Fnatic FLICK 2 Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Aug 25, 2021 at 10:59 am
Fnatic FLICK 2 Picture
7.0
Office/Multimedia
7.5
Video Games (FPS)
7.7
Video Games (MMO)
7.2
Ultra-Light Gaming
5.2
Travel
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Fnatic FLICK 2 is a good, wired FPS gaming mouse. It has a symmetrical, ambidextrous shape with a soft touch textured finish, rubberized sides, and two side buttons on the left. It feels reasonably well-built, but there's a bit of flex in the body if you press in some areas and the scroll wheel on our unit is stiff. It's well-suited for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip, as well as larger hands using a fingertip grip. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100 within a broad range. Unfortunately, it's heavy, and it has high click latency for a gaming mouse. The software also has an option allowing you to set independent CPI values for the x- and y-axis, which is an uncommon feature. However, this isn't something we've tested.

Our Verdict

7.0 Office/Multimedia

The Fnatic FLICK 2 is decent for office and multimedia work. It feels well-built, and it has an ambidextrous shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip. You can also program all of the buttons using the companion software compatible with Windows and macOS. Unfortunately, this mouse doesn't support Bluetooth. Also, the scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.

Pros
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip.
Cons
  • Wired-only.
  • Scroll wheel lacks L/R tilt buttons and doesn't unlock for free scrolling.
7.5 Video Games (FPS)

The Fnatic FLICK 2 is a good FPS gaming mouse. It feels reasonably well-built, and it has an ambidextrous shape well-suited for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip and larger hands using a fingertip grip. Performance-wise, it has a very low lift-off distance and a wide CPI range. Unfortunately, it's a fairly large and heavy mouse. It also has higher click latency than similar gaming mice, and you can only adjust the CPI by increments of 100.

Pros
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip.
  • Cable is more flexible than most rubber cables.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Click latency is high for a gaming mouse.
7.7 Video Games (MMO)

The Fnatic FLICK 2 is a good mouse for MMO gaming, though it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse. That said, you can program all of the buttons it does have using the companion software. It feels well-built and has a comfortable ambidextrous shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or a claw grip. Performance-wise, it has a wide CPI range and a very low lift-off distance. Unfortunately, it has high click latency for a gaming mouse, and you can only adjust the CPI by steps of 100.

Pros
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse.
7.2 Ultra-Light Gaming

While the Fnatic FLICK 2 scores decently for this use, it's significantly heavier than a dedicated ultra-light gaming mouse. It also has high click latency compared to other gaming mice. Despite this, it feels well-built, and it has a comfortable, ambidextrous shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip.

Pros
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
  • Ambidextrous shape suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip.
Cons
  • Heavy.
  • Click latency is high for a gaming mouse.
5.2 Travel

The Fnatic FLICK 2 is inadequate for travel use as it's bulky and may not fit in most laptop cases. It's also a wired-only mouse, meaning that it may be cumbersome to use in small spaces like buses, trains, and planes. That said, it feels well-built, and it's suitable for nearly all hand sizes using a palm or claw grip. It also has onboard memory, allowing you to use custom settings on computers without installing the software.

Pros
  • Feels reasonably well-built.
Cons
  • Bulky; may not fit in most laptop cases.
  • Wired-only.
  • 7.0 Office/Multimedia
  • 7.5 Video Games (FPS)
  • 7.7 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.2 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 5.2 Travel
  1. Updated Aug 25, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 19, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB
Design
Shape
Length 5.2" (131 mm)
Height 1.6" (40 mm)
Width 2.8" (70 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
5.5
Design
Portability
Volume
22.40 in³ (367 cm³)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
135 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
101 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
101 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No
7.5
Design
Build Quality
8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
No
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

If you're interested in a similar mouse but with a more ergonomic, right-handed design, check out the Redragon COBRA M711-FPS.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
Yes
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
Yes
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Small Hand
No
Medium Hand
No
Large Hand
Yes
X.Large Hand
Yes
0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator No
7.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB
7.5
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No
Design
In The Box

  • Fnatic FLICK 2
  • User documentation

Control
Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
PixArt PMW3360
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
12,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
100 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
5%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The polling rate options on the Fnatic FLICK 2 are 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz. You also can adjust the lift-off distance using the companion software between a 2mm or 3mm setting. However, we found that the minimum lift-off distance is 1.2mm at the 2mm setting.

