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Feenix Nascita 2014 Laser Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Dec 10, 2013 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Feenix

Final Thoughts


As far as the Nascita is concerned, I am left rather torn with this design. First, I want to go over the pluses that this mouse brings to the table. It offers a great feel in the hand of a right handed user, it glides really well on any surface or mouse pad, it functions well as far as clicks and features are concerned, and it looks sleek, yet aggressively styled making an attractive looking addition to any desk top. The construction of the mouse does lend itself to a level of water resistance. There is a higher lip on the side than some mice, and the sensor is up a bit higher than in most, making spills on the desk a non-issue. For those that may spill something on it, there are no gaskets inside to make it waterproof, but the lines are all tight and there are no obvious gaps for it to flow into the mouse through either.


Once inside the Nascita is obvious that the best on the market is offered for components. It has the Avago ADNS9800, Omron Switches, TTC's as backups, and a familiar Holtek processor that has done well in the past. Putting this all together without the need for drivers is all nice as well, and with the Velcro tie strap, it is a great solution for those that travel with mice and plug them in to any PC and just go.


There are some downsides to this design as well. The rubberized surface makes for an excellent feel to the bulk of the top and the right and left buttons. What did not work out so well for me was the smoothness of the plastic used on the sides. I found that even in the normal movements it was tough to keep the Nascita properly seated in my relaxed grip. While the feel is something along the lines of grabbing one cheek of a freshly born babies bottom, it just has a super soft and smooth feel.


Then there is the fact that when in lower DPI settings to do more accurate work on say, images, there does come the time, even on larger surfaces, that you will need to lift the mouse. Both the design and the surfaces used make this more of a juggling act than anything fitting of being used while gaming. I mean really what are you going to do, stand there and say "hold on guys" I got to do three spins to get back to center", or "give me a few, I got to fumble with the mouse"? Either one is going to result in you starting over as you take a headshot right to the face.


Now when it comes to the Dimora and Nascita combination, this was a match made in heaven. I even pulled out some of the previous mice we reviewed, and I found the Dimora to not only offer the slickest or friction free top, it is also able to see every movement you make, even when at 8200DPI. The Dimora is just large enough to get your wrist all the way on it to make that 6mm height a non-issue as far as causing any discomfort from the increased height. I am pretty sure I am not stepping out of bounds with saying this, but the Dimora is the best mouse surface of any kind that I have had the pleasure of using.


As a pair, the Dimora and Nascita are tough to beat, as long as you never have the need to lift the mouse in-game. At $35 I recommend to anyone in the market for a new surface to give it very serious consideration. If you are already looking at $20 cloth pads, this will last much longer, the surface won't wear out, there are no edges that fray, and it is large enough that anyone should feel comfortable using it, without being so large the keyboard has to sit on at an angle. The Nascita on the other hand is a tougher pill to swallow at the $97 price point. It is a great mouse, as I covered with all the pluses, but for this sort of cost, I expect near perfection. While very close to correct, there are just some oddities like the lack of any way to lift it and the LEDs not looking all that great, sort of killed it for me personally. That doesn't mean it will not work for your specific needs, just that it does not meet all of mine.



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