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avior 7000 by mionix (review) (18 comments)
Posted by chickenfluGR @ 07:40 CST, 1 December 2013 - iMsg
Edited by chickenfluGR at 07:41 CST, 1 December 2013 - 11377 Hits
zowie AM (102 comments)
Posted by chickenfluGR @ 07:30 CDT, 4 November 2011 - iMsg
* Ambidextrous mouse developed by legendary CS-player Abdisamad ‘SpawN’ Mohamed
* Two thumb buttons on both sides to comfortably serve left- or right-handed users
* Easy to switch between left- and right-hand functionality, no drivers needed
* Optical encoder mouse wheel system for increased durability
* 450 / 1150 / 2300 DPI adjustment
* Adjustable USB report rate 125 / 500 / 1000 Hz
* ZOWIE custom-designed lens for a very low lift-off distance = 1.5 ~ 1.8mm
* Operating system: Win2000/XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X v10.2 after

* DPI (Dots Per Inch): 450/1150/2300
* Connector: USB
* Buttons: 5
* Length of cable: 2m / 6.6 ft

Length: 125 mm / 4.92 in
Width: 60 mm / 2.36 in
Height: 39mm / 1.53 in
Weight: 88g (without cable)

The ZOWIE AM will be available for purchase in December:

Asia: Beginning of December
Europe: Beginning of December
North America: Middle of December

ZOWIE GEAR - Introducing ZOWIE AM - new ambidextrous mouse

Edited by chickenfluGR at 07:33 CDT, 4 November 2011 - 30653 Hits
anybody with DA BE and artisan kai red ? (19 comments)
Posted by chickenfluGR @ 05:31 CDT, 8 April 2011 - iMsg
I'm thinking of getting that combo, so ....

1)how's the tracking on artisan kai g3 red HARD ? any noticeable jitter ? I don't care much about LOD

2) do the stock feet produce scraping ? will i need hyperglides ? do i have to put them on top or as replacements ?

3) Will i be to able to configure the DA to go between 3 profiles ( 450dpi/500hz - 900dpi/500hz 1800dpi/500hz ) each time i press that button on the bottom ?
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mx518 and/or zowie ec2 users plz help! (17 comments)
Posted by chickenfluGR @ 13:30 CST, 14 February 2011 - iMsg
I'll make my story as short as possible, during this month i had an immense amount of free time so i decided to spend it playing l4d2 and CSS as often as possible, as some of you may know, both games now support raw input.

I've found myself switching mice all the time, abyssus has 1000hz out of the box, rubber coating on top which feels pretty nice but the sharp edges and the whole shape sometimes irritates me plus we all know how jittery can its tracking be on most clothpads ( even on func-c series which i'm using right ) , explorer 3.0 fits my hand like a glove, but it's kinda to big when i want to do tight turns with a 30cm/360 sens, zowie ms 1.1 black is feels more "manouverable" but it doesn't fit my hand like 3.0 plus its grip isn't very good, if my palm sweats then it feels slippery and hard to control, if it is clean and dry then the mouse surface sticks to my hand almost like glue, not very pleasant really.

mx510 has rubbber on the sides and decent ergonomics in general but it can't do 500hz, plus i kinda need 1800dpi for l4d2. oh here are my settings for reference : 120hz 1680*1080 mark C fix win7 64bit hidusbf 500hz tweak 6/11 windows pointer speed, sensitiivty 1.0 dpi 1800 ~ 30cm/360

Soooo, i bought a brand new mx518, the one with black logitech G5 like feet and the 1800dpi sensor, i got 3 problems so far.

1) 500hz through hidusbf utility is not very consistent, mouserate.exe shows 498 499 500 248 499 498 etc

2) If i use sensitivity 3.0 and 400dpi in CSS ( raw input enabled of course ) and do try to do a whole 360 turn by basically moving my hand very fast across the pad then the mouse skips and my crosshair points down on the floor

3) I get negative accel in l4d2 using the settings mentioned above, ( only if i do fast swipes of course ) i couldn't notice any negative accel at 1800dpi while i was using abyssus, is that normal ? What kind of shitty sensor is that ?

Do you think that zowie ec2 will suit me ? how is the malfunction speed at 500 and 1000dpi ? ( 1000dpi + 1.8 ingame sens equals to 1800 and 1.0 sens which in turn equals to 400dpi and 4.5 sens, right ? ) Any european store atm with a good offer or something ? The plastic sides on abyssus didn't irrate me that much, so should i get the black version ? looks so sexy :D

Thanks for your attention :)
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Posted by chickenfluGR @ 05:56 CST, 2 December 2009 - iMsg
I know that some people here got about 20-30 in their possesion mice just for testing ( yes i'm talking about McFly ) but what about mousepads ? Since the summer of 2004 i have bought more than a dozen of pads, here's my list

corepad original,eyepad, eyepad XL,qck,steelpad 4D, sharkoon 1337XL ,corepad magna, icemat, corepad victory, steelseries SP, puretrak talent, zowie G-RF, everglide titan (x2) masterpad lowsense, qpad, qpad ct,noidpad, funcf30r(x2), func u30r,func c-series

Out of all these here are the worst ones, these pads were just a wate of money from my point of view , i make about 300 euros a week nowdays but I still feel like i threw money in the sea.

corepad magna + icemat V2 black : these should be fine, back in the 2004 when i was using mx310 - claw grip - 800dpi - high sens - left hand ( yes you heard that right ) corepad original was pretty good

But now i that i always use my dominant hand to aim and low sens ( usually 40cm/360 with a IE 3.0 plus hyperglides MS-3 ) those 2 pads were just horrible, If i had still corepad original on my possesion for some testing i would have never bought the other 2 glass pads in the first place.

