The Dream Machines DM3 Mini is a comfortable little mouse that is nimble. The buttons weren’t the most crisp, but they were passable, with Omron 20 Million Click switches that reminded me that all of the other gaming mice I’ve reviewed in the past few months were outfitted with the more expensive 50 Million Click switches. The Pixart 3360 sensor was implemented as well as I’ve seen it on any mouse and I had no issues with tracking on the DM3 Mini. The material that Dream Machines is using on the DM3 Mini feels great and the mouse has a solid overall build quality. The DM3 Mini reminded me a lot of the old SteelSeries Kinzu, which is a good thing, as it has a great shape and is really nimble, while offering usability to left and right handed users.
The DM3 Mini and its lack of a software suite could be a let down to users who need specific DPI ranges or who want more dynamic RGB modes. I found that the DM3 Mini worked well without software, but I did miss the software suites I’ve become used to, as they let me set individual game profiles, exact DPI, assign buttons and more. The DM3 Mini is a basic, no frills mouse, but I do think it may be of limited appeal to a wide audience since it lacks buttons. I need side buttons on my daily drivers, so the DM3 Mini was out of question for that use.
If you’re looking for a solid ambidextrous mouse, there are some great options out there. I really liked my experience with the DM3 Mini and would totally recommend it if you only need two main buttons and want something lightweight and nimble for FPS gaming. For users who need more buttons and want a few more features, mice like the SteelSeries Sensei 310 ($59.99 shipped) and the low priced Pixart 3310-based Cougar 450M ($26.20 shipped) may fit the bill better. Dream Machines has done a good job with the DM3 Mini ($39.99 shipped), but it certainly isn’t going to shake up the industry. Right now it is only available direct from Dream Machines, but they are trying to get North American retailers to pick up this gaming mouse. For now, the DM3 Mini is a solid entry into the ambidextrous gaming mouse market, but it just doesn’t do enough to set itself apart from the excellent mice already on the market to stand out in any special fashion.
Legit Bottom Line: If you need a minimalist ambidextrous gaming mouse that offers good performance and comfort, the DM3 Mini from Dream Machines may just be the mouse for you.