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post #41 of 55
They are very thin. I double stacked my ZA12 at first. When I pulled them off they peeled off like sticky paper more than a hard plastic.



Replaced them properly with Hyperglides. biggrin.gif

     
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post #42 of 55
Guess you haven't bought many mice yet. There are quite a few brands that include the mousefeets in the package: Ducky Secret, Asus ROG Gladius, a Sharkoon which I forgot the model, also Newmen GX-series, they always give spare feets.
post #43 of 55
lol this love hate zowie talk amuses me.

con zowie - what's so good about them when they're missing this and that?
pro zowie - because they don't use useless ricer **** they're pure performance

What's "pure" performance again? Actual performance? The internals aren't better than say, logitech, mionix or steelseries.
Performance to price ratio? Zowie mice doesn't cost less than say, logitech, mionix or steelseries.

So what exactly is this "pure performance" actually supposed to be? I don't think some people realize how badly they've fallen for the "less is more" fad. "Less is More" is all good if you're paying less to cut off redundant stuff that isn't needed. "Less is More" in zowies case is more like paying more for less. Both is "less is more" except one is laughably stupid.
post #44 of 55
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mice doesn't cost less than say, logitech, mionix or steelseries..
Considering I've seen G502's, Rivals, Deathadders, G303 go for litearllt $30, but I've never seen a zowie go that low, even tough it doesn't even have lights, software or other features like these mice do , they also cost a bit more just from comparing on amazon.

Don't even hate the company, however they do get a lot of praise here from what I've seen.
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So what exactly is this "pure performance" actually supposed to be? I don't think some people realize how badly they've fallen for the "less is more" fad. "Less is More" is all good if you're paying less to cut off redundant stuff that isn't needed. "Less is More" in zowies case is more like paying more for less. Both is "less is more" except one is laughably stupid.
I'm usually more on the hate side of this argument, but you have to give Zowie that you can adjust polling rate and LOD/do surface calibration stuff without a driver. With most (if not all?) other mice you need to install the device-specific driver and software and with Logitech for example even have the software running constantly to keep your settings (G400, dunno about the latest models). Even disregarding that the proprietary drivers and software often are pretty crudely coded pieces of dirt that come with all types of problems, here is where Zowie actually does "less is more" right in that especially professional players that attend LANs will have less problems setting up and doing so quickly. I generally agree though: Zowie's price point is not consistent with the philosophy and they are still apparently not investing more back into QC and R&D, or so I have to believe from their newest "innovation" simply being OMRON switches in their mice, which then turned out to double-click too... People have literally pasted code in this forum on how you can safely debounce even the more jittery switches with minimal latency and they can't do either.
post #46 of 55
all of logitech's newer (g502, 402, 30x) ones have onboard memory
not sure about 602 and 700s
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All of the new Logitech G releases have onboard memory...
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So what exactly is this "pure performance" actually supposed to be? I don't think some people realize how badly they've fallen for the "less is more" fad. "Less is More" is all good if you're paying less to cut off redundant stuff that isn't needed. "Less is More" in zowies case is more like paying more for less. Both is "less is more" except one is laughably stupid.

I pay for the best shape available coupled with good internals. The less is more doesn't really affect me. I don't mind drivers as long as the mouse have onboard memory.

Let's say if Logitech were to publish a mouse with FK2 shape with G303 internals, I would make the switch in a heartbeat.
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all of logitech's newer (g502, 402, 30x) ones have onboard memory
not sure about 602 and 700s
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All of the new Logitech G releases have onboard memory...
Does that mean they retain the polling rate though? I'd think you still have to install the driver and run the software to set that.
post #50 of 55
You only need LGS to set up the mouse. Then just uninstall it and mouse will work with w/e settings you've set. That, of course, does not apply to G100S since there's no memory.
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