SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Gaming Mouse (Black)
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This compact ambidextrous mouse operates with 9375 Frames Per Second at movement speeds of 50 Inches Per Second and supports customizable polling rate (between 125-1000Hz) with as little as 1 millisecond delay between the mouse and the computer. SteelSeries Kinzu is compact, lightweight, optical and is in a league of its own when it comes to reliability and stability.
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Performance: I had been using Razer Deathadder for about 4 years with the 1800 dpi setting. This 3200 cpi setting from Kinzu is just way too sensitive for me. Thus I tune it down to 1600 cpi. With this setting, there is no positive acceleration as stated by some users. I guess Kinzu probably works better with the high sensitivity setting. Using a razer megasoma with Kinzu, I don't notice any drag. Nothing good or bad in term of the gliding.
Function: No extra function. I don't mind that too much, but I know some users hated mouse without the side buttons.
I guess Kinzu works best for small/ medium handed users with a claw or finger tip grip who uses medium to high sensitivity settings.
I will update this review once I got my Func Archetype mouse pad to share some thoughts if the tracking and gliding works better on that surface.
Apology for my poor English if there is any mistake.
The mouse wheel also functions great- not overly sensitive, not dull, but with great feedback. The mouse has no extra buttons with the exception of the DPi button which I never really use. If you're looking for a mouse with more buttons... Well, you're probably looking elsewhere already.
As far as the physical aspects go, this mouse is an easy 5/5, especially considering the price. And that's the score I would give it if it weren't for it's other problems...
About a month after I started using this mouse, it began to randomly do a double left click, and sometimes a triple or quad click, off of a single click. This is disastrous for most games and can make web browsing annoying as hell too. (I'll sometimes click the "new tab" button in Opera and end up with 2 new ones instead.)
It became more and more frequent until I finally had to unplug the mouse. Now this is where it gets weird... a couple weeks later I tried the mouse out again on a whim, and noticed that it didn't do random left clicks anymore! Yay! I was happy until I realized while the left click magically fixed itself, the RIGHT button instead now will randomly double click. I'd say this is overall less annoying than a double left click, but it doesn't matter- it's simply unacceptable for any mouse.
A search around the internet revealed many more people with this same problem, so I imagine it's some manufacturing problem. Hopefully Steel Series can work it out with future models- because the double clicking problem aside, this is an easy 5 star mouse in my book.
For a small inexpensive mouse, the Kinzu is perfect. Very fast, light and precise.
I prefer the texture of this mouse and some of its cousins over anyother mouse I have used; fingers never slip around on the buttons and it is very comfortable. The sides of the mouse are textured a little more heavily, and sadly as one negative point the texture where my thumb rests has started to degrade. However the texture has not become smooth in this spot, just altered.
The cable is braided and very long, no issue there. The scroll wheel is fantastic for me, maybe a touch light compared to other mice. I have mainly used this for playing Starcraft II and is performed flawlessly there. Personally I did not like it as much for Battlefield BC2 or 3. This mouse also seems to work better on hard mats or even on the surface of a desk itself over cloth mats. It could be the quality of clothmat I used, but for such a light mouse I find harder surfaces to be better.
I have never had any tracking issues or problems with this mouse. Really cannot go wrong at this price.
For any SC2 folks....really an annoyance when you click a probe away from a mineral line and every single one leaves!
Before this started happening I would tell anyone it's the best mouse I've ever used. I guess it still is but I can no longer trust it for gaming. Still very functional for regular use.