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Fnatic Flick G1 Review - Gaming Mouse

by 19. May 2017

The Fnatic Flick G1 is a gamers gaming mouse for gamers. The mouse is marketed by the e-sports organization Fnatic itself. Whether the gaming mouse convince us or you only pay for the well-known name you will find out in this review.

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Manufacturer/Model

Fnatic

Product

Fnatic Flick G1

Specifications

General
Keys: 6
Switch: Omron
Lighting: LED
Cable: 2m
Weight: 90g

Memory: 256kb
Macros: Yes

Sensor
Type: Optical
Model: Pixart PMW 3310 (Avago 3310)
DPI: 5000 DPI
Acceleration: 30g
Tracking speed: 130 IPS
Polling rate: 1000 Hz

Scope of delivery

1x gaming mouse
1x user manual

First impression of the Fnatic Flick G1

The Flick G1 comes in a hinged box that already gives you first insights into the mouse. in the Scope of delivery Included are the mouse, as well as a concise user manual in English. A driver CD does not come with Fnatic, but the manual contains a link to download the driver.

The design is simple. The Flick G1 is symmetrically shaped and is thus also suitable for left-handers. Only the side buttons located on the left side are unfavorably placed for left-handers and difficult to reach. Overall, the mouse owns 6 buttons, In addition to the side buttons already mentioned, there are the two main buttons for left and right clicks, a clickable mouse wheel, as well as an underneath button for changing the mouse speed.

The entire case of the Fnatic mouse is with a Soft-touch surface which makes the Flick G1 non-slip and comfortable to hold. On the bottom are 4 sliding pads, The mouse wheel is illuminated and can be controlled by the software Colors as well as effects be occupied. Above the side buttons is a 3 dot LED displaythat displays the currently selected mouse profile. The mouse cable is 2 meters long and covered with textile.

Fnatic Flick G1 software

The mouse is connected via USB 2.0 and can be called as Plug and play peripherals be used without a driver. However, if you want to enjoy all the features of the mouse, a special driver must be installed. This can be downloaded directly from the official Fnatic homepage.

The User interface of the Fnatic software is completely in English. The language can not be changed. In a clear structure, the software is divided into different subcategories. Here is an overview:

Basic Settings

A total of 3 mouse profiles can be created individually. Among other things, the vertical and horizontal CPI or DPI within the framework of 50 to 5000 can be set separately here. In addition, there is an 11-level "Pointer Sensitivity", an 10-level "Scroll Speed" setting, as well as the "Double Click" click speed and the polling rate (125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz and 1000Hz).

Backup & Restore

All mouse settings or profiles can be saved as a file and restored.

Button Assignments

The control buttons of the mouse can be assigned individually. In addition to a conventional key assignment, it is also possible to assign the keys with multimedia functions, macros or other shortcuts.

Color Settings

This can be the lighting of the mouse wheel turn on, off and change. The color and saturation can be freely selected, there are 6 effect profiles, the brightness can be adjusted and the illumination interval can be set between 1er and 10 seconds.

Fnatic Gear Flick G1 | color effects

Macro Recorder (macro recording)

Any number of macros can be recorded and saved via this sub-item. In addition to mouse clicks, keystrokes are detected. Unfortunately, saved macros can not be edited later, and there are no expanding settings, for example, to include a delay.

Practical test of the Fnatic Flick G1

I have tested the mouse especially in the game PUBattlegrounds and CS: GO extensively. I found my preferred settings quickly with 800 DPI, a pointer sensitivity of 6 and a sampling rate of 1000 Hz. When switching between the 3 profiles, there is no delay, so you can switch to the favored profile without interruption even in battle.

The mouse uses one Holtek HT68FB560 processor in combination with one Pixart PMW-3310 sensor, the identical to the Avago ADNS-3310 is. This sensor is one of the best and "Error-free" optical mouse sensors in the market and allows one DPI adjustment in 50er steps, On jittering was not noticeable at all. So-called "Angle Snapping"So an automatic line straightening is not there to the joy of the gamer also not. To the detriment of CAD users, the line straightening can not be activated via the software.

In the game, the Fnatic mouse behaves very precise and movements are handled first-class. The Omron switch have a good pressure point and sit firmly in the mouse housing. The handling of the mouse was also convincing, even though I was not able to operate the side buttons correctly as a left-hander. Due to the lower sliding pads, the mouse has a good gliding ability. The net weight is on average with 90g. The possibility to attach additional weights does not exist unfortunately. I particularly liked the handling of the soft touch surface, which makes the Flick G1 - whether in the "Palm Grip" or "Claw Grip" - best in the hand.

Fnatic product page: fnatic.com

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Final Words

Positive

►Symmetrical design
►Various LED lighting
►Soft touch surface
►Good click feeling
►Optical PMW-3310 sensor
►No jittering
►No angle snapping

Negative

►Software only in English
►Fast macro settings

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Summary

Although I was rather skeptical at first, whether an e-sports organization like Fnatic also produces good gamer peripherals or you only pay for the well-known name, the Fnatic Flick G1 convinced me. Equipped with one of the best optical mouse sensors, the Flick G1 is equipped with the best hardware. The gaming mouse also scores points on the outside and impresses with its appealing design and excellent handling.

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Great review, but what is a "faultless" sensor? And how does the mouse compare to mice from Razer, Logitech, etc.?

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Krass, with its Avago 3310 for the price, that's really awesome. I have a Zowie myself with the sensor and this has been my best mouse so far. Will you bring more such reviews in the future? I would be very interested !!!