The Dream Machines DM4 EVO is one hell of a mouse. This review will be pretty short because, in the end, it is just a better version of the DM1 FPS with some impressive RGB capabilities. If you have not read my review on the DM1 FPS, please do. It will fill in a lot of the floweriness this review might lack.
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Since the official launch of this mouse is today, it should be fully transparent that the kind folks over at Dream Machines supplied me the DM4 EVO for review. I have had it for so long that I forgot it’s not out yet.
When the package came, I knew exactly what it was. The packaging was similar to that of the DM1 FPS I had received. When I opened the package, I was greeted by the beautiful box that all Dream Machines mice come in.
What was cool is I knew nothing about this mouse upon arrival. I just knew Dream Machines was launching a new product in early 2020, and I got to try one. Looking at the box, seeing the RGB on the box art, and taking in the name for the first time, was all a fantastic experience.
Once I opened the DM4 EVO box, I recognized the same excellent packaging I have come to expect from Dream Machines. Everything was neatly nestled away, and the standard instruction pamphlet was present.
Discussing setup in a mouse review is somewhat silly. All you have to do is plug it in and get going. What is different with modern gaming mice is that you at least have some settings to adjust. Things like polling rate and dpi settings are typically handled through some extra software.
For this review, I was supplied a copy of the software that allows you to change the settings on the DM4 EVO. Again, and not to come off as lazy, but all of Dream Machines’ software is similar. It is simple to use and functions flawlessly. From changing preset dpi settings to assigning profiles, it is available.
In the end, I plugged, flipped through the presets until I got to 400 dpi, and fast-tracked getting to playing.
The Dream Machines DM4 EVO is just an excellent looking mouse. When you combine the matte black finish with the RGB around the bottom and through the logo on the shell, with the general ergonomic look to the mouse, you have a winner.
The more right-handed ergonomic style to the mouse was what caught my eye when looking at it. The DM1 FPS has some of the ergonomic look but not as pronounced. Additionally, the DM4 EVO has a slight upward flare to the right and left-click buttons, which caught my attention.
The overall size of the mouse is similar and fit my hand well. It was straightforward to access the two buttons on the top behind the scroll wheel to change the profile, and my thumb was always in reach of the side buttons. Flipping the mouse over reveals a button that you can toggle for the RGB effect.
The last significant thing that I would like to note is that the DM4 EVO has the same shoelace cable that the DM1 FPS has. That cable might be my favorite thing on any peripheral ever.
Playing and Performance
The day I got the DM4 EVO, I hopped right online and played about eight hours of games. I’ve continued to play a lot since, as well.
In the game, the mouse felt and performed flawlessly. When I say that the DM4 EVO is incredibly close to the DM1 FPS, I mean it uses all of the same technology. From the same PixArt 3389 sensor to the Huano Blue buttons, and of course, the shoelace cable, the mice are identical.
The most significant differences here are the RGB, which looks lovely, and the form factor. After hours of playing, I like the form factor just slightly better than that of the DM1 FPS. Also, the side buttons are improved, in my opinion. Maybe the improvement in the side buttons is perceived, but they feel less cheap than on the DM1 FPS.
I saw similar performance in-game as I did with the DM1 FPS, and that means I was not disappointed.
I feel kind of cheap putting out such a short review, but the DM4 EVO is just an evolved version of the DM1 FPS. That is not derogatory; the DM1 FPS is my favorite mouse on the market. Again, I went much more in-depth on technical details in the DM1 FPS review. Check that review out if you want the nitty-gritty.
What I will close with is that the DM4 EVO has replaced my DM1 FPS. It is a phenomenal mouse with superior technology, made by a top-notch team. What’s even better is the MSRP is a good $20 lower than the DM1 FPS, even with the enhancements made.
Some people may be turned off by the RGB. If you don’t like RGB, that’s fine; you can turn it off.
The only other warning I will lob is that these mice are made for medium to large hands. If your hands are on the smaller side, I would recommend looking elsewhere.
My final recommendation is that you should absolutely buy the DM4 EVO if you are in the market for a new mouse.
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This mouse replaced my favorite mouse of all time, the DM1 FPS.