Summary: I bought this in Dec. '13. Its been almost a year of use and haven't had any particular issues with it. Usage: frequent gaming and regular use Pros: - Ability to change DPI on the fly - Cloth cord (not stiff like plastic ones) - Comfortable to use - Looks and the glossy feel Cons: - The steelseries engine (desktop software) fails to recognize the mouse every time the computer starts up. One has to unplug the usb connection and re-plug it for it to get detected.
Summary: SteelSeries makes quality mouses this one is no different. The scroll wheel is smooth and the mouse glides smoothly. It seems well constructed and more expensive than it actually is, infact I preferr it to some of our other more costly gaming mouses it looks very sleek and is ready to go out of the box.
Summary: This optical gaming mouse works out of the box with Windows XP and Windows 7. The mouse surfaces all have a nice smooth finish that isn't too slippery. The movement is smooth and the default is set at a very usable dpi. The scroll wheel has non audible clicks as you roll it, but does not free wheel if you spin it hard (my preference). It has worked on all surfaces that I have tried: wood, white laminate table.
Good sensor and switches, but light, small, and lacking some standard features
A. H., Amazon
25 March 2013
Summary: I've used all kinds of mice over the years. For gaming, I've settled in on a Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse (and also have used their wireless Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 and Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse, Black (910-002864) ). This is the first SteelSeries mouse I've used. I was familiar with the brand because I use one of their excellent mousepads, a SteelSeries 4HD Professional Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) (which I highly recommend, by the way).
Summary: I am a Starcraft player. Before this I was using a Zoe Mico, which is also good. I like this more because it has more dpi and because the cord is cloth. I have had zero issues. I have been using it for at least four months. The mouse is very comfortable. It looks very cool. I had to buy a new mouse mat for it, the one I had did not work with it; it was a metal mouse mat. My only complaint is that it can get a little greasy.
Summary: I really like everything about the kinzu mouse. It definitely gets the job done to say the least. The top part of the mouse gets dirty though. Any kind of oil (from the skin) sweat or anything like that will stick to it so I clean it off once a day. Not a huge deal but still a bit of a pain and kind of gross.