6.7
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
6
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
6
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
No
Gesture Support
No

You can program all of the buttons on the Fnatic FLICK 2, but you can't reprogram the up/down mouse wheel inputs. You can also only set one CPI setting using the customization software. However, you can set three different custom profiles, each with its own CPI setting. By default, the button below the scroll wheel cycles between these custom profiles.

Note: You can change your CPI setting on the fly without using the software using a combination of buttons. You can also change the lift-off distance and lighting settings using alternate combinations. However, none of them are very quick or easy to perform, meaning you're unlikely to be able to use them while gaming.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The scroll wheel on our unit feels quite stiff. This is an issue other users have reported online. Some users have also reported this may improve with regular use. However, this isn't something we've been able to confirm. If you have this mouse and would like to share your experience, we encourage you to leave a comment in the discussions.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Loud
6.9
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
22 ms
Operating System And Software
10
Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name FNATIC OP
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes
10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Fnatic FLICK 2 is black and there are no other color variants. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Fnatic FLICK 2 is the second iteration in Fnatic's FLICK mouse lineup. The FLICK 2 has a symmetrical shape designed to be comfortable for either right- or left-handed players, compared to Fnatic's CLUTCH 2, which has a more traditional right-handed shape. However, like the CLUTCH 2, the FLICK 2 only has side buttons on the left, which some left-handed players may not find ideal. This mouse is marketed towards the esports community and has several noteworthy features, including a soft-touch finish, rubberized side grips, and the ability to adjust the x- and y-axis of your CPI settings independently. Unfortunately, the mouse is fairly large and heavy, and it has higher click latency than most other gaming mice at this price point.

For more options, see our recommendations for the best mouse, the best wired mouse, and the best gaming mouse.

Razer Viper Mini

The Razer Viper Mini is a better wired gaming mouse than the Fnatic FLICK 2. The Razer is much lighter and feels sturdier. It also has a more flexible cable, mouse feet that glide much more smoothly, and much lower click latency. You can also assign a HyperShift button to enable a secondary layer of commands. On the other hand, the Fnatic has a wider CPI range, a more consistent sensor, and a lower minimum lift-off distance. It also has customization software compatible with Windows and macOS, while the Razer only has software compatible with Windows.

BenQ ZOWIE EC2

The Fnatic FLICK 2 and the BenQ ZOWIE EC2 are both good wired gaming mice. The Fnatic feels sturdier and has a more flexible cable. It also has a wider CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 100, while you can only cycle between four preset CPI settings on the BenQ. The Fnatic also has customization software, which the BenQ lacks. On the other hand, the BenQ is marginally lighter and has mouse feet that glide smoother, though they have sharp edges. The BenQ also has significantly lower click latency.

Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED

The Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED is a great wireless gaming mouse, while the Fnatic FLICK 2 is a good wired gaming mouse. The Logitech feels sturdier and has seven additional buttons, including two side buttons on either side. It also has a scroll wheel with L/R tilt buttons and a free-scrolling mode. It has a more precisely adjustable CPI and a much lower click latency. On the other hand, the Fnatic has a textured soft-touch finish body and rubberized side grips. Both mice are well-suited for a palm or claw grip for nearly all hand sizes, but the Logitech is more accomodating to smaller hand sizes than the Fnatic.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT is an excellent wireless gaming mouse, while the Fnatic FLICK 2 is a good wired gaming mouse. The Logitech is significantly lighter and feels sturdier. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a much higher maximum CPI, a more precisely adjustable CPI, and a significantly lower click latency. On the other hand, the Fnatic has rubberized side grips and a CPI button behind the scroll wheel, both features the Logitech lacks.

ASUS ROG Keris Wireless

The ASUS ROG Keris Wireless is a great wireless gaming mouse with a right-handed shape, while the Fnatic FLICK 2 is a good wired gaming mouse with an ambidextrous shape. The ASUS is lighter and feels sturdier. It also has mouse feet that glide more smoothly, a higher maximum CPI, and lower click latency.  On the other hand, the Fnatic has a lower lift-off distance and rubberized side grips. It also has customization software compatible with Windows and macOS, while the ASUS has software that's only compatible with Windows.

MSI CLUTCH GM30

The Fnatic FLICK 2 and the MSI CLUTCH GM30 are good wired gaming mice, but the Fnatic has slightly better performance overall. The Fnatic has a somewhat more flexible cable, a wider CPI range, a more consistent sensor, and a lower lift-off distance. It also has customization software compatible with Windows and macOS, while the MSI has software compatible with Windows only. On the other hand, the MSI feels sturdier and has a somewhat lower click latency. Both mice are well-suited for all grip types and most hand sizes.

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