mice with the criteria i mentioned in the linked post? would really like to get rid of my g400s, cause i'd prefer a lighter, ambidextrous mouse, that performs well (and mostly without added accel, prediction, angle snapping, smoothing etc). did zowie address that issue yet and release any updated versions? or did i just get a bad one, and the issue doesn't occur on all of the fk1s / should i give the fk1 another try yet?

thanks in advance. smile.gif
post #1447 of 2101
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Originally Posted by ZeBodscha View Post

any updates on the mwheel issue?

few months back i got an fk1 and tested it for a little longer than a week. i really loved the fk1 for all it's technical characteristics, shape, surface, etc. but the mushy mousewheel that didn't trigger reliably was an exclusion criterion for me, since my jumps/b-hops/strafes didn't work reliably anymore. i could have lived with the extra mouse-button input lag, but not the mwheel flaw...

i already made a request in the "mouse suggestion thread, but didn't get a reply yet. does anybody have any suggestions for mice with the criteria i mentioned in the linked post? would really like to get rid of my g400s, cause i'd prefer a lighter, ambidextrous mouse, that performs well (and mostly without added accel, prediction, angle snapping, smoothing etc). did zowie address that issue yet and release any updated versions? or did i just get a bad one, and the issue doesn't occur on all of the fk1s / should i give the fk1 another try yet?

thanks in advance. smile.gif
The only alternative I can think of is the Avior but it isn't as light.
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post #1448 of 2101
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The only alternative I can think of is the Avior but it isn't as light.

well, the avior is still a little lighter than the g400s i believe, but i would kinda feel bad paying 80€ for a mouse. 2cents.gif in relation to the u.s. i feel like everything's a bit more expensive here anyways. i already feel bad paying 60€ for a mouse, even though they are so important. biggrin.gif

if i don't find anything else or don't hear of any fk1 updates soon, i might actually try it out.
post #1449 of 2101
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well, the avior is still a little lighter than the g400s i believe, but i would kinda feel bad paying 80€ for a mouse. 2cents.gif in relation to the u.s. i feel like everything's a bit more expensive here anyways. i already feel bad paying 60€ for a mouse, even though they are so important. biggrin.gif

if i don't find anything else or don't hear of any fk1 updates soon, i might actually try it out.
The scroll issue may be solved on some units. I got lucky, mine doesn't actually miss upward scrolls at all. I tested it multiple times. A lot of people are complaining about the click latency but it honestly hasn't costed me any gunfights.
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post #1450 of 2101
Mine is brand new and misses upwards and downwards scrolls. First notch each way is always unresponsive. After that first notch it scrolls downward fairly consistently notch by notch. Upward is a mess. It's never in sync. But if you just use it for web browsing and zooming in and out in games. If you are trying to use it to switch weapons quickly I would call it unusable.

Is it just me? I can get an exchange from Amazon easily if this is out of the norm.
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