Originally Posted by early;14567821
Yep. Same with the multi color lights. What the hell SS? The only thing missing is some silly extra weights.
I really thought SS was about something else for a minute.
I mean I love my Ikari Optical, it even seems to perform great at 400/800 CPI
. But why not work from there? Why not make more mice with a great shape, an updated sensor and some useful features?
They could still sell flashy mice for kids on the side for some extra money, no?
I used to have a Xai and I bought into the whole this is the best mouse in the world designed by progamer bull****. Moved on to a G9x and never looked back.
There used to be a article "Don't believe the hype" - http://www.fragyou.net/?page_id=24
and conveniently the whole thing has just been deleted a few days ago ("Under Maintenance") - it was still up on 1 August but you can find it on google cache.
All their words not mine:
"As a manufacturer of professional gaming gear our view is radically different. High and inflated performance numbers, or fancy “ultra-hyper-power” expressions, does not equal great gaming products. Period. SteelSeries is one of the few companies where all hardware is actually tested by real professional gamers. "
"When a company mentions DPI in the same sentence as precision, or anything else regarding better tracking, it is simply bull****."
"Feature: Glowing lights/illumination. That stuff looks nice, really, but after about 5 minutes it gets old. And it gets old fast.
Problem: We make professional gaming gear or “sports equipment” for gamers to use another description. We don’t make toys. A large percentage of our customers are older than 15. Have you ever seen Tiger Woods with a golf club that glowed blue? Or Beckham with shoes that glowed green? No.
Solution: Don’t make it glow.."
And now on the Sensei page:
"SteelSeries Sensei can be fast, like really light-speed fast, if you need that kind of speed. Because we use a 32 bit ARM processor in the mouse, we can double (x2) your mouse sensitivity.
Our default CPI range: 1 to 5,700 CPI.
Our Double CPI range: 5701 to 11,400 CPI."
"3 different zones on the Sensei (the wheel, the CPI indicator and the back) can be programmed individually – in 16.8 million different colors. It’s another way for you to personalize your mouse. It also brings a very real benefit to users who utilize multiple profiles: by giving them different colors, you can quickly switch between profiles and also ways know which profile is active. "
There were a whole lot of articles back then about how DPI is bull**** etc, I can't find those now, but here we are at 11,400 CPI.