Dream Machines DM5 Blink Review 3

Dream Machines DM5 Blink Review

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Packaging, Weight, Cable and Feet


Along with the mouse itself one can find a quick start guide as well as a set of replacement mouse feet in the box. The mouse sits safely in a plastic tray.


My scale shows around 99 g (+/- 1 g) with a bit of cable. Dream Machines indicate a weight of 95 g without the cable, which appears believable given this result. The DM5 Blink is hardly a lightweight mouse, but considering its size and the number of buttons, I'd rate the weight as still decent.


The DM5 Blink features the same cable as Dream Machines' previous release, the DM1 FPS. It's still an excellent cable with above average flexibility. Just like on the DM1 FPS, the measured length of 1.65 m falls short of the 1.8 m specified by Dream Machines. The cable has a ferrite bead attached to it, which helps reduce noise, as well as a gold-plated USB connector.


The feet on the DM5 Blink are standard black-dyed PTFE (Teflon) feet. They glide reasonably well, although I got some minor scratching when first using the mouse, which smoothed out over time. I suspect that the less than perfectly aligned sensor ring may have been the culprit here. The purpose of the sensor ring is to ensure CPI stays consistent when vertical pressure is applied. Dream Machines includes a set of replacement feet in the box, which is quite nice as the shape of the DM5 Blink feet is unique.
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