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So, do these mouse have any current issues I should watch out for if I were to buy one? scroll wheel or something like that?

Zowies current gen mice (Huanos + black shell + white logos/wheel) still have scroll wheel problems.Some more some less.
I had white FK1, ZA11, ZA12 and had to sent them all back, because they all were skipping scrolls (mostly while scrolling up) and were therefore unreliable for any serious MP gaming. :/
Currently I'm on a "yellow" FK1. It skips scrolls as well, but not as often as the white ones.

Other than the scrollwheel, i find Zowie FK1 to be perfect: Light not braided cable, clicky and responsive Huanos + great sensor and shape.
(Well there is button latency, and you have to use included mouse feet on top of the glued ones, so it wont bellyglide on your pad, but it's still better than most of other mice out there.)
I really don't get it, why Zowie can't manage to fix the wheel for so long. Its not exactly rocket science....
post #162 of 413
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I really don't get it, why Zowie can't manage to fix the wheel for so long. Its not exactly rocket science....

I am extremely lucky then, I have my third different Zowie mouse atm and never had problems with any of their wheels. Yeah, they should work something out with it tho.
post #163 of 413
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Zowies current gen mice (Huanos + black shell + white logos/wheel) still have scroll wheel problems.Some more some less.
I had white FK1, ZA11, ZA12 and had to sent them all back, because they all were skipping scrolls (mostly while scrolling up) and were therefore unreliable for any serious MP gaming. :/
Currently I'm on a "yellow" FK1. It skips scrolls as well, but not as often as the white ones.

Other than the scrollwheel, i find Zowie FK1 to be perfect: Light not braided cable, clicky and responsive Huanos + great sensor and shape.
(Well there is button latency, and you have to use included mouse feet on top of the glued ones, so it wont bellyglide on your pad, but it's still better than most of other mice out there.)
I really don't get it, why Zowie can't manage to fix the wheel for so long. Its not exactly rocket science....

I changed my mousefeet to the Hyperglide ones and it's much better. They don't glide better than the stock if you move it without putting pressure on the mouse, but once you hand rests on the mouse, the hyperglides are much better since they are little higher than the stock ones and have rounded edges.
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I've been using the 2013 FK for the past 2 or 2.5 years on a daily basis, everything is working perfectly, apart from the DPI led which broke. Even the coating hasn't changed. thumb.gif

I know about the click latency on the original FK model, but I guess I'm used to it, my performance is consistent (Supreme/Global Elite for the past 8 months). I agree that the scrollwheel is far from perfect, but it's OK for bunnyhopping.

Will consider a change whenever Zowie/BenQ releases the new batch, but mostly for the all black design.
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post #166 of 413
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I've been using the 2013 FK for the past 2 or 2.5 years on a daily basis, everything is working perfectly, apart from the DPI led which broke. Even the coating hasn't changed. thumb.gif

I know about the click latency on the original FK model, but I guess I'm used to it, my performance is consistent (Supreme/Global Elite for the past 8 months). I agree that the scrollwheel is far from perfect, but it's OK for bunnyhopping.

Will consider a change whenever Zowie/BenQ releases the new batch, but mostly for the all black design.

I don't like the 16 notch wheel for b-hopping, it feels slow to register I don't know if that's because of the wheel itself or possibly the firmware.
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After I said bump it & decided to stick with my Zowie Ec1-a, I ordered one from Rexflo.net. I expected it would arrive Thursday or Friday because I had no idea where they are based out of. Turns out they are right out here in So-Cal near me(less than 45 away), package was sent yesterday & arrives today, it will be a good day.

On another note, I presume that after Zowie/Q get this latest reversion batch out to all of the retailers, they plan to announce the new version & what not by say June-August at the latest(should be on sale by the Holidays which is good). Hopefully they will kill the LED light in the EC series & revamp the scroll to have less of a hassle with RMA's, in turn saving them more $ which all businesses would like. I got high hopes for you Zowie 'We Gon'See'.

Edit: I would do a review on how the mouse feels & what not however, I see no point, everyone knows by now.lol
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post #168 of 413
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Originally Posted by Dasher View Post

Zowies current gen mice (Huanos + black shell + white logos/wheel) still have scroll wheel problems.Some more some less.
I had white FK1, ZA11, ZA12 and had to sent them all back, because they all were skipping scrolls (mostly while scrolling up) and were therefore unreliable for any serious MP gaming. :/
Currently I'm on a "yellow" FK1. It skips scrolls as well, but not as often as the white ones.

How did you recognize the "skipping scrolls"?
I tested this in a chrome browser and got some skips when scrolling up. But then I realized that's an "issue" due to the browser. Tested this in Notepad++ and windows explorer and not a single scroll was skipped then (both directions). So I hope you didn't RMA your mice due to this mistake!
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How did you recognize the "skipping scrolls"?
I tested this in a chrome browser and got some skips when scrolling up. But then I realized that's an "issue" due to the browser. Tested this in Notepad++ and windows explorer and not a single scroll was skipped then (both directions). So I hope you didn't RMA your mice due to this mistake!
since he mentioned mp gaming im sure he just jumped randomly because he has jumping set to scroll wheel
post #170 of 413
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After I said bump it & decided to stick with my Zowie Ec1-a, I ordered one from Rexflo.net. I expected it would arrive Thursday or Friday because I had no idea where they are based out of. Turns out they are right out here in So-Cal near me(less than 45 away), package was sent yesterday & arrives today, it will be a good day.

On another note, I presume that after Zowie/Q get this latest reversion batch out to all of the retailers, they plan to announce the new version & what not by say June-August at the latest(should be on sale by the Holidays which is good). Hopefully they will kill the LED light in the EC series & revamp the scroll to have less of a hassle with RMA's, in turn saving them more $ which all businesses would like. I got high hopes for you Zowie 'We Gon'See'.

Edit: I would do a review on how the mouse feels & what not however, I see no point, everyone knows by now.lol

I see you in every new thread saying that you ordered a new mouse and you're going to buy yet another biggrin.gif kind of confusing. Also like that falcon guy who didn't like the Castor because of the coating. Heh.
I find the ec1/ec2 to be great shapes really, I haven't really had the scrollwheel issue. But then again I don't understand people who bhop with the wheel. I would never depend on the wheel in comp gaming. I use 99% on kb
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