With all of the sensors, all of the body shapes, and all of the marketing spin out there to persuade you in one way or another to pick another mouse, we urge you to rethink, and to buy something that to us is pretty sweet.
Dream Machines does not spend the money on fancy packaging, nor is there a ton of marketing presence on social media or forums we frequent, yet they are here, and they are offering an outstanding peripheral for your hard earned dollar.
The shape is comfortable and allows hours of work and play without any undue stresses, the accuracy is at a level we do not typically see from the bigger players in the game, and the fact you have color options of the body, the DM1 FPS gets even more exotic.
The software may be minimal, and may not have all of the bells and whistles others provide, but at the same time, it is simple to use, light weight, and will keep many happy with the layers of functionality that it can offer.
Even though, we are pleased as punch with the DM1 FPS, there are a few points we think could be a concern. First off, for us the LOD set can be a bit low. While 1.8mm works fine at low DPI range, once you get halfway up, you tend to not lift as much and use the entirety of the mouse pad.
If the pad is not entirely flat, we did notice that the cursor would stop moving near the edge of our pad, and if we had an adjustable LOD setting, we would have no issues with this mouse at all. There is a lack of LED lighting, and even with the software showing control, amber is the only option we have with our DM1 FPS Noir.
We did also find that the lack of profiles in the software was a bit of a letdown. With all the customizations that are offered in the software, it has to be set to one layer, which means reloading and unloading assignments as needed based on the task at hand, rather than pressing a button or swapping entire profiles via software.
On top of all of the fun we have had using the DM1 FPS from Dream Machines, including increased productivity at the desktop level, and upping stats in the games we have played endless hours of, when it comes to get one, you won't be bent over the barrel to enjoy what it is we have been expressing through this review. Direct from the manufacturer, the DM1 FPS can be had at just $58.98, which in our mind is a steal.
If you do not want to take that sort of avenue, you can spend more and use eBay as your source, but we have no reason you should not trust Dream Machines, and you can pay them with multiple sources, including PayPal.
All told, it may be lacking a couple of things that we feel this mouse could take advantage of having, but all things considered, we still enjoyed our time with the DM1 FPS from Dream Machines, much more than more expensive, over the top offerings out there today. That alone says a lot.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i9 7920X - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro - Buy from Amazon
- Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz 32GB - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid SLI - Buy from Amazon
- Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB - Buy from Amazon
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P - Buy from Amazon
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
The Bottom Line
One of the better mice we have ever used. The DM1 FPS is solid, it is more accurate than most, it wont cost a ton of get it, and should be on the radar of anyone serious about FPS gaming!