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Master of Reality

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#11 15 years ago

The Logitech MX510 has been proven to be the best gaming mouse out there. They can be pretty expensive as far as mice go, which is why I'm saving for one.




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#12 15 years ago

Get a MX500/510 [they're almost the same anyway] my MX500 has never failed me. I got it for around 25 quid.




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#13 15 years ago

The MX1000 is best out there as it uses a laser, not an LED and an optic sensor. It is VERY nice.....the buttons have a different feel than others in the MX series, it's easier to press them.




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#14 15 years ago

MX1000 good, but pricey and wireless, which I don't really think is really good, especially if they weigh as much as a MX700 does, one of the heaviest mice i have ever seen. Now that I have proven my 15$ A4Tech mouse is past it's use-by, I'm saving for a MX500/510. Are $au65 and $au95 respective.

While I'm here, are they both wired or just the 500?




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#15 15 years ago
Peeping TomThe MX1000 is best out there as it uses a laser, not an LED and an optic sensor. It is VERY nice.....the buttons have a different feel than others in the MX series, it's easier to press them.

From a technological standpoint, the fact that it has a 'laser' has absolutely no bearing. A laser is just a cohesive beam of light. It doesn't carry any information, or go any faster than an LED. We're talking about the speed of light, which for the puspose of this discussion is constant. The LED or Laser is simply for illumination under the mouse so that the optical scanner can tell what's down there. The Laser is just an expensive marketing gimmick that apparently works. An optical mouse works by taking many quick pictures of what's under it and comparing successive ones, so it can tell which way it moved, how far, how fast, which direction, etc. That's why it won't work on a high-gloss or a glass surface, it can't tell the difference between it being in different positions. The most important thing that an optical mouse has that relates to it's performance is the scans/frames per second. Just some quick googling shows that Agilent's new optical mouse sensor runs at 6400 frames per second. Just FYI :)




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#16 15 years ago
PitaBredFrom a technological standpoint, the fact that it has a 'laser' has absolutely no bearing. A laser is just a cohesive beam of light. It doesn't carry any information, or go any faster than an LED. ..... Just some quick googling shows that Agilent's new optical mouse sensor runs at 6400 frames per second. Just FYI :)

Well what about the accuracy of the Laser? Which is capable of being more accurate? Lasers are more precise, than optical, after all.

6400 frames per second! :eek: I hope Agilent's mouse is wired, I don't like to waste gameplay charging batteries, or waste money on packs and packs of batteries.




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#17 15 years ago

Lasers ARE optical. Optical = uses light. The LED and the Laser and both simply light sources. They don't carry any data. Neither can be better than the other. All the 'accuracy' depends on the scanner, not on the light source. The light source just needs to be bright enough that the scanner can get a good picture of the desk under it. And Agilent doesn't make a mouse. It makes the components for mice that other manufacturers buy, like Kingston, or Logitech, or Microsoft, etc. They don't make their own optical chips... way too complicated. BTW, 6400fps isn't that much. It really doesn't use that much power because it's a very, very simple operation. This isn't FPS like your video card, this is more like the refresh running at 6.4KHz. Makes it sound better, doesn't it? Anyway, point is, no, a laser won't do anything that an LED won't do, at least in the context of an optical mouse. It's simply a cohesive, mono-wavelength beam of light. An LED is just not cohesive, but as soon as you get to shining it on a surface like a desk, it doesn't matter. They're both just a light source then.




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