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Func MS-2 Review

Func MS-2 Review

Today we take a look at a new mid-range gaming mouse in our Func MS-2 Review.

Func MS-2 Review – Packaging and Bundle

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How To Writing A High School Application Essay Teaching Persuasive Func package their mouse in a nice, simple box which gives us a feel for the mouse design and then expands on the detail on other sides, as well as full specifications on the inside of the flip open lid. Inside we find the mouse  manual and a CD with drivers/control panel.

Func MS-2 Review – The Mouse

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Looking at the Func MS-2 for the first time we see that it has an all black colour with the finish using a rubberised effect. The mouse measures 70x130x43mm and weighs 0.145kg. Func have contoured the mouse so that it fits a right hand and looking from the front we see that as well as the main left/right buttons (Omron) they have added two behind the clickable scroll wheel for DPI and another on the edge of the right button for profile switch. Also worthy of note is that the scroll wheel lights when the mouse is on and in the very small gap betwen the left side and top panel a few LEDs shine through to note the profile which is in use.

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Turning to the side of the MS-2 we find some minimal Func branding along with four buttons. The circular button is Instant Aim (quick DPI change), the two larger are back and forward and the button on the base is mute. On the right side we have no buttons on the MS-2.

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Conseil Constitutionnel Dissertation On the base of the Func MS-2 we find three teflon feet to ensure the mouse glides well on our surface and then centred on the mouse is our sensor. This is a ADNS 9090 LED optical device which works with the MCS-51 MCU/processor which is onboard. We have 512KB of storage on the device for settings and the firmware is upgradable in software. In terms of other key specs, those are 4000dpi (max), 6400fps, 1.52m/s (60ips) and a max acceleration of 20g. The MS-2 supports 1000Hz polling rate and connects to our system via a braided cable and gold plated USB connector.

Func MS-2 Review – The Software

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Psychology Grad School Admissions Essay Our software for the Func MS-2 is installed via the normal method and then we launch via a desktop icon. There are three main tabs within the control panel and the first is called Basic Settings. Basic Settings allows us to configure the DPI  levels (including instant aim), sensitivity and scroll speed. We can also enable alternate double click speeds and polling rate. All available across the three profiles at the top of the application. Next up is Button Assignment which allows us to reconfigure all ten buttons as well as the scroll wheel if we wish.

NOTE: Func state in their documentation that lift off and angle snapping are available on this mouse. We will seek clarification on this, expecting that it will appear in an alternate driver asap.

Func MS-2 Review  Func MS-2 Review

Next up is Colour Setings which allow us to set them to on, off or pulsate. We can also set the colour and saturation/brightness if we wish. Clicking Macro Editor allows us to configure those and the final two buttons launch our firmware upgrade wizard or the Func support site. The latest software can be downloaded from Func.

Func MS-2 Review – User Experience and Conclusion

Starting with the build quality and design of the Func MS-2 we have a mouse which, in our opinion, suits a fingertip grip best. For medium sized hands it is sized well, maybe a touch on the larger end of trhe scale and so those with larger hands the mouse should also be comfortable. The soft touch coating is applied nicely with no defects across the surface and the main buttons have a decent click to them which will be familiar to those who have used Omron based mice previously. The branding is minimal which is almost always a bonus but there are two things we would likely change. First is that the base feels a bit like an afterthought. Clearly hardly anyone will ever see this area but some of the competition take a bit more care with the base surface design. We would also rethink the profile LED location. The use of the small gap between left side and top is a nice idea… but peripherals can get pretty dirty pretty quickly and all this groove is not going to look great over time. If Func filled it with transparent plastic that would probably be fine. Minor issues indeed but they all count.

Func have the MS-3 in their product family, sitting above this mouse at a more expensive price point (alternate sensor with 5670DPI) and so it is no surprise that this is hitting the $49/£39/€39 price point and that seems fair given the features and performance.

Speaking of the performance, as this mouse uses the very popular ADNS 3090 optical sensor we expected it to perform well, especially with up to date software/firmware. Some may prefer the Avago 3310 however it is really a personal taste issue. On the ADNS 3090 we found it offered accurate tracking across the DPI range along with hard and soft surfaces. We did note that it didnt track well on white painted wood, not that many people will use that but depending on your desk this could be worthy of note. Jitter was minimal and in image editing software when working on fine edges we noticed no issues with odd acceleration/actions.

Money Can Buy Happiness Argumentative Essay Therefore the Fun MS-2 wins our Recommended Award. Good performance, decent price, intuative software and a nice comfortable design.

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2 Comments

  1. marz

    I bought this mouse and love everything about it. But I’m wondering if the drivers are still in beta.Were you able to adjust the dpi in less then 800 dpi steps?… In my install i have the choice of 4 dpi settings, 800, 1600, 3200 and 4000 nothing else that makes the 3 profiles redundant and the mouse useless for gaming. Do you have any insights if this is going to be fixed?

    Love your sight.

    • Hi Marz, from memory it was in steps as you say. Its somewhat common for this target market (e.g. Zowie’s FK1 does the same, but the steps are cycled using a button on the base). Having said that, drop Func an email, they specifically look for feedback on features and if enough people ask they may will find a way to change things.

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