Best Dream Machines DM1 Pro S Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020:
The young Polish brand Dream Machines recently launched into gaming peripherals and offers its third mouse, the DM1 Pro S. Evolution of the DM1 Pro, this new version has a more efficient sensor and undergoes a slight weight loss treatment seduce players looking for precision and liveliness.
The DM1 Pro S is available in two finishes, one matt (DM1 Pro S), the other glossy (DM1 Pro S Glossy). We received the two versions, which are also sold at the same price of € 54.99. We do not yet find it with many French retailers yet.
Best Dream Machines DM1 Pro S Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020
The Dream Machines DM1 Pro S is sober and voluntarily adopts a fairly classic form, appreciated by many users. The design of the mouse is however not very original, with the exception of its red and black braided cable (1.8 m) and the backlit logo on the shell.
This Sino-Polish newcomer – designed in Poland, made in China – is furiously reminiscent of the Sensei from the manufacturer SteelSeries ! A disturbing resemblance, because of the shape of the shell to the PTFE pads, passing by the slightly triangular change of sensitivity button, everything reminds of a Sensei that we would have slightly modified to make it another mouse. Its dimensions are even identical: 126 x 68 x 39 mm. An average size which is however suitable for all grips.
Completely black and mat on our test model, the soft-touch plastic shell is pleasant to the touch. On the other hand, it does not offer any set of textures, since the edges are covered with the same material which can prove to be a little slippery and has the disadvantage of getting dirty quickly enough as soon as the hands are a little greasy.
However, this is nothing compared to the shiny black version which is covered with traces in no time – clean hands or not. The finishes are correct, but the adjustments can be improved.
Despite the absence of non-slip coating on the edges, the grip of the DM1 Pro S is good and it is easy to lift the mouse. It is indeed very light (85 g) and the curved edges allow a good position of the fingers.
On the other hand, if the Dream Machines DM1 Pro S takes many elements of the Sensei, up to its perfectly symmetrical shape which would make it theoretically ambidextrous, it does not offer buttons on the right edge, thus neglecting left-handers! The latter would be annoyed anyway, because Dream Machines does not offer software to change the function of the buttons and it would therefore not be possible to reverse the commands easily.
The main buttons are associated with Omron switches guaranteed for a minimum of 20 million activations. However, despite the recognized quality of these, the clicks sometimes leave something to be desired, since the buttons do not always provide a good rebound and give the feeling of sticking slightly if you press a little hard on it. This is particularly the case for the left button, less pleasant to use than the right while the two are based on the same Omron switch reference. To find out more, we therefore took a closer look at the mouse buttons and proceeded to a complete disassembly. It turns out, on the one hand, that the plastic of the buttons certainly lacks a little rigidity and that the contact with the switch is not consistent enough (slight sliding between the parts).
Strangely, however, while we were thinking of a manufacturing defect, the observation is the same on the DM1 Pro S in glossy finish that we received in a second step.
However, the latter offers a slightly more frank left click, although still less reactive than the right click. This difference can be observed on two mice of the same technical base, but different finish, it seems unlikely that this distinction at the level of two clicks is the simple result of chance.
Still, the observation is there, the quality of clicks is perfectible. Logitech G mice are, for example, a notch above this level, thanks in particular to their spring mechanism specially designed to improve contact between the button and its mechanical switch, but this is also the case for the latest Razer mice, SteelSeries and Corsair (non-exhaustive list) that we tested. In the case of the Dream Machines DM1 Pro S, however, this does not pose too many problems if you release the finger of the button between each click, but the frantic “clickers” will no doubt find fault if they drop similar copies to ours – some copies are probably better off.
A little different, but similar observation for the two buttons on the left edge, associated with tactile switches , less reactive than mechanical switches (used for the main buttons). On the other hand, they are quieter (deaf click noise) and the secondary function of these buttons minimizes the importance of this slightly less lively behavior.
On the side of the wheel, there is a certain flexibility and nevertheless a good notching. The switch associated with it – TTC brand (blue model) and not Omron, contrary to what Dream Machines indicates in the description of its product at the time of this writing – produces a slightly more discreet click than those of the main switches and requires an activation force close to that required by the latter.
Finally, the sixth and last button is located just above the wheel. It is dedicated to changing the sensitivity of the sensor on the fly. The DM1 Pro S is not adjustable, due to a lack of software, you have to be content with the six pre-recorded sensitivity levels and each associated with a backlight color: 400, 800, 1600, 2400, 4800 and 12000 dpi.
When it comes to sliding, the large PTFE pads have the good taste of being fairly thick and do their job perfectly, ensuring smooth movements. The manufacturer has the good idea to provide a set of spare skates, which is always appreciated, especially since this is not what inflates the bill.
No adjustment or possibility to switch off the backlight, it will be necessary to do with a predefined color for each level of sensitivity and with a breathing effect (light intensity which increases and decreases alternately). Too bad it is not more discreet, especially on the Glossy version where we see the LED through the translucent logo.
The Dream Machines DM1 Pro S incorporates one of the best optical sensors from the manufacturer Pixart, the. PMW3360 which is found in many high-end mice ( Mad Catz RAT 8 , SteelSeries Rival 500 …). It supports accelerations up to 50G, speeds of. 7 m / s (250 in / s) and climbs up to a maximum sensitivity of 12,000 dpi. As usual, the latter has little importance in the end and is only there to shine on the technical sheet – which the manufacturer easily admits on the technical sheet of his mouse -, since at this level extreme sensitivity, a movement of 2 cm is enough to move the cursor over the width of 3 Ultra HD screens! Remember that most professional players are content with less than 1000 dpi,
Recent mouse for player requires, the frequency of exchange with the computer is set to. 1000 Hz, for a response time of a millisecond.
The dropout height of the sensor is calibrated between 1.8 and. 2 mm, which allows mouse repositioning without parasitic movement of the cursor.
In practice, there is indeed nothing to complain about, the DM1 Pro S follows our slightest movements and supports sudden gestures without firing a shot. We will simply issue a flat on the non-adjustable sensitivity for lack of configuration software for this mouse. If the transition from 400 to 800 dpi still passes, we then immediately climb to. 1600 dpi, without an intermediate level. Then this then doubles with each change up to the maximum level of 12,000 dpi. A finer setting would have been welcome.
- High-performance optical sensor.
- Pleasant handling.
- Fluid gliding and spare set of pads.
- Lack of consistency of clicks (left click in particular on our test copy).
- No configuration software: sensitivity levels and backlighting not adjustable.
- Not really ambidextrous (buttons only on the left edge).
If the Dream Machines DM1 Pro S embeds renowned electronic components and adopts a shape that appeals to the greatest number, it cannot compete in terms of construction with mid and high-end mice (finishes, consistency of clicks). The absence of adjustment software is also regrettable, especially to adjust the sensitivity levels or adjust the backlight. Remains a mouse nevertheless precise and pleasant to handle, well suited to FPS in particular.
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