Originally Posted by 1conoclast
I've been looking for a new mouse for a while now and after trying g403 and discovering that even computer peripherals are getting triggered too easily these days, kone pure is the next mouse I could potentially try. But first, I have a few questions that I would like a Roccat representative to answer.
1. I'd like to renew a question from the other thread which went unanswered. Why didn't you put a skate around the sensor? In the PMW3360 Product Datasheet, it says the following: "Note: Mouse feet should be placed close to the opening to stabilize the surface within the FOV of the sensor." Why do you think your mouse doesn't need one? Did you test it on both hard and soft mousepads? Does it work equally well on both? I like to buy the mouse and mousepad from the same manufacturer for optimum compatibility and prefer big soft pads like Taito King but now I'm wondering if maybe I should get a hard pad. As far as I know, you don't make hard pads.
2. Do the actual cpi values really deviate from the driver settings? From what I've seen on Ino's youtube channel, he's measuring method is imprecise. He cannot reproduce the results reliably. He does 3 measurements and then takes the average. I like to measure and set my sensitivity to a single millimeter and a 2% deviation with a sensitivity of 50cm/360 would result in 51cm/360 in reality. That is far from "perfectly fine" and "unrelenting precision" and more like "meh, close enough" precision.
Buying an expensive product and having to **** around with rulers right off the bat is rather off-putting. If the values deviate, are they always 2% higher or can they be 2% lower and anywhere in between? I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into if I decide to buy the mouse.
3. A question to anyone with the mouse: Did you test it in intense gameplay that requires a lot of lifting and recentering the mouse on your mousepad? Do little shocks to the mouse cause misclicks? (this should probably become a standard test nowadays if there's a fashion for such sensitive buttons)
I' am not a roccat representer but I'll try to answer your questions.
1: You already answered this question to your self. It says "Note: Mouse feet should be placed close to the opening to stabilize the surface within the FOV of the sensor." If the lower part of the mouse is hard enough, then it will always be stable over the surface you play on.
2: CPIs are slightly over the declared one, and they dont change. Also, it's not only roccat mice that have CPI divergence. Every gaming mouse has it, it depends on the native CPI and firmware. If you've ever tried a lot of gaming mice then you would know that it is normal, and it will never be fully precise, you will never be able to see like let's say 800 CPI being real 800 CPI. Zowie, with their 3310 implementation, has lower CPI and declared.
3: Can not answer to this question since I still haven't tried the mouse, but I do have a Kone Pure Military (previous version) and never had the tapping issue where you would always misclick when dropping it back on the mouse pad.