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post #11 of 48
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And would that also mean the sensei is raw?

No, the Sensei used the 9500 which is identical tot he 9800 which has acceleration.
post #12 of 48
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But everyone likes the sensei apparently, so what's so bad about the taipan? xD
post #13 of 48
It's by Razer tongue.gif
No seriously. There are two major problems that bother gamers:
smoothing, and acceleration. The Taipan has/had great amounts of both. Now while the smoothed/laggy feeling was apparently fixed - albeit not eliminated - by a firmware update as many users stated, the acceleration cannot be fixed, because it's the nature of this very sensor. Depending on how fast you move the Taipan its sensor reacts with either 0 accel, positive accel, or negative accel, which makes it kinda unpredictable, and takes a great deal of getting used to. Now, if you're not into FPS games, than you'll most likely never even feel the acceleration, unless you look for it. If you're into FPS and use high sensitivity, chances are you'll never run into acceleration either. So it's really just FPS+low sens that the Taipan makes users go nuts. wink.gif
If you like the shape, want a highly customizable device, and are either not into FPS altogether, or a mid-high-sens player anyway, then it's actaully a really good mouse.
Edited by phl0w - 7/14/13 at 3:52am
post #14 of 48
Thread Starter 
Like most MLG players, I play with really low sensitivity, and yeah, I do love the shape. However I never actually held either, but it's the same shape, so I'd have to get a feel for either of the two to actually know. And I don't use the acceleration option, I'm just trying to get a mouse with a smooth sensor, and a great feeling click, and in reviews, some people shown that the click does feel different and a lot smoother (not sure how to explain it) than any of their other mice. So if the sensor is actually anything like the deathadder, I would love it.
post #15 of 48
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And I don't use the acceleration option
Again: The sensor has built-in acceleration that CANNOT be disabled whatsoever. Neither by software, nor drivers, nor "tweaks, and fixes". It's the hardware. Same is true for the Sensei.
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So if the sensor is actually anything like the deathadder, I would love it.
Unfortunately, the sensor in the Taipan is nothing like the one in the DA. Taipan is 8200dpi laser, and DA is 6400 optical.
post #16 of 48
The point made above is correct, but for the sake of technicalities and what not, most sensors have a degree of acceleration. The perceivable threshold on these mice is quite large, at least in comparison to what's considered good by surrounding community.

Both Optical designs, but limited by architecture and illumination differences.
Edited by Skylit - 7/14/13 at 5:50am
post #17 of 48
Thread Starter 
Well, the one I'm using now says 'infrared' what exactly is that?
post #18 of 48
Thread Starter 
And nonetheless, I just want to know if the sensor is actually as smooth as the price makes it seem.
post #19 of 48
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Originally Posted by sirheroin View Post

But everyone likes the sensei apparently, so what's so bad about the taipan? xD

 

The Sensei is a good mouse. The degree to which you believe it a good mouse is dependant on whether or not you can feel the acceleration and if you can, if it bothers you. I'm using a Sensei right now on my laptop and an Avago 3988 Deathadder at home on my water cooled gaming rig, and though they feel distinctly different, I wouldn't say either is tremendously worse or better than the other. Like anything else, it's just a different tactile feeling. Some people like the "extension of your hand" feel of laser mice. Other's prefer the hard, mechanical, perfectly precise feel of the opticals. Some people actually find opticals too precise, and can't move around quickly with them. 

 

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Originally Posted by sirheroin View Post

Well, the one I'm using now says 'infrared' what exactly is that?

 

If you're using the Microsoft Intellimouse thing pictured above, it's probably just fancy marketting speak for "a basic optical sensor"

 

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Originally Posted by sirheroin View Post

And nonetheless, I just want to know if the sensor is actually as smooth as the price makes it seem.

 

If you want smoothness, yes, the 9500/9800 is smooth. The tradeoff is a lot of users don't want something that smooth...

post #20 of 48
I own both Sensei and Taipan. Both are really not good for me. Went back to their grandpa - diamondback red edition.
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