Originally Posted by Derp
Sad to still see people buying inconsistent laser mice for $80.
Well, they have a whole market to go and fish something that works, even if that knowledge is not too widespread.
I would rather be sad to see opinions being taken more serious than objective, hard facts. That kind of hurts as a future engineer, but can't fight the masses. Let's just add a couple of LED's and they will forget any accel, right?
Originally Posted by snipekill2445
Sad to see some people (Derp) still buying pointless mouse pads.
Sad to see some people saying they're not trying to pick a fight
Originally Posted by Skylit
Lets say the issue is on a much smaller scale. If it happens, its once in a great while.
An example: My cursor went out of control randomly last week, but I didn't have to bother cleaning out the sensor hole as it continued functioning properly.
This isn't an optical vs laser debate. The first CMOS based laser sensors were actually optical by design. They could make an optical version of this sensor and it would likely still have the same stupid issue. The actual "Laser" portion of these current mice is really good compared to previous renditions which typically performed poorly in terms of IPS and tracking quality (on cloth).
Older Laser illumination (VCSEL) > Low IPS on cloth> Trade off : Increased surface compatibility and performance on multiple surfaces.
Current Laser illumination (VCSEL) > Surface compatibility and performance all around. No real need for a mouse pad to get decent speeds or tracking, but optimal surfaces exist.
Optical illumination (LED) > Performs best on select surface, huge performance and tracking quality hit on poor surface.
When it comes to PTE, that's a completely different sensor in the way it functions. A CMOS vs Doppler debate would be fitting ;D
Older laser sensors were marketed as LaserStream, weren't they? Afaik they were not thought of VCSEL.
In fact, opticals should be CMOS technology too, most of the Avago "laser" sensors are only a "tweak" on their older optical tech to make it work with a narrow(er) laser beam, as this would reveal more information on the tracking surface.
I would buy a Doppler-based mouse anyday as long as it was only able to track in X and Y axis - or if the Z axis bug disappeared - as long as there were perfectly flat surfaces to make it work the best
But I realize this would only help people who, like me, like hard mouse surfaces. People who like cloth might be better off with CMOS-based sensors with refined, more stable performance.