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    Reviews - SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition gaming mouse

    Is this entry-level gaming mouse as flamboyant as the name suggests?
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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition gaming mouse

    No thumb buttons, no use.

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition gaming mouse

    As above, more astounding when you consider the price.

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition gaming mouse

    It certainly looks entry-level......but isn't priced anywhere near entry-level!
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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition gaming mouse

    A cheap man's Xai !

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition gaming mouse

    I am going to disagree with most of the comments above me and say that I understand where steelseries are coming from with this mouse. Modern fps games (eg. MW3, MW2 and prolly BF3 although i haven't played it really) are just no where near as fast paced as older fps games.

    I would say this mouse is more for someone with a very old system who just plays quake and cs and doesn't want to shell out 60 quid when his pc is probably worth less than that. Also there is still a massive amount of suspicion regarding laser mouses among certain gamers (me being one of them after buying an ikari laser and then having to fork out another 40 quid for the ikari optical).

    Hence why steelseries made this mouse, logitech have started making the g400 which is basically a rebranded mx518 and zowie seem to be doing pretty well with all there mice as well which are very similar to this one. All of these mice get loads of recommendations on gaming forums where most of the gamers play very old games and note stuff like the steelseries xai and sensei and corsair mice etc etc get virtually no recommendations. You may think these people are mad for spending 30 quid on a mouse like this but steelseries and logitech are just exploiting a niche int he market and probably making a LOT of the gaming mice profit off of it.

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    Re: Reviews - SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition gaming mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by c.ruel View Post
    I am going to disagree with most of the comments above me and say that I understand where steelseries are coming from with this mouse. Modern fps games (eg. MW3, MW2 and prolly BF3 although i haven't played it really) are just no where near as fast paced as older fps games.

    I would say this mouse is more for someone with a very old system who just plays quake and cs and doesn't want to shell out 60 quid when his pc is probably worth less than that. Also there is still a massive amount of suspicion regarding laser mouses among certain gamers (me being one of them after buying an ikari laser and then having to fork out another 40 quid for the ikari optical).

    Hence why steelseries made this mouse, logitech have started making the g400 which is basically a rebranded mx518 and zowie seem to be doing pretty well with all there mice as well which are very similar to this one. All of these mice get loads of recommendations on gaming forums where most of the gamers play very old games and note stuff like the steelseries xai and sensei and corsair mice etc etc get virtually no recommendations. You may think these people are mad for spending 30 quid on a mouse like this but steelseries and logitech are just exploiting a niche int he market and probably making a LOT of the gaming mice profit off of it.
    Indeed, for the most modern games you will need a better mouse to operate at full capacity. But on the other hand it is an entry level mouse, but there are also a lot of entry level consumers on the market out there. Technically spoken they have made their first move to a new market, and this is a very safe one.

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