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EDIT: This is infact not the old Morpha but named Morph
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The Morph is still a prototype, but I inferred that Epic Gear is planning to roll it out soon, and because the team wanted to show it off at Computex, they brought a “prototype” that’s close to final version. Because it is a prototype, in any case, there is no pricing information yet.

3 different types of m1/m2 switches, 2 sensors (3360 optical and some laser), weights








http://www.tomshardware.com/news/epic-gear-morph-modular-mouse,31924.html




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMerAp9XqDE



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Edited by Ihateallmice - 5/31/16 at 8:27pm
post #2 of 24
Interesting. Shape is really good, but this modularity is only going to add weight to an already kinda heavy mouse. Also their switches didn't feel great on the Zora (not much feedback, too hard). Not to mention the Morpha costs $109AUD here; can only imagine what the Morph is going to cost.
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Modular switches shouldn't really add much weight. That idea at least deserves some praise, especially since it is inevitably the switches that eventually wear out and "kill" the mouse. Sure, many of us here can solder, but the vast majority of users will just toss a mouse once the switches start to go.

Even for those of us who know how to fix a mouse, being able to just plop a new switch in with little to no effort, could be worth the added cost. If for instance they made a version of the Deathadder with modular switches (including wheel encoder), and coupled it with higher quality plastic for the shell that wouldn't wear as easily, I'd gladly pay an extra 20-30 bucks or so.

The rest of the mouse though... meh. Modular sensor is a bit derp, so if you lose that and save a few bucks you would be pretty close to that "20 dollar more expensive" deathadder point anyway.
Edited by Zero4549 - 5/31/16 at 4:27am
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Modular switches shouldn't really add much weight. That idea at least deserves some praise, especially since it is inevitably the switches that eventually wear out and "kill" the mouse. Sure, many of us here can solder, but the vast majority of users will just toss a mouse once the switches start to go.

Even for those of us who know how to fix a mouse, being able to just plop a new switch in with little to no effort, could be worth the added cost. If for instance they made a version of the Deathadder with modular switches (including wheel encoder), and coupled it with higher quality plastic for the shell that wouldn't wear as easily, I'd gladly pay an extra 20-30 bucks or so.

The rest of the mouse though... meh. Modular sensor is a bit derp, so if you lose that and save a few bucks you would be pretty close to that "20 dollar more expensive" deathadder point anyway.

I was mainly referring to the modular sensor. A housing for the switches is just some plastic that weighs 1-2grams.
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I was mainly referring to the modular sensor. A housing for the switches is just some plastic that weighs 1-2grams.

Right... which is why I'm saying lose the modular sensor, but keep the modular switches. Modular sensor adds very little value but costs a lot (both $ and weight), while the exact opposite is true for modular switches.

Basically I agree with you, but I think we should be careful not to reject the good aspects along with the bad ones. Praise the modular switches, even while booing the rest, so maybe they (and others) will make that a future staple feature.
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Nvm, thought you were replying to me. Forget my previous post.
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Sexy. Shape + sensor, everything speaks for itself
post #8 of 24
Are the side switches modular as well? I remember seeing a mouse a while back that had that feature. Having a mouse where I can remove the side buttons without uncovered holes would be nice for a 3360 mouse.
post #9 of 24
This mouse will cost and weigh more than the G900. Not wireless too.

Modular switches idea works out only if you actually like the mouse. Not to mention this thing will have 16ms button lag. It's not like you will ever worry about double clicks. Switches can only salvage so much. You are still working against the button and shell design.

Modular sensor lol. So you can swap out the sensor out to the A9800. Oh boy, sounds great! What about the potential for future upgrade'ability!? lol this will be dumped into the marketplace and forgotten.

Outside of the modular switches(which still have limited value) you are paying for features you will rarely use.
post #10 of 24
Ahhhh, so the modular switch system is different from the Gladius, Sica, and Spatha.

More detailed pictures: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I will admit the modular sensor system looks pretty nice. Doesn't require the screws that the Rival 700 has.

Also those magnets holding the button cover down? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Hopefully it won't be like the X10's button cover. It was possible to break something if the button cover was removed impatiently.
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