Fnatic Gear Flick G1

An en­try-level gam­ing mouse with some premium fea­tures.

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With some ven­dors sell­ing it for as lit­tle as $55, the Fnatic Gear Flick G1 is one of the least ex­pen­sive gam­ing mice we’ve in­cluded in the roundup, but this isn’t some­thing many peo­ple would be able to pick out just from look­ing at it.

The pow­dery plas­tic ex­te­rior is com­prised of three sim­ple con­tin­u­ous slices plas­tic that are stitched to­gether by two sym­met­ri­cal, arch­ing seams that re­veal a se­ries of re­cessed white-LED DPIlevel lights. Throw in an RGB colour wheel, a sim­ple black DPI sen­si­tiv­ity tog­gle and a for­ward and back thumb trig­ger and you get a par­tic­u­larly sleek-look­ing gam­ing mouse. The near sym­met­ri­cal er­gonomics give the im­pres­sion that this is an am­bidex­trous mouse, but the two non-re­mov­able thumb con­trols sit un­der your knuck­les and are too far away to be reached when us­ing your left hand. The Flick Set­tings app’s but­ton map­ping, sen­si­tiv­ity, pro­file con­fig­u­ra­tions, colour al­ter­ations, and macro set­tings sec­tions were all easy to nav­i­gate and con­tained ev­ery­thing you’d ex­pect.

As it turns out, though, the ster­ling ex­pe­ri­ence of the Flick G1 was be­layed a lit­tle by it’s choice of the Pixart 3310 op­ti­cal sen­sor, which had some se­ri­ous dif­fi­cul­ties op­er­at­ing on a slightly shiny white ta­ble, a prob­lem we didn’t notice on the more ex­pen­sive de­vices. That said, the G1 worked as good as any­thing else on a gam­ing mat.

Even if you fac­tor in the cost of a good mousepad, the Flick G1 op­ti­cal gam­ing mouse is still a great mouse with all the bells and whis­tles.

$55 | FNATICGEAR.COM Sen­sor: 5,000dpi op­ti­cal (Pixart PMW3310) ; De­sign: right-handed, 6 but­tons; Cable: 2m; Di­men­sions: 12.6 x 6.8 x 4cm; 90 g

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