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I feel like I'm the only one hating all current Zowie mice and i can absolutely not understand why they are so popular and hyped.

I tried the ZA11, ZA12, ZA13, FK1 and the EC2-A and performed significantly worse with everyone of them. I gave every mouse between 2 weeks and a month time to get used to but it seemed like they are completely useless to me.

Mainly talking about sensor-feeling and shape. While shape is preference ofcourse (i got hand cramps and had very bad control with every single of those shapes tho, palm/claw user with midsize hands) i feel like the Zowie 3310 implementation is smoothed or has a delay in some way that makes it perform just worse.

Hard to describe but the 3310 in Mionix mice and KPM for example felt MUCH more responsive for me. With zowie mice i seem to have really bad control over my aiming and had a much harder time to hit my shots consistently.

Seeing as even a large majority of CSGO pros changed to Zowie recently, letting their long-time used mice behind them, I just don't get whats making them so popular. Am i really the only one feeling the bad sluggish/smoothed cursor-movement on their mice?


On every site where people ask for a good mouse for csgo, everyone is always recommending Zowie mice first. Whats making them so special? Bad sensor feeling, cheap faulty mousewheels, 0815 shapes with bad weight distribution (in my opinion).

I'm really wondering myself if i just have weird preferences or if they are overrated as hell (and why). would like to hear some thoughts from u guys
Edited by crzg - 5/30/16 at 9:39pm
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Am i really the only one feeling the bad sluggish/smoothed cursor-movement on their mice?

The older 3090s felt fine to me on 450 DPI and 2300 DPI, but the newer ones are absolutely unusable for me because of how they feel so delayed, it feels like I'm moving and I don't get a response until several moments later, it's gross. The normal FK was fine for me, but the Kinzu (v1, Sudden Attack) has taken that mouse's seat on my desk. thumb.gif
    
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it feels like I'm moving and I don't get a response until several moments later, it's gross.

Yep, exactly this! Glad I'm not the only one feeling it cigar.gif
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Never had a sluggish feeling cursor in either my white logo or benq fk1 or za11 and za12. Definitely feel it in my ec1-a and ec2-a; something I never understood why. Reason for me having such a collection of zowie is because I bought them all at different times and tried them out past return date and then said oh well another for the collection drawer. But that's the life of many here on these forums lol. Anyways, they all have their smoothing, due to the implementation of the 3310 itself. As for the shape, it's all preference. Seems like you hate the shape and that's prefectly fine. Since zowie offer so many different variances in shape they are able to cater to more users but not all users. Zowies sensor implementation is meh but I still perform fine with mine, and as previously mentioned my fk1's sensor somehow lacks that noticeable smoothing in my other zowie mice and on top of that I just adore the shape of the fk1. Logged so much hours with it that it is basically an extension of the arm now. Also the weight in zowie mice is an attractive feature for many. Other than the weight and shape, zowie really is just hype amongst amateur csgo players just because pros use them (and since benq bought zowie they have more sponsorship capability). Sorry if I talked in circle a bit I'm pretty tired. But in summary zowie isn't anything to write home about aside if the shape is perfect for you. Just gotta keep on lookin for a perfect fit.
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The older 3090s felt fine to me on 450 DPI and 2300 DPI, but the newer ones are absolutely unusable for me because of how they feel so delayed, it feels like I'm moving and I don't get a response until several moments later, it's gross. The normal FK was fine for me, but the Kinzu (v1, Sudden Attack) has taken that mouse's seat on my desk. thumb.gif

I feel the same way, my EC1 evo felt fine like any 3090, but the Zowie 3310s just don't feel right, especially if you compare to a DA or 3366 mouse. Also, I hate the coating they use now.
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I stick to my 3090 FK and AM-FG. At some point I will put the 3090 into the ZA13.
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Laggy Zowie biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlFFiTSdLOY

cant argue with those results. luminosity use zowie
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Laggy Zowie biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlFFiTSdLOY
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cant argue with those results. luminosity use zowie

Cold be using that special Zowie mouse.
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So Cloud9 are playing in my city this weekend and I have been watching them play for the last two days.

I can't remember if skadoodle is using a g100s or a g402. I'll have to check tomorrow.

n0thing is using a g100s. He was kind enough to give me a minute of his time and I asked him if he had a g303 or a g402 board in there as some rumours suggest. He answered that he was testing one on stream months ago with a g303 board inside and the rumors started because he had mentioned it briefly. He also mentioned that he wanted to try using it in matches but he was denied by Logitech it seems. I truly believe n0thing was being totally honest with me (and I thank him for that) and I can understand Logitech's reasoning.

shroud is using a plane g302.
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