Dm1 pro S (Glossy) 1 year review
Or as i have dubbed it
The DM Sensei pro
Alright so let's just get to it, time flies. Sometimes way too fast. I ordered my Dm(D3)1 pro S the 1st week of october of 2016, and it has been on my desk as my main for over a year so here is a review of my time with the mouse. It has been long coming, but i wanted to get a really really good amount of time with the mouse. I wasn't going to do it at one point but Mike at DM, as well as the rep here on OCN are both amazing.
So let's get it going.
Coating: Gloss on top rubber on the sides. My personal favorite, my hands do not sweat much at all with a coating like this & it is my absolute favorite. It's like a glove, the mouse sticks to my hand and it is effortless to move.
Buttons:Some have had issues, some have not. I have been in the clear of a single issue button wise in over a year. No sticky issue, no button failing.
The clicks are nice and easy with the glossy version, they have a noticeable click to them. Some do not like loud clicks, these bother me none. I usually have headphones on when i'm gaming however even in windows everyday use they still don't cause a problem. They are tactile, crisp and responsive.
Side buttons have good placement, easy to press and were of no hassle. I do not need to change my grip to hit either mouse 4 or 5. Great job there since i usually have an issue with how side buttons are placed.
Scroll wheel: Ok this is my biggest issue with the mouse, steps are pretty defined. However mouse 3 can be easy at times and harder to press at others. Sometimes a middle click turns into an accidental scroll. Certainly a no Bueno when that happens. Not the worst I have dealt with.
Sensor performance: What else needs to be said, the 3360 performs as expected. I was let down 0 times in doing things i tried aim wise. Missing a shot was solely on me. Never looked down at the mouse to blame my idiocy on it. No spin outs no bugs, nothing bad.
Weight: At 85 grams, it did take a but to get adjusted to it, i can handle heavier and lighter mice. I like great balance. What is a light mouse if it's balance is bad? Not a problem here, the light weight makes for faster everything. I did have to lower my sensitivity while adjusting.
Cable: Ok this is a gripe for some, i again have no issue. I prefer a rubber cable no doubt. This one is braided and quite stiff. It sits in my bungie, and it's suspended in the air. So it's of no hassle and actually makes the mouse feel even lighter when throwing it around. The suspended cable coupled with the lower weight compliment each other and boy oh boy is a great feeling when flicking. I still would prefer it to be rubberized, i'm sure not everyone has it as easy as i did with the cable. I would like it to be a tad longer as well.
Shape: Ok the most important aspect to so so many people is shape. No different here, if the shape was not comfortable i wouldn't have used it for a year, just would not have happened. Lots have asked and hoped for this shape to be pushed with a top sensor & Dm delivered just that. It's been comfortable with 0 cramps and plenty of room for my 20+cm hand. A great shape can give your game some confidence because comfort is always king. No one wants a cramped up hand. I do palm and it feels great in said grip. Shape is sublime.
Mouse feet: At this point they are certainly broken in and do their job, have yet to use my replacement feet since i wanted to get good use out of lthe og's. Did not hinder my game whatsoever.
Software: Extremely easy to use and very straightforward, it's nice to see they are listening to users and it's nice to get feedback instead of feeling
Ignored as enthusiasts. After-all we use these mice for prolonged periods of time and want our options from dpi to polling rate. DM delivered that as well.
Conclusion: 1 year straight with a mouse is hard to do, i like trying new ones like most do in search of the 'perfect' one. The Dm is an amazing mouse that has held up just solidly. It looks brand new to this day through quite a heavy amount of miles on it.
If DM can continue to build upon what they have so far then they will certainly have a bright future with their mouse like up. You have a great weight, balance. The desired shape so many have wanted, top of the line sensor, good buttons and a company with good customer service.
I could use this mouse forever, i do hope they continue to update the line up.
I have no major quarrels with the mouse at all. Could not say enough good things about it. It has held up over 365 days and still looks like i just took it out of the box.
Overall if i had to give it a score it would be a 9.7. I just am unable to find something bad enough about the mouse to deduct points.
I could be being lenient, but The braided cable is like a catch 22, i want a rubber one but the way it literally is stays in the air and out of the way is hard to come by. Lol
2.Even more improved buttons(even better buttons are always welcomed).
All in all it is a winner and i am looking forward to what Dreammachines drops next.
Thanks for reading. I can update with pictures if someone would like such. Questions, comments are all welcome.
Edited by PhiZaRoaH - 10/21/17 at 7:18am