The last seven days saw a significant negative performance for BTC and for altcoins of all levels of market capitalization as well. Some turbulence spilled over from traditional financail markets to cryptocurrencies and caused a fair amount of market turmoil.Large-cap cryptos held better than their peers, with mid-caps second and small-caps finishing last in terms of return.
The Large projects, i.e. our selection of cryptocurrencies with a high market capitalization, performed negatively for the week on aggregate, despite being the best aggregate.
Just one coin registered a positive result, with five of them reporting a double-digit loss on a total of sixteen. Overall, the results were in a range between -24.07% and +0.04%, with the median result being -8.06%, almost ten points lower than the past week.
The intra-group correlations were in line with last week at 0.68 on average, with Neo (NEO) posting the lowest level at circa 0.57.
Xmr (XMR) had the best week among all the top projects, rising 0.04% to 90.12 USD. XMR market capitalization is at the moment over 1.5 billion USD.
On the other hand, the worst performing project was Chainlink (LINK), which closed the week with a -24.07% w/w result.
Our selection of Mid-cap coins reported a bad performance as well, in line with our other aggregates. The performances ranged from -24.55% to +11.07%. The median performance was -11.65% w/w. Almost all the cryptocurrencies reported positive results, with eleven double-digit losses.
The intra-group correlations for mid-cap coins were lower than large-caps with an overall average value of 0.53. Hedera Hashgraph posted the lowest value at 0.42.
The best performing project was Theta (THETA), closing the week at +11.07% w/w with a price of 0.569 USD and a market capitalization of almost 500 million USD.
On the other hand, Ontology (ONT) was the worst performer of the group, closing the past seven days at 0.62 USD for a -24.55% w/w return and around 420 million USD market capitalization.
Our selection of small-cap coins had the worst performance among our aggregates with results ranging from -30.86% to +26.24% w/w and a median value of -14.31%, which is ten percentage points worse than past week’s result. Just one coin out of sixteen finished the week with a positive result. Twelve coins reported a double-digit loss.
The correlation between small projects was higher than past week with an average of 0.45, with Mithril (MITH) posting the lowest value at 0.27.
The best performer of the week in the group was Tomochain (TOMO), closing the period at 0.78 for a +26.24% w/w return and a market capitalization of almost 60 million USD.
Ren (REN) was the worst performer of the week and recorded a -30.86% w/w result and a price of 0.18 USD and around 150 million USD marketcap.
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Billionaire Entrepreneur Tim Draper Unveils Crypto Holdings, Says Portfolio Includes Bitcoin, XRP and Beyond
Bitcoin bull and tech venture capitalist Tim Draper says his crypto portfolio includes Bitcoin, XRP and a number of additional altcoins.
In an interview at the investor conference held by private sector liquidity provider Linqto, Draper shares the names of the top crypto assets that he owns.
“Yes, I’m an owner of XRP. I’m an owner of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Tezos (XTZ). I’m an owner of Aragon (ANT).
I’m a believer. I think it’s happening – it’s coming. It’s so important for the world, and I want the world to know it, and I want other people in the world to get on board.”
In 2019, the legendary investor revealed that he owns 30,000 BTC, which he bought at a price of $632 per coin in 2014. With Bitcoin’s price hovering around $10,500 at time of writing, his BTC trove is worth $315 million, representing an increase of over 1,500% from his initial investment.
Earlier this year, Draper said he made a $1 million bet on the Ethereum-based platform Aragon – a crypto project designed to enable users to create and manage a decentralized organization.
The investor purchased one million ANT tokens, the cryptocurrency powering Aragon, effectively giving him control of 2.52% of the total supply. His investment reflects his belief that Aragon has the potential to change the way organizations handle disputes and issues of governance.
According to the latest data from CoinMarketCap, Aragon is trading at $3.30, up 725% year-to-date.
