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SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition Review

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MiNiMaL_FuSS 30th January 2012, 10:39 Quote
Sounds worse than the original Kinzu, which gets mighty reviews and praise almost universally. What a step backwards :(
Digi 30th January 2012, 11:06 Quote
Razer Deathadder here, as simple as it gets without being stupid about it. High quality, high precision, good drivers.
wuyanxu 30th January 2012, 11:12 Quote
no thumb button and still asks for 30 quid? whaaaat?

agree with Paul, all mouse should have at least a thumb button. it's like scroll wheel, it's not a bonus feature, it's a MUST! i mean, how else are people going to do Push-to-talk?
bigc90210 30th January 2012, 11:28 Quote
feely = freely
bigc90210 30th January 2012, 11:29 Quote
although i do like feely... :D
FelixTech 30th January 2012, 12:07 Quote
Replace the DPI button with a thumb button and we'd have a much better proposition...
KiNETiK 30th January 2012, 12:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Digi
Razer Deathadder here, as simple as it gets without being stupid about it. High quality, high precision, good drivers.

+1. I really like the Deathadder as well, in fact I am onto my second one after the left mouse button started to die from too much gaming.. I don't particularly like Razer's recent price hikes though on their products. Makes them seem a little expensive now.
lehtv 30th January 2012, 13:30 Quote
Where's the list of features, size measurements and such? 3/10 for the review
dBass 30th January 2012, 15:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
no thumb button and still asks for 30 quid? whaaaat?

agree with Paul, all mouse should have at least a thumb button. it's like scroll wheel, it's not a bonus feature, it's a MUST! i mean, how else are people going to do Push-to-talk?
Agreed, you can get mice for <£10 that have thumb buttons so there's no excuse not to have them.
Telltale Boy 30th January 2012, 16:11 Quote
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These aren’t the only criteria to asses a mouse by however

I certainly had to the read that sentence twice.
Eiffie 30th January 2012, 19:16 Quote
I guess I must be one of those weird gamers who doesn't like tons of buttons on the mouse I'm using. I enjoy left click, right click and clicking the mouse wheel, that's it. I picked up a $40 razer Krait which I don't think is made anymore and have been using it for the past two years or so. Works great without drivers but the quality leaves a lot to be desired. The black rubber-ish coating is wearing off on my fingers after long sessions. Honestly this mouse looks like a instant buy for me since it's simple and has good build quality. Not crazy about mice that come with tons of driver options either but I'm sure I could just plug and play this guy and it would be fine for my style.
The_Beast 30th January 2012, 22:04 Quote
No forward/back button = 100% fail


Even just for internet browsing I wouldn't want a mouse without forward/back
impar 30th January 2012, 22:14 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
No forward/back button = 100% fail
Yep.
Its even worse if you use those buttons on FPSs.
The_Beast 30th January 2012, 22:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!

Yep.
Its even worse if you use those buttons on FPSs.

Exactly, I use the forward for my sidearm and back for my primary weapon. I'd like even more buttons and the next mouse I buy will have at least 3 side buttons so that I can deploy med kit/M320/RPG/....... with the 3rd or 4th button.
rogerrabbits 31st January 2012, 02:12 Quote
Calling high end mice willy waving is a bit weird for a tech site reviewer. I've got an 8 button mouse (g500), and all 8 of those are assigned to do stuff when I play an MMO. Especially when you play as a healer, you need to be able to do stuff quickly. If I had more than 8 buttons, I would use them. Currently they do this:

1) Quick heal
2) Big heal
3) Heal over time
4) Group heal
5) My Oh **** button (engages harm shield)
6) Alt Tab (I play two accounts at the same time so it's great for that)
7) Macro 1 (does some basic attacks which always need to be done at the start start of each fight)
8) Macro 2 (does some further attacks which usually needs to be done on big fights)

If I had more, I could probably find a use for them. I also wouldn't mind having a wireless version of a mouse like this too, but I have issues with wifi interference so I'm still using wired for now. I use most of these buttons even when I'm browsing too. Two for back and forward, and two for scrolling up and down a page (saves me from going ape with the little wheel all the time).
Lsane 31st January 2012, 11:08 Quote
It looks like a £4.99 mouse. The ones I avoid like the plague from Tesco's.
It's missing a thumb button(s).

For those two reasons. - I'm out.
eVoPhantom 31st January 2012, 15:39 Quote
Been looking at a new mouse for a while now and looked at the deathadder, Corsair m60 and the Kone(+). Still not quite decided which one I want to get, I have read so many things about the build quality of the Kone not being up to it and a lot of people with the deathadder going through more than one unit quickly.

I expect my mouse to last for years....my previous mouse lasted 8 years + (inteli mouse ftw tbh etc). Although I don't quite expect that level of reliabilty I would hope it would last at least 3 years. My Habu has lasted around 3 years and he still working, but it does double click sometimes which is very annoying.

Anyway on topic, the Kinzu does not interest me at all it is too basic. Will suit some I guess but the people who want such a basic mouse will be probably be looking at ones priced at the lower end.
Vo0Ds 1st February 2012, 11:10 Quote
"willy waving" LMAO :-D

I concur with the consensus; lack of thumb buttons is just silly for an 'enthusiast' mouse and the Deathadder is still a better option (which is what I'll be sticking with).
leslie 4th February 2012, 02:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Beast
No forward/back button = 100% fail


Even just for internet browsing I wouldn't want a mouse without forward/back

Agreed, those buttons are pretty universal at this point. Drives me nuts using mice without them.

Sadly, I still get customers with mice with no scroll wheel, some aren't even optical. :| I carry a notebook size wireless mouse with me for just such occasions.
rogerrabbits 4th February 2012, 02:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by leslie
Agreed, those buttons are pretty universal at this point. Drives me nuts using mice without them.

Sadly, I still get customers with mice with no scroll wheel, some aren't even optical. :| I carry a notebook size wireless mouse with me for just such occasions.

And is there crud all over the wheel too? ;p
leslie 4th February 2012, 23:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by rogerrabbits
And is there crud all over the wheel too? ;p

When was there never crud on them, but it's worse now, think about it... The youngest are probably 8 or 10 years old at this point, and obviously owned by people who don't care. Unfortunately, the computers they are attached to are often just as old. :(
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