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So myself and some buddies at work were discussing/arguing wired vs wireless mice, and the delay of wireless mice. They argue that even a 1ms response time can be noticeable and have a difference in gaming (mostly shooters). I argue that you can't notice a 1ms delay and even if you can, your reaction time and the server lag will have more of an effect.

So I ask, am I completely wrong? Are they? Are we both? What about corded mice; Are they actually that much different?
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That much? Nah lol. But the solid argument still stands, batteries suck. It mattered back in 04, not lately though with all these high precision receivers and what not. The different would only really count in a competitive game.


3/15 KDR doesn't mean your wireless mouse is to blame.
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Wireless mice almost weight more than 140gramms. When u play you need a little bit more power to move them and this causes u to think it does response more slower than else.. i think wireless will get mor apreciated if those models would weight less and hadnt those 13 buttons : p
And yea .. u cant feel 1ms "lag"
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you are correct that trying to determine mouse lag during a game will be difficult since you can not hold server/internet lag constant. for a more accurate test, try playing an offline game and see if there is a difference.

IMO, wired mice are much more reliable for gaming. if there is lag, you don't have to wonder if the mouse batteries are dying, or about wireless interference.

to determine how much of a difference there is between mice, try out the Human Benchmark Test.

more info here: http://lifehacker.com/5594099/the-human-benchmark-reaction-test-checks-wireless-mice-for-input-lag
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