Go Back   Overclock3D Forums > [OC3D] General Forums > OC3D Reviews & Videos
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 04-10-13, 10:12 AM
tinytomlogan's Avatar
tinytomlogan tinytomlogan is offline
The Guvnor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TTL Towers
Posts: 15,793
CM Storm Reaper Gaming Mouse Review



The last of our three CM Storm reviews is the Reaper Gaming Mouse. Stuffed full of high-end technology, does it cut the mustard?


Continue Reading

__________________

If you recommend a product LINK THE REVIEW


Get along or run along. Your choice
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-10-13, 10:54 AM
dynastes dynastes is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 8
Nice mouse, stylingwise at least.

Sadly though, ADNS-9800 is not as good as most customers think and most reviewers constantly make it out to be.

No optical sensor (and lasers are optical sensors, too, although common speech mostly suggests otherwise) responses completely linearly. ADNS-9800 deviates more from the optimum than ADNS-3090 with LED illumination, to a point, where it becomes perceptible to at least some users. It is being noticed as positive acceleration, which cannot be disabled either, since it is inherent to the hardware itself.

While this is a rather small issue, which will be overlooked by most and might be acceptable to others (although I do not consider it acceptable that there never was any attempt to remove it), it is not the sensor's only flaw.

In order to achieve stabile tracking up to the ridiculous dpi range of 8200, another algorithm is applied, to "smoothen" or "stabilize" (in absence of a better term) the cursor movement. This prevents the movement to become "jittery", which could be made visible via MS Paint and would cause erratic movement.
As it is being calculated via MCU, which happens after the physical movement data have been picked up by the sensor, this algorithm delays the process of transcription into cursor movement.

This delay also is noticeable for many users, which is why most companies provide a newer firmware version by now that is supposed to lower the levels the algorithm works on (you can look into that on Corsair's support forum for example, where in concerns users of M65 and M95)
Despite of that, it is still present - and it is still possible that some users might notice it, the cursor basically will stay a slight little bit behind the actual movement (beyond the normal value - of course, there is always system-based inputlag).


Therefore I advise everyone to thoroughly research mouse technology before buying a product using ANDS-9800. It was developed for enourmous dpi only (which basically just means a higher possible cursor speed, but still is very effective marketingwise) without putting linearity of tracking or any other aspect into account. Yes, most users won't be affected by it (or at least not notice being affected), still, if you need the extent of configurability a laser sensor offers or use the mouse at a really high sensitivity, on which LED-based optical sensors wouldn't be tracking effective anymore, I would suggest to buy a mouse with ADNS-9500. In any other case, a LED-based sensor might be the better option.



Otherwise a nicely written review, I like the style being applied by the author. Still, mouse technology is not being tested to an acceptable extent on all the internet. Hopefully this will change some day.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-10-13, 07:51 PM
Robi_G's Avatar
Robi_G Robi_G is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 76
I like the look of the CM mice, still wish they'd put a DPI indicator on them though. That said it's pretty obvious most of the time as to which setting it's on.
__________________
| 3750K 4.2Ghz | Vengeance 8GB 1632mhz | HD6870 |ASrock Z77 extreme 4 |
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-10-13, 04:54 AM
Willock's Avatar
Willock Willock is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Posts: 96
Hmm, really stylish.
I have to say I like the metallic scroll-wheel, the old Microsoft Sidewinder mice had them and I just cant get used to the rubbery one on my Logitech.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






All times are GMT. The time now is 04:21 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.