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The below will have excerpts from my review here on OCN.

Just found out the cold hard truth about my Roccat mouse and its sensor. Did a search of sensors and came across this... :


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Sensor is hardware interpolated with no ability to turn off, and the mouse cannot be firmware updates at all even though there is a firmware version. I wish I would have googled more into mice sensors to find out this Kova [+] has a gimped PixArt sensor as opposed to others in the Roccat line having Avago and what not. Hell, even the Kova non plus has a better sensor. There is no true 3200 DPI, and I doubt it's even 1600 native. I would say it's closer to 800 native with the higher ones being artificial and interpolated.

Severely disappointed, especially at Roccat for the customer service and lack of support.

But I am confused. I am suffering interpolation, yes. With no apparent ability to turn off, no. (Unless you can suggest one.) But I'm confused because 2 days ago I tried my friend's Zowie Mico. Tiny little mouse. Driver-less. And yet it's so smooth and quick to the point I started question my own mouse and sensor, hence the initial googling.

But the Zowie Mico apparently uses the same Pixart PAN3305DK-H sensor. But it can be smooth (and apparently only at 1600 DPI) and quick like my preference whereas the Kova [+] has to suffer skips and what not to achieve that speed, under the same sensor?!

Somebody please enlighten me. I'm really confused.
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What DPI are you trying to use anyway?
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TRUE 1600, true 3200 or above. This mouse has 400/800/1600/3200. With 3200 being painfully slow within driver's lowest sensitivity, and starts skipping after sensitivity 4+.

Found a YouTube vid to confirm it's not a unique problem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ibpyf4ggY

(How do I properly embed YouTube vids on OCN again? The embedding links and whatnot just doesn't show.)
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Why would you want to use 3200 dpi? That's insanely high. Set it to 800 and get used to it, problem solved.

Plus keep your Windows sensitivity slider below 6/11
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It is of course on 6/11. smile.gif

Why I would want it that high? I don't know, maybe because I bought it under the impression that it could do that much? "Set it to 800 and get used to it" doesn't really sound like a solution and it's sounding quite non-constructive on your end. It's not "Problem solved", sorry.

Different mice are made to tailor different style of uses. There are mice out there with 5600+ DPI . I like waving my arms as little as possible without sacrificing accuracy because of the interpolation. Maybe you don't like it that high or it isn't for you, which is fair point. But that doesn't mean my play/use style is the same as yours.

Have a good day.
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Different mice are made to tailor different style of uses. There are mice out there with 5600+ DPI . I like waving my arms as little as possible without sacrificing accuracy because of the interpolation. Maybe you don't like it that high or it isn't for you, which is fair point. But that doesn't mean my play/use style is the same as yours.

Have a good day.
Yeah. There are mice with over 9k dpi. That doesn't mean using such a high dpi is going to be beneficial for the user. Actually, at some point (not exactly sure when) upping the dpi WILL start causing extra jitter no matter what sensor you are using. Ultra-high dpi also makes it harder for you to hit small objects on the screen. Because of that, I wouldn't consider the lack of viable DPI steps of over 2000 a fault on ANY mouse.

But if you really want a mouse with 3000 dpi you just need to get one that performs better at high dpi
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Well, yes. That's why I'm p-ed at Roccat for pretty much false advertisement, whilst their other mice use better sensors. And like I said in OP, hell, the Kova non [+] does not suffer from this.

I never said everyone or I needed an extremely high DPI. But my style of use/play revolves more around wrist movements as opposed to massive arm movements in comparison, especially when browsing and not gaming. My previous mouse had 3200 and it was fine. Mouse only crapped out and replaced because of the scroll click not working anymore. I'm seriously thinking of breaking it out and using that again if Rapoo's driver weren't so poo.

Yes, I now know it isn't the best purchase in the world. I know that NOW, hence the OP... Hoping this is another way of warning wary users about the sensor since no such post hinted this to me when I was purchasing.
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