Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Dream Machines is a company many may not have heard of until now. From what we can tell, they are relatively new to the peripherals game and have only three mice and a Bluetooth speaker thus far, but they do have a good business in laptop sales as well. This does not mean that you should overlook this company, however, as they seem to have their finger on the pulse of the gaming market, and took in many suggestions before releasing the mouse we are about to show you. There is a predecessor to this design, but we were asked to review their latest product first, due to the timing of the release of this mouse, but we will also be getting back to the original design at a later date.
From what we can gather, the original DM1 Pro is a solid product, but as we mentioned, Dream Machines wanted to produce something even better. Every aspect was considered. The exterior finish comes in two options, one of which is a glossy finish, while the other option is made with a rubberized matte finish. Dream Machines then turned to the inside and raised the bar with high-end components, and is even delivering a newer optical sensor to track your movement, and is said to work just as well on any surface, including glass. There is no software suite to go with this device, and Dream Machines takes settings into account as well, removing prediction, setting the LOD for you, disabling acceleration, but has left just the lightest touch of smoothing active in this design. Most impressive in this design, and giving users a bit of bragging rights, is that this optical sensor offers six levels of DPI usage, topping out at 12,000 DPI.
To set this latest development in mice apart from the original design, Dream Machines has added an S to the end of the name, bringing forth the DM1 Pro S. What you are about to see is one of the lightest, easiest to use, right-hand mice on the market today. While it does lack any user defined options, you will soon see that such options are not always needed to deliver a great product to the masses. When done right, as it is in the instance of this DM1 Pro S gaming mouse, there is no need for all the extra bloat to get a mouse that feels right. It responds well to every input, and in using top tier components to back all of that up, Dream Machines is delivering a mouse that will turn the peripherals market upside down. It is rare that we get something that is seemingly so basic, yet at the same time, delivers a terrific user experience. At the price we will discuss here in a bit, we feel it won't be long before you are looking to buy this DM1 Pro S to try it out for yourself.
Following the chart provided by Dream Machines, the first thing we are told about the DM1 Pro S is that they have doubled the maximum speed from the original to 7.0 meters per second now. Since there is no software to change things around, they have adjusted the polling rate for you to 1000Hz. In this design, there are six buttons to use, the main two, two on the side, the scroll wheel click, and another used for DPI selection. The sensor that backs this DM1 Pro S is the PMW3360 optical sensor, and Dream Machines offers a gold plated USB connection to connect it to the PC. As to the options that the aforementioned DPI button delivers, you can set this mouse to move at 400, 800, 1600, 2400, 4800, and 12,000 DPI, and the LED lighting that is shown on the exterior changes to correspond to each DPI selection. 400 is red, 800 is blue, 1600 is green, 2400 is near purple in color, 4800 is orange, and 12,000 DPI is offered with yellow LED coloration.
Moving further down the chart, we see that the LOD has been set for you as well, and when the DM1 Pro S is raised 1.8 to 2.0mm off the mouse pad, all tracking stops. The left button is backed with a 20 million click Omron switch, as is the right button, but as for the "middle switch" or the press downward of the scroll wheel, it is also said to be Omron, but as you will soon see, this is not accurate. The DM1 Pro S is 126mm in length, 68mm in width, and as the curve of the top extends to its highest point, it is only 39mm off the mouse pad. Another nice feature of this mouse is that without the weight of the cable being incorporated, the DM1 Pro S weighs in at just 85 grams.
Speaking of the cable, Dream Machines opts for a braided outer wrapping for longevity reasons and is made of red and black threads. There is a DM logo on the heel that will illuminate, but the scroll wheel is also illuminated, as well as some light bleeding out around the DPI selection button. The last thing on the list that we have not covered is that inside of the USA, the warranty is only one year, but outside of it, you will receive a two-year warranty.
The DM1 Pro S is still so new that the only way we found inside of the US to obtain one is to get it direct from the manufacturer at this time. We did find the other mice listed on Amazon and Newegg, and their pricing is on point with those MSRPs. So we would imagine that when stock for this latest design arrives with them, they will keep to this and offer the Dream Machines DM1 Pro S for just $49.99 like the Dream Machines site suggests at this time. That being said, it is not very often that we see mice this high on the affordability scale; most are nearer $60 to $80 for something this well-equipped. With what we gathered from reading the product page, and what is spelled out in the specifications, even the most discerning gamer can appreciate what Dream Machines is offering, and you do not have to empty your bag of money to obtain such a thoughtfully designed mouse.
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