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Hi guys, I'm back again for another mouse review/opinion. This time its the Zowie Mico. I will be testing it with a used but in good condition Razer Goliathus Speed black cloth mouse pad.

Positive acceleration
The Mico's sensor is unique in that it doesn't have any positive acceleration until you approach its perfect control speed. On the 400 and 800CPI steps a slow, medium and even a fast swipe ends up with zero positive acceleration but when I purposely swipe really fast a hair of positive acceleration shows up. This isn't a problem for me because I won't be swiping that fast and I doubt many would even with really low sensitivities but I did find it strange because no other sensor that I have used behaves like this.

Perfect control speed.
I don't have a way to measure it exactly so ill just say it feels higher than my MX518 but lower than my Deathadder 3G. It's Plenty for me, much higher than the CM storm spawn that I tried.

Prediction

The Mico definitely has prediction and I felt it immediately. It feels just barely less than that of the EC2/MX518. This isn't a deal breaker for me but I would prefer the prediction to be less.

Jitter
Thankfully my Mico has zero jitter on the 400 or 800CPI steps.

Lift off distance
On my goliathus speed it stops tracking at two cd's but it actually feels like it stops tracking right after the first. Nice and low.

Buttons
The Mico uses huano micro switches and they feel awesome, the clicks are crisp and require a good amount of force to trigger.

Scroll wheel
The wheel is too easy to spin through each tick, there needs to be more resistance at each bump. I can see myself making mistakes with it because of this. Not a deal breaker but it gets a meh from me.

Shape
The shape is very simple but I like it a lot. It's borderline too small for me so I'm forced to finger tip it but It still feels great. The cord is average, not vacuum cleaner thick like the CM spawn but not as thin as the preferred DA 3G.

Weight
The low weight of the mico makes it feel extremely nimble in my hand compared to the DA that I have been using for the past few months.

Build quality
One small annoyance I have with this mouse is that the buttons can actually make contact with each other which causes an awful loud popping noise that makes you think you broke the switch or the mouse. This can happen when only pressing one of the buttons.

Other than that everything else seems fine, I just hope it lasts.

Conclusion
Its not perfect but its a keeper
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EDIT: I found a weird tracking bug (too good to be true right?) while browsing the web using the auto scrolling feature where you click the mouse wheel button and move the mouse up or down to scroll pages for you...... Well the Mico sometimes JUMPS many pixels to the side.... It takes some time to reproduce this on both the talent and the goliathus so im not sure if this will be a huge problem Its definitely noticeable while in game. Example of the bug highlighted below, again I'm just moving the mouse up and down, not to the side. This happens at 400 and 800CPI. It does this moving from side to side as well.

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Where did you order from? Newegg insist on charging for shipping and the clowns at amazon don't know how to stock a product...
 

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Where did you order from? Newegg insist on charging for shipping and the clowns at amazon don't know how to stock a product...
After being let down by the spawn I gave in and paid for the tax and shipping at newegg. It turned out to be a fast 2 day delivery so I guess it was worth it.
 

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Alright thanks. Just iffy bout the scroll wheel and grip. some SC2 players say they start degrading fast :\
 

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So you finally found a mouse that you can live with?
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Good news, but really for guys who tend to use the scroll wheel alot / plam grips / big hand users.

Anyways, that nice news.
I'm still looking forward to what CM gonna offer with the new A3050, the 3090 is nice but I think it could be alot better.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Wow im suprised. A keeper. Its a shame that it doesnt have any side buttons as that would of got me testing one. Im not that keen on symetrical either.
 

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So you finally found a mouse that you can live with?
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Good news, but really for guys who tend to use the scroll wheel alot / plam grips / big hand users.

Anyways, that nice news.
I'm still looking forward to what CM gonna offer with the new A3050, the 3090 is nice but I think it could be alot better.

Thanks for sharing.
What mouse will use that that new sensor? Will it be optical?
 