Inside the blockchain developer’s mind: The upgradeability crisis
This is Part 1 of a three-part series in which Andrew Levine outlines the issues facing legacy blockchains and posits solutions to these problems. Read Part 2 on the vertical scaling crisis and Part 3 on the governance crisis as they go live on Sept. 24 and 25.
It is our belief that there are three fundamental problems, or crises, that are standing in the way of blockchain adoption: upgradeability, vertical scaling and governance. In this article, we are going to explore the upgradeability crisis and how computer operating systems could serve as a useful analogy that holds the secret to resolving this crisis and enabling blockchains to achieve mainstream adoption.
The most powerful concept for understanding the upgradeability problem is “antifragility.” Proposed by Nassim Taleb, antifragility is a property of systems that improve when stressed. Fragile systems can seem to be working great most of the time, but when stressed, they fall apart, or “blow up.”
Antifragility is a property that emerges from multilayered, hierarchical systems that contain fragile subunits that by breaking/dying/blowing up result in an overall healthier system. In nature, we call this process evolution. Evolution occurs when a species replaces a less successful trait with a more successful trait. In computing, we call such improvements “upgrades.”
The problem with the major blockchains we know today is that they weren’t designed to be upgraded, which means they can’t evolve. The reason why evolution is so important is that it enables systems to survive “black swans,” which are highly unpredictable events with severe consequences. Not only can antifragile systems survive black swans, they actually get better from them.
In blockchains, there are virtually no separate layers with fragile subsystems that enable healthy adaptation to stressors. Instead of designing from a perspective of humility, the creators try to present themselves as infallible visionaries who have designed a perfect system that immediately deserves a high valuation.
There is no greater proof of this than the reliance on hard forks for system upgrades. A hard fork is the opposite of an upgrade path. It is tossing out the old system and replacing it with a new one.
There is, however, a silver lining to this analysis, which is that the solution is less about breaking through technical barriers than it is about breaking through psychological barriers. We aren’t designing blockchains from first principles, but are still primarily iterating on top of preexisting architectures like those in Bitcoin and Ethereum.
There are many ways to implement a blockchain, but we often assume that the way in which these protocols implement some component of the blockchain is by default the “right way.” These protocols totally frame the way we look at these issues, leading us to create mental “maps” of the problems that were “drawn” before we had even begun exploring this new territory.
Bitcoin and Ethereum were essentially the first decentralized computers. As with any new computing paradigm, in the early stages, engineers and developers are focusing their attention on whether they can even use the technology to solve a specific problem and, if so, use it to build their application. There’s no tooling and no platforms they can take advantage of, so they have to build everything from scratch and optimize their stack for their specific application.
The end result is a monolithic piece of code powering an application designed to solve a specific problem.
These early applications can be quite successful thanks to the first-mover advantage, but when it comes to software development, the success that comes from being a first mover is illusory. The first movers in software find the features, or “behaviors,” that users will find most valuable, thereby validating the new technology.
But maintaining this advantage is nearly impossible because the application is built on a mountain of old code that few people understand or are capable of upgrading. Bugs are a nightmare to fix, and just maintaining the existing code becomes a Sisyphean task; forget improving it.
At this stage, the apps can die for any number of reasons, but the underlying cause of death is that they are fragile. The black swan that ultimately wreaks havoc on existing apps is the development of the operating system. Operating systems make it an order of magnitude easier for developers to launch the same kind of applications, with the same core behaviors featured in the first movers.
The advent of operating systems enables the technology to scale to the next level by making it easier and faster for developers to release better programs that penetrate more of the market and reach more users. Plus, it gives us another layer in the stack. Now, if one application blows up, the most critical lower layers remain unaffected.
So, problem solved, right? While first-generation operating systems provide a massive competitive advantage to the application developers who adopt the right ones, they also suffer from the same upgradeability problem of the first-generation applications. They emerge as a means of providing core features, security and a shared user base, but not to maximize upgradeability. So, they eventually become feature-bloated, complex and difficult to upgrade.
Upgrading the system requires a system reboot and reloading process that becomes longer and more disruptive the bigger and more complicated it gets. While one layer (the OS) is insulated from the mistakes made in another (the application layer), the OS itself remains fragile.
