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Dream Machines DM5 Blink Gaming Mouse Review (Page 6)

Chad Sebring | Dec 18, 2019 at 11:22 am CST - 2 mins, 39 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 100%Manufacturer: Dream MachinesModel: Dream Machines DM5


How the DM5 Blink is set up, the DPI levels seem a bit faster to us than when compared to many other mice with a similar sensor. At first, we thought it might have been the effects of pointer precision and the rate at which we tend to flick our mouse across the desk. Disabling it did not eliminate this feeling, not that it is a bad thing just that it will take some getting used to.

The reason we bring this up is that while we tend to game almost anything FPS in the range of 3200 to 4800 DPI. When it came to DOOM, we jumped in at 3200 DPI and found ourselves swinging wildly around, and we found that 2400 DPI was much closer to what we are generally used to from our mouse. Once we settled things down a bit more, we were back to our old hell spawn killing selves!

The same can be said for PUBG. We typically run with a flick style where higher DPI allows us to select items off the floor without the need to open the tab menu, and with the DM5 Blink at 3200 DPI, we were picking up anything in the area, just with much more time spent trying to slow down to grab select bits. We could play with the DPI at 3000DPI, but to do so, we had to set the side button with a DPI lock of 400DPI for instances when pray and spray shooting is not an option, and you have to be precise.

Outside of that, the mouse has been comfortable for many hours of use, and while we do much of our gaming with a headset on, the DM5 Blink is not shy in its audibility! Something to consider, especially if there is more than one user in the room.

Windows and Productivity

For daily driving, we have found nothing to complain about. On the basic level, the mouse does what it is supposed to do, with standard things like 3-line scrolling, page forward and back buttons, DPI buttons, a switch for the lights, and adjustable polling all built right into the mouse and enjoyed right out of the box. We do have to admit, we were a bit skeptical about this "near wireless" feel that was mentioned on the product page, but reality has set me straight. With very slick feet that lift the mouse higher off the pad than most, along with a cable that does not drag, catch on the edge of the mat, or in any way weigh you down, it is very near wireless when it comes to usage. We have to give them that!

Again, as with gaming, when it came to editing pictures, dealing with charts, all of the stuff that goes into doing reviews, we found the DM5 Blink ready willing and able to take on anything we asked of it. While many feel the software is for gaming purposes, there is no reason why Macros and remapping could not be centered on productivity, set to one of the three profiles, and the DM5 Blink could be a massive benefit to the daily grind!

Last updated: Dec 19, 2019 at 11:13 am CST

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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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