Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Kinzu Optical
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Great Mouse for a Great Price
9 April 2012
Summary: Looking for a great gaming mouse for a low price. Look no further than the SteelSeries Kinzu. This mouse is amazing for the price and feels great in your hand. I would still be using it today if I didn't upgrade to the SteelSeries Sensei.
Summary: I got this mouse in October and I loved it but unfortunately, it stopped working. I have Deathadder that I can use but I didn't like that mouse as it hurt my hand after playing for about 2 hours. I will be getting another Kinzu or I might get a Xai or the Sensei.
Summary: You might have heard reviewers on the Internet say that this mouse feels like cheap plastic, but this product is of high quality. The construction is very sturdy and the clicks are satisfying. However, the only downside. Is that the mouse was built pretty low to the surface. So in some gripping styles and hand sizes, your pinky and/or thumb may drag along your gaming surface.
Summary: I was using an ancient wireless Logitech with my Macbook Pro for playing Starcraft II, and the switch to the Kinzu was unbelievable. The mouse is very well built, has a great surface and very good construction for the price. It's just the right size for my hand and the way I hold the mouse, but I could see it being a little small for people with big hands.
Summary: I play DotA/HoN and SC2...mainly RTS games. They require high sensitivity/fast reflexes and this mouse fit the bill perfectly. This mouse is a no B.S. mouse that doesn't compromise form for gimmicks. There's a left click, right click, scroll wheel, and a DPI change button. There are no side buttons, no light up LEDs, and no removable weights.
Summary: Unless you want macro buttons to cheat at RTS games or fancy LEDs to impress your friends this is a great mouse. The ribbed cord drags against the edge of the desk much worse than a standard cord but you should set up your mouse so it doesn't drag at all
Summary: Ergonomics: I think Kinzu is tailored for small/ medium handed users with a claw or finger tip grip. So basically my hand is 19 cm long and I use a fingertip grip. The balanced shape and light weight works for me as it give me a firm grip and faster reaction. 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.