Blockchains like Ethereum and EOS were designed like these early operating systems. They provide core features, security, a shared user base and a programmable “user space” that developers can leverage to add the custom features they need to power their specific applications.
In the case of blockchains, the problems that plague first-generation operating systems are amplified due to immutability; they are constantly growing in size, which places additional stress on infrastructure and creates a distinct scaling challenge.
Further, because they are decentralized, upgrades must make their way through a governance process that ends, under the best of circumstances, in the execution of a coordinated effort in which all of the computers stop running the old software and start running the new software (a new “fork”) at the exact same time. This is far from easy, which is why calling it a “hard” fork is especially apt.
When certain changes require a hard fork, people are forced to bundle those changes because implementing them piecemeal would result in additional network downtime. This results in a “rider problem” similar to what we see in governmental systems where unrelated changes get attached to important changes. In other words, there is a centralization-in-time problem. Because every important thing must be done at the same time, and because people disagree on what is important, the moment in time when those changes must be implemented creates an attack vector.
Regardless, hard forks wind up being big, political, risky and, most importantly, they take down the network! This dramatically slows the rate of progress, and because every major blockchain works this way, the sector as a whole stagnates.
What we need is another layer beneath the operating system that enables the entire system to evolve. In operating systems, that layer is called a BIOS — a basic input/output system. But it’s important to remember that we are only using operating systems as an analogy. We need to construct this layer from first principles specifically for use in blockchains. That layer, like every other layer, must be made up of fragile subunits that can somehow “break” without blowing up the system as a whole.
The creation of the BIOS was a critical step for mainstreaming computers because it enabled developers to rapidly build, test and iterate upon the applications that would make personal computers useful to ordinary consumers.
If we want to cross that same chasm, we don’t just need a better blockchain OS, we need an operating system that is built on a BIOS-equivalent for the specific purpose of upgradeability.
We must be able to add any feature to the blockchain without requiring a hard fork. This will enable the blockchain to adapt to stressors (attacks, bugs, missing features, etc.), improve itself, and scale to meet the needs of the masses.
Until that day comes, the quality of blockchain-based applications will continue to stagnate, and the space will remain dominated by projects that might look like they are working on the surface but that aren’t being widely adopted, are inherently fragile and will one day “blow up.”
The views, thoughts and opinions expressed here are the author’s alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph.
Andrew Levine is the CEO of OpenOrchard, where he and the former development team behind the Steem blockchain build blockchain-based solutions that empower people to take ownership and control over their digital selves. Their foundational product is Koinos, a high-performance blockchain built on an entirely new framework architected to give developers the features they need in order to deliver the user experiences necessary to spread blockchain adoption to the masses.
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Tone Vays Says He’s ‘Very Bullish’ on Bitcoin – Here’s What It Will Take to Push BTC Toward All-Time Highs
Despite the big pullback, Wall Street veteran and crypto analyst Tone Vays says he remains bullish on Bitcoin.
In a new Market Pulse video, Vays says the longer Bitcoin stays above $10,000 the more optimistic he will become.
“If you zoom out a little bit, consistency in the $10,000 range is significantly bullish from the $4,000 low. So the longer we stay above $10,000, the more bullish we are and the more likely we are to break out above $12,000. And once we break out above $12,000, sky’s the limit basically. I’m very bullish on Bitcoin overall right now.”
Although he’s optimistic, Vays says that he’s looking to see if BTC can remain above $10,300. If it loses its footing and slips below $10,000, Vays says $9,000 is next, and he’s prepared to double down at that level.
“This $10,300 area is very critical. If we go below $10,300 one more time, the floor can really drop under Bitcoin. And if it falls below $10,000, then I say $9,000 is very, very likely.”
As for the S&P, which has been highly correlated with Bitcoin throughout 2020, Vays says it has bounced off a very critical support at $3,229.
