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I legitimately don't get the marketing around this mouse. Like, who is the demographic Microsoft has in mind here?

If this is supposed to be a casual use, office type mouse, it seems there are a lot of plausibly better alternatives in 2017. E.g. wireless mice and a lot of ergo shaped mice out there with **** tier sensors that aren't overly expensive. I have a hard time believing it will sell that well to a group of people largely not that concerned about the shape of the mouse.

The only group that still gives a **** about these old MS mice that I'm aware of is the PC gaming/e-sports crowd. But this is very clearly not marketed towards them, or if it is, nobody at Microsoft realized that an office grade sensor was not going to appeal to them. Or thought that the sole metric to determine the usefulness of a gaming mouse is DPI. It's a little hilarious that a mouse first released ~15 years ago is legitimately better for gaming than the "updated" version released a decade and a half later.

If Microsoft gave a modicum of a **** about gaming, they could literally re-release the IE3 and an updated WMO shape with side buttons, plop in a halfway decent gaming sensor, and they'd near immediately command a reasonable slice of the e-sports market. My surprise is that this seems so low effort I'm almost a little baffled why they don't just do it. My only conclusion is that they truly don't care about this group of people, but then that goes back to the original question - who is the demographic Microsoft has in mind here?

Perhaps somebody can bamboozle them into coming up with a "gaming" version of this mouse.
Edited by mikesn - 10/23/17 at 1:43am
post #322 of 404
GG, hate Microsoft, *goes back to Revel/Rival7/Ozone m50 whatever/Zowie..* slams the door..
Edited by Ufasas - 10/23/17 at 1:47am
post #323 of 404
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Originally Posted by mikesn View Post

Perhaps somebody can bamboozle them into coming up with a "gaming" version of this mouse.
I remember a year or so ago I contacted some people from MS, although, you can't really get in contact with anyone important there so I mostly just left voicemails. But I was offering to partner with them in updating their old mice with new sensors and so on. Never heard back. I really wish they had taken me up on that offer, it would have had 3360 of course, and all the other good stuff. Oh well :/
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Sadly, I have rather small hands, so I can't do a facepalm big enough to be adequate for this. What the actual f... is M$ thinking???
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What's bad about the tracking, besides the clearly awful malfunction speed?
why old graphs show us 4ms speed? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Sadly, I have rather small hands, so I can't do a facepalm big enough to be adequate for this. What the actual f... is M$ thinking???

"Let's re use our old mold for IME and use standard office peripheral internals."

It seems that people still fail to grasp the fact the MS did not promise anything gaming related what so ever.
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MLT04 with accelerometer please, how hard is that?

I know many would like to see a worthy MLT04 sucessor in this release but the truth is Microsoft is Microsoft and it's full of fails. As you know, the MLT04 was an "accident" because it wasn't meant to be used for gaming, MS didn't see the potential and business opportunity they created by accident. I'm talking about their (WMO, IMO, IME3.0) mice were the ones that created a new market, the gaming mice market. Oh wait, they actually saw an opportunity there but then they figured out how to screw it up with the Habu and so on.

I mean, how hard was it for the biggest company in the industry at that time to just do some R&D and enhance the MLT04 to make it the best sensor for everything, then fix their scrollwheel and that's it.. Sigh.. oh man, there was soo much potential there

If you mean using a setup like in the G402 then I’m pretty sure that Logitech was smart enough to Patent the hell out of that setup. I didn’t research it, but it seems obvious they’d do that. So unless they want to pay licenses to Logitech the chances for this are pretty much nonexistent.
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Moral of the story is get a Rivel 310 instead? To bad they don't have a Sensei 310.

Did I miss a joke or do you not know about the Sensei 310?
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post #328 of 404
It makes sense, why should they bother trying to sell peripherals to picky gamers? They already sell billions of their products to big companies outfitting their offices.
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I remember a year or so ago I contacted some people from MS, although, you can't really get in contact with anyone important there so I mostly just left voicemails. But I was offering to partner with them in updating their old mice with new sensors and so on. Never heard back. I really wish they had taken me up on that offer, it would have had 3360 of course, and all the other good stuff. Oh well :/

Contact them again. Propose partnership deal. You make a gaming edition of the mouse and split profit 50/50. Do it fast pls i need the mouse smile.gif
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Contact them again. Propose partnership deal. You make a gaming edition of the mouse and split profit 50/50. Do it fast pls i need the mouse smile.gif

...lol
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