Originally Posted by ronal
Making a custom sensor based off the 3050 (which is old tech) is ludicrous, why not just use the 3310 instead and call it a day.
It's not a custom sensor. Changing a 0 to a 9 doesn't change the hardware. Razer tries to act like the 3989 is a different sensor -- same applies here. If it is true that it's called a 3059, the only thing different would be the SROM. However, doesn't this mouse use the MCU to create settings above 2000 CPI? Also, the 3050 hits its performance limit at 500 CPI. It would have been better to go with a PMW-3320, but they want a higher malfunction speed.
If they wanted to make a variant of a lower end sensor, they should have got PixArt to increase the frame rate on the PMW-3320 and exclude all smoothing.
Originally Posted by johnsamuels
Why on earth did they use that sensor, and when is the person who made that decision being fired?
Was it really to save $2 per mouse in costs?
There is ZERO chance the 3050/59 will be able to perform at anywhere near the new benchmark, which is the 3310. Everywhere there are people saying the decision was straight up idiotic. Here are all some of the words I have seen used to describe the sensor choice:
They most likely got a deal on a bunch of leftover 3050 sensors. Who wants to sell 3050 mice these days? If they hype up the mouse/sensor they could make a lot of money. So, it's not dumb of them to make such a product.Edited by popups - 9/25/15 at 11:14am