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Dream Machines DM5 Blink Gaming Mouse Review (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | Dec 18, 2019 at 11:22 am CST - 2 mins, 56 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 100%Manufacturer: Dream MachinesModel: Dream Machines DM5

Dream Machines Software

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Once downloaded, installed, and running, this is the first window you see of the software. On the left are the eight buttons listed alongside the current functionality, with the Macro editor button just below them. Below those, near the bottom, we can also select which of the three profiles we wish to customize. With the image of the mouse in the middle, it leaves us with the six DPI levels, which can be reduced by unticking the checkbox next to the number of the setting.

We selected the fourth setting, and by moving the sliders to the right of it, you can adjust the DPI for said selection, and we can change the color that the scroll wheel shows when activated. Below the DPI section, we also see dropdown boxes for lighting, mouse parameters, and the polling rate.

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The first thing we tried was remapping the buttons, and have selected the left main button as an example to show what options are available. Not only can you reassign mouse functionality, but you can set things we have yet to see as options, like "three-click" and "key combinations" outside of the Macro option. If you can think of a new use for mouse buttons, Dream Machines likely has that idea covered!

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We then moved onto the Macro editor, which pops up in a smaller window. Click on new Macro, and a new popup appears to name it, and once done, it will appear in the left column. Then you move to the record button, input the Macro, which shows in the right column, and click record again once done. Delays can be automatic or manually active. You can cycle the command until released until another key is pressed, or specify the number of times the Macro is spammed. The insert event button one to edit the Macro should it not work the first time correctly.

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Along with a multitude of options with solid colors on some of the effects, where one selects from forty preset options, a rainbow color picker, or even RGB number entry, it is easy to see how they get to 16-million choices. The naming is not that far off from what others use, with enough individuality to make it all seem very appealing to try. There are nine effects to choose, or you can turn them off, and for each effect that has lighting, you have options depending on the effect for things like brightness, speed of the effect, and even directionality.

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The mouse parameters section covers a few of the things many users do not tend even to bother tinkering with, but these are the values we used for testing. Mouse sensitivity can be adjusted, and below it is a checkbox for pointer precision, which addresses sensitivity based on the speed you are moving the mouse. Scroll speed is set to three lines, but that can be changed to more lines on a page per tick, or an entire page for something like PDF reading by ticking the box below it. The last adjustment is for the speed in which the double-click function works. Where it is set is okay for us.

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Aside from the restore and apply buttons at the bottom of the main menu page, the last thing to covers is found in the polling rate dropdown menu. The default setting is 1000Hz, but it can be changed to the other three options, as well.

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After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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