Originally Posted by Skylit
Optical can, just has to be a specific glass surface like an Icemat I-2.
People used to pair those with early generation optical mice all the time.
Why wouldn't anyone recommend a sub ~$40 mouse that carries a 3 year warranty over one that's over twice the price and only carries a pathetic 1 year NA warranty? trololol
G500. Awkward sensor placement raised toward the top of the mouse.
Mx518. Normal dead center sensor position.
Also, I wouldn't recommend tuning your DPI unless it's in steps of 90. The Xai's MCU interpolates every other setting.
As to why Steelseries would do that to a mouse targeted towards professional gamers, I haven't a clue.
I'm not sure if I have a bugged Xai or not, but I've found it doesn't even interpolate at all, it simply stays at the previous 90 increment setting (if that makes sense). For instance, if I use 500 DPI, it's really 450 DPI. Or if I use 400 DPI, it's really 360 DPI.
I've tried doing simple tests, like going in-game (CoD4, 1.6, and QL) and moving the Xai slowly across my mousepad and marking where it lands. 450 and 500 end up in the same spot. When I do this on a 518, the DPI's actually feel different. 450 and 500 on a 518 end up in the spots where you'd expect them to be....
I'm beginning to get the idea that the whole "ExactSense" aspect of the Xai doesn't even work. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't think any of the "features" on the Xai really work at all (I can't get FreeMove to work).Edited by sixxxxxx - 3/3/11 at 2:54pm