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8200 DPI Laser Doppler sensor
DPI Range: 100 – 8200 (in 25 DPI increments)
Acceleration: 50G
Polling Rate: Dynamic up to 1000Hz
Tracking Speed: Up to 6m/sec (240ips)
Lift-off Height: 0.2mm – 1mm
Programmable Controls: 9
Weight: 90g (without cable)

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I'm a bit surprised there was no thread about this mouse yet. Could it be the first laser mouse that doesn't suck horribly?

The reviewer here claims the lift-off thing works, but I'd rather hear that from people on this forum.

EDIT: Guess I should have highlighted the most interesting line from the source: "Adjustable lift-off height enables the 8200 DPI sensor to be set to a level which sidesteps z-axis tracking issues." How well that works in practice is what interests me.
Edited by janaso - 4/2/14 at 8:33pm
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Same PTE crap... how it can be good i wonder.

Basically RAT 3 but laser, probably higher price...
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90g! How is it that light? This is interesting now. The PTE Z axis problem doesnt really affect me since my sensitivity is so low that the deviation when lifting off is extremely minimal. This should work well on hard mats, I would switch to a PTE/hard setup in a heartbeat if people made larger hard mats.
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I used rat 7 for almost 2 years as my first gaming mouse, so I didn't realize it's issues, since i played mostly games that didn't require too much accuracy(wow, lol). But playing FPS on 2k dpi in my case was impossible. Mouse was heavy and unhandy, was scratching my pad after half a year of use(cloth pad not hard btw).

So... never again pte:) It's not very bad sensor, and for single player games, and those like WoW might be sufficient but why if i can get better mouse in lower price?
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90g! How is it that light?

Compared to the RAT 7 and 9, it is light. My RAT 7 is like 160g with all weights on.

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Originally Posted by FredgHar View Post

I used rat 7 for almost 2 years as my first gaming mouse, so I didn't realize it's issues, since i played mostly games that didn't require too much accuracy(wow, lol). But playing FPS on 2k dpi in my case was impossible. Mouse was heavy and unhandy, was scratching my pad after half a year of use(cloth pad not hard btw).

So... never again pte:) It's not very bad sensor, and for single player games, and those like WoW might be sufficient but why if i can get better mouse in lower price?

What FPS's did you play? I have also a RAT 7 on a cloth pad (which is a cheapo one even) and I can do BF3, Tomb Raider, UT, and other FPS's very well even on multiplayer, even better than my old DA Black.
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Same PTE crap... how it can be good i wonder.

The one and only thing that kept the last generation of PTE sensors from being the best on the market was their z-axis problem. Now they claim that "Adjustable lift-off height enables the 8200 DPI sensor to be set to a level which sidesteps z-axis tracking issues."

What I want to know now is how well that actually works.
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Compared to the RAT 7 and 9, it is light. My RAT 7 is like 160g with all weights on.
What FPS's did you play? I have also a RAT 7 on a cloth pad (which is a cheapo one even) and I can do BF3, Tomb Raider, UT, and other FPS's very well even on multiplayer, even better than my old DA Black.

Mainly Quake Live, tried CoD MW II Multi. I had goliathus control mousepad. Besides Z-axis issue which is known i had serious aim issues. Well someone can say i just suck. OK im not pro but after switching to avago-based mouse even if i still suck i can hit something ^^ And cleaning it everyday just really made me angry... and without it sensor liked to go awry from now and then(it could either jump pixels, moved not accordingly or simply got jammed-like for a friction of second, but long enough to notice).

I tried it also on qck, cm storm control-rx. it was bit better, but it might have been that my goliathus was used already for half a year and surface was not so good, but hey, mouse going bad coz mousepad being used for few months ?

"The one and only thing that kept the last generation of PTE sensors from being the best on the market was their z-axis problem. Now they claim that "Adjustable lift-off height enables the 8200 DPI sensor to be set to a level which sidesteps z-axis tracking issues."

What I want to know now is how well that actually works."

Well i would like to see it myself aswell:) last time when they claimed improvement and made second revision of rat's they simply modified sensor hole if I recall correctly....
post #8 of 32
Should be the same PTE sensor that is inside the Naga 2014.

I am a fan of the RAT shell (not optical design) and the PTE Sensor. I have no problem with the Z-Axis bug. So I will buy them.

The T.E. Version is on my radar since the announcement (end Jan). Unfortunately it's Mad Catz like very expensive.
It is available in Germany now (amazon.de 80€).
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Should be the same PTE sensor that is inside the Naga 2014.

I am a fan of the RAT shell (not optical design) and the PTE Sensor. I have no problem with the Z-Axis bug. So I will buy them.

The T.E. Version is on my radar since the announcement (end Jan). Unfortunately it's Mad Catz like very expensive.
It is available in Germany now (amazon.de 80€).

Well for some PTE issues are not important. as i said i played for 2 years in MMO games and it was simply fine. but for FPS or any game that requires accuracy it might be bad option to pick those...

and in my opinion i dont belive they will use same sensor. It will be never revision i think - but if it will be really improved or will have new issues... time will show.
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The PCS is really ridiculous on this new PTE. As soon as anyone here gets the T.E. please run Enotus on there, I'm interested now, especially if it works well on cloth.
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