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Hi i was wondering why does the DA feel much more stable than the Xai? i just started using my DA after a years use of the Xai. They both got the same sensor and i think the xai has positive accel?. are all these features from steelseries like exactrate, interpolated do making it worse? because you dont see razer doing this.

and im also wondering is there a mouse with similar shape to the xai/da that is optical? does not have to be more than 800 dpi. im thinking of trying out the g400 but i hear it has prediction?. i tried using just 1/10 prediction on xai and it made all the difference in the world. couldnt aim properly.

(sorry for double post)
post #2 of 13
The DA and Xai have different sensors. You're right that the Xai does have acceleration.
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intellimouse 1.1 or 3.0
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Background story: The deathadder's my favorite stock mouse because of it's accuracy. I place this above most other features. Also, to answer your question the DA is an optical mouse while the Xai is a laser.

The Xai does have noticeable positive acceleration and has tracking issues on certain surfaces. In terms of comfort (which is highly subjective), I feel the Xai and Kinzu are at the top. Unfortunately, both of these 1.1/3.0 based Steelseries mice have tracking issues that I can't deal with.

I actually ended up ripping apart my Deathadder and made a kinzuadder, which definitely takes the #1 spot now.
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Background story: The deathadder's my favorite stock mouse because of it's accuracy. I place this above most other features. Also, to answer your question the DA is an optical mouse while the Xai is a laser.

The Xai does have noticeable positive acceleration and has tracking issues on certain surfaces. In terms of comfort (which is highly subjective), I feel the Xai and Kinzu are at the top. Unfortunately, both of these 1.1/3.0 based Steelseries mice have tracking issues that I can't deal with.

I actually ended up ripping apart my Deathadder and made a kinzuadder, which definitely takes the #1 spot now.
The DA i got says its infrared... does that mean optical? to me the Xai isnt close as comfy as the DA but theres something that i do like abou the xai... that it doesnt lean to the left or right or turn a certain way... and the build quality/customisation is what it makes it good to me... i think its more of a CS mouse and i dont really play cs
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Originally Posted by hella View Post
Background story: The deathadder's my favorite stock mouse because of it's accuracy. I place this above most other features. Also, to answer your question the DA is an optical mouse while the Xai is a laser.

The Xai does have noticeable positive acceleration and has tracking issues on certain surfaces. In terms of comfort (which is highly subjective), I feel the Xai and Kinzu are at the top. Unfortunately, both of these 1.1/3.0 based Steelseries mice have tracking issues that I can't deal with.

I actually ended up ripping apart my Deathadder and made a kinzuadder, which definitely takes the #1 spot now.
Do you know if the wheel mouse optical would work as well as the kinzu? I have my old 1800 dpi DA but can't stand the side grips, but yeah the sensor is flawless.
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Do you know if the wheel mouse optical would work as well as the kinzu? I have my old 1800 dpi DA but can't stand the side grips, but yeah the sensor is flawless.
The WMO loses its perfect control (flawless tracking) when moving faster than ~1.5m/s. The deathadder maintains perfect control until ~3.9m/s. The malfunction speeds are also much higher for the deathadder.

Google "esreality mousescore" and "esreality deathadder" for an in depth comparison. It should definitely answer all your questions
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post #8 of 13
just got ime 3.0 its good
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The WMO loses its perfect control (flawless tracking) when moving faster than ~1.5m/s. The deathadder maintains perfect control until ~3.9m/s. The malfunction speeds are also much higher for the deathadder.

Google "esreality mousescore" and "esreality deathadder" for an in depth comparison. It should definitely answer all your questions
To prevent a possible miscommunication, I think ranseed was asking if a WMO would serve as replacement for the Kinzu in the creation of a frankenstein mouse.

Could be wrong though!
post #10 of 13
That's a good question, if you have a WMO try opening it up and seeing if the deathadder internals and the lens fits.
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