FNATIC Flick 2 Pro Gaming Mouse Review
Peter Donnell / 2 weeks ago
A Closer Look and Performance
The mouse comes hard-wired with a soft rubber sleeved cable. It’s pretty durable, but also lightweight to prevent cable drag. It comes with a custom USB header too, which looks pretty cool.
The Flick 2 doesn’t reinvent the mouse, it plays it pretty safe with that classic Intellimouse style shape. That’s a good thing, as a gamer, you’ll want something that feels familiar and well tested, not a radical reinvention of the concept. There are some nice little tweaks though, that will help your gaming. The cable, for example, is mounted slightly upwards. The angle means that the cable doesn’t immediately drag on your mousemat, improving the tracking of the mouse while you’re gaming.
Down the left side, there’s a firm rubber grip with a hard-wearing finish. This means you can really dig your thumb in for a firm grasp on the Flick 2. It’s not squishy, but it does grip well, and if you have sweaty hands while gaming, it’ll help with that too. You will still sweat, but the mouse shouldn’t slip away. The oversized side buttons are easy to control too, and you’re not going to be sliding your thumb around to locate them mid-game.
Down the right, it’s got another huge rubber grip. This is great for those using a claw or fingertip grip, as you’ll be holding both grips on the mouse. However, the classic shape of the mouse lends well to palm rest play styles too, so you’ve got plenty of options and can use a mixture of grips if required too.
The design is super neat and tidy, nothing too crazy, but very functional. The wide LMB and RMB are very easy to control. Of course, with Omron D2FC-F-7N (50M) switches, they’re well defined and responsive to use too. The scroll wheel is pretty massive, and the soft rubber grip makes it easy to turn, although it does have a small tactile bump for added accuracy.
The real work goes on down here though, as two absolutely massive slipmats provide the mouse with excellent glide on any surface. With the mouse weighing just 93g, it’s hardly dragging its heels on soft surfaces anyway. However, if you like to play twitchy shooters with higher DPI, this is a big advantage. The Pixart 3360 is well battle-tested in the market too and tracking at up to 12000 CPI and 50G acceleration, you’re unlike to ever miss a movement; if you do, it’s your fault, not the mouse.
For gaming, the Flick 2 is incredibly comfortable to hold and very nimble. It’s easy to see why the pros use it within a few minutes of having it set up. Personally, I prefer more buttons on my mouse, but that’s subjective, and many like a more focused design.
With the software, you can adjust the built-in DPI levels to suit your needs. The mouse can hold three levels, and you can adjust them from 100 to 12000 CPI in 100 CPI increments, giving you quite a lot of range of customisation.
Of course, you can change button layouts, profiles, and the RGB lighting there too. There’s 8MB of onboard memory too, so you can take your settings with you, without the need for the software to be loaded to use them.
The RGB lighting is a nice touch, handy for profiles or matching your team colours. However, it’s not too in your face either, with just the small logo and mouse wheel lighting up with colour.
The three lights on the side show your DPI selection too, but again, it’s quite subtle so not to be distracting.