Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
At the same time that the Clutch 2 arrived for testing, Fnatic sent along another mouse for us to have a look at. If we were to set these mice side by side, and have you walk by them, we assume that many would say that they were looking at identical products, and you would not be far from the truth. While much of what we are going to see here is rehashing many of the things we showed in the Clutch 2 review, there are a few subtle changes to what we are about to see, that could make all the difference in the choice from one mouse to another.
While the market tends to lean on ergonomic designs to push comfort for hours upon hours of gaming without stress and pain to your joints. We have learned that while reviewing this latest sample, that way of thinking isn't always the best idea. When it comes to mice, accuracy and smoothness of travel are significant factors, but form, fit in hand, and it becoming something you do not notice anymore is all part of it too. In most instances, we agree that ergonomically oriented products with proper lean and form-fitting places for extra fingers are what sell a mouse. Just recently have we been reacquainted with an older shape in mice, and it has been like catching up with an old friend.
Fnatic would love it if we would go on and on about what this mouse can do for you, but that is reserved for the next page, and anyone who has read the Clutch 2 review knows most of what is going on already. Most of what you will see as we cover the Flick 2 is what we found in the clutch, but in this instance, size does matter for us. The shape has also changed, the weight is different too, and it is rare that with only three small changes to a design does it impact our feelings. What you are about to read is our thoughts on what may the best mouse we have tested this year, certainly, but may also be one of the top three of all our time reviewing mice for TweakTown.
Two of the significant changes from the Clutch 2 to the Flick 2 are first in the chart. The Flick 2 is 131mm from front to back, 4mm wider at 70.2mm, and is a 3mm shorter at 40mm this time. The second change is that rather than 97 grams of weight, the Flick 2 is lighter, at just 93 grams. Both use a PixArt PMW3360 optical sensor, and both offer 12,000 CPI resolution, 100 CPI increments of step to set it to, and both read 50 Gs of force and up to 12000 fps.
There are 1.8 meters of rubberized cable with a handy rubber strap for travel, the polling rate is set to 1000Hz, with a 1ms response time and 250 inches per second read rate. NXP makes the microprocessor inside, Omron makes the main switches, and iB makes all secondary switches. The Flick 2 is covered with a two-year warranty, and with the use of software, you can adjust the Lift Off Distance setting and customize profiles.
The third change that set the Flick 2 from the Clutch 2 is the shape. While both are made of plastic, both are black on top and orange on the bottom, both sport the logos in the same place, and even offer the same fine details, rather than having the mouse lean to the right, Fnatic delivers the Flick 2 with an egg-shaped profile on top. There are the same number of buttons, same button layout, and the corresponding RGB LED options, but for us, when it comes to comfort and feel, the Flick 2 wins, hands down.
What we also love about the Flick 2 is that with more comfort for us, there is not a price hike when deciding between the Clutch 2 we saw last from Fnatic, or the Flick 2 we have now. Searching Google for pricing, we find that pretty much everyone is sticking to the MSRP that Fnatic has set. What we see from eBay to Amazon is that the Flick 2 can be had for just $59.99.
Mice can be expensive, as we all know as we see $80 and up asked for many of them, but the rarity of a device that fits performs, and requires such little investment to obtain it is real. However, when it comes to what Fnatic feels is best for the gamers out there, is something very worthy of your time and investigation. The Flick 2 will not be leaving the house, and we hope for many years of gaming to come from it.
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