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Old 11-06-2005, 07:55 PM   #1
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Which kinda mouse is better to get. A laser mouse, or optical. Mind you all its not for gaming. Also, i know that the balls suck, (lol...) but i have never heard of a "track ball"
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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I never heard of a laser mouse, but an optical mouse is by far the best for everything. My entire family uses optical mouse along with everyone at work too.
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But isnt the laser where the bottom of the mouse is red. Or is that Optical....What the hell is optical, someone care to explain?
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:01 PM   #4
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I think they are the same, lol. Optical, laser, LED, but in either case, there is a red light on the bottom. I'm using the IE Optical Intellimouse right now with the Back and Forward button, plus scroll wheel. So neat.
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:04 PM   #5
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Im just gonna say both kick ass. And not care what i get. But im not gettin anything with ball in it. But is this a good mouse...more comming soon..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104192

<EDIT> what is the difference between Fast RF and RF?
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:43 PM   #6
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When they use laser, it's usually invisible. It uses a highly precise laser to "track" the surface you're using. And they're way more accurate on any surface than optical mice are. The downside is the price. Laser mice are expensive, but if you can afford it, get one.

Optical is different. It uses a red light to shine on the surface and relflects back to the sensor in the mouse. Usually optical loses tracking on metal surfaces or surfaces that have different reflectiveness. However, optical is cheap now and is easily bought. If you're on a budget or just need something good but not super-good, then get optical.

Logitech, Microsoft and Razer make extremely nice optical and laser mice (although Razer only makes wired mice).
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:45 PM   #7
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Ha, they actually make real laser mouses? I wonder if they'll burn a hole in the table, lol.
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No, no. It's not the kind that burn things.

It's similar in concept to a laser pointer, except it's invisible.

Someone's been watching too many James Bond 007 movies
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Old 11-07-2005, 12:14 AM   #10
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Next time an intruder sneaks into my house, I'll zap him with my laser mouse. Optical mouse will do just fine. Whatever you do, please do not get the old fashion mouse with the "dirt" prone mouseball in it. Sooooo not good at all. Optical technology should be the minimum you need for a mouse.
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