Reviews and Problems with SteelSeries Kinzu v2 Pro Optical
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10 October 2013
Summary: Was looking forward to the extra button in the middle, but it turned out it wasn't actually usable as a button and just turned the speed of the mouse between high and low. But that's the end of my disappointment with this mouse. It moves nicely The scroll wheel is perfect with nice feedback The mouse is almost perfect in size This review was modfied by poster @ 10-10-13 09:36 PM
Pros: Comfortable, good precision, very well designed
Summary: Good stuff, working good so far. Bought it at $20 for my work desk to replace old mouse, simply worth it. It's more like silver in colour instead of white (as shown in picture) and shining a bit. Also it's easy to clean that way. Love it.
Summary: A really nice steelseries mouse for only $19.99. It's slim but not too small. The size should be perfect for most people. Plugged it in and it's good to go. I went on their website and looked for some sort of update or software. Only found this SteelSeries Engine for 45MB. Read the release notes and figured it's only for some minor fix, prrobably not worth to download it. There isn't any programmable button on this mouse anyways.
Pros: Good price for a steelseries product
Cons: software is huge. 45MB for Steelseries Engine
Summary: Nice mouse, got it for $20 on sale. Buttons are not as hair-trigger as I would have liked, but it's a nice minimalistic design with good tracking and perfect for those with small/medium sized hands using a claw/fingertip grip. Be aware that the mouse you're getting will probably be the black/silver edition (with a glossy finish) as opposed to the matte all-grey design shown in the picture.
Summary: Despite the photo this is a glossy black; however, I would hesitate in calling it completely glossy, which is nice as it doesn't show fingerprints, etc. This is a great, simple desktop mouse. I haven't had any problems with it, and it is much nicer to use than my old generic Microsoft laser mouse it replaces. Being able to switch the samples per inch setting with the quick push of a button has proved far more useful than I could have ever imagined.
Pros: Works great, feels great, looks great, good features and no bloat.
Summary: I wanted a no nonsense old school mouse for gaming that was good for a claw grip and didn't have a million buttons. Loving this mouse so far.
Pros: Beautiful responsiveness. No nonsense design. Good feeling rubber scroll wheel/button. Good steelseries mouse software. The mouse itself has a memory to retain settings even if you move it between computers without the steelseries software.
Cons: Lack of side buttons - but not a con for me as I almost never use them.
Summary: Love this mouse. I have this and a Razor Naga connected to my machine, and I much prefer the Kinzu. I switch to the Naga for gaming because I need the extra buttons, but for regular use, this mouse is so comfortable and responsive that I just bought another one to use at the office. For $35, its a steal.
Summary: I experienced both the v1 and v2 and I can say for a fact that the v2 is moves really smoothly. It is a perfect mouse for people who like to claw grip or prefer a smaller mouse size. The one thing I don't like personally is the glossyness. However, if you like the glossy touch to it or not, I'd strongly recommend giving this mouse a try.
Summary: I'll take the Kinzu V2 Pro over the Abyssus as my RTS mouse of choice. Amazing shape for claw-grip. This mouse is a tool, not a toy. I've had a fair bit of experience with this mouse in an FPS context as well. The mouse handles high acceleration well and delivers consistent performance. The inability to save DPI profiles on the mouse is a minor irritant, but should not be a problem for most users.
Pros: Lightweight and minimalistic. Great sensor. Perfect RTS mouse.