IntelliMouse with IntelliEye - Page 2
a minute, there were optical mice long ago!
mice in the past relied on special gridded mousepads. These
mousepads are often simply small and thin metal pieces with
printed grids. Older optical mice capture fewer images per
inch as compared to traditional mice, resulting in a tracking
ability of less precision. Its performance hence left much
to be desired. Perhaps that’s why the optical mouse never
really caught on.
so what's the difference between a normal mouse?
Traditional mice track movement
by means of a mouse ball that is in contact with rubber
rollers. Sadly, any mouse that uses a mouse ball will, over
time, accumulate lint or dirt on the mouse ball, the rollers
inside the mouse and within the ball-cage. This will undoubtedly
affect the tracking performance of the mouse and sometimes,
produces an irritating click whenever the mouse is used.
only way to remedy this would be to open up the ball cage
and clean the ball and rollers. Though this sounds easy,
it is still considered a chore which can be really tedious.
No dirt on the lens
IntelliEye technology, there will never be any build up
of dirt on the lens. Microsoft actually situated the lens
within a small groove on the underside of the mouse such
that it never contacts the surface.
: Less Contact = Less Dirt = Less Cleaning!
there’s any cleaning to be done, a wipe using a slightly
damp cloth should be sufficient.
Deal, so what if I clean less?
Don’t you just hate it when
your one-month old mousepad warps beyond recognition? Doesn't
it irk you to find that you never have enough space on the
mousepad, with the mouse always ‘rolling’ off the edges?
With the IntelliMouse, you no longer need to have to use
a mousepad. In fact, you can use the mouse on almost any
solid surface you can think of!
car bonnet? Sure! Your cargo pants? Why not? You can also
use it placed against a wall or even rolled over your tummy!
is great news for laptop owners, as they can place the mouse
on any surface and it will still be able to track.
the mouse will not work on surfaces with little or no detail.
Mirrors and highly reflective surfaces won't do.