To the untrained eye or those who do not pay attention to the fine print, it is likely that you would not see a difference between the DM1 Pro we just saw, and the DM1 Pro S. They glide the same, both track just as well in their matching DPI range, and if you have no need for 12,000 DPI, the DM1 Pro is plenty for anyone to enjoy using. They are both light in hand, causing very little fatigue, and the design which we have seen originally from SteelSeries is one that will fit most hands, no matter your grip style or intended usage.
The main defenses, again, is that the DM1 Pro we have here now uses the PMW3310 sensor which lowers the maximum DPI and the fact that in the DM1 Pro S, they mounted the PCB inside of the lower section of the mouse. Otherwise, we are dealing with essentially the same exact peripheral here.
After many hours of gaming and productivity usage on our desk, we have no complaints about it. It gives its user a good feeling in the hand, it tracks exactly where you are, does not overshoot targets, and with a wide range of DPI settings, anyone can enjoy using the DM1 Pro for the long haul. We also like that there is no software involved, but the market has leaned towards this for a few years now. We do realize that many do like to remap their devices, and would likely want control of the LED colors and maybe even want to remove the pulsation of it, but when it comes down to it, functionally the DM1 Pro is still just as good. Even though this is the original design that had us appreciating the DM1 Pro S, we can see where the lineage stems from, and the original design in this DM1 Pro is just as impressive.
While pricing may vary from place to place, even if you were to pay the near $50 pricing on the higher-end of the scale, the DM1 Pro is still worth every penny. You do have the opportunity to save a few dollars here or there, and we know everyone likes to find their products with the best deal possible, but $5 between them should not change your mind. The DM1 Pro is comfortable, it is accurate, it is solid yet light, and even with it being a slightly older design, and it is packed with top-tier components.
Dream Machines once again has impressed us, and even though this is a very basic design, it delivers everything you need to game competitively and gave us no issues with anything we used the DM1 Pro optical gaming mouse for.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
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- Memory: KLevv Cras DDR4 3000 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Intel 730 480GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: SilverStone TJ11 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||93%|
|Bundle and Packaging||93%|
|Value for Money||95%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||92%|
The Bottom Line: Dream Machines' DM1 Pro is a capable mouse with everything one needs to get by when gaming or using for productivity. The lightweight design, top tier components used, even its simplicity is what had us enjoying this mouse. On top of all of that, it is a very affordable solution, and is what many look for when buying mice.
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United States: The Dream Machines DM1 Pro Optical Gaming Mouse retails for $50 at Amazon.
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