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Zowie FK1 gaming mouse review

Rating: 8.0.

Peripheral makers love to stand out from the crowd. That often means adding any number of features to their latest peripheral just to catch your eye, be it new colour schemes, lighting options, adjustable weights or anything else they can think of. That is all well and good, but what if you don’t want a laser sensor, or remappable buttons and adjustable weights? What if you want something nice and simple, with a few buttons, a reasonable DPI and a tried and tested optical sensor?

That is the type of gamer Zowie is hoping to appeal to with its new FK1 mouse. 

  • Ambidextrous mouse developed for claw grip usage.
  • Two thumb buttons on both sides to comfortably serve left- and right-handed users.
  • Plug and Play (no drivers needed).
  • Easy to switch between left- and right-hand functionality.
  • 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 DPI adjustment.
  • Adjustable USB report rate 125 / 500 / 1000 Hz.
  • Perfect lift-off distance = 1.5 ~ 1.8mm.
  • Operating system: Win2000/XP/VISTA/7/8; Mac OS X v10.2 after.

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  • l4c10r

    The mouse isn’t come with the PMW3310DH sensor form Pixart? I know, i know it’s nearly the same as old Avago 3310, but some of the updates make this sensor able to work with nearly 0 prediction and acceleration. So maybe that’s the reason of feeling? it’s like an updated avago. But i’m confused, cause a lot of reviews goes 50/50 with the name of sensor. And yea, i want to change my mouse asap and im thinking about this little fella.

  • 0BZEN

    It’s the same sensor, different names. It’s basically licensing shenanigans.

    Very similar to my FK 2013. Feels a little bit bigger and weightier. It’s still a relatively narrow mouse, but I find it comfortable and easy to grip / lift. The scroll wheel is definitely improved. smoother, and weightier, no rattle. That’s the main things I picked up so far. Oh and 4 DPI levels available versus three. Buttons feel higher quality (the plastic squeaked for a while on the FK 2013 and were a bit looser).

    Camade cable bungie was bundled with it. It’s actually quite nice, and does the job. No worries about cables anymore.

    Using a Goliathus Speed. Some recommend the QCK / QCK+

    Maybe also worth waiting for the EC2 Evo update with the 3310.