Originally Posted by CMCarter
Please note these items are not final. We are very interested in hearing things from the community. The Alcor shown at CES had no rubber grips & a 3090.
We would like to here from the community.
Independent RGB Scroll? No lighting at all?
Side grips or different coating?
What are the native steps of the PAW-3310? I'm assuming it has some if it is built upon the ADNS-3090. Are we talking about the S3988 used in the DA2013? How is that different from the PAW-3310?
Your best bet may be to use the ADNS-3090 because most "enthusiasts" are scared of the PAW-3310 because of the smoothing. Now that Roach has scared people away from the 4000cpi version it may be worth using the 3500 instead. You have the same problems the audiophile community has. People swear they can hear/feel differences but it could simply be expectation bias, placebo etc... Unless you do proper blind ABX testing you really don't know. It's very easy to imagine differences, especially when you have been primed by other peoples reports of smoothing.
Personally, I'd rather have the PAW-3310. Having a selectable cpi step every 100 is pretty useful but I don't know whether this is interpolation or if it has native steps every ~80 or so like the A9800.
Lights off by default. Many people would use the mouse without your software. This also means having sensible cpi steps and most importantly that includes a 400 cpi step.
I found the problem with the rubber side grips on the DA2013 was that they become slippery when your hands get a little sweaty. The top coat of the DA2013 was very slippery with dry hands but a little moisture made it become very sticky (which I liked). The slipperyness of the top coat with dry hands made me rely upon using the rubber side grips but the weight balance was different because of how I held the mouse and the back of the mouse would fall downwards. To give an example of what I mean, pick up the mouse with two fingers near the front of the mouse. You'll find the back of the mouse starts falling downwards because of the pivot point (your fingers) isn't balanced.
I've never found a plastic on a mouse that is sticky with both dry and wet hands. However, as it is a palm mouse I find that it has to be grippy when your hand gets a little sweaty which will inevitably happen with a palm grip. This meant the side grips were important until your hand got sweaty enough that the top surface become sticky enough to pick up the mouse.
On a second note. I don't believe you can't advertise to "core gamers" and "enthusiasts" with the same mouse. When I first heard of the PAW-3310 I thought it was going to be the tipping point where the CPI was high enough that it would be appealing to the clueless who think "higher DPI is better" and also satisfy enthusiasts who want no acceleration or angle-snapping. I thought that a mouse with sensible CPI steps, that has LEDs off by default, and can it's polling rate set the same way Zowie does, would be enough to satiate enthusiasts. The popularity of the PAW-3310 with other established gaming companies I hoped would make for an unspoken rule in to use the PAW-3310 over the A9800. It's a shame that the A9800 just won't die as I'd rather have the PLN2033 over it.Edited by BeepBoopBaBop - 1/16/14 at 1:43pm