Originally Posted by v193r
steelseries gave gamer what they wanted. no glossy sides, ergonomic in a way, and top of the line sensor sort of.
what cracks me up the most is razer's motto "for gamer, by gamers". Its so much bs, they hardly sponsor any good events or teams. They do seem to asking our input or listen to our input hence glossy sides. There still is some hope because of the black widow and the da black edition. However steelseries has been consistent on quality mousepads, headsets, and some what on the mice.
And yet, steelseries is allowed to market and have professional gamers promote the kinzu as a superior gaming mouse? Give me a break, that sensor has every problem in the book besides a high lift off distance. I guess you can say that it makes the PTE look somewhat good regardless of the Z axis issues.
This is a joke, right?
Also, this article from their blog seems to contradict half of their mice..
Feature: Prediction and correction of movement. Letâ€™s say youâ€™re trying to make a horizontal movement. Of course your hand isnâ€™t 100% steady, so your line will have slight diversions and wouldnâ€™t be completely straight. Back in the day, the manufacturers of mouse sensors decided to include a feature in the optical sensors of their mice, that would help people draw straight lines. It would â€œremoveâ€ the small diversions, if the diversion was less than a certain angle and instead just draw a perfectly straight line. The funny thing is: This feature has never been marketed, though it has been in countless mice over the past years. Can you guess why?
Problem: Prediction cost you precision. Period. If your mouse is trying to predict your movements, instead of just performing the movements you are actually doing, your precision is obviously degraded. If you want to make a movement that is almost, but not quite, a straight line (meaning you want to move a bit up and like half a screen to the right for example) then your movement will be altered. This function of sensors kicks in pretty fast and the worst part: in most sensors you canâ€™t even disable it.
Steesleries only offers a 1 year warranty to NA. Now, I know that technically isn't really a "problem", but when you're selling mice at $90 bucks a pop and your competitors are offering warranties up to 3 years on mice half the price, It's kinda hard to support a company that won't go the extra mile :\\
As for Razer, they're simply just there to market and make money. If the mouse has 5000+ DPI, Lights up and has decent egro, it's going to sell. period. Now, I personally don't care for that, but they seem to be getting better and are actually attempting to make decent products. Oh and Razer WILL sponsor teams, but they require you to actually go out and buy their gear.
I don't know whats worse, being paid off to use a product, or sucking up to get sponsorship lolEdited by Skylit - 2/3/11 at 11:30pm