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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Has small flaws, but a good mouse nonethelessDec 13, 2007
To start off, I would say I got lucky when I ordered my Fatal1ty laser mouse. I've read many reports of this mouse not working after a month or so, with a double clicking issue. I am happy to say I did not get these problems.
Te design of this mouse is very different than other mice, especially logitech mice, which are held by your whole hand. This mouse is held by the "claw," which basically means you hold it with your fingers, and your wrist can rest on the table. Personally, I prefer slightly smaller mice to the giant logetech ones.
The laser tracking on this mouse is extremely smooth and accurate. The polling rates, as you may or may not have read, are 1000hz (which means that it refreshes its signal 1000 times a second). The dpi at max is 2400, also helping out the smooth and accurate motion.
The mouse buttons require a bit more effort to press than I would like, but it's not something that I'd worry about. It takes a while to get used to the button on the far right, since most mice don't have that button. The dpi change button, right under the mouse wheel, feels a bit too hard to press to change on the go, but I've never had to do that in middle of a game before. The thumb button is nicely placed so that to press it, you roll your thumb inward and you press it.
The weight system does it job in this one, although with the heavier weights, you'll need to secure the weight with something around it, such as tape. There's a small issue of slight wobbling of the weight when you move it around.
The teflon feet are large and do a very good job of keeping the mouse sliding smoothely on the table.
In terms of overall feel, the mouse feels great. There are a few small issues here and there, but the overall performance of the mouse overshadows these.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Pretty and sleek, but doesn't last longJul 09, 2008
By Benjamin Lazarus
I owned a Creative Fatal1ty 1010 for about six months and the left button stopped working (would not click anymore, unless it was in a good mood, which was rare).
Creative sent me a supposedly brand-new Fatal1ty 2020 mouse, which I have had for around nine months, and now the left button has broken again, this time the opposite problem of holding down the "click" every time I click, meaning files I only wanted to select but not open are opened and whenever I close windows using the upper-right-hand corner "X" box, it closes all other windows behind it rapidly because the button is being held down (by the mouse).
At this point, the warranty is up, and so is my patience. From the looks of it, others seem to have had similar problems. In case you're wondering, I use this mouse around one hour every day. Save your $30, it isn't worth $3.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Excellent MouseMar 17, 2010
I have been using these mice for over a year now and I can honestly say I have never had such comfort and responsiveness with a gaming mouse.
I play multiple healer characters in World of Warcraft and this mouse is extremely responsive to my "twitch healing" play style.
From Team Fortress 2, Fallout 3, Peggle, the Battle Field series, to regular old web-surfing this mouse is great.
I have not experienced any click issues, or had any of the 5 mice (yes 5!) I have purchased fail yet, I have one on each of my computers (laptop too) and even bought one for work!
The oldest two have been going strong for a year, the others 4 to 8 months with no issues yet.
It does take about a week of use to become comfortable using it.
You use your thumb and fingers to guide the mouse more than your palm, wrist, or hand.
Use the various weights! Finding the best weight for what you do the most, if you dont want to switch around all that often.
Alternatively, find the two weights that are most comfortable for you while gaming and while web-surfing and just keep the other ready at your desk to switch out with a simple push of the button motion.
The adjustable dpi tracking button (located behind the scroll wheel) is very handy, though I never use anything but the highest settings.
The mouse also features side buttons, one on the left which rests at the thumb which by default under windows is a page back button, at this point it is a must have for any mouse I own or use, any mouse with out the feature seems "broken" in feel and function. The other side button is actually to the right of the standard right click.
This is a welcome location feature as I have been using three button mice for over a decade (various *nix environments and gdm's) it comes very naturally for me to use a mouse with 3 buttons.
I would highly highly recommend this mouse for anyone that games daily.
There is no strange texture or finish to the mouse, it tracks extremely well and looks good!
Note* This is defiantly a right handed use mouse, in the button layout and design of the mouse.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Almost a great mouse.Nov 01, 2009
I'm using it right now, and while I do like it, it does have its faults. Some minor, some major.
*** UPDATE *** Possible fix for the spaz problem! See bottom.
* The scroll wheel is nice. A bit of ridged texture, and enough of a click resistance that it rolls quickly but doesn't end up whizzing past what you want. I really like it.
* The buttons are in good places, and the far right button is great for a 'need it when I need it but don't want to hit accidentally' button. It's a little odd to start with but you get used to it pretty quickly.
* The weight cartridges are a lot nicer than you might think they are. Can definately feel the difference, even though there's only 12 grams difference between heaviest and lightest.
* The buttons are very stiff. Tend to make my fingers hurt after some time; and when you're playing WoW for hours at a time, that's kind of important. Not incredibly bad, and it would probably wear in over time and loosen up some.
* The side button is in a mildly awkward position, I end up pushing it with the first joint of my thumb, or I have to move my whole hand. Again, not a major problem, I just use it for something I don't need in a desperate hurry.
* The front mouse feet could be a little larger. I can see them wearing down over time. A second large one like the one on the back would have made a big difference.
* Bought it off ebay, but it was brand new in the box, still sealed and I had to cut the plastic to get to it. It's less than a month old. It's already hosed. I have the same random doubleclick problem other people have mentioned, both here and elsewhere on the internet. I'm really sorry it's b0rked this quickly. My old mouse is going to go back in service, and aside from the blue LED that lights up the scroll wheel being faded and flickering, it still works perfectly at over five years old, 60 times the lifespan of this mouse.
I wanted to love this mouse, and I did for its short life... but random clicking and not doing what I need it to do is intolerable. Poor workmanship, Creative.
Ok, since Creative disavows all knowledge of this mouse-shaped turd, I took it apart. If you're willing to do some work at it, you may be able to repair it and get it back in working order.
Note that this will void your warranty, but hey, since they don't seem to be interested in honoring it, what the heck.
Make sure you either have replacement mouse feet, or are very, very careful to take the existing ones off. Undo the four screws underneath and the top will come off. Be careful, as it is attached to the circuit board inside by a short cable. Examine the small posts on the bottom of the mouse buttons and you will probably notice a worn area where the button on the microswitch hits. This is the problem; the soft plastic has worn away to the point where the buttons no longer authoritatively press the microswitch; thus you get a very light connection and 'noise' causing one or more extra clicks to register. Ugly ASCII art ahead;
|_/\_| <-- Bottom of post with worn groove
__^__ <-- Point of microswitch
To fix the problem, you can do a number of things. One mention I found was to use several pieces of paper, or possibly a bit of business card, just taped over the button so the post doesn't have to move as far. This will probably work, but you run into the problem that the card will eventually wear away and you're right back where you started, plus paper dust. Could use this as a quick test fix, I guess.
If you can find some very, very thin but stiff metal, you could shoe the post; or possibly tape it over the button as with the card above. Or you can insert a very small nail or tack or such into the end of the post. Basically need to create a harder bearing surface.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great design, but poor construction!Nov 30, 2009
I loved the small size since I like to grip with my fingers. This has all the buttons I need but the QUALITY simply sucks! The main buttons started going out and not responding due to poor design of mechanism inside the mouse!!! I tried super glue but that lasted a few days before it would not respond to clicks. I bought another thinking it was bad defect, but it happened again! So not buy this if you are an avid gamer! I was sad because this was my favorite mouse to use! However, it did suffer from bad tolerances and the weight rattles.
I just bought a Sidewinder X8 and it sucks too due to it's huge size and the worst wheel ever designed! Anyway, stay away from these 2 mice!
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