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Pro Excellent 3200 CPI optical sensor
The Zowie FK1 gaming mouse uses an Avago 3310 optical sensor that has an incremental setting ranging from 400, 800, 1600 to 3200 CPI.
Pro A low lift-off-distance of about 1.5-1.8mm
The standard lift off distance on a cloth mouse pad is 1.5-1.8mm though it will be a bit higher when using a plastic pad being 2.2 - 2.4mm. To enable the plastic pad setting a certain button combination has to be pressed on the gaming mouse itself.
Pro There's no driver software to deal with, it's just plug'n'play
There is no driver software needed for the mouse, though that does limit amount of settings to what can be changed on the device itself.
Pro Ambidextrous gaming mouse
The Zowie FK1 gaming mouse uses an ambidextrous design with a wide base for the palm rest.
Pro Extra mouse feet in the box
The Zowie gaming mouse has an extra pair of mouse feet in the box so users can replace their old ones when the time comes.
Pro The version of 2016 has omron switches in right/left buttons and there is no more acceleration
Con Only 4 DPI settings
Even though the ADNS-3310 sensor supports DPI settings in increments of 50, the FK1 only lets you choose between 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 DPI.
Con Slight lens rattle
There is some lens rattle when picking up the device and shaking it.