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Fnatic Gear Flick G1 Optical Mouse Review


Fnatic Gear Flick G1 Optical Mouse Closer Look:

The Flick G1 is a rather sleek looking mouse with what looks to be a very good ergonomic design, which is what Fnatic was going for. It is designed with an all-black appearance with only the scroll button having a clear plastic for the LED. The Flick G1 is a customizable mouse that offers high-end gaming level performance and quality to allow you to get to the finals and win. It is designed by professional gamers and removes things that are not needed or used, giving you the simple weapon to get the job done. The Flick G1 uses the Holtek HT68FB560 MCU in combination with the ADNS 3310 sensor and Omron switches. The Holtek MCU is a Flash Memory I/O with USB type 8-bit high-performance RISC architecture microcontrollers. The memory for the controller is 256K to store the settings and information it needs to run effectively. The Flick G1 also boasts a resolution of 5000 CPI and a tracking speed of 130 IPS, giving you 6500 frames per second. As mentioned earlier, you can see the design went into the performance and components while keeping the bling to a minimum; nothing but a sheer and sleek killing machine.



Keeping with the simplicity, there are five buttons and the scroll wheel on the Flick G1. Starting at the top there are the left and right mouse buttons, the scroll wheel, and the mode button. On the left side of the mouse are two buttons that are, by default, forward and back, but can be changed. In fact, all of the buttons and the scroll wheel movement can be customized as we will see later in the review. When it comes to the buttons, they are some of the best I have felt in a long time. They feel very solid and not at all flimsy like I have experienced on a lot of mice I have used over the years. They are stiff without being too stiff, and provide good tactile feedback. There is not a lot of wiggle or play on them, and just feel very solid.

The scroll wheel follows suit with being a very solid part; there is no wiggle in the wheel and the scrolling has a smooth, clicky motion keeping the wheel from spinning out of control more than you want it to go. What you scroll is what you get, no more, no less. The scroll wheel does not offer left and right clicking, but who really uses that anyway? There is a rubber cover on the wheel that gives your finger a very good and solid grip on it. The texture of the mouse has a rubbery feel to it as well, keeping the grip firm in your hand.



Underneath the Flick G1 is the ADNS 2120 lens covering the Pixart ADNS 3310 Optical Sensor, which seems to be one of the hotter sensors on the market. The sensor offers up to 5000 CPI, which is customizable in the software profiles, giving you full control over your gaming. The sensor can be adjusted on-the-fly using one of the three pre-programmed sensor profiles prior to joining the fight. The sensor does not use the traditional red LED, but is an IR LED optical sensor, so there are no flashy bright lights that will disrupt you. The sensor also allows an acceleration speed of 30g and a tracking speed of 130 IPS. To allow the mouse to do all of this, there are several pads on each of the corners of the mouse. I could not find the specs of the material, but they did feel like a Teflon coating, not 100% positive, however. They did allow the mouse to move smoothly with no snagging on my SteelSeries mouse pad.



The cord on the Flick G1 is a very generous two meters, or just over 6.5 feet, which is nice to have a long cord reach my gaming computer that sits on my floor and still has room to move around. The cable is braided to keep it strong and stop any kinking or fraying. The USB 2.0 plug is gold plated to ensure proper conductivity and ensure there are no interruptions during the battle.



With the lights turned down you can see the only "flashiness" on the Flick G1 are the LEDs on the left side, which indicate what one of the three profiles you are on and the LED in the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel is customizable in the software and allows you to change the color and even flash a pattern, if you choose.


Now that we have seen the mouse, let's switch gears and look at the software.

  1. Fnatic Gear Flick G1 Optical Mouse: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Fnatic Gear Flick G1 Optical Mouse Closer Look: Continued
  3. Fnatic Gear Flick G1 Optical Mouse Closer Look: Software
  4. Fnatic Gear Flick G1 Optical Mouse: Specifications & Features
  5. Fnatic Gear Flick G1 Optical Mouse Testing: Setup & Results
  6. Fnatic Gear Flick G1 Optical Mouse: Conclusion
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