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€1,718
pledged of €4,500pledged of €4,500 goal
27
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 21 2019 3:09 PM UTC +00:00

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[Update 3 :  We are 100% funded, see the news :D ]

[Important update : Going the extra mile or "Why you'll get an extra mouse glider for free in the package."]

[Important setting you must read, even if you are not backing our project : Fine tuning the engine! Aka "Using the Dragon Slayer to it full extent." ]

The almighty Dragon Slayer.
The almighty Dragon Slayer.

Imagine, the gaming mouse created by gamers.

The Dragon Slayer is a project launched by a humble webshop and we won't hide this fact from you, this is the main reason we need you.

For two years now we have been selling peripherals such as mice and keyboards, along with our custom gaming PC. We always told ourselves: "It's too bad we don't have a gaming mouse, our gaming mouse, created from our gaming experience and requirements.

Because of the lack of funds there was no way for us to do anything. Until the day we discovered Kickstarter.

Crowdfunding was the key for our success, but we couldn’t just ask:

"Hey, can you just give us money so we can create a gaming mouse? " From our point of view it was mandatory for us to introduce a fully functional concept, a perfectly tuned product, ready for the market and with a fully mastered manufacturing process before asking for anything.

So we started working on this project with our free time. Free time being weekends, rest hours and any spare time we got our hands on.

And after 8 months of working on it, we finally reached our goal, we conceived a gaming mouse we liked and we hope you'll like too

Some of the failed prototype which, unfortunately, will never reach market.
Some of the failed prototype which, unfortunately, will never reach market.
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In order to reduce the R&D cost, we reused the manufacturer's software.  We saved some precious time and money. 

This kickstarter's goal is all about launching the manufacturing of our gaming mouse, the Dragon Slayer. A simple, durable, high performance mouse that can be used in tournaments yet also stay affordable with a MSRP of 49€.

To sum it up, a good gaming mouse, extremely accurate, sold at a good price. We need 4 500€ to order the first batch. After the first batch, the project will be self-financed.

Well, if you keep reading it will get technical. As a group of nerds we love talking about technical stuff, explaining our decisions on the internal components choice and show from A + B how our mouse can compete against the best ones available on the market.

3D Moch up made by our designer. The cable length is 1.80m and not 10 cm unlike what you can see on this 3D rendered picture.
3D Moch up made by our designer. The cable length is 1.80m and not 10 cm unlike what you can see on this 3D rendered picture.

You can find the interactive 3D modeled mouse here :  Interactive 3D Modeled mice 

Introduction of the first "made by GG" gaming mouse

We analysed, disassembled and studied the internal layout of existing mice for more than 8 months. I think we spent around 600 hours of work on the mouse alone and we made around 30 prototypes. That’s not including the time spent on testing them. Finally we successfully conceived a mouse following our plan.

Then we contacted a manufacturer that could produce it for us. And I'm pretty sure you want to know some technical specification. We reused around 80-85% of an already existing mould/chassis from our manufacturer and we modified the remaining 15-20% to fit our customisation and plan.

A little picture to show you the work done on design and lighting! We used a soft touch coating. This one isn't 3D rendered it's a picture of our mouse.
A little picture to show you the work done on design and lighting! We used a soft touch coating. This one isn't 3D rendered it's a picture of our mouse.

Point 1 : Highly reactive and long life clicks

The click feeling from a mouse comes from the internal switches. So we selected a switch we really liked, the "Blue" Switches.

Those offer a sharp feeling with a 75gr actuation strength and a traveling distance of 0.45mm. Certified for 20 million clicks those switches should last for years, even between the hands of a hardcore gamer.

They quickly come back to their initial position, thus making them perfect for tapfire! 

High reactivity switches that hold up to 10 clicks per second.
High reactivity switches that hold up to 10 clicks per second.

Point 2 : High accuracy sensor

We chose one of the market's best optical sensors. The Pixart PMW 3360. What's interesting with this sensor isn't the native 12 000 DPI.

It's more about the ability to track movements up to 7.5 meters per second and 50G acceleration, with a perfect accuracy ( beyond 99% from our ingame testing at 1200 dpi, during a gaming session ). Even between the hands of a nervous gamer, this sensor is able to perfectly follow the motion.

You can of course set the DPI between 200 and 12 000 with our software. 

One of the best sensor you can find on the market : Pixart PMW 3360.
One of the best sensor you can find on the market : Pixart PMW 3360.

Point 3 : An aluminium alloy covered mouse wheel 

Being hardcore gamers ourselves, we saw rubber mice wheels getting worn out over time. For this reason we used a rather original technology. Our mouse wheel is covered by an abrasion resistant aluminium alloy overlay.

Tech that will keep the mouse long lasting. 

You won't find this tech anywhere else. It's a patented technology :D
You won't find this tech anywhere else. It's a patented technology :D

Point 4 : Bidirectionnal DPI selector

We understood that a DPI selector can be used for something else other than changing DPI. So we made a bidirectional DPI selector. You can easily reuse the DPI selector and assign it to another use, like switching weapons or launching a grenade. Even link it to one of your macro.  

Bidirectionnal DPI selector you can reuse for as shortcut.
Bidirectionnal DPI selector you can reuse for as shortcut.

Point 5 : A software to control the mouse! 

Of course we made a software to control the mouse. The software allows you to make a multi profile setting, using different macros, many sensitivity levels, changing the mouse's color, etc.

Full RGB lighting. =)
Full RGB lighting. =)

Point 6 : Two short cut on the left edge 

On the left edge there's two lateral switches that you can reuse for whatever you want by changing the settings on the software.

We made our mouse for right handed people but rest at ease, if our Dragon Slayer meets success, we'll definitely make an ambidextrous mouse! 

Those are powered by Kaihl Switches.
Those are powered by Kaihl Switches.

Physical Characteristics

Width : 55 mm on the narrowest spot, small hands can perfectly grip on it, 73.70 mm at the widest point so big hands can rest on it.

Lenght :127.70 mm

Height : 42.50 mm

Weight : 119 gr excluding the braided cable

How's the project going? 

The project is fully finished, except for one thing. We have the 3D mock up, we got the factory ready to make it for us, the quotation are already fixed, we have everything we need except the money.

Once the kickstarter campaign is done we can deliver the project in under one and a half months. We invested a lot of our free time and passion. We don't really expect to gain money from it, at least not on the first batch. But after the first batch, the project will then be self sufficient.


Timeline : 

May 2018 : Day 0, we start studying already commercialized mice, we start importing some mice in order to test them. 

August 2018 : We finally find the perfect technical specification. The best compromise between durability, accuracy and price. We also finalized the design we wanted.

September 2018 : We started working with a factory that accept small orders. Especially for the outern shell design.

December 2018 : First prototypes arrived. In house test. Thinking about the coating, type of cable, type of switches.

February 2019 : The project is entirely finished. Negociating price.

March 2019 : Price is decided, we made the introducing video and launched our kickstarter campaign. 

Risks and challenges

Thanks to our 8 month long preparation, all the major challenges have already been solved. There shouldn’t be any last minute surprises.

We already:
- Studied the blueprint and asked for advice from the manufacturer's chief engineer.
- Worked with the manufacturer about the manufacturing process.
- Integrated our order into their manufacturing process.
- Decided the price and arranged everything. We can enlarge the size of the order at any moment.
- Confirmed that the manufacturer can produce up to 200,000 mice per month if needed. A late delivery is very unlikely to happen.

The only thing missing is the money. Which is 4,500€ to order the first batch.

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