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Hey all,

Basically I'm wondering if there would be any point in waiting to buy the BenQ branded FK1 pictured here:

http://zowie.benq.com/mice/fk-1

Or just buy the FK1 the majority of you are familiar with here:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_279_275&item_id=074000


As I live in Canada, there's no telling when the revised version will hit the stores here, and it could be a matter of months if not a couple quarters depending on demand.

If I'm understanding correctly, the only difference between the yellow version and the new branded one is the new Omron switches (I like Huano and Omron equally) and the colouration, right? And considering that most of the tension from the clicks comes from the shell of the FK itself, that difference should be minimal.

What do you guys think? Wait or buy?

Opinions are much appreciated.
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Hey all,

Basically I'm wondering if there would be any point in waiting to buy the BenQ branded FK1 pictured here:

http://zowie.benq.com/mice/fk-1

Or just buy the FK1 the majority of you are familiar with here:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_279_275&item_id=074000


As I live in Canada, there's no telling when the revised version will hit the stores here, and it could be a matter of months if not a couple quarters depending on demand.

If I'm understanding correctly, the only difference between the yellow version and the new branded one is the new Omron switches (I like Huano and Omron equally) and the colouration, right? And considering that most of the tension from the clicks comes from the shell of the FK itself, that difference should be minimal.

What do you guys think? Wait or buy?

Opinions are much appreciated.

The newer variants have the old 16 notch scroll wheel. It should not have the same scrolling issues as the 24 notch version.
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There was a review on here somewhere and he said he couldn't really tell the difference between the omrons or the huanos. So I guess pick which one you like the colors of better.
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