The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B is a good wired gaming mouse and is the largest mouse in the BenQ Zowie FK series. It feels well built, has low click latency, and a low-profile shape that's well-suited for larger hands and all grip types. Unfortunately, it has a rigid cable and no companion software for customization, so you only have four default CPI settings and three polling rate presets that you can change with buttons on the bottom of the mouse.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B is mediocre for office use. It feels sturdy and is well-suited for all grip types, depending on hand size. That said, its wired-only design may be cumbersome in some office environments. Also, there's no software for customization, and the mouse wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B is good for FPS gaming. It feels well-built, has low latency, and has a low-profile shape that's suitable for larger hand sizes and all grip types, though those with smaller hands will likely find the smaller BenQ ZOWIE FK1-B or BenQ ZOWIE FK2-B more comfortable. Unfortunately, it's fairly heavy, and the cable isn't very flexible. Also, since there's no companion software, there are only four default CPI presets.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B is mediocre for MMO gaming. It doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as dedicated MMO mice, but it feels well-built, has low click latency, and a comfortable shape that's suitable for all grip types and most hand sizes. Unfortunately, it also lacks companion software for customization, and the cable isn't very flexible.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B is good for fans of ultra-light gaming mice, but it's much heavier than dedicated ultra-light mice, and its cable isn't very flexible. That said, it has low click latency, mouse feet that glide smoothly across all surfaces, and a low-profile shape that's well-suited for all grip types, depending on hand size.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B is inadequate for travel. It's designed to be used as a desktop mouse and isn't well suited to travel due to its bulk and lack of wireless connectivity options.
Note: Our 3D scanner picked up residue from the sticky tack we use to secure the mouse during scanning. This residue appears as a lighter patch on the bottom of the mouse in our scan but isn't visible in reality.
If you're interested in a BenQ Zowie mouse with a similar size but a right-handed, ergonomic shape, check out the BenQ ZOWIE EC1.
The preset CPI settings are 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. The polling rate settings are 125Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B unit we tested is in glossy white, and it's also available in matte black. This mouse is one of many BenQ Zowie mice that are very similar but have different shapes and sizes. The FK lineup that the FK1+-B is part of comes in three sizes, of which it's the largest. The BenQ ZOWIE FK1-B is medium-sized, while the BenQ ZOWIE FK2-B is the smallest. These mice are updates to the original FK lineup and include improved sensors. However, they lack an additional pair of buttons on the right side that previous FK mice had. You can see the label for our unit here.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B is the largest of BenQ's updated ZOWIE FK series mice and is an update of the discontinued BenQ ZOWIE FK1+. It's marketed towards the esports community and specifically at FPS players. It has an improved sensor over its predecessor but has the same low-profile and symmetrical shape. This mouse may make a good choice if you're interested in a time-tested, much-admired design and you feel that elements like companion software or RGB lighting are unnecessary.
The Razer Viper Ultimate is a better gaming mouse than the BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B. The Razer connects wired or wirelessly with a USB receiver. It has lower latency, two additional side buttons, RGB lighting, a lower lift-off distance, a CPI with a much wider range that's adjustable in increments of 50, and software for customization. It's also well-suited to all grip types for most hand sizes, but those with larger hands may find their fingers drape over the front using a palm grip. On the other hand, the BenQ is a wired mouse with no wireless connectivity options. It's also significantly heavier and is well-suited for larger hands and all grip types.
The BenQ ZOWIE EC2 and the BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B are wired gaming mice with similar performance but different shapes and sizes. The EC2 has an ergonomic right-handed design. On the other hand, the FK1+-B has an ambidextrous low-profile shape with less palm support. Both mice are well-suited for larger hands, but the EC2 is suitable for a palm grip, regardless of hand size.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK2-B and the BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B are nearly identical gaming mice in different sizes. The FK2-B is the smallest of the three mice in the BenQ ZOWIE FK series. It's well-suited for palm and claw grips regardless of hand size and suitable for a fingertip grip if you have large or extra-large hands. By contrast, the FK1+-B is the largest mouse in the FK series. It's well-suited to larger hands in all grip types but isn't suitable for small hands using any grip type.
The BenQ ZOWIE FK1+-B and the BenQ ZOWIE EC1 are similar gaming mice with different shapes and sizes. The FK1+-B feels sturdier and has a low-profile, ambidextrous shape. On the other hand, the EC1 has a right-handed ergonomic shape that might feel more comfortable. Both mice are well-suited for larger hands using any grip type. However, those with small or medium-sized hands may not comfortably reach both side buttons or the scroll wheels using a fingertip grip, and people with small hands may find it difficult to hit both side buttons using a claw grip.