Originally Posted by resis
Same here guys. Taipan has good design and shape, was curious about it, but no thanks anymore. No big fan of all those flawed laser sensor performance, not for 80 euro.
Am strongly looking for bst's Ninox Aurora mouse. Good old optical. Really see nothing else on the gaming mice market sofar. Steel Series has a perfect shape and good build quality, but fails on so many other areas (laser sensor...). Razer, laser sensor. Roccat, weird shape or experimental side coating, or no sidebuttons on their ambidextrous mouse (Lua). Zowie... nevermind. Everything else, too many leds and flaws, where flaws shouldn't be (screwing up optical sensor performance which works on other mice).
No-one really seems to get it right.
Again. I don't know why you're targeting laser illumination as its come a long way in terms of surface recognition. The basic operation of these sensors is no different than LED optical mice. Granted, the sensor manufacturer wants to cheat (smoothing) and not fix prior issues involved with the architecture itself.
If they continued supporting the older hybrid architecture (similar to the one in current LED based optical mice) , I could almost guarantee you guys wouldn't have much to complain about.
Originally Posted by Derp
Repped for not accepting flaws that shouldn't exist with a mouse in this price range instead of spamming "best mouse that I have ever used!" in every forum. If most people were like you and returned defective mice then those flaws might not exist
That's kind of hard when everyone is trying to compete in the DPI race. The prior issues have been highlighted by a handful of companies, but it's something Avago doesn't really care about.
Because of this, were stuck on 10+ year old designs that top companies still support....Gee wiz... I wouldn't be surprised if this is done on purpose.
As for the Taipan. I'm a fan of what Razer has done here in terms of Industrial design and hardware. I'm not a fan of what the sensor manufacturer gets away with.Edited by Skylit - 8/2/12 at 7:59am