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After more than a year of use I'm starting to have some real problems with the FK1.
I'm getting double clicks with the scroll, and also it's activating randomly more often than it used to.
Sometimes I randomly jump while ingame and I die because of it. Pretty annoying.
Have you tried opening it up and cleaning the scroll sensor? I find that after longer periods of use dust and hair tend to get though the scroll wheel gap and build up over time on the IR sensor.
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post #2022 of 2101
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Have you tried opening it up and cleaning the scroll sensor? I find that after longer periods of use dust and hair tend to get though the scroll wheel gap and build up over time on the IR sensor.

Thanks, I'll try that as soon as I buy some new feet, and I'll also replace the scrollwheel switch. I'm looking to buy some hyperglides this time...
post #2023 of 2101
I ended up replacing the switches without buying new feet. I replaced the original Huanos for the D2FC-F-7N, chinese ones.
There was a difference, but it wasnt huge. All the other mice I've tried still have lighter clicks than the FK1.
I also cleaned the scrollwheel and it's still activating randomly. I think it's a bug in the encoder, I don't know. (even tho it wasn't happening in like 2 weeks ago)

And oh, I got the Rival. The tracking feels much better and more responsive than the FK1's. The shape of the FK1 is still better, but the Rival is not bad either. I think I'll be using it until the FM ambi release.
post #2024 of 2101
Hi,

I currently have the very first Zowie FK, and I'm thinking to buy the FK2 too have sensor improvement and less lantency.

But one thing I love from the very frist FK is the coating. I had the FK14 one year and half ago and it wasnt the same, much like 'plastic' so i returned it.

I would like to know if the new FK2 (white, new logo, X15 serial number) have the same rubber coating as the very very first Zowie FK.

Thanks
post #2025 of 2101
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Hi,

I currently have the very first Zowie FK, and I'm thinking to buy the FK2 too have sensor improvement and less lantency.

But one thing I love from the very frist FK is the coating. I had the FK14 one year and half ago and it wasnt the same, much like 'plastic' so i returned it.

I would like to know if the new FK2 (white, new logo, X15 serial number) have the same rubber coating as the very very first Zowie FK.

Thanks

No, no rubber coating. There is no more of that abomination. The newer coating is more textured and matte, it's way better. You just need to play for a bit to have your hands perspire and it will grip just fine. Otherwise you can swap the internals to your old shell.
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post #2026 of 2101
Hi I'm first time poster,
I recently got a FK1 from eBay, there's a big chain of sellers from San Jose, they do not specify if they retail older or newer batch but I decided to take a chance anyway. Mine came with s/n: FK201X15051038768 which is a 2015 batch and I'm really, really happy with it.
The sensor performs perfectly on my steelseries HD4 pad with setting of 800 dpi and 6/11 windows sensitivity.
I do not find the clicks hard or stiff at all, this 2015 model I got feels a slight bit softer to click than one from 2014 which I have tried from a friend before. I play some LoL with it and I'm able to spam the mouse 2 effortlessly with it. I also love where the mouse 4 side button is located, this is the first mouse I've ever used that I can actually rest my thumb perfectly over a side button while gripping it normally.
The scroll wheel is also very nice, the pressure needed to make a single scroll step is just perfect, not too loose or too resistant, the wheel click feels awesome and never scrolls accidentally while clicking.
The biggest FK1 positive for me is the size of the mouse, every mouse I've had before was too short in length so I was forced to use a claw grip which I hate because of excessive wrist/finger fatigue. I have a larger than average hand and the FK1 is longer in length than most, so my middle finger does not hang off at all and this allows me use a hybrid palm-fingertip grip which is way more comfortable than claw.
I rate this mouse 9.8/10. It would be a perfect 10 for me if it were a tiny bit wider (+0.15 inch) and weight was a tad heavier (+6g)
post #2027 of 2101
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No, no rubber coating. There is no more of that abomination. The newer coating is more textured and matte, it's way better. You just need to play for a bit to have your hands perspire and it will grip just fine. Otherwise you can swap the internals to your old shell.

100% sure ?

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post #2028 of 2101
If the FK1 utilizes the same coating as the EC-A's do.. then yes I can agree with what ramraze said. It's a lightly textured matte coating that feels smooth and almost satin like to the touch. It's a bit slippery with dry hands, but once you start playing/perspiring.. it grips up. If it's too smooth, and you don't care what your mouse looks like.. you can put a couple small pieces of electrical tape on the sides where you rest of your thumb/ring/pinky fingers. Depending on how you grip it.
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100% sure ?

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Yes
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post #2030 of 2101
Imagine an FK1 with a PBT plastic shell and a anti-sweat coating? drool.gif

The PBT plastic keycaps on my keyboard have been going 5+ months without cleaning and they still feel dry and have that great texture feel. I don't know why companies aren't moving to this material for mice, it feels f'in amazing and doesn't shine in two weeks. I can tell the FK1 is a cheap ABS type plastic, as mine started to gain a shine after a few weeks. It's not bad, but you can see it when the light hits it at the right angle.
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