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Pros - Comfortable - Simple and efficient - Accurate - Ambidextrous if you're a leftie
Cons - No side-scroll - Only one thumb button (could have two) - A little on the small side if you have large hands.
Summary Great simple gaming or office mouse if you don't like confusing plasticky blobs of modern art they call gaming mice these days. Best description is "clean and efficient." Amazing if you do office work, though I'd recommend something else if you work in publishing/etc and need side scroll. I ended up picking up a second one for my work PC.
As for gaming, probably best for FPS or RPG as it doesn't have 6-10 buttons needed for MMO's or games like League of Legends.
Pros Weight Has side buttons Mousewheel DPI/CPI toggle button Performance Cost
Cons Mousefeet Mousebuttons
Cost, performance, ergonomics make Kana a great purchase for someone looking for an ambidextrous mouse for FPS or general gaming, especially at low sensitivity/dpi. If the primary purpose is for high APM rts/moba I would recommend a mouse with lighter/more tactile buttons such as the Kinzu V2 Pro or a Razer Abyssus/Deathadder.
Latest firmware/drivers make this mouse pretty much flawless in performance. Some complain that it has slight angle snapping, but it is quite negligible and I do not notice it. I have a SS SK Edition QCK+ mousepad and a classic black QCK+ mousepad; mouse works better on black but is okay on colors unless you're very aggressive with it.
I personally don't like the glossy finish and even the sides are too smooth for my tastes. My hands tend to sweat some and I find the mouse too slippery. The pictures suggest that the Black version has a better top if you tend to sweat. Glossy finish is often popular among people with dry hands.
The mousewheel doesn't have real distinctive clicks for gaming, but I find it consistent and find it very pleasant to use for scrolling in documents/webpages.
Mouse buttons use cheaper switches and don't have the best tactile response; wouldn't recommend for high APM games, works fine for FPS and general use.
Weight and ergonomics of the mouse are nice.
Mousefeet are poor plastic with poor glide. I have ordered replacement Teflon mousefeet. I have heard that SS is now shipping the Kana with replacement mousefeet that are actual Teflon but can't confirm. Original plastic mousefeet would probably be great on a hard mousepad as they would be more durable and would have sufficient glide.
Summary My wife wanted a white mouse to match her white computer, and she's been super happy with this one. I've used it a bit too - it's a huge step up from any plain / cheap white mice. Now if only they would release a matching keyboard...
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