First Impressions and Experience
The Kana Limited Edition is a beautifully designed mouse that is full of surprises. The mouse is very light as it is made mostly out of plastic. A Dota 2 logo can be seen on the mouse, completing a very Dota 2 Specific color theme. The mouse features 6 buttons in total, with bonus buttons on both sides of the mouse and below the scroll wheel.
Due to its great ambidextrous design, the Kana displays vertical symmetry. The additional mouse buttons can be triggered by squeezing your thumb or pinky. While the buttons are super smooth, the rest of the sides have a fine texture to increase grip.
The scroll wheel feels very fluid yet still retains control at high scrolling speeds. Just like the side buttons, the additional button for immediate CPI toggle is located on the bottom of the scroll wheel has a smoother texture than the rest of the scroll portion. The left and right mouse buttons are actually one piece of plastic instead of the conventional separated clickers. The texture on this part of the mouse is very smooth yet it still offers grip.
It didn’t take more than a few minutes to get used to the Kana. The mouse is surprising light and agile. The weight took a bit of getting used to since the Kana is feather light compared to most other gaming mice.
The positioning of the thumb button was perfect. The thumb is naturally positioned on the button, allowing easy access. The left and right mouse buttons feel very responsive. Despite the light weight, the buttons still feel very sturdy. The click sound is audibly fuller than the left/right clicking sound on a conventional mouse.
One interesting thing to note was that it takes slightly more pressure to use the left and right buttons. Considering the amount of right clicking in Dota 2, this could be a bit of a workout. Although there is no need to change the CPI when playing Dota 2, the CPI toggle button works brilliantly. A swift downward middle finger motion is used to toggle the CPI. It is obviously designed with FPS games in mind.
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