Inspired by Things that work! by Cliff Brake.

As someone who spends a very large amount of time in front of a computer, over the years I have built up a list of a number of preferences. Today’s post is about the Zowie FK1+, which is my default mouse choice.

I first learned of the FK1+ (and other similar models from Zowie) in 2015 when I took my current position at work. I was looking for a mouse that was comfortable, worked with all operating systems, and gave me the option of different DPI settings in the mouse itself, instead of having to use software. Somehow, during the research, I ran across the FK1+, and I haven’t looked back. It is now in use both at work and at home.

So, why use the FK1+ (or, again, a similar model)? It’s ambidextrous. It’s comfortable, in my opinion at least, for extended use. The DPI settings are amazing. And the mouse holds up well. Also, it is available in different sizes for different hands, so you can choose whatever size is appropriate.

Bonus: Along with the FK1+, I always use a SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mousepad. I’ve tried using desks without a mousepad, and the experience just isn’t the same. Lack of a good mousepad makes the entire computer experience lousy. Again, years ago I found the SteelSeries line of mousepads, and ever since I’ve used them in one form or another. I vary the size or design based on use case, but you can find one of these under every mouse I use.

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