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Written by Tom Jaskulka   
Monday, 11 March 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Func MS-3 Gaming Mouse
Closer Look: Func MS-3
Func MS-3 Detailed Features
Func MS-3 Settings Software
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Func MS-3 Gaming Mouse Review

Manufacturer: Func
Product Name: MS-3
Model Number: FUNC-MS-3-1ST
UPC: 817301018999
Price As Tested: $79.99 (Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Func.

On 9/9/1999, a company started in California with the goal of creating "fantastic equipment...with the sole purpose of enhancing the experience of playing a great game, rather than diminishing it." Soon after, the original Func sUrface 1030 launched, winning awards from many different sites and magazines. In 2013, Func has introduced their first-ever gaming mouse. A result of hundreds of hours of study, the Func MS-3 Gaming Mouse sports an ergonomic shape and purposefully placed buttons - all to enhance your game and provide the greatest advantage possible. Have they succeeded on their first try? At Benchmark Reviews, we intend to find out.

It is only fitting that Func's first gaming mouse arrived with the refresh of the original Func pad - the 1030 (XL). Consistency is the key to accuracy, and there is no better way to ensure your mouse has a consistant surface than to put a high-grade pad under it. Made of a polycarbonate material, the Func 1030 XL has two surfaces with either a rough or smooth finish to match your preference.


Func MS-3 Specifications

MCU/Processor: WT6573
Switches: Omron
Sensor: Avago UGS 9500
Memory: Onboard, 512 kB
Resolution: 90-5670 DPI
Frames per second: 12 000
Tracking speed: 5.1 m/sec (150 ips)
Max Acceleration: 30 g
Image processing: 10.6 megapixels/sec
Report rate: Adjustable, up to 1000Hz
Lift-off distance: Adjustable
Upgradable firmware: Yes
Connection: USB. Goldplated (2 m braided cable)

Dimensions & Weight

126.92x100.69x42.38mm / 4.99x3.97x1.69in
Net weight: 127g / 0.28lbs.

System Requirements

Windows® 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Available USB port
10 MB free space on hard drive

Func Surface 1030 XL Tech. Specs.

Surface material: Polycarbonate
Surface type: F30.r / F10.s
Size: 36x28 cm / 14x11 in
Weight: 422 gr / 0.93 lbs
Thickness: 4 mm / 0.16 in

Specifications taken from the manufacturer's product page.



# RE: Func MS-3 Gaming Mousetarsus7 2013-04-29 09:33
Not a complete review IMHO. Does the mouse record macros and how many buttons does it have? These are important issues for gamers.
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# RE: RE: Func MS-3 Gaming MouseTom Jaskulka 2013-04-29 10:20
Of course the review isn't very complete if you refuse to read the whole thing ;) There are ten programmable buttons (as stated in the conclusion), and there is a picture of them labeled as well in the Func Settings Software section. However, I did fail to mention the macro editor will accept up to 20 actions/10 commands in one macro (60 macros total). I usually stray away from simply repeating specifications that are easily found on the manufacturer's site and try to provide more of a "feel" of the "experience" of using a product (things that are harder to Google, if you will). I normally trust in fellow gamer's abilities to find out the information that is important to them :) I'm more interested in relaying the "hard to find" information if applicable.
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# Nice143BPM 2013-04-30 07:28
Excellent review, well done. I've been unable to find a suitable replacement for my G5, which is just a bit small for palming for me. I'm assuming this is going to do the trick.....ordering this bad boy today.
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