When an unknown brand wishes to have us review its gaming mice, we are always a little wary. A short-lived junk or a real good surprise in perspective? According to Dream Machine, the creator of the DM1 Pro S, it is the second solution that is to be favored. And as the competition rages on the range 40-60 euros, the DM1 will have to ardently convince us that it can prevail against the tenors SteelSeries Rival 300, Razer Abyssus and other Logitech G402 Hyperion. Time to hook it up to our favorite gaming machine and launch a few titles on which, ” skill » apart, the lack of precision does not forgive and we start. Come on, express review!
If you expect convoluted shapes and ergonomic subtleties, you will be disappointed. Indeed, the DM1 S Pro from Dream Machines is a mouse with a fairly classic design. Designed for right-handers, its handling is intuitive, the back of the mouse coming to lodge alone in the palm. The thumb of the hand finds its marks, and rests on the two side buttons which complete the left and right clicks as well as that of the notched wheel. Please note, our review version was covered in matt black plastic but a shiny model is also available.
A few movements on the review mat allow you to experience its pleasant glide, facilitated by three large pads that can be replaced once worn since a spare set is delivered in the box. Our few round trips also give the opportunity to appreciate the weight of 116 grams, well distributed.
Equipped with a fully sheathed USB cable, the DM1 Pro S is equipped with an optical sensor and does not require any driver other than that of Windows to function properly. Barely connected, immediately ready for service!
Gaming mouse requires, the speed of the sensor is variable (but not customizable). It oscillates between 400 and 12000 dpi, at the rate of 6 steps: 400, 800, 1600, 2400, 4800 and 12000. “Changing gears” is done with a simple press on the button located just below the wheel. It results in a change of colors of the LEDs illuminating the transparent wheel as well as the brand logo struck on the back of the field mouse.
Technical always with the polling rate announced at 1000 Hz as on many competing field mice. As a reminder, the latter provides information on the refresh rate of the cursor coordinates sent to the processor of your PC. In this case, 1000 times per second. And the higher it is, the more precise and … the more your processor is used. However, with a gaming machine based on Core i5 or i7, rest assured, there is enough power and resources available to process information without it being felt in games.
The hardness of right and left clicks is significant, nothing to say. These two buttons respond correctly and are silent. Without doubt the only ergonomic criticism that we could make of this DM1 Pro S is that it does not have a notched wheel a little higher, in order to have the middle finger slightly raised compared to the index and ring finger.
A good mouse for pragmatic gamers
Whether you are a shooter, strategy or MOBA lover or even just looking for a precise mouse for less than 60 euros, the DM1 Pro S does the trick perfectly. The optical sensor is of high quality, it is precise although sensitive, like all its counterparts, to the type of surface on which you operate it. But with a good solid color carpet, no untimely stall or even major failure came to hinder our various reviews in situ. We secretly hoped it would give our ratio a big boost “Frag / Death” in Counter-Strike: GO, Overwatch or Battlefield 1. Unfortunately, we have remained in our shameful averages. Good point, we did not go, either, at the end of the scoreboard. Phew, our honor is almost safe!
The most picky can however find it a bit sketchy for their taste and devoid of a few customization options. It also lacks the possibility of being able to lower the refresh rate of the sensor a little, at least to 500 Hz to limit the resource requirements on certain machines. However, the absence of a driver remains the assurance of not being confronted with compatibility problems and, above all, of systematically finding the same gaming sensations, regardless of the PC to which the DS1 is connected. In these conditions, to find yourself “like at home”, you just have to take a detour through the game options, adjust the software sensitivity and configure the buttons as you usually like. Do not forget to switch on the desired sensor speed … and voila.
The verdict of the review
Dream Machines DM1 Pro S
The DM1 Pro S from Dream Machines is very good value for money. It is light, comfortable and offers all the precision expected by most amateur players. This model is, for the moment, only available on the online site of the brand and its cousin, the DM1 Pro (whose sensor is a little less swift) is on sale on the LDLC site.
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