Originally Posted by Manyak;13798818
I don't know the details of what they did, but I had thought about a similar idea a while ago. If you have two sensors looking at the same thing but from different angles, they might see different things because of light/laser sources, improving accuracy. It also allows for depth perception, by calculating how far apart the images from the sensors are from each other (if not flat against a surface, it will be like it's seeing 'crosseyed'). That allows for a 0mm liftoff distance if you want it, and for improved tracking on uneven surfaces (like a worn out desk top) because it will be able to calculate the speed of the moving surface vs how far away it is from the mouse.
Of course, this is Razer we're talking about, and two different sensors (and therefore always two different images) so I doubt they actually did these things. Most likely they just compare the two images and average the speed between them.
There are a few problems.
First of all (unlike GEIL) the used laser sensor is almost certainly a Philips twin-eye. That sensor works differently, it doesn't take images.
Also, current sensors don't actually compare the whole images, only pixels, so it doesn't really work with 2 pictures from different angles.
For a mouse manufacturer there are a few other problems.
The sensors make images at a microscopic level an work best at a certain distance. Because the sensors are too big you would have problems to get an image of the same area without putting the sensors out of their comfort zone (distance, too extreme angle).
Sensors are also designed to send movement data (delta x/y) to the MCU of the mouse, not images. You can read the current frame of the sensor but it would most likely not work a couple of thousand times per second.
As a sensor manufacturer like Avago you could theoretically make such a sensor but you would most likely end up with a way too expensive sensor.
.. but with different sensors.
Originally Posted by Killam0n;13801702
4G...... BAAAAAAAAaaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaahhhha OMG did you read that 4G... ROFL.. idiots, its not a cell phone.
the mouse its self.. who knows but 4G...... OMG.. ROFL...
They actually had this sensor generation labeling befor there was an iPhone.