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Dream Machines DM1 Pro S Optical Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Aug 31, 2016 4:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Dream Machines

Inside the DM1 Pro S

 

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Four screws hold the two halves together in this design, and once removed, you can get to this stage. There is nothing out of the ordinary in the top half, so there are no ribbon cables or tiny wires to concern yourself with. Everything important is contained in the bottom section.

 

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Under the left button, we do indeed find an Omron switch in place, and it is noted as the D2FC-F-7N(20M), which means it offers a twenty million click lifespan.

 

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The two buttons on the left side, used for page forward and back functionality use these black pad switches. While we have not run across this specific setup before, we find them to travel smoothly requiring a bit of pressure to actuate and reports with a lightly audible click.

 

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We also do find the Pixart PWM3360 inside of the DM1 Pro S. This is what will track your every movement on any surface we tried it on. There are a few others on the market sporting this sensor, but the list is very short.

 

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The DM1 Pro S uses this 8-bit Holtek HT68FB560 MCU to do everything outside of the tracking of this mouse. This handles all of the predefined settings and is what communicates with the PC. With the limited features that the DM1 Pro S delivers compared to many others out there, this 8-bit MCU is more than adequate.

 

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The DPI button uses another black pad style switch found behind the scroll wheel, and the right button is backed with an Omron switch. However, the scroll wheel click is said to be handled by another Omron switch, but we plainly see a blue TTC switch in our mouse.

 

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Once connected and recognized by Windows, in this instance we chose a DPI setting with a color that shows well in images. Keep in mind that the color does change with whatever DPI setting is in use, but in all settings, the DM logo on the heel is illuminated in a breathing mode.

 

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At the front of this DM1 Pro S, we see that the scroll wheel is also illuminated with the same color as the logo on the heel. While photos on the site do show that the DPI selector button is illuminated around it, you can only see that at certain angles as it is more of a bleed from the scroll wheel LED, there is not a LED for that button on its own.

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