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You'd think that at first, but I haven't heard any complaints about LOD on Roccat mice for example.
Well if popups' observations are accurate (I don't see why not), then a right color pad DOES fix 4,5 mm LOD well enough.

My Roccat Savu stops tracking at 4.8MM, but it continues to track at 3.6MM on Goliathus Control pad.
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My Roccat Pure Optical which has the same sensor as Kana v2 stops tracking at 3CDs on SteelSeries Heavy. Not sure if it has any sort of custom lens to make it lower LOD than normal. Just in case you guys wanted to know.
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Review Updated: LOD can be reduced using Tape Trick to about 1mm

PCB / Sensor / Switch Pictures Updated

In response to Popups: Tested on Red Hien, no noticeable differences on LOD / Silver USB plate
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Thanks for the info that it works.
Is it automatically 1mm or do I have to put the tape in a special position or use two or something?
A picture in which the tape resulted in 1mm LOD would be nice.

Does a tape trick change anything else performance wise? Like m/s or jitter?
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External chip. That solves that ^^

What brand of encoder is etched on the side?

Edit: Also can you set a dedicated left hand mode that will save w/o driver? Sensei Raw completely lacked this feature.
Edited by Skylit - 8/20/13 at 10:56pm
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External chip. That solves that ^^
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?

Memory. 8KB internal to controller is too little; hence me initially doubting profile storage.

After takasta commented that it does indeed save, this was the only logical explanation. Mentioned it in the other thread a week or so ago.
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@Takasta

If I remember correctly, the red Hien would only lower the LOD by 0.5-0.8mm. I have to check with the DeathAdder tomorrow if I can.

Sucks that they will charge that much and not have a gold plated cable.

Do they really have to put tape or is that habit?

@Skylit

The scroll wheel encoder looks like the typical crappy one

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You wouldn't change the brightness of the LED, sensor height or magnification. Only parts changing are the shell and the area of the lens that refracts the light.

The best way to understand it is to look at an Intellimouse Explorer 4. The LED's light is at least 2x further back than the Avago setup. There is a divider/reflector that keeps the light going to the surface and straight across the lens when in the air. Zowie uses a very similar angle. Then there is the area around the lens that reflects the light to the surface. Like the lens piece on the Zowie mice or the way I use the foil for the Zowie.

The place where the LED's light is coming from on the Avago setup is to close to the eye, with nothing separating it. Since it's an LED the light is spread out. When you use a laser it is different.
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Regardless, I'm curious. Looked TTC at first glace, but i'm not sure as their lot varies more so than any other manufacturer^^
Edited by Skylit - 8/21/13 at 12:44am
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first of all, i would like to thank you for this nice review.

i still have few questions.

could you please tell me how the sensor perform in this mouse compared to zowie EC (AM/FK?!)??? is it exactly the same performance wise???

i pretty much liked the kana v1 sensor wise, it was for me the perfect mouse, will i be able to use the top of this one with the v1??? will this avoid the warranty???

i'd like you to explain me wat is the LOD (i read it pretty much on all forum talking about mouse but i still don't know wat does it mean).

someone wrote tape trick, isnt it the trick used on the da 3.5g where you put a magic paper (if its the correct word) below the bottom, on the sensor part???

thanks for your answer!
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