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post #21 of 344
Nice review.

Oh man, I want this sensor in a Taipan.
post #22 of 344
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Originally Posted by Omega215d View Post

My CM Storm Spawn changes DPI instantly, same with my Logitech G500. Razer's lame excuse is causing me to steer clear from their products because a lot of their stuff gets released at quite a high price anyway. Cooler Master is able to provide on-board memory to less expensive mice (like my Spawn) so I take it as Razer being cheap.
Right now I'm deciding between the 2013 DA and CM Storm Recon but leaning a bit more towards the Recon unless some issues crop up on the mouse (not the ones that were solved).
My mouse seems to be saving DPI, polling rate and LED settings to internal memory. Ironically, I'm having a problem with my 3.5G DeathAdders, because Synapse seems to be clearing their memory so they're reset to 1800 DPI at 500Hz with the LEDs on when I move them to another computer, or whenever it wakes from hibernation.
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Originally Posted by Themanbeast View Post

The Default lod on the two 2013 mice I received was nowhere near 3.6mm. Much much lower. I'm wondering if this batch has some issues, the lod on mine are so low that it is causing tracking issues.
Calibrating and changing the lod in synapse seemed to have zero effect as well.
Surface calibration definitely has an effect on my mouse.

If I intentionally use the wrong calibration profile for some surfaces, I can actually make it so that the mouse doesn't even track on them. Obviously you don't want that to happen, but it shows that the calibration is definitely doing something.

I don't seem to notice much of a difference between LoD set to 1 or 10 after performing calibration though. I'm sure it's doing something, but LoD is very low regardless of what it's set to.

Perhaps it depends on the surface. I suspect that calibration just changes the brightness of the LED, so if it determines that the LED has to be at or near maximum brightness after calibration, changing from 2 to 10 LoD isn't going to make a difference. (can't go brighter than its maximum)

At least that would be my guess about why it doesn't seem to do much on some surfaces. All my cameras filter out IR light, so I can't confirm if that's what it's doing.
post #23 of 344
Yeah my guess is that the calibration pretty much just sets the lift-off distance as low as possible while maintaining good tracking. It's likely it does that by regulating the LED intensity.
post #24 of 344

While I'm not too sure myself. It would be beneficial to R&D if people would post the surfaces they're using. :)    

 

On another note, I believe I have a clear understanding of DPI implementation, but I don't want to claim anything right this moment.

 

 

PS: anyone have an original 1800 DPI 3G?  PM me if so~


Edited by Skylit - 12/7/12 at 12:42pm
post #25 of 344
Thanks for the review. I would like to re-ask the question asked earlier in this thread: would you recommend this over the ec2 evo?
post #26 of 344
I really wish that there were sensitivity options in Synapse aside from just dpi.
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post #27 of 344
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I really wish that there were sensitivity options in Synapse aside from just dpi.
Why would you need a sensitivity option when you have 100-6400 DPI in 100 DPI steps?
post #28 of 344
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Originally Posted by NotAgain View Post

My mouse seems to be saving DPI, polling rate and LED settings to internal memory. Ironically, I'm having a problem with my 3.5G DeathAdders, because Synapse seems to be clearing their memory so they're reset to 1800 DPI at 500Hz with the LEDs on when I move them to another computer, or whenever it wakes from hibernation.
Surface calibration definitely has an effect on my mouse.
If I intentionally use the wrong calibration profile for some surfaces, I can actually make it so that the mouse doesn't even track on them. Obviously you don't want that to happen, but it shows that the calibration is definitely doing something.
I don't seem to notice much of a difference between LoD set to 1 or 10 after performing calibration though. I'm sure it's doing something, but LoD is very low regardless of what it's set to.
Perhaps it depends on the surface. I suspect that calibration just changes the brightness of the LED, so if it determines that the LED has to be at or near maximum brightness after calibration, changing from 2 to 10 LoD isn't going to make a difference. (can't go brighter than its maximum)
At least that would be my guess about why it doesn't seem to do much on some surfaces. All my cameras filter out IR light, so I can't confirm if that's what it's doing.

What I mean with my posting is that changing the LOD (after calibrating) has no effect. I can tell the difference between calibrated and uncalibrated, but the LOD is low on a variety of surfaces for me (my desk, a white talent, a blue talent, and a stealth). Doesn't matter if I go uncalibrated, or if I calibrate and set it to 10, the LOD is very very low.

This happens on both mice.
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post #29 of 344
Seems flawless in every way to me. If only they put that sensor in a clawgrip shape...
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post #30 of 344
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upgraded switches.

Does this mean they used Omron 01F switches instead of the typical 7N switches? Or a higher-rated 7N? Please elaborate.
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