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Fnatic Gear Clutch G1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review (Page 4)

Chad Sebring | Dec 1, 2016 at 12:16 pm CST - 2 mins, 12 secs time to read this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Fnatic Gear

Inside the Clutch G1

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Only three screws at the back, and a pair of tabs at the front keep the Clutch G1 together. When opening the mouse, be mindful of the thin ribbon cable connection the PCB from the side buttons to the main PCB.

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The tiny PCB which houses the side buttons has been removed to view its contents. What we find is that in this instance Huano green switches are used. They offer resistance when trying to actuate them, and there is also a faint click that is audible when they are pressed.

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The scrolling mechanism is made by TTC in this design, and the left click button is backed with a D2FC-F-7M(10M) Omron switch. This provides double the standard lifespan, where we get ten million clicks before we should run into any potential issues.

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We do indeed find the Pixart PMW3310DH optical sensor in charge of all of the tracking. Of course, it can read at astounding speeds and forces, but it also boasts 5000 DPI of control as well.

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Also, just as the specifications alluded to, we also find the 8-bit MCU used in the Clutch. It is the Holtek HT68FB560 just as we were told it was supposed to be.

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The pair of shiny buttons on the top of the mouse are backed by these pad style switches. We could not find a brand visible, but we do know that the travel is limited, they are soft in feel, and there is a hollow sounding click associated with them.

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Since the center of the scroll wheel can be illuminated, there is a small PCB with a surface mount LED on it. The scroll wheel uses a Huano green switch for its click feature, and we also found the match to the other side, with the Omron switch under the right click button.

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Once powered, we discovered that along the edge, near the back, there are three LEDs which are orange at this time, and denote the CPI level being used. Once the software is in play, these can also denote which profile is active, but the LEDs are then white to indicate this.

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From the front, we can now see the scroll wheel LED as well. This can be set to any color on the RGB scale you wish to use and can be changed per profile to help you realize what is being used as well. Out of the box, the LEDs are cycling through all the colors of the rainbow.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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