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post #61 of 690
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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. doh.gif
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?

Just wait for the steelseries kana and 1.1

Razer also sells gimmicky crap and then sell good mice like the deathadder black edition and abyssus lol edition for serious gamers
post #62 of 690
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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. doh.gif
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.

Riiiight.
post #63 of 690
True, much are marketing fluff. However it doesn't explain why you went from the xai to the g9x. Better mouse shape? Better glide synergy with your pad? Xai and g9x are basically the same mouse on both hard and cloth. I had both too.
post #64 of 690
Essentially the grip and the Xai had really bad reliability issues. It just kept crapping out on me.

It's not the marketing fluff that bothers me - but it's the way it's done that really gets to me. And also the progamers that "designed" the Xai in 2007 all suddenly have also changed their minds? I see a whole new slew of "pros" again touting the Sensei.

I remember reading articles where it was posted about how DPI at 1600 was enough and anything higher was bull**** - I think it was attacking Logitech or Razer. And now 11K DPI?

Can anyone find the article or has it been deleted too?
post #65 of 690
IMO you can't really blame them for going for a slice of the high DPI pie. Other companies have convinced people that more is better, it's only natural for SS to want to cash in. I could care less about buying something that can reach 11k DPI, as long as the lower values work well. We don't know that yet, so it might end up being a decent mouse.

The sensor used in the new WoW mouse has me excited for the others that are coming out.
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post #66 of 690
I use a DA but what's wrong with high dpi while also using low sensitivity?
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Well, at least Zowie still tries to release gaming products that actually seem like they were designed for gamers.
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post #68 of 690
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Originally Posted by krameriffic;14570244 
Well, at least Zowie still tries to release gaming products that actually seem like they were designed for gamers.

With prediction and jitter if you are talking about the EC series.
GG
post #69 of 690
I'm not that impressed. Most of the new changes are just unnecessary add-on's that don't do anything towards performance or utility. More subtle concave buttons like the copperhead/mionix naos/g9x has would be a welcome change. I don't see why the metallic top is considered an improvement because it is not better at wicking away sweat. Where's the removable weights to make the mouse lighter? Needs less surface area on those feet as well ala multiple contact areas.
post #70 of 690
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Originally Posted by scorpscarx;14571356 
With prediction and jitter if you are talking about the EC series.
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Prediction is preference.
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