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Dream Machines DM1 Pro Optical Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Nov 8, 2016 5:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Dream Machines

Inside the DM1 Pro

 

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Removing the four screws from under the feet, we find a bunch of similarities to the design, but one major thing has changed. In the DM1 Pro, the PCB is not mounted to the lower section, but it allowed to rest on plastic pins instead.

 

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As the specifications alluded to, the left click button is indeed backed with an Omron switch. This is the D2FC-F-7N(20M), which means it delivers a 20 million click lifespan. Behind it, a TTC switch is used to track the scroll wheel.

 

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Black pad switches are used behind the pair of left side buttons. These require a fair amount of activation force and click once activated. They are also supported by the metal brackets and are marked MWK 14 on each bracket.

 

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We did have to lift the LED and the clear plastic bracket which holds the eye in place to expose the sensor, and this is also shipped with black tape over all of this section of the mouse. Under it, we find the Pixart PMW3310DW sensor, which is optical and has a maximum DPI setting of 5000.

 

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Both the DM1 Pro and the DM1 Pro S use the same MCU in their designs. We found the same 8-bit Holtek HT68FB560 at the helm and is more than enough to control the movements and limited features of such a design.

 

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The DPI button is backed with another black pad switch, but the scroll wheel uses a TTC switch, and we see another Omron switch used under the right click button. We also notice that the USB wiring is run between the switches, so if you do plan to take things apart, be sure to keep these wires out of the way as not to impede on the switches functionality around them.

 

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When we powered the DM1 Pro, we found it to be set at 800 DPI by default. This is easy to see with the indicator blue LED light shining through the logo and found around the scroll wheel and DPI button. While you do get various color options, it may not be what you want all of the time, unless your comfortable DPI setting for gaming just happens to coincide with the color you like most.

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