Specifications, Availability and Pricing
As for the Nascita, the features and specifications are sort of skin for what Feenix delivers here. While they do cover the ergonomic tilt for right handed users, they pretty much sum it all up stating they offer Feenix level workmanship and engineering. From the intro, I will say it seems on paper that they hold themselves up to a very high standard. They mention the 8200 DPI maximum of the sensor, looking to the right we see that it is the Avago ADNS9800. There is a mention of an LCD, and much like the Sentinel mice, this is used to display the current DPI level.
Feenix then covers the perfect weight distribution, and the high grade Teflon feet used. Now don't think you can stick this mouse in a bucket of water, but the design does offer an almost sealed top half that is very resistant to accidental spills. The bottom of the mouse also has the sensor raised slightly, and a lip around the base to keep them from flowing into the bottom as well. They also cover the braided cable and the gold plated connection, but down the right, we see just the specifications of the laser, no mention of the Omron switches, which is a huge selling point, and maybe something as to the lifespan of the specific Omron's used?
The Feenix Dimora on the other hand is a solid plastic mouse surface. The Dimora offers a micro-textured finish to deliver a supper low coefficient of friction. Combined with the Teflon feet on the Nascita, it should move around like butter in a hot frying pan. This pad is also designed with a very reflective finish to allow the laser to discern movement much better.
It is made from one piece of molded plastic, and the back is reinforced with a diamond pattern for structural support. The way the measurements are listed, it seems a bit odd, so absorb it this way. From left to right it is 350mm. From front to back it is 280mm, and the pad sits 6mm tall. Aesthetically the Dimora is black, has a polished finish to the edge surrounding the textured area that is the vast majority of top surface, and even has the Feenix logo engraved into the top right corner.
From what I can tell by looking around on the net, Feenix products seem to be only sold through them directly. This does add a bit of an exclusive feel to the purchase, but with the Nascita 2014, hold on to your jaw here, it will cost $97 prior to any sort of shipping. We have tested mice in this price range, but in reality, not many buyers even consider these strictly based on pricing.
As for the Dimora, the pricing is much more reasonable to swallow. Here you are only required to spend $36, and I will say this up front; I have not yet had any surface as slick as the Dimora. Considering cloth pads can set you back at this level of cost, the Dimora is easily worth the investment, it is the Nascita that will be getting most of my attention as I resolve a value of its worth.
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