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request to review Ploopy mouse - open source/hardware computer mouse

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Hi.

I'm insterested into buying a new mouse. Techpowerup is doing one of the greatest mouse reviews. So I would like to suggest reviewing Ploopy mouse.

Thanks!
 

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At first i saw poopy and had to look again to make sure I saw poopy. Its a bad name this mouse is.
 

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I endorse this.
 

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@pokazene_maslo @R-T-B Got word from Ploopy. Would you be able to clarify what you'd be looking for in that mouse, i.e., what the primary intented use case would be like? Is it primarily for gaming, productivity, or something else? I typically review mice in regard to their suitability for gaming, and there are concerns on the part of Ploopy that their mouse likely wouldn't fare well in that regard. I'm entirely open to account for that, but would need some input first on why you'd be interested in that mouse and a review in the first place. Thank you to both of you!
 
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I'd be intetested in it only because it is a ground breaking product. It would not likely replace my primary gaming mouse but Open Source firmware is a rarity and bucks existing trends (in a good way).

I'd probably buy one and throw it on the server system as a mark of endorsement if it reviewed well in terms of ergonomics.
 
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I'm interested in that mouse because whenever possible I would like to support open hardware initiatives. I'd like to use it for mix of productivity, non-competitive gaming and general web browsing. Mouse of my dreams would have these properties:
  • support software is open-source
  • firmware is open-source
  • PCB schematics openly available
  • build to last and build to be easily repairable
  • user replaceable USB cable without soldering (like on Microsoft intellimouse explorer)
  • all buttons use durable Omron switches (like on Microsoft intellimouse explorer)
  • at least 5 buttons + button to change DPI
  • good sensor
  • no RGB lighting or any other not necessary stuff can break and just increases price.
  • lightweight, no holes
  • 1000Hz polling rate is more than enough for me
I still use Microsoft Intellimouse explorer from year 1999, however unfortunately it's sensor's performance is not good by today standards. I already had to replace most omron switches on my mouse.
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adding couple additional desired features:
  • it should work on both windows and linux (I don't use Mac OS) other users may require Mac OS support
  • switches for main left and right buttons should be replaceable without soldering (like on Asus mice)
 
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@pokazene_maslo @R-T-B Got word from Ploopy. Would you be able to clarify what you'd be looking for in that mouse, i.e., what the primary intented use case would be like? Is it primarily for gaming, productivity, or something else? I typically review mice in regard to their suitability for gaming, and there are concerns on the part of Ploopy that their mouse likely wouldn't fare well in that regard. I'm entirely open to account for that, but would need some input first on why you'd be interested in that mouse and a review in the first place. Thank you to both of you!

I'm curious why they're worried about a gaming centric review when they market it as containing "a high-end gaming sensor"
 
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