“I like to become bearish on the S&P if we go below the 3,270 and 3,265 area, but if we get above 3,390 I become very bullish.”
At time of publishing, BTC down 1.84% at $10,303, according to CoinMarketCap. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is down 2.37% at 3,236.
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Bitcoin is the safest crypto out there and Ethereum comes second. But neither is likely to make you 100x over the coming year. Some of these coins we are talking about today, however, just might.
We go over what these cryptocurrencies are and what they are trying to achieve. We also look at two cryptos which are likely to pump within the coming week. These are the best cryptocurrency investments according to our due diligence.
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Top 10 Popular Esports Gaming Mice Review : Best Competitive Gaming Mouse For PC — E-Money Chat
Logitech continues to rely on its Lightspeed wireless technology to equip its gaming mice. After an already convincing first step with the G900 at the beginning of 2016, and then several globally successful models using the same technologies, the Swiss manufacturer is now offering a new product, this time focusing on lightness: the G Pro Wireless, designed for professional gamers, but which has something to satisfy a much wider audience.
With a length of 125 mm, a width of 63.5 mm and a height of 40 mm, the G Pro Wireless is suitable for all hands and can be used for all types of grips, whether you prefer to rest your palm on the mouse or grasp the mouse with your fingertips only.
Another great feature of the G Pro Wireless is its totally ambidextrous shape, which is based on the excellent idea of the magnetic, removable slice buttons of its big sister G900. You can deactivate the right-hand buttons if you are right-handed or left-handed if you are left-handed, or even remove the buttons of your choice and replace them with simple plastic covers.
The G Pro Wireless has the luxury of being as powerful and lightweight, if not lighter, than many wired mice. It’s comfortable to use, ambidextrous, and will satisfy a wide range of gamers, whether they’re eSport pros or not.
This mouse has a great look, with sober lines that are stylized by more aggressive strokes. It will fill good sized hands with dimensions of 130 x 67 x 40 mm for a weight of 110 g. If you find it too light, add the optional 10 g weight that comes with it. The surface is smooth all over the mouse, except for the slightly ribbed sides for better finger grip.
The mechanical buttons are two on the front and two on the right side. There is a great feature, it is possible to position them on the left side in perfect symmetry, or to have two buttons on both sides. The operation is very simple, takes only a few seconds and is done without tools.
The scroll wheel is clickable with an ultra-fluid scrolling mode or notch-to-notch, as on the Logitech Mx Master, which are nothing but the best office mice. Simply press the button immediately behind the scroll wheel, and the next two buttons change the DPI level on the fly.
They may have other functions, but their positioning makes them difficult to access during a competitive gaming session. The sensor accuracy is excellent and the sensitivity sensor can reach up to 16,000 dpi.
The many buttons are truly intuitive to use, and their responsiveness makes them perfect for titles where fast response speed is a must. Whether in wired (1.8m) or wireless mode, the performance will suit even the most demanding gamers.
Note that the battery lasts between 115 and 145 hours of gameplay and the G903 is PowerPlay compatible for wireless power. Finally, the G HUB software is an example of ergonomics for setting up LEDs, such as profiles and macros.
THE LOGITECH G903 What we Like: Ambidextrous design – Performance and ergonomics Customization
Weighing only 74g, the Razer Viper Ultimate is the lightest wireless mouse on the market, far from the average 120g of a gaming mouse. It weighs only 5g more than its wired sister and also keeps all the qualities of its wired sister, including its ambidextrous design.
Its accentuated forward lines leave more space for the palm and fingers and gives better grip to the index and middle fingers. The plastic shell has a smooth surface and some are a little grainy. With dimensions of 126.7 x 66.2 x 37.8 mm, it has a size that should satisfy most hands. In addition to the two buttons on the front, it has two concave buttons on each side. The grip will fit even small templates. Beware, with such a light weight, it is likely that some players might have accuracy problems.
The PMW3399 optical sensor provides flawless performance. The sensitivity can reach 20,000 DPI, a value that will never be used. The configuration is done through the Razer app, which offers in addition to the creation of profiles shortcuts , the option to save up to 4 profiles in the mouse memory.
