Performance and final thoughts
PerformanceDue to its light weight and three Teflon pads on its base, the V2 Pro offers little resistance and glides very nicely across the pad. With a sensor operating at 3,600fps, its tracking is excellent too, while the four DPI settings offer enough variety to be able to move quickly or as slowly as required across the screen.
Personally, we found the highest 3,200 DPI setting a little too quick for playing Battlefield 3, but the 1,600 selection is perfect for tracking quickly and accurately, while switching to the low DPI setting for sniping via the fourth button gave us the steadiness and accuracy we crave.
The fact that all four buttons on the mouse are situated right next to each other also keeps things nice and simple and ensures players don't have to think too much about remembering what each button does; concentration can be directed at killing the enemy. It's just like SteelSeries says, the V2 Pro is a "no thrills, just kills" mouse.
|Frames per second:||3,600|
|Inches per second||3.7|
|Mega pixels per second:||65|
|Counts per inch:||400 – 3200|
|Sensor data path||True 16 bit|
|Lift distance||~2 mm|
Final thoughtsIf you're in the market for a sexy-looking mouse that sports all the latest features, then the Kinzu V2 Pro is probably not for you. However, if you're on a budget and don't mind its low profile and lack of 'glamour', then SteelSeries' lower-end gaming mouse delivers impressive performance for its class with respect to software, precision and glide.
Tracking performance is excellent
Four buttons close together ensure that focus is firmly on the game
Low profile and slim design won't be for everyone
Lack of a thumb button
Still pricey for entry-level mouse
SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Edition
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