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Hey guys,
My Savu got delivered today and Im really happy with it. It tracks great and feels great in the hand and the rough sides are actually really nice. The software is also surprisingly well done.
I have a few newb questions that Im hoping you guys might be able to answer. I assuming that its always best to have the polling rate at 1000Hz and adjust the dpi down as preferred?
Is it a good idea to have the dpi as high as possible and adjust the sensitivity down or the opposite?
Whats the difference between adjusting the sensitivity and the windows pointer speed? Its one adjusting it at the hardware level at the mouse and the other doing it at the software level in windows?
Cheers
You should never move the Windows setting from 6/11, and I would strongly recommend disabling acceleration too.
It's best to use DPI unaltered, so 6/11 for the Windows cursor, and Sensitivity at 0.
If you can't find a DPI setting that suits you, you are best to then use the closest DPI and scale down, never up.
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You should never move the Windows setting from 6/11, and I would strongly recommend disabling acceleration too.
It's best to use DPI unaltered, so 6/11 for the Windows cursor, and Sensitivity at 0.
If you can't find a DPI setting that suits you, you are best to then use the closest DPI and scale down, never up.

Thanks NotAgain. At the moment Im testing 800 DPI on a 1080p monitor and that feels about right for me. Might need to make a small sensitivity adjustment down as jumping the DPI to 400DPI is too slow. Do people actually play at 4000DPI? I cant understand the marketing around boasting such high DPI.
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Hmm, does the Mionix Mouse pads work pretty well?
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Thanks NotAgain. At the moment Im testing 800 DPI on a 1080p monitor and that feels about right for me. Might need to make a small sensitivity adjustment down as jumping the DPI to 400DPI is too slow. Do people actually play at 4000DPI? I cant understand the marketing around boasting such high DPI.
I can't imagine them playing very well at 4000DPI, which you probably shouldn't use on this mouse given that it's an interpolated resolution.
    
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It uses an SROM that supports nativly 4000 cpi.
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Anyone have suggestions for a mouse pad / surface for the Savu? Artisan mouse pads are to high in my opinion. Any ideas?

I use a steelseries 4HD which is great. I prefer a hard surface as they are perfectly flat, dont curl at the edges and are easier to keep clean. Mouse feet wear isnt an issue probably because I claw. But it seems most people here prefer a soft pad.
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Tapefix:


Lift off distance: loses tracking as soon as I lift it from 1 cd height:


Upgraded from malfunctioning g500 - left button infamous "doubleclick" after 13 months, but it showed some inconsistencies 6 months after purchase.
Savu is very nice to hold, side grip is actually one of its best features (g500 had similar solution).
Mouse achievements are gimmicks which I don`t really care about. I also think that lighting system is unnecessary (with 1 exception) and it only rises the manufacturing costs.

Tracking on QCK Mini is flawless, shape of mouse fits my fingertip gripvery nice, drivers are excellent (both feature wise and reliability-wise), easy-shift is simply genius, 5 profiles and macros are stored in the memory on-board. Profile cycling can be bound to one of the keys, so once all the profiles are set there is basically no need to use driver suite anymore. Lights can be bound to specific profiles to make it easier to recognize them, which is only way that I think it could be useful.
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Tapefix:

Lift off distance: loses tracking as soon as I lift it from 1 cd height:
Interesting to see opaque tape over the entire sensor rather than Scotch tape. When I tried using Scotch tape over the sensor, I found that the maximum speed it could track at reliably was lowered, in addition to lift-off-distance. I have been using relatively tough surfaces to track on though. (smooth, light-colored pads)

What I have now is Scotch tape over the right half of the sensor area. This seems to reduce LOD slightly, but hasn't impacted tracking performance.
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Mouse achievements are gimmicks which I don`t really care about. I also think that lighting system is unnecessary (with 1 exception) and it only rises the manufacturing costs.
I actually like the idea of the mouse being able to track exactly how many times each button was used, how often you have scrolled, and the distance you have travelled. These metrics would be really useful to measure how long the switches in the mouse actually last, or how far your new set of mouse feet are lasting before needing replaced etc.

Unfortunately I think this data is collected & stored in the driver software, rather than at a hardware level and will probably disappear if you reinstall your OS, or won't count up if you use the mouse on a system without the software installed.

I couldn't care less about the actual "achievements" it awards though.
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Tracking on QCK Mini is flawless, shape of mouse fits my fingertip gripvery nice, drivers are excellent (both feature wise and reliability-wise), easy-shift is simply genius, 5 profiles and macros are stored in the memory on-board. Profile cycling can be bound to one of the keys, so once all the profiles are set there is basically no need to use driver suite anymore. Lights can be bound to specific profiles to make it easier to recognize them, which is only way that I think it could be useful.
I agree, the easy-shift is a superb feature and I much prefer it to having 12 buttons on the mouse. I love being able to hold shift (I have it set to the "forward" button) and using the scroll wheel to scroll sideways for example. That works way better than any of those scrollwheels which offer a tilt function - you have much better control, and it means you still have a solid wheel rather than the flimsy mechanism that allows them to tilt.

I also used the LEDs to indicate what profile I was on when testing polling rates with the mouse. (unlike my DeathAdder Black, 1000Hz seems stable on the Savu so I just use that now)
I have the LEDs off now though, and while I appreciate having the profile options, I haven't had a need to use them really. Once I find settings that work well for my mouse, I usually leave it alone.
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Unfortunately I think this data is collected & stored in the driver software, rather than at a hardware level and will probably disappear if you reinstall your OS, or won't count up if you use the mouse on a system without the software installed..

I can confirm this. The stats are different when used on different pcs so they arent stored on the mouse like the profiles are.
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I can confirm that wheel of Savu is very precise and solid, whereas wheel of g500 is quite nice while browsing using hyperscroll and absolutely useless when playing any game. Pressing middle mouse button without activating scroll/weapon switch/sidescroll/etc simply cannot be done reliably, does not matter if hyperscroll is enabled or not.
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