More than one laser on a mouse?

TheTeagueMyster

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Hey, I was just wondering whether there was a reason that on a mouse you only have one laser, when surely you could come up with a very accurate combination of hardware/software by creating an average of several lasers, and also removing any error when in comes to silly things such a getting a piece of dirt stuck in your mouse.

I could be being stupid, and it could be down to something like cost or its to complicated to do it simply, or that there's no need/demand for it due to the current technology already being good enough.

That was it really more general intrigue than anything, please let me know if I haven't been clear on something.

Jon
 

ssddx

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there is no point to it.

one laser is sufficient to track 2d motion. multiple lasers would be required only for 3d movement tracking.

i've never had a piece of dirt cause an issue with optical or laser mice. stop using your mousepad as a plate.

in general... dont fix what aint broke.
 

ricardois

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well i have heard that sometimes mouses have 2 DIFFERENT laser sets, since there are some surfaces that works better with each of them, so it should only be using one at a time if the surface is a glasse that isn't working well on one, and works great on the other laser, it will use the other. nothing about that is confirmed but yes, it makes sense.
 

jaguarskx

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Some Logitech mice have "Dark Field" which works very well on many surfaces that laser has a hard time with. The Logitech Performance MX mouse is an example.

For example, "Dark Field" works very well on transparent glass, a pillow, even my ass.
 

hang-the-9

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Razor has a new niche market "Hairy Mousing Surface"

I love my MX mouse, but mostly due to the shape and balance/weight of it, does not feel like you are about to fling if off your desk when you move it around quickly.
 

jaguarskx

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Yeah, I really like the MX's shape and weight... and it has a switch to turn off the mouse to extend the battery life. It could be slightly larger though.

Gotta remember to buy another one when I see it for $50 - $60.
 

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