Optical and laser: which computer mouse to choose?

Whether you use it for work or play, our hands are a gripping mouse almost every day. What is the difference between an optical mouse and laser mouse?

By choosing a mouse for yourself

They are on the shelves of stores in a huge assortment and are mostly intended for right-handers, while a few have an ergonomic design that is suitable for left-handers. Of all the features and shape factors, you will find two basic versions of the computer mouse: with an optical sensor or based on a laser. Which is better? Let’s figure it out.
Guess what? All modern computer mice are optical
modern computer mice are the same cameras that instead of capturing faces take pictures of the surface from below (table, stand, etc.). the images are converted to data to track the position of the periphery on the surface. Lastly, this low resolution camera in your hand is only designed to track X and Y coordinates thousands of times per second. Basically, all computer mice consist of a small low resolution (CMOS sensor), two lenses, and a light source. All mice optical, from a technical point of view, because they collect data in an optical way. but they sold as optical models rely on an infrared or a red led that projects light on the surface. this led is usually seen at an angle, focusing the light on the beam. the beam bounces off the surface, through a lens that magnifies reflected light, and transmits to a cmos sensor. The CMOS sensor collects light and converts light as particles into electric current. This analog data is then converted to 1 and 0, resulting in more than 10,000 digital photos being taken every second. These images are in relation to creating the exact location of the mouse, and then the final data sent to the PC to place the cursor every one-eighth of a millisecond. On older LED mice, you may have noticed that the LED pointed straight down and shone like a red width on the surface that the sensor saw. Now LED lights are projected at an angle and are usually invisible (infrared). This helps the computer mouse to track movements on most surfaces.

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