This way, if you play on a PC other than your own, you won’t lose your habits and we all know that this is a must especially in Esports and competitions. It recharges on a dock that gives it an even more futuristic look. The official autonomy is 70 hours without logo lighting. However, we haven’t had the opportunity to verify this statement for the moment. The wireless connection is made via a 2.4 GHz USB dongle and Razer has already proven itself in mastering radio technology.
Razer Viper Ultimate : What we Like – Ambidextrous design – Featherweight – Internal memory
This Corsair mouse is nicely contoured, with a smooth plastic design on the front and textured on the back. It is generously sized, especially in width (127 x 89 x 43 mm) and even features a thumb rest on the left edge.
It weighs 133 g, heavier than average, and with its measurements, it is not recommended for small hands. Corsair is not stingy in RGB with nine zones to be set. We have a total of 8 buttons. It starts with the two main ones and, immediately to their left, two more buttons.
In addition, there is the clickable wheel and a button initially designed to set the sensitivity. On the left side we have the last two buttons. Let’s go back to the thumbwheel, which offers efficient notching and smooth scrolling. On the other hand, it is very sensitive and it is not uncommon to click by accident. The wide skids offer a nice glide, which is at the service of the PAW3392 sensor which goes up to 18,000 DPI.
A versatile mouse with a comfortable grip, which connects with a 1.8 m cable, via Bluetooth, or via a 2.4 GHz wireless connection with a latency time of less than 1 ms.
The autonomy is honorable, wirelessly it reaches 36 hours without RGB lighting, 50 hours if you use Bluetooth. The configuration software is very complete, but is not very user friendly. You have plenty settings options but requires deep involvement. The mouse stores in its internal memory up to 3 different profiles.
Corsair Dark Core E RGB PRO – What we Like: Comfort – Performances – Versatility
Logitech G502 Hero benefits from a successful design, with flowing shapes, interspersed with more cutting-edge touches. Add a bit of lighting and we get a nice gaming mouse. Its dimensions are quite generous, especially in width with its 132 x 75 x 40 mm.
Logitech G502 grip is pleasant and its weight of 121 g is very reasonable. If you want to feel it better in hand, you can add 5 weights of 3.6 grams each. We have 11 buttons under the fingers, more or less accessible. Indeed, the two side buttons on the top are difficult to use, like another one on the side, but a little too low and advanced for our taste.
This rain of buttons can be a source of handling errors. A piece of advice: use the G-HUB app to customize only the buttons you use with ease. Like the G903, the scroll wheel is clickable and above all offers two scrolling modes, smooth and notched.
The USB cable that comes with it is 2 m long, so you’ll have plenty of room to maneuver during your gaming sessions. The only real innovation on the G502 Hero is Logitech’s Hero 16K optical sensor, which supports sensitivity up to 16,000 DPI. It’s amazingly accurate and responsive on all surfaces… except glass. It is an optical sensor and not a laser.
Logitech 502 Hero- What we Like: Adjustable weight – Numerous buttons – Quality/price ratio
Cooler Master plays the card of lightness and bling-bling with its MM711M. This cute mouse with classic curves is dressed in a perforated dress in matt black, glossy black, matt white or glossy white. A beautiful object, whose “lace” does not detract from the quality and comfort of the grip.
It is one of the smallest with dimensions of 117 x 62 x 38 mm and above all a featherweight with only 60 g on the counter. It is perfect for small hands and those who are looking for a very light gaming mouse.
The mouse is ambidextrous, but the two extra buttons are positioned only on the left side, thus penalizing left-handers. The two main ones are very reactive and dry, but the click wheel and the two side buttons are softer to use.
The Pixart PMW3389 sensor reaches 16 000 dpi without flinching. An optical sensor which is present in many products designed, sometimes more expensive, and which offers good sensitivity combined with a very appreciable precision. The set is completed by skids with almost perfect glide.
