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post #11 of 127
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Thanks for yet another great review, Ino! I'm wondering why aren't they using the same encoder as in the KPM / Kone 2017? Can't they make the scrollwheel tiltable with that?

You answer that question yourself, a PCB mounted encoder does not work with tilt, unless the PCB would also tilt...
post #12 of 127
Nice review.

If only with were lighter.
Edited by frunction - 1/18/17 at 10:31am
post #13 of 127
I really like how they've managed to incorporate full sized microswitches into the tilt wheel mechanism. Logitech uses tact switches to save space and it results in crappy clicks and low reliability.

I wish this mouse was 10-15g lighter (so still heavy but acceptable) because it seems great otherwise. I would even consider modding it to reduce weight but it doesn't seem like there are any unneeded bits to cut off.
post #14 of 127
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Did you test other mouse pads? I feel the weight will feel worse on the gsr because it's a slower pad. For example I put say a g900 or rival 300 on a smoother pad and it makes the weight feel much better simply because the effort to glide decreases

Good review. Not a fan of the software having changes to Windows pointer settings inside though. Other features look nice. Looks very jam packed.

edit: I'm stupid, you wrote the default steps already! (400/800/1600/3200)

I tried it on the Roccat Taito too, and it was a bit easier to move it. The glide of the Kone EMP in general is really good, so that helps too, even with a slower pad. However the resistance of the glide is not what is holding me back, it's more the inertia of a heavier mouse it seems. It worked for the 2-3 hours I used it, but when I switched back to the G Pro right after it was like using a feather.
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missing sponsored tag.

Damn, yes, I always miss these because I do the write up in a google doc and copy it over, just writing the title for the thread last, typically in a hurry to "get this done finally"... Also missed the disclaimer this time :/
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Originally Posted by Koen3d View Post

I really like how they've managed to incorporate full sized microswitches into the tilt wheel mechanism. Logitech uses tact switches to save space and it results in crappy clicks and low reliability.

I wish this mouse was 10-15g lighter (so still heavy but acceptable) because it seems great otherwise. I would even consider modding it to reduce weight but it doesn't seem like there are any unneeded bits to cut off.

Yeah, found that design to be pretty good, definitely adds to the quality of the wheel, because the tilt clicks feel like real clicks and aren't easy to misclick.
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Also after looking at the insides I'm really surprised with the weight, because there seems to be nothing really heavy in there. Maybe it's a thick material for the shell that's causing it. I'll probably take it apart again tomorrow and weigh the components.
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post #16 of 127
What's the consensus on TTC switches? Never heard of them and wondering how they're regarded among everyone.
post #17 of 127
I often see TTC Switches as MWheel , CPI , and sometimes as Sidebuttons
post #18 of 127
it's not replacing std for the last time, empowered is replacing 3310 (kone std opti) like every other brand, std lazer stays in the same adjustment to rgb/size/uv coating from old std lazer i bought when it came out,
or you can correct me if i'm wrong roccat
Edited by lyrill - 1/18/17 at 3:49pm
post #19 of 127
Great review, would like to see comparison pics between this and a g400/g400s as it seems to have a really similar size and shape to that mouse.
post #20 of 127
Hmm is that a white g-pro Ino? Did you paint it or did you swap the shell with the white G102?
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