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 difference is that an optical mouse hasn`t got a ball to use the mouse with but an roller ball mouse has got a ball to use.smelly nob
A roll mouse has a ball on the bottom which it uses to move whereas an optical mouse has a a light.
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!
The laser wireless optical mouse has laser sensors to direct the mouse on the screen as without it is a roll ball used to do so.
An optical mouse can be wireless or corded, the same can be said for ball mouses. 'Optical' just refers to how it detects mouse movement. Where as a wireless is cord/wire less.
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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.
A mechanical mouse has a ball & rollers on the bottom which moves the pointer. An optical mouse has a light instead, and you don't even need a mouse pad to use it.
An optical mouse functions by using a laser light sensor to detect movement of the mouse instead of a roller ball. An optical mouse can be wired or wireless.
an optical mouse is used for you computer but is not like a normal mouse is got an led inside of it and doesn't have a ball in side of it other word is ball less
Generally an optical mouse provides much better function than an older ball design mouse. The lack of an internal ball to move the mouse reduces the need for cleaning and build up do to the ball itself wearing down.