The following is a review of the Fnatic Flick Gaming Mouse and the Focus Mouse Pad.

Video Review

FLICK Optical Gaming Mouse Review

The Flick is a no nonsense gaming mouse, with a clean design, comfortable layout, and features a 3310 sensor.

Mouse side profile

Specs

  • MCU/Processor: Holtek HT68FB560
  • Main switches: Omron
  • Sensor: 3310
  • Memory: 256 kB
  • Resolution: 5000 CPI
  • Frames per second: 6500
  • Tracking speed: 130 IPS
  • Max acceleration: 30g
  • Report rate: Adjustable, up to 1000Hz
  • Cable: 2 m braided USB 2.0
  • Weight: 90g

Comfort

The Flick is a comfortable mouse. It features a soft touch finish that is easy to grip on to but will not last as long as a standard coating. The mouse is quite heavy, weighing in at 90g. The cable is very stiff, I don’t like it. The mouse would could definitely be improved with a softer cable. The feet are very smooth and glide well on my mouse pad.

Button placement on the mouse is also very good. I did not find myself accidentally pressing any of the side buttons or the profile switcher while using the mouse. Unfortunately the mouse does have one critical flaw with the scroll wheel. I found when scrolling up, I would press the middle mouse button by accident about 75% of the time. This could be fixed if the button was harder to press and by lowering the force required to scroll.

Gaming and Sensor

As a Counter Strike player, I can definitely attest to the fact that a flawless sensor with no acceleration is necessary to play the game. The mouse should also perform under high acceleration with predictable results every time. The Flick uses the Pixart 3310 which is a highly regarded sensor in the gaming community. I used this mouse to play Operation Wildfire in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and I was very happy with the results. The sensor is accurate, and confidence inspiring.

Software

The Flick’s software is very clean and easy to navigate. The mouse has the ability to store 3 separate profiles, each with basic settings, button assignments, color settings, and macros. If you’re reinstalling your OS or switching PCs, you also have the option to backup and restore your settings.

Basic Settings

Settings Basic settings allow you to set the CPI from 50 to 5000 in 50 CPI increments. You can also set 3 CPI levels which can be cycled through on the mouse if you have a button assigned to do so. Here you can also set up sensitivity, scroll speed, scroll by page, double click speed, and polling rate. Unfortunately at the time of this review you cannot adjust lift off distance, but hopefully this can be solved with a firmware update in the future.

Button Assignments

Button Assignments

The Flick includes 8 programmable buttons including the scroll wheel. Here you can assign any button to do pretty much anything. I personally use one button to trigger my push-to-talk and another to play/pause my music. Of course, you can also set a button to perform a macro, and disable a button entirely.

Color Settings

Color Settings The Flick features a RGB LED under the scroll wheel which can be controlled in the Color Settings tab. You can choose to have the LED on or off, cycle through every color, or set it to a single color with the option to have it pulsate, heartbeat, blink, fade in, or fade out. I found the mouse gives off a soft glow that isn’t distracting, and fades smoothly without any noticeable stepping.

Macro Recorder

Macro Recorder The macro recorder is very easy to use. Simply click on the record button, and use your mouse and keyboard to set the macro. Press record again to stop, and give it a name. Your macros will now appear in the button assignments menu.

Conclusion

I do not recommend the Fnatic Flick. It’s too heavy, the cable is too stiff, the scroll wheel is defective, I do not like the soft touch coating, and the shape is not as comfortable as other mice I have tried.

Focus Mouse Mad Review

Mouse pad

The Fnatic Focus is a soft mouse pad with a 3mm non-slip rubber grip. The Focus is an incredibly smooth mouse pad. I couldn’t feel any feedback from the mouse pad at all compared to my Mionix Sargas 900 which is a bit rough. The mouse just glides effortlessly across the mouse pad. Wrist comfort is also excellent with this mouse pad. The 3mm rubber layer provides a soft area for your wrists to rest on.

Mouse pad close up

Gaming with the Focus was great too. The surface tracked great with both laser and optical mice. I tested it with my Logitech G700 which has an ADNS 9500 Laser Sensor, and the Fnatic Flick which has a Pixart 3310 Optical Sensor. Tracking was smooth and provided a very nice surface to make small adjustments on. While testing with fast flicks, the mouse pad stayed in place and did not warp at all.

The Focus is available in 5 sizes:

  • M: 280 x 214 x 3mm
  • L: 340 x 260 x 3mm
  • XL: 400 x 305 x 3mm
  • XXL: 487 x 372 x 3mm
  • Desktop: 950 x 450 x 3mm

Conclusion

The Focus is a good mouse pad. It’s comfortable, tracks great, and is silky smooth. I can definitely recommend this one!

Availability

Discontinued

Disclosures

I was not financially compensated for this review. Fnatic Gear provided the Flick and Focus samples for review. The opinions expressed in my review are my own based on my experience with the products.