Originally Posted by Derp;14544991
Innovation isn't needed, selling mice to ignorant sheep is much easier to do. Even if steelseries sold new versions of the kinzu and Xai with perfect optical sensors with 400/800/1600/3200 CPI steps they wouldn't sell half as many mice as this sensei. LED's and 12k CPI BS, that's what morons want and now SS has delivered.
SS said they sold their mice as tools, not toys. But I think they realized that toys are much more profitable.
Yup, agree with everything you say.
But by innovation i mean stuff that's actually useful.
For example, Roccat introduced easyshift thing. Basically - u press a button, and other buttons do different things while that button is pressed. That is really useful, press the button, and now the scroll wheel controls system volume etc.
That is innovation. It helps the user get stuff done more quickly.
Also another example of innovation - roccat usb cable has a plug that actually says what product is on the other end. This is useful as well.
And i mean, SS aren't even innovating on the sensor field. That's just Avago doing all the heavylifting.
Waiting when the sensor race is over and the manufacturers switch into additional features.