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Buttons
The Mico uses huano micro switches and they feel awesome, the clicks are crisp and require a good amount of force to trigger.
i cant find in internet where to buy huano microswitches, it will be awesome to mod my 3.0 with them (guess ill go with yellow 3m switches found in pt valor)

can u make a test with circles in comparisation with mx518 in order to show the prediction?
 

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When you press m1 and m2, theres sideways play in the buttons, so its possible to hook one button under the other when you press both at the same time, which upon release causes the loud popping sound you mention. Silly design flaw indeed.
 

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What mouse will use that that new sensor? Will it be optical?
Optical, according to the techincal numbers its gonna be great, but since the A3090 case I dont want to say anything untill proofs of tests.
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When you press m1 and m2, theres sideways play in the buttons, so its possible to hook one button under the other when you press both at the same time, which upon release causes the loud popping sound you mention. Silly design flaw indeed.
Doesnt really a issue since no one tend to press both m1 and m1 in the same time, but yeah that a flaw.
 

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Doesnt really a issue since no one tend to press both m1 and m1 in the same time, but yeah that a flaw.
It only happens with the right click even when its pressed by itself without pressing the left click.
 

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So far the only con for me with this mouse have been the small mousefeet and the surface starts to get shiny and easily sticky after a while. The buttons are slightly too hard to press also
 

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So far the only con for me with this mouse have been the small mousefeet and the surface starts to get shiny and easily sticky after a while. The buttons are slightly too hard to press also
Rofl does like acid leak from hands ? I've had no issues like that.

Also, I love the switches. It took a day or two to get used to them but now its like i dont even wanna go back.

My only complaint is that my blue led that lights the scroll wheel seems intermittent. The purple flickers and the blue is almost non existent. Probably just a flawed diode.

Fortunately, Zowie offered to replace the mouse for me. Ill likely send it back next week and use my EC2 in the meantime while i wait for a replacement.
 

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Rofl does like acid leak from hands ? I've had no issues like that.

Also, I love the switches. It took a day or two to get used to them but now its like i dont even wanna go back.
I think I had it quite a bit longer than you. It gets shiny next to the scrollwheel and where you have your thumb otherwise its fine. And the shinyness doesn't make it less easy to grip, its just a matter of appearance
 

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I think I had it quite a bit longer than you. It gets shiny next to the scrollwheel and where you have your thumb otherwise its fine. And the shinyness doesn't make it less easy to grip, its just a matter of appearance
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Rofl does like acid leak from hands ? I've had no issues like that.

Also, I love the switches. It took a day or two to get used to them but now its like i dont even wanna go back.

My only complaint is that my blue led that lights the scroll wheel seems intermittent. The purple flickers and the blue is almost non existent. Probably just a flawed diode.

Fortunately, Zowie offered to replace the mouse for me. Ill likely send it back next week and use my EC2 in the meantime while i wait for a replacement.
Can you guys confirm that the scroll-wheel become a totally crap after month+ of use?
 

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The mico has prediction? that's a shame... that might be a dealbreaker for me
The prediction isn't that heavy, like I said its less than the MX518/EC2 so you might be able to play with it, I suggest giving it a try.

I have been using mice with very low prediction for the last year or so (NDC DA3G + Xai) and my aim is absolutely awful right now with the MicO which I assume is because of the prediction... I really hope I can get used to it.
 

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When you press m1 and m2, theres sideways play in the buttons, so its possible to hook one button under the other when you press both at the same time, which upon release causes the loud popping sound you mention. Silly design flaw indeed.
You were right, the buttons aren't hitting the bottom of the mouse like I thought they were but like you said they are hitting each other even while only pressing one at a time. Cutting away some material should fix it though.

EDIT: Yeah, 30 seconds with a file and the problem is gone.
 

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Derp, can you test the 1600 dpi setting for problems. Maybe zowie has fixed the 1600 dpi setting on newer Mico's.
 
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