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for consumers to realize DPI means nothing and is a marketing gimmick. Maybe then we can finally get the mouse companies to make good products.
Edited by oicwutudidthar - 2/13/13 at 5:07pm
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lol
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Until the reviewers understand what DPI and other measurement parameters actually mean and do, the regular consumer will be completely screwed.

I have yet to read a review which mentions IPS/max tracking speed, acceleration or any objective reference to responsiveness. Only hurr durr layzors and DPI
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Until the reviewers understand what DPI and other measurement parameters actually mean and do, the regular consumer will be completely screwed.

I have yet to read a review which mentions IPS/max tracking speed, acceleration or any objective reference to responsiveness. Only hurr durr layzors and DPI

Unfortunately that has been the standard for years, all the while we have the biggest benchmarks to test other hardware... Glad we have OCN wink.gif
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for consumers to realize DPI means nothing and is a marketing gimmick. Maybe then we can finally get the mouse companies to make good products.

right about the same time call of duty 769 comes out.
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As long as it takes for consumers who think DPI matters to start realizing they don't need a gaming mouse at all.
Edited by Artifact - 2/14/13 at 8:10am
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"HIGHER IS BETTER RIGHT??!!?"

Unfortunately we live in a world based on profits. Profits = ripping people off, at least someone.
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This is how it works for other products aswell, not only gaming gear. Quality is very difficult to sell due to the average customer being completely uninformed about the product and not putting in any effort to research it before buying. Cool factor sells, quality doesn't in general.
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In the keyboard world the mechanical switches are starting to become more known and minimalist keyboards are starting to get more popular, a stark contrast to the rubber dome boards with 25 extra keys on them. Although those monstrosities are still pretty popular there is definitely a growing market for the educated keyboard consumer.

Maybe this consumer education will bleed into the mouse market eventually.
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Until the reviewers understand what DPI and other measurement parameters actually mean and do, the regular consumer will be completely screwed.

I have yet to read a review which mentions IPS/max tracking speed, acceleration or any objective reference to responsiveness. Only hurr durr layzors and DPI

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Unfortunately that has been the standard for years, all the while we have the biggest benchmarks to test other hardware... Glad we have OCN wink.gif
You guys have the same Avatar.... wink.gifthumb.gif
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right about the same time call of duty 769 comes out.
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"HIGHER IS BETTER RIGHT??!!?"
Unfortunately we live in a world based on profits. Profits = ripping people off, at least someone.
No. Take an economics class.

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Originally Posted by Ginyan View Post

This is how it works for other products aswell, not only gaming gear. Quality is very difficult to sell due to the average customer being completely uninformed about the product and not putting in any effort to research it before buying. Cool factor sells, quality doesn't in general.
Aye. MOAR COARS and MOAR DPI sells better than accuracy or IPC or any of those other oft neglected factors.
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