Dream Machines DM1 Pro S

 

Introduction

Dream Machines is a polish company with its headquarters in Warsaw, the company is focused on manufacturing gaming peripherals. The company was founded by a group of enthusiasts, with the goal of bringing on the market quality products. Dream Machines gained its popularity with the launch of their first product, the DM1 Pro.

Official product link:

https://www.dreammachines.pl/mouse/DM1-Pro-S.en

Available in Romania at Shop4PC

http://www.shop4pc.ro/mouse-gaming-profesional-dream-machines-dm1-pro-s-matte-p-45880.html

Packaging and accessories

The mouse is packaged in a multicolored cardboard box, it has an elegant design using general photos of the product.
On the front side of the box there is printed an overview image of the mouse, on the top part there are the Dream Machines name and logo while on the lower part there is the name of the product.

On the sides of the box there are printed one photo of the mouse.

On the back side of the box there are the product’s specifications in English & Polish.

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
–    1x User Manual
–    1x Extra pad set

Specifications

MCU/Processor: Holtek HT68FB560
Main Switches: Omron D2FC-F-7N
Sensor: Pixart PMW 3360 optical sensor
Buttons: Scroll wheel + 6 buttons
Resolution: 400, 800, 1600, 2400, 4800, 12000 DPI
LOD (LIFT-OFF-DISTANCE): 1.8-2.0 mm
Maximum Speed: 7.0 M/s
Surface: Matte rubber or Glossy
Connection: USB 2.0, Gold Plated
Cable Length: 1.8 m
Weight: 85 g (without cable)
Warranty: 2 years

Visual inspection

The DM1 Pro S model has a similar design with DM1 Pro, the main change from the previous model is the Pixart PMW 3360 optical sensor and a 5 g difference in weight. The mouse is available in two variants, Glossy and with a rubberized matte texture.
The design of the mouse is elegant having no flashy elements. The only illuminated elements are the Dream Machines logo and the scroll wheel.

The main buttons, the left-right clicks use Omron D2FC-F-7N switches just like the DM1 Pro model. These switches have an excellent tactile feedback being comfortable and precise at the same time.

The Scroll wheel uses a new switch and has a rubberized texture on the middle, also it is illuminated in tandem with the Dream Machines logo.

In the middle, above the scroll wheel, there is the DPI switch, the button itself is raised above the surface of the mouse, thus being easier to press & identify.

On the left side of the mouse we find two buttons, these have the “forward – back” functions.

On the back side there is the Dream Machines logo, it is RGB illuminated in tandem with the scroll wheel, also the light pulsates.

 

The mouse uses a 180 cm red & black braided cable, and a gold plated USB connector with a rubber cap.

 

On the inferior side of the mouse we find mounted the three Teflon feet and the optical Pixart PMW 3360 sensor capable of 12000 DPI.

 

Testing

The DM1 Pro S model does not require a driver in order to work properly, the DPI & illumination settings are predefined. The mouse has six settings for DPI and lights, each color represents a DPI value, the available speeds are the following: 400 / 800 / 1600 / 2400 / 4800 / 12000.

The performance of the mouse in games is excellent, both the buttons which use the Omron D2FC-F-7N switches and the Pixart PMW 3360 optical sensor offer a pleasing experience due to their tactile feedback and precision.
The mouse was tested both in normal use & gaming.
Normal day to day use consist of Internet browsing & a few photo & video editing software.
The games used for testing are the following:

–    Battlefield 3 (multiplayer)
–    Battlefield 1 Beta
–    Grand Theft Auto V
–    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
–    Rise of the Tomb Raider
–    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
–    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 

Final thoughts

The DM1 Pro S offers a pleasing experience especially when we talk about games due to its ergonomic shape, the mouse is comfortable and light having a weight of only 85g. The build quality is very good, the gaps between panels are perfect and all the buttons offer a good tactile & audio feedback.
The Pixart PMW 3360 optical sensor is accurate and maintains its performance on all tested surfaces. Also the Omron D2FC-F-7N switches offer an excellent tactile response.
Due to the lack of a driver the DM1 Pro S model offers only preconfigured profiles, being a plug-n play type of mouse, however this is not an impediment to its use.
In conclusion, the DM1 Pro S is a very good mouse offering a good performance and an ergonomic shape. The Omron D2FC-F-7N switches and the Pixart PMW 3360 optical sensor are an excellent combination for a gaming mouse, the sensor being accurate on a variety of surfaces and the switches offering a balanced tactile feedback.

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