Background information on development of SteelSeries Ikari mice

Posted on Friday, Sep 14 2007 @ 02:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
SteelSeries wrote an article on their FragYou website about the development of their new Ikari gaming mice. The article also reveals details about the new technologies that will be featured in the SteelSeries Ikari mice, including the introduction of SteelSeries TrueMove, SteelSeries ExactSens and SteelSeries XY2.
“When a company mentions DPI in the same sentence as precision, or anything else regarding better tracking, it is simply bullshit. First of all the term DPI (Dots Per Inch) has nothing to do with mice. It’s an expression from the printing world and shouldn’t even be used to describe mouse movement. DPI is meant to describe the fact that for one inch of distance you move your mouse on any surface, the equivalent number of counts are sent to the PC - resulting in movement on your screen. The correct term for this is CPI (counts per inch).”
You can read it over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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