Friday, June 24, 2011

History and types of Laser mouse

A laser mouse, which is created with a laser beam (invisible) instead of traditional trackballs and LED lights, is a hardware device for PCs. These mice are considered as effective, sensitive and accurate devices as they support better tracking ability. With its user-friendly interface, this mouse is used by those users, who perform highly skilled jobs. One of the positive outcomes of this mouse is its energy efficient component that consumes lesser electricity when in use.


History Of Laser Mouse

Earlier, laser mouse was known as optical mouse, and has gained massive recognition in the late 1990s. Since those years, optical mice became chief preferences of users and as a result, one can rarely find a ball mouse today. Moreover, wireless and cordless feature was also added in optical mouse.

In 1998, a laser mouse was presented by Sun Microsystems with their Sun SPARCstation servers and workstations.

In 2004, Logitech introduced first laser mouse as “Logitech MX 1000”.

With the enhancement of optical mouse to laser mouse, a small infrared laser is being used in the technology instead of an LED. It has drastically raised the image resolution captured by the mouse. With the use of navigation, laser facilitates approximately 20 times more surface tracking control to the surface.

Later in August 2009, a newest mouse was introduced with two lasers. It was developed by Logitech itself to track better on glossy and glass surfaces.

Possessing an optical sensor system, the ray produced by the laser mouse travels with the user's hand. This mouse can easily reflect from any surface without even using mouse pad.

Some of the updated versions of a laser mouse are:

  • Optical Laser Mouse
  • Corded Laser Mouse
  • Bluetooth Laser Mouse
  • Wireless Laser Mouse
  • Cordless Laser Mouse

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