Apple mouses

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by aafuss1, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

    aafuss1

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    I was wondering why Apple doesn't introduce a revised version of their optical mice featuring a laser based optical sensor (eg. based on a Agilent S2020 sensor), so it would be more precise? This sensor is used in Logitech's MX1000.
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Be patient. They probably will some day, but right now the Logitech MX1000 is the only mouse on the market using a laser sensor, as far as I know. Besides, regularly optical mice work just fine, and I'm sure they're cheaper to manufacture.
     
  3. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    The laser mouse is just a gimmick. I have used both
    laser and optical and I see very little difference to
    justify the extra cost.
     
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    I thought optical was laser. What's the difference between the two?
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    Laser uses a laser. A standard optical mouse uses an LED.
     
  6. AstroManLuca macrumors member

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    Apple should at least start using an 800 dpi sensor. I think the current Apple mouse still uses the same, outdated 350 dpi sensor that was really cool five years ago. An Apple Mouse with the sensor from a Logitech MX510 would be pretty sweet.
     
  7. neverever macrumors newbie

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