So I've had the Tournament Pro for a couple of days now and have played a few games of CS with it so thought I would write up my experience with it so far.
I've been using a Zowie FK/FK2 for the last couple of years, but have tried a number of other mice in that time including a FM2015, Deathadder, EC2-A, G100s and G303.
I hold the mouse in a claw grip with the butt of my hand on the on top of the mouse (not resting on the mouse pad) so my fingers are generally quite far forward. On the FM2015, this meant the sharp edges on the sides were right where I gripped the mouse and so it was pretty uncomfortable. I've also never been a big fan of ergo shaped mice in general so decided I would give the Tournament Pro a try.
So, on to my actual thoughts on the TP...Shape
Fits very well in the hand and suits both palm and claw. The width is just right and the rounded corners as I mentioned are a big plus. The shape is not too dissimilar to the Intellimouse 1.1 and is probably the best shape of any mouse I've tried along with the FK.Buttons
Side buttons are a God send when compared with the FM2015 (what were they thinking?!), and are also much nicer to press than the FK. The M1/2 clicks are a little heavier than the FM2015 which is good but are still a little too easy to press for me. I guess that's partly because I'm so used to the FK2's Huano's.Feet
The Teflon feet move across a cloth pad very quickly, I'm hoping they'll slow a bit as they wear in as they glide a bit too well for me at the minute. The glide is very smooth though, even smoother than on the FM2015 despite them looking very similar. My spray control is suffering because of them at the minute though!LOD
Similar to the FM2015 and just right I'd say. I can't use mice with a high LOD (Deathadder style) for low sens gaming, and also one of the only gripes I have with the FK is the insanely low LOD. But on the TP it's right in that sweet spot when used on a black cloth pad.Sensor
Not really much to say here as I'm only basing my findings on a few games of CS. It works and feels good, but so does the FK, so did the G303, and so did just about every modern gaming mouse I've tried bar the G100s which seemed to malfunction quite easily.QC ISSUES. THERE ARE DEFINITE QC ISSUES
- Light bleed from around FM logo where the coating has been sprayed on too thin (see pic). I can deal with it but it's pretty poor for a relatively expensive mouse.
- Mouse 2 is loose and rattles! This could be pretty annoying especially if you play MOBA/RTS games.
Overall, I really like it. I'm still not 100% sure if I'll be replacing the FK2 with it long term, but I did actually unplug the FK2 for the first time in a long while. I still feel more in control of every little movement when using the FK so I'll see how it goes over the next few days. What I can say is that out of all the mice I have tried, it's the one that has come closest to the feel and performance of the FK2.