Packaging for the Dream Machines DM1 Pro S is pretty ‘bare-bones’, shall we say, with just a photo of the mouse on the front of the box along with the product branding.
There isn’t much in the way of accessories, either, though we do find a small quick-start guide and three replacement mouse feet – always a welcome inclusion.
Getting to the mouse itself, the first thing to note is that the DM1 Pro S is available with a choice of finishes – glossy or matte. I was sent the matte model and I must admit that is my preference.
In terms of actual design, the DM1 Pro S sports the same symmetrical body as its successor, the DM1 Pro. In short, it is clearly inspired by the SteelSeries Sensei design, though that is no bad thing as it is a very popular shape.
For those interested, the official dimensions are as follows: 126 mm x 39 mm x 68 mm (L x H x W). The official weight is 85g (without cable), and that is 4g less than the DM1 Pro S’ predecessor. Dream Machines says it has managed to shave off that 4g without changing the main body of the mouse by completely re-designing the internal PCB.
The left-hand side of the mouse sports two side buttons, though the right-hand side has been left bare – so left-handers may not find this to their liking.
At the bottom of the mouse, the Dream Machines logo acts as one of the lighting zones.
The scroll wheel is the second lighting zone, and just behind that we find a single DPI adjustment button. Either side of the scroll wheel are the two primary buttons – these use Omron switches rated at 20m clicks.
Turning the mouse over, the PMW 3360 sensor takes pride of place in the middle of the mouse. With support for up to 12,000 DPI, the PMW 3360 is a class-leading sensor so it is good to see it included here. The DM1 Pro comes equipped with the PMW 3310, so the 3360 is a definite upgrade for the DM1 Pro S.
Lastly, the cable. It measures 1.8m long and terminates to a gold-plated USB connector. The cable itself is braided red and black.