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Alternative values are multiple of 800. It would make no sense to interpolate those values specifically from larger confirmed numbers.

Hence, not likely. They used the same 8 bit freescale unit on the Kana v1 and Kinzu v2.
The reason they would do that is because they have to use the latest SROM, not a customer oriented one. You technically have to scale the 400 step anyway.

400 scaled from 800. 1200 scaled from 1600. 2000 scaled from 3200. 2400 scaled from 4000.

I was referring to the MCU used in the Sensei. That mouse has a lot of adjustment with CPI... Isn't it considered one of the best laser based mice? That is why?
Edited by popups - 8/18/13 at 5:46pm
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Great review my friend! rep+
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I was referring to the MCU used in the Sensei. That mouse has a lot of adjustment with CPI... Isn't it considered one of the best laser based mice? That is maybe why?

That's exactly what I'm thinking.

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But did the processor SteelSeries used for the Sensei handle the CPI increments of 1 really turn out to be "MCU-latency-free"?
Edited by Syncope - 8/19/13 at 6:19am
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But did the processor SteelSeries used for the Sensei handle the CPI increments of 1 really turn out to be "MCU-latency-free"?
I never tried a SteelSeries mouse, let alone the Sensei. I don't like the way the rear is angled and how it meets the sides. I don't like the slant from the apex to the front, how the side buttons follow that angle and where they are placed. Simply, I don't know...

The Kana v1/v2 is the first SteelSeries mouse I will try. All the above statements apply. The only reason I am trying it out is the sensor. If Zowie would have made a larger FK, updated the sensor and MCU code, I would be using that instead. They didn't do that, so, now I am trying out the Kana.
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Whilst matte is a very general descriptive term, interestingly using comparisons is probably the best way to describe a surface.

Then again so is "nice", and it really is my fault that I over use the term... XD

In comparison, the Kana v2 Black actually has a smoother surface than the FK. Having broken the FK in a little, the surface does become slightly tacky and does stick to my hand slightly. Right out of the box, the KanaV2 feels especially silky smooth. In fact, you might even say it's slightly hard to grip very tightly. However, how I grip the KanaV2 at the moment is with a very light grip and I somewhat juggle the mouse lightly between my inner palm so that only my thumb and my fourth / fifth finger puts pressure / grip onto the mouse. Nonetheless, this works for me and is still quite comfortable.

If you've ever used the deathadder black edition, it's very similar to that but much better to grip than that mouse due to the inherent size and ambidextrous shape of the kana

Thanks. I guess I have to try and see for myself when the mouse is available.
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Updated - stock lift-off distance is around 0.45cm - yikes
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The reason they would do that is because they have to use the latest SROM, not a customer oriented one. You technically have to scale the 400 step anyway.

400 scaled from 800. 1200 scaled from 1600. 2000 scaled from 3200. 2400 scaled from 4000.

I was referring to the MCU used in the Sensei. That mouse has a lot of adjustment with CPI... Isn't it considered one of the best laser based mice? That is why?

Yes, and those added steps should be native to the latest SROM code, though its kinda late to be releasing this imo. Better late than never? ^^

You were referring no MCU recalculation, no?

MCU in Sensei is a ST32103. Rather fast solution. Kone Pure Optical would be the first LED based mouse to implement this controller, though the true benefit is really fast I/O and rather stable internal clock. Data path is still 16/axis afiak.

fyi: mcu is really chosen based on coder experience and pricing. Only reason the Sensei got "upgraded" . Previous 8 bit ST model in Xai was more than suitable.
Edited by Skylit - 8/18/13 at 6:55pm
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Looks like the mouse I have I just have a different version of it. smile.gif
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I want to see a full PCB shot to see if my v1 in compatible with the PCB. I assume that it is, but you never know.

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Yes, and those added steps should be native to the latest SROM code, though its kinda late to be releasing this imo. Better late than never? ^^

You were referring no MCU recalculation, no?

fyi: mcu is really chosen based on coder experience and pricing. Only reason the Sensei got "upgraded" . Previous 8 bit ST model in Xai was more than suitable.
I know why (that sounds rude) MCUs are chosen and why memory is no longer offered in mice.

Yes, I was.

400 scaled from (native) 800. 1200 scaled from (native) 1600. 2000 scaled from (native) 3200. 2400 scaled from (native) 4000.
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Matrix value - 800 * 1.5, 800 * 2, 800 * 2.5, 800 * 3, 800 * 4, 800 * 5.
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