The Cooler Master software is quite easy to access, it is not the prettiest, but it is efficient. It allows you to configure the buttons, but above all to make the mouse shine. Thus, under the honeycomb structure, we have a totally customizable LED lighting. The bling-bling effect is definitely there and we are surprised to appreciate it, even if the sides of the MM711M seem a bit more fragile than the rest of the design. Finally, note an excellent 1.8m thick braided USB cable.
Cooler Master MM711M – What we like: Design and lighting – Performances – Awards
The very sober design of the Pulsefire Raid is very close to the other products of the brand. Classic lines, no frills and just a hint of backlighting at the logo and the dial, to remind the gamer DNA of the product.
The dimensions are pleasant for the majority of hands and even the largest, with 127.8 x 71 x 41.5 mm in dimension, for a weight of 125 g. The smooth feel of the shell promotes sweating and therefore the rubber grips on the sides greatly improve comfort and grip over the long term.
The wheel is flexible, but the distance between two notches is longer than average, which can affect accuracy in long menus. The great strength of this mouse is the host of additional buttons. In addition to the two main ones, the click wheel in the center and on the sides, we have 5 buttons on the left edge.
We will put aside the most advanced, placed too low for our taste, but the other four are perfectly positioned and separated from each other. MOBA, MMORPG or Battle Royale enthusiasts will be able to appreciate it a lot.
The configuration software is simple, simple enough to use and the programming of shortcuts and macros just as accessible. The Pixart 3389 sensor has already proven that is one of the best on the market with excellent accuracy. The two large pads ensure a good glide, but less fluid than what the competition offers. A good mouse pad will be essential to enjoy the best performance.
Hyperx Pulsfire Raid- What we like: Ergonomics – Number and positioning of buttons – Awards
The Rival 3 picks up the torch of the inexpensive, high-performance mouse in the SteelSeries catalog, but not only that. Its smooth black plastic dress is not crazy original and its very wise and classic lines are just highlighted by the logo lighting and a light edging.
Left-handed people will be disappointed, because despite its symmetrical design only right-handed people will enjoy the two extra buttons on the right side. It is relatively compact with dimensions of 120.6 x 67 x 37.9 mm and above all it has a featherweight of 77 g.
Small hands will be particularly seduced by the grip offered by this Rival 3. The two top buttons are very effective, the two side buttons are just as effective. But the rather soft pressure is not very pleasant and lacks reactivity.
The knob is covered with a rubber that is pleasant to the touch and slides smoothly under the fingers. It offers a precise and soft blackmail at the same time. The pads ensure good glide on all surfaces and we take advantage of the performance of the robust TrueMove Core optical sensor which can reach up to 8500 DPI .
It proves to be efficient, responsive and ensures good accuracy. The SteelSeries application is complete, even allowing you to configure the refresh rate of the sensor in addition to its sensitivity. The creation of shortcuts and profiles is quite simple and good point, an internal memory stores them. When you play on another machine than yours, you’ll still find all your settings.
SteelSeries Rival 3 What we like: The price – Performance- The internal memory
If you’re in the mood for a little light, you can turn to the Logitech G203 LightSync, which differs from the SteelSeries primarily by the presence of RGB lighting.
For the rest, it’s quite classic, but very well made. The design as well as the finishes don’t really give the impression of being in front of a mouse at this price, which is less than $50. With a scroll wheel, two side buttons and a Logitech sensor up to 8000 DPI, you have everything you need… and even a little more since a third one has been integrated behind the scroll wheel.
By default, it adjusts the DPIs, but it can be set up for other things. In short, it’s a very good alternative at a low price.
Logitech G203 – What we Like: Small price – Good Quality – Additional RGB lighting
The DeathAdder is Razer’s mythical mouse. It has been around for more than 10 years and is updated regularly. The latest is the DeathAdder Essential.
The design is sober, very fluid lines that end in a hollow at the front to accommodate index and middle fingers. Its ergonomics is one of its strong points, with ideal dimensions (127 x 73, 43 mm) for most hands, a rubber grip on each side edge and two additional buttons on the left.