Good news is that magna cost me about 24$ minus shipping from an american shop and icemat only 35 euros (including shipping )from a german shop, why do I hate them ? They were too uncomfortable ( hands do not slide well on glass at all !! ) and their friction was kinda high compared to steelseries SP and func f30r not to mention they were too small for my sens anyways, i thought i could adjust by increasing it but no dice.

masterpad lowsense : just HORRIBLE, stay away !!!

corepad victory : the thing was an utter dissapointment from the very start, i thought that it would feel like the rough side of my steelpad 4D (which had already wore out both ways after 2 months of extensive use :( ) but no, those jackasses sold me a smooth pad instead, i mean c'mon who prefers a smooth plastic surface instead of a rough one ? I was determined to give it a fair try tho but after some weeks of use it became even slower, i tried core-wax with no results, in the end I gave it away to a cs kid and never looked back.

func c-series : really bad too, i thought this was supposed to be another hybrid pad but it's just another clothpad with some fancy painting, no sense of slickness at all, my zowie G-RF is faster and more suitable for microcorrections than this POS and it's made of 100% pure water resistant cloth, only good thing about it is its cool packaging.

func surfaceX : i bought it thinking that it was just like a func F30R XL, only thinner, god i was wrong !!! i stuck it above my old worn out titan (it has reusable glue in the back) and the thing wore out(became even slower) in about 20 mins of cs 1.6 deathmatch !!! btw it says func u-series U30R, maybe they send me the wrong pad ?

qck+ fnatic limited edition : This pad must be the fastest clothpad i ever used, the glide is pretty similar with the one of a "fresh" puretrak talent, not only that but it you don't feel ANY kind of texture when you move the mouse, zulu said that its feel is pretty close to goliathus speed, ( never tried one tho ) i mean seriously, WTF ? not only i feel like i have little control over the mouse movements but its cloth feels kinda sticky to my skin, making the whole experience unfomfortable and slightly annoying, 2 major pros for this pad , 1 ) VERY fast and smooth glide, if you are in for that kind of thing, i can't tell if it will stay that way for long tho 2) NO jitter that i could detect with abyssus, not that it really matters now, i'm currently using and zowie 1.1 black and considering buying a ec2 black too

coolermaster DP CS-X : pretty similar to qck+ fnatic only the color and thickness changes, a little bit jittery with the abyssus but that's it, same gay stickyness that makes my wrist feel weird

Anyway i guess that sums it up, i'm about to order my third func F30R now and stick it on top of the titan + surfaceX fail combo :P

If you want any info on the other pads of my collection feel free to ask, don't hesitate to post your own pad-dissapointments too :)

edit : i was talking about zowie G-RF, i DO NOT own zowie G-TF

edit 2 : more pads( and money :( ) to the trash bin !!! qck+ fnatic coolermaster dp2 cs-x, atleast i have finally found the perfect one for my needs, zowie g-tf !!! i don't care if it wears out the very next day, i'd still buy a second one in a heartbeat :D
Edited by chickenfluGR at 06:53 CST, 15 February 2011 - 28257 Hits
logitech G1 @ 400dpi ? (8 comments)
Posted by chickenfluGR @ 05:40 CST, 21 January 2009 - iMsg
I just got a g1 mouse that i won on ebay for 20 euros total, problem is that i installed setpoint 4.7 in hope that here will be a setting for reducing the dpi to 400, but no luck, should i try mouseware 9.80 + mouseware advanced utility ? any other alternatives ? i don't think setting the windows sens lower than 6/11 actually works, at least not in UT2k4

btw would 800dpi give me negative accel on a 40cm/360 sens playing games without direct input @ 125 1024*768 120hz / 1280/960 100hz ( guess i'll have to test it myself when i get back home
Edited by chickenfluGR at 05:43 CST, 21 January 2009 - 4248 Hits
want to buy xtrac hybrid (8 comments)
Posted by chickenfluGR @ 03:26 CST, 23 December 2008 - iMsg
this roundup of a experienced ET player got me sold ,he seems to be as picky in mouse surfaces as i am :) i really want to try it no matter the cost but every single retailer listed here won't ship to greece or won't have it in stock !

Can someone help me out ? i just send an email to xtrac too
Edited by chickenfluGR at 00:08 CST, 24 December 2008 - 3985 Hits
getting rid of the in-game mouse accel (2 comments)
Posted by chickenfluGR @ 13:11 CST, 23 November 2008 - iMsg
after googling i've found many threads about this issue

but which solution from these provided is the best one ? i just want the mouse to feel as close to ut2k4 as possible even though i know this game uses a different engine
Edited by chickenfluGR at 13:12 CST, 23 November 2008 - 6975 Hits
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