FinalMouse Tournament Pro 2016
Best FPS gaming mouse, developed for CS:GO & Esports athletes, with Flawless Pixart 3310 IR Led Sensor, Ergonomic Form Factor, 3 Buttons , LED color lighting and quick DPI selection (400-3200)
• Software Disc – Driverless
• User Manual
• Warranty card
Being in the PC industry for years showed me that technologies are improving constantly and "eSports" arena therefore changes rapidly. Years of experience and feedback led the FinalMouse create the world’s first true gaming mouse, that is purely designed for First Person Shooters. Main idea behind the product is that it was created for competitive games like CS:GO, where players rely on performance rather than on customizability options. Here you can’t change illumination settings, add custom weight or even add new parts to redesign the unibody. Besides you have a nicely balanced and crafted product in your arsenal, that’s going to be your number one weapon in any battle which will give you an unbeatable power against your competitors. It’s worth noting that Finalmouse has stood by its motto: Designed to be the industry standard. No gimmicks, just pure performance for “eSports” athletes.
I have been using FinalMouse for couple of month already and I thought I would make a full in-depth review to show you things I like most about this product. Firstly, I bought this mouse not only for daily web browsing, but also for the gaming. I mostly play counter strike global offensive, so more or less I have formed an opinion what I like and what I dislike about it.
To start things off, I want to say that FinalMouse comes in a nice package which includes couple of stickers, instruction manual and the industry leading three year warranty. It’s always nice to see such a simple and elegant design, from the company that just started manufacturing gaming peripherals. The Tournament Pro 2016 is completely driverless as Classic Ergo 2016, but this time we got couple of new features which you are going to love as they improve your in-game skills.
Design and Build Quality
Now onto my initial impressions, the ergonomics of the final mouse fill really great, it conforms to my hand almost perfectly and there are no rough edges that have irritated my hand so far. The overall shape is ambidextrous, but still designed for right handers, as there are two side buttons on the left.
The shell appears to be made of two different types of plastic. The top has somewhat of a rubberized feel, while the bottom is more like a generic one. The ergonomics are absolutely fantastic, which helps players feel comfortable after hours of intensive gameplay. One thing that I like most about the design is the scroll wheel, which has a rubberized bend around that gives non-slippery texture and provides nice tactile feedback. The button on the scroll wheel is just as good as mouse, I do use a hybrid grip but palm and claw grip feel just as comfortable.
The two side buttons are now more flat to the body that makes it extremely comfortable to reach and actuate. It does have a pretty standard DPI button which is placed just below the scroll wheel and swaps between 400 to 3200 DPI without needing any software. Tournament Pro 2016 is a really smooth and clean looking mouse, it’s kind of hybrid between the Razer DeathAdder and the Zowie FK1 which are both professional level peripherals. Moreover they have lot in common in terms of specification and hardware which we are going to discuss later on, but for now this is this is the best one I have ever used in terms of performance and ergonomics.
Features and Specifications
• Professional & Tournament Grade
• Esports Sensor
• Esports Inspired Ergonomic Form Factor
• Designed by Pros for Pros
• Industry Leading Super-Lightweight
• Compatible with any OS
• Flawless Pixart 3310 IR Led Esports Sensor
• Omron switches
• Switch Life – 5 million clicks
• USB – 1.1 full speed
• Click response time 30 milliseconds
• Weighs – 76 grams
• Polling Rate – 500hz
So the specs for this mouse are pretty impressive, starting thing of with Pixart 3310 IR Led sensor which I personally love. People who consider themselves experts might go into details and complain about angle snapping and surface calibration, but I have had 0 issue using this sensor for any type of game. Currently the Tournament Pro and the Classic Ergo 2016 are both locked into 500hz, but if you want more than you have to wait until the Scream One comes out. There latest mice is now equipped with 3360 sensor, including 1000hz (1ms) polling rate, optimized LOD, zero smoothing and no acceleration. At some point you might feel disappointed, but after I made some research on the internet I found that 500hz is more consistent and I have actually proven that you are not always running at that polling rate. So 500hz is all you really need for accurate and precise gaming.
The Tournament Pro weighs only 76 grams and it’s extremely comfortable for fast movements. Unfortunately you don’t have the option to add extra weights and change look of your mice, but it feels more balanced then other mice in the category for example: Zowie FK 1. The braided cable is also a nice feature to reduce the extra drag on the desk caused by the mice movements, but i wish it had a little bit flex to it, like the Logitech G303 which has one of the best cables on the market today. Another great feature is a dedicated DPI button that uses Omron switch and can cycle through 400 – 800 – 1600 - 3200 DPI.
I don’t have any major complaints about the scroll wheel, despite the fact that it’s not my favorite part either. Comparing it to Classic Ergo I have to say that it feels much better and you still get that satisfying bump which lets you know when you have triggered it. The rubberized bend around the wheel is the best part as it gave me a nice non-slippery texture which initially provides right resistance.
The two side buttons are now more flat and lower so it’s easier to trigger, unfortunately we don’t have an option to reprogramme, because mice is completely driverless. On the other hand, it’s less complicated and you get the maximum performance right out of the box without having to tweak extra settings. That’s way it feels more precise at the same DPI settings then competitors in the same category. The bottom side is pretty simple here we only got 4 Teflon feet that are slightly bigger compared to 2015 version and the optical sensor which is placed just in the center.
User Experience and Performance
There are lots of things about this mouse that I love and I think in a year or so, FinalMouse would become a trend in a gaming industry. Personally, I love the design and think that it’s ideal for FPS gaming, especially for counter strike global offensive where you can really feel the magic. I played couple of matches and was impressed how well it performs. The new switches feel great, they are not too lightweight for accidental clicks, but won’t bog you down either. I have tried each one of FinalMouse products, but Tournament Pro is the one I liked most, not because it’s nice looking or has ambidextrous shape, but mainly for its performance and accuracy.
One thing that I don’t like about the mice and I think it’s a big issue that has to be changed is the bright LED lighting, which I have already mentioned when I made a review on FinalMouse Classic Ergo 2016. The LED is much brighter here than on my Logitech G303 on the brightest settings. Moreover there is a light leakage on one of the side buttons, while it’s not a really a big deal it is something that has to be redesigned and solved, because you expect much higher build quality for that price point. I believe that in near future they will finally solve all this problems, as they are changing the manufacturing process behind their products, to improve the quality control.
Another issue with the lighting is inability to turn it off, so it means that LED will constantly stay on, whether you like it or not. I understand that driverless mice could be a good thing for pro gamers but let’s face it. Most people today prefer to have a full control over their peripherals including software and hardware customization. That being said, it would be better if FinalMouse adds couple of customization options to their products, or takes those existing features to another level.
I love Tournament Pro and would recommend it to anyone, looking for a precise and lightweight product to upgrade their pc setup. I have a very minimalist style for my desk and peripherals and this fits perfectly in. Moreover, I use a SteelSeries QcK and I think both products really make a difference. But if you want something new you can wait and try out their new mouse pad which will be available pretty soon. Other than that, It’s designed to be simple and at the same time powerful tool which you can simply plug-in and play in any PC Gaming or Esport Environment.
I have never been so excited and passionate about gaming peripheral, but Tournament Pro has really blown my mind. I have witnessed a company go from something so small to what it is today and I think they really deserve it. The main reason why this brand is so favorite among Pro gamers is that, they care about their customers and the 3 year warranty proves that. This mice has passed all the tests and deserves to be your number one peripheral. I am sure that if you try it once there is no way out, as it dramatically improves your skills and provides the high-accuracy tracking on any surface.
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