However, some may find it a little too light with 96 g on the scale. We have a notched click wheel, two main buttons and two on the left side? They are all customizable through the Razer software. The 6400 dpi sensor does the job perfectly, it’s not the best, but you’ll have to be a seasoned gamer to notice the difference with a more modern product. A well-balanced, proven product that proves to be an alternative to the SteelSeries Rival 3.
Razer DeathAdder Essential – What we Like: Manufacturing- quality – Awards -Performances
What is the right size for a gaming mouse? A good competitive gamer and especially Esports players know that the hand should cover most of the surface of the mouse and the the fingers should rest naturally on the buttons. If the mouse is too small, the joints of the fingers may be overstrained, and if it is too large, you will make more effort to move it, with the added risk of having less accessible buttons.
It is measured in DPI or in other words dots per inch. Good Gaming mice can easily reach 12,000 DPI or even 16,000 DPI or more. The larger the number, the faster the mouse pointer will move on your screen. For the same movement, a mouse in 400 or 800 DPI range will see the pointer travel only a part of the screen. Beyond that, it will be able to go from one side to the other, or even to another screen if you have two or three screens. The majority of players stay between 800 dpi or 1600 DPI.
Attention, DPI is used by manufacturers, because the general public knows this term via printers. Some manufacturers also use the CPI (Counts Per Inch), number of steps (pixels), which is actually more correct. For the players, this does not change much, the numbers are relatively equivalent. And to find the perfect sensitivity, whether in DPI or CPI, players will test several values, until they find the one that best suits their playing style.
Optical sensors work better on reflective surfaces such as glass than lasers. On a mouse pad, you won’t see the difference. An optical sensor takes pictures at regular intervals and analyzes the differences to determine the path and speed of a movement. A laser sensor does the same, but uses a laser for sharper, more precise shots. However, in use the difference is not really noticeable and the majority of gamer mice have optical sensors.
The majority of mice are designed for right-handed people and you won’t easily find a product dedicated to left-handed people. On the other hand, ambidextrous mice allow, thanks to the symmetry of their design, a grip as efficient for left-handed people as for right-handed people. Then comes the look of your mouse which will be a matter of personal taste and your desire for LED backlighting.
Weight is a priori a key argument for a mouse. Too heavy, it will tire the arm and the hand, but too light, it may decrease your precision. On average, a player mouse weighs 120 g. It’s up to you to adjust the ideal sensor sensitivity to suit your playing style and strength.
Some models offer space to add extra weight to customize this aspect of your mouse.
A rubber grip provides extra comfort. It provides a firmer grip than a completely smooth surface. This effect is accentuated over time, because the longer you play, the more perspiration there is and the more slippery your hand becomes.
Absolutely not, but if you play as often as you do😊😊 you will need a good mousepad. Indeed, they ensure an optimal glide. In addition, some offer a smooth surface to favor speed and others a fabric covering or a little more granular to favor precision.
On average, a gamer mouse offers 4 buttons and a sometimes clickable scroll wheel (in the center or on the sides). Your button needs depend on your gaming habits. If you’re a fan of FPS, four to six buttons are more than enough, but if you’re a big fan of RTS or MMORPGs, your button needs will become more important.
Wireless gamer mice have made great progress. For example, with a 2.4 GHz wireless connection, wireless models perform as well as those connected via USB. However, wireless mice are more expensive so keep that in mind if you have a limited budget.
Three manufacturers offer wireless gaming mouse technology, both for PC connection and power supply. Mad Catz and Razer propose a unique product, associated with a specific mouse pad that powers the mouse by electromagnetism.
On the other hand, Logitech makes the majority of its new wireless mice compatible with its PowerPlay mouse pad. So you can play wirelessly without having to think about recharging the battery anymore. However, this adds about $ 130 to your bill, the price of a good gaming mouse alone, for a gain in comfort that remains relative.
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