Fnatic Gear Flick G1
An entry-level gaming mouse with some premium features.
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