Feenix 2014 Nascita gaming mouse review: For the gentleman gamer
Like a nice watch or pair of sunglasses, a nice, expensive-looking accessory can make you feel like a different person. In some instances, looking better can make you feel better, and you'll take better care of yourself. The same could be said with your PC gaming peripherals. A nice mouse can fancy up your desk, provide a little bling to your palm and make you feel a little better while playing games.
Enter Feenix's 2014 model of the Nascita – a gaming mouse that brought out these feelings in me. Seriously, this mouse looks elegant. Of course, the Nascita isn't all looks. Its parts are equally as impressive.
The Nascita sports the 8200 dpi Avago 9800 laser sensor. 8200 is far too high for myself, personally, but it goes as low as 800 dpi, and you can change your dpi on-the-fly. It even has a small LCD screen that will display your current dpi setting. That's a feature I haven't had on a mouse before, and I really enjoyed it. You won't have to install drivers and access software to change your dpi setting. The 2014 Nascita is driver-less, and was created to just plug in and play. One on hand, I like having software from brands like Razer and ROCCAT that allow me to fine-tune everything, but it's a relief to not have to go into a program or have unnecessary programs running. And again, having that LCD screen to display dpi is awesome.
All of the switches, components, and the mousewheel are high-end omron switches with a nice audible click and fast response time. The mouse also glides along on high-grade teflon contact points. Actually, the whole mouse is high-end, especially when it comes to how it looks and feels.
Looks-wise, the Feenix Nascita is sophisticated and stylish. It is two-tone black with silver buttons, but what really makes it pop is the jewel-white lighting that lights up the the Feenix logo, in addition to the “nascita” text and LCD panel. The mouse is very ergonomic, and as a palm gamer, it's one of the most comfortable I've ever used. That said, it's a great design if you're a claw gamer, too. While I really can't stress enough how much I love the design and feel to this mouse, I can see those with tiny hands might feel that this mouse is too much for them. The surface of the Nascita is anti-slip/anti-sweat, so you won't have to wipe down your mouse during long gaming sessions. It has a really nice feel to it.
The mouse is supposedly resistant to extreme water/beverage damage, but I'm not brave enough to test it. Honestly, if it is, that's great news. I live in south Florida, which can be known for its torrential downpours. The roof on my house needs some repairing, and I've fallen victim to some leaks over where my computer sits. This had me replacing a router, mouse, keyboard and headset. Customer service with Feenix is also noteworthy, as every Feenix Nascita owner gets their own personal support manager. Seeing as how you buy the mouse directly from their site, there's an exclusivity to it that comes with perks, and everyone raves about their customer service.
The Feenix Nascita (2014 model) is a very impressive gaming mouse. It has all the standard features you could ask for, but it goes above and beyond with style, being driver-less and having an LCD display. It's a little pricey at $97, but you get for what you pay for. It can really make you feel better when you look down at it and realize what you're working with. If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about the Nascita, you can do so at http://www.feenixcollection.com/.
Feenix 2014 Dimora Gaming Mousepad
When reviewing the Feenix Nascita, I used it with the Feenix Dimora gaming mousepad. It is a hard micro-textured surface that worked nicely with the Nascita. It has grips on the bottom, so it won't slide around during your gaming sessions, and it's very sturdy. If you're cramped for desk space, though, the Dimora is going to take up a lot of real estate. It also is thicker than most other mousepads I've used. That said, it looks nice, goes well with the Nascita, and performance with other gaming mice were equally as impressive on it. The Dimora costs $36.
- 8200 dpi Avago 9800 laser chipset
- Avago lens
- 1 ms response time / 1000Hz Ultrapolling
- 150 ips
- 30g acceleration
- 114g net weight