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What are the advantages and disadvantages between an optical mouse and a ball mouse?
Optical the Better Mouse The laser of the optical mouse may bounce off certain colors and shapes on a mouse pad.
- There are no disadvantages to a optical mouse. The optical mouse just works better and smoother than the ball mouse, and you never have to worry about the ball getting dirty or hanging. I would suggest getting an optical mouse and throwing the ball mouse away.
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Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Mechanical mouse Optical mouse andWireless mouse for the mouse?
I would like to describe remaining advantages and disadvantages briefly. . Mechanical Mouse: . Disadvantages . performance and tracking ability depend on the surface the mo…use moves . need mouse pad or any special surface . the cursor movement looks not smoother to the end user . When you use mechanical mouse, you need to clean the dirt or debris that comes inside the mouse so that the ball and rollers are able to move freely when the mouse moves . Mechanical mouse are heavy generally. . Advantage . Low cost . Optical Mouse: . Disadvantages . Much expensive than Mechanical mouse . Mouse code is required. Physically should be connected to the computer . Advantages . Optical mice usually function trouble-free for years . Early optical mice required a special mouse pad, but today's devices can be rolled over traditional pads like a mechanical mouse as well as over almost any surface other than glass or mirror . precision of optical mice is also much greater than mechanical mice . There are no moving parts to break or otherwise cause problems . Weightless . Wireless Mouse . Disadvantage . Much expensive . battery required for some designs . Advantage . Cordless mice are more and more popular because they can be used without physically being connected to the computer, which gives a sensation of freedom. . free up desk space and elimination of mouse cord . not need special surface
Advantages: Can be installed without any installation software. Disadvantages: They need a flat surface to be used, or else theywon't function.
The major disadvantage of a ball mouse is that it is not as easy touse as other types of mice like optical and laser. It is alsocomparatively much less durable.
Advantages: - Works on glossy surfaces such as glass Disadvantages: - May not work on overly soft or non-uniform surfaces - Requires frequent cleaning
A flea can feed off a mouse so that is good for the flea and badfor the mouse. A flea can also lay eggs and use the mouse toreproduce.
An optical mouse is great! :D. An optical mouse is great! :D
Advantages: - Less moving parts = less likely to break - Easier to maintain, does not require cleaning - Higher sensitivity - Works on a wider variety of surfaces …Disadvantages: - May have problems on glossy surfaces such as glass - Higher sensitivity - Many optical mouses have lights in them, which some people find annoying.
A basic no-frills optical mouse will usually cost only a few dollars more than a basic no-frills mechanical mouse. There are many mouses on the market however which come wi…th lots of frills, these are usually optical, and may well be very expensive.
A optical mouse uses a laser to guide your cursor, but a ball mouse has a sphere that touches the surface, as it moves, so does your cursor. Hope it helped!
Optical mouses often perform poorly on polished or glass surfaces. Optical mouses often have bright lights embedded in them which some users may find annoying.
\nThe main advantage is that optical mice don't wear out as ball mice do. Ball mice are mechanical and the mechanics detecting the position wear out after a few years.\n. \nO…ptical mice are also less fussy about the surface they are used on.
It's to do with how the movement of the mouse isconverted into signal. A ball mouse uses a small marble sized ball that is rolled around underneath the mouse in a compartment.… The sideways and up/down movement of the ball is converted by the mouse into an signal that tells the CPU how the mouse is moving. An optical mouse has no ball, but uses light, emitting red light onto a surface and tracking movement of the mouse by how this light is reflected back.
the cursor lags more than with optical mouses
It is not as precise.
The mechanical mouse depends on moving parts to move the pointer on the computer and a clean smooth surface. Over time they get worn and/or dirty impacting functionality of th…e mouse. The optical mouse is much more flexible. There are no moving parts. You can even put the mouse on your leg, table, carpet, paper without a mouse pad to use it. It uses the texture to detect motion. It will not work on a clear glass table unless there's something under it with some kind of print or texture.
Traditional mice suck. They get dirty faster than optical mice and are harder to clean. They are not fun to use.