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post #11 of 18
I agree that laser sensors seem to be the most suface dependent. However, sensor issues I had with optical mice were exacerbated on hard surfaces and many dont work on certain hard surfaces (glass/reflective). Infared seem to be the most surface independed imo but many still have tracking issues. As always ymmv.

I dont notice any jitter on my G500 but do notice negative acceleration when using it on cloth, more than the slight positive acceleration on hard.
Edited by ulnevrgtit - 9/27/12 at 8:31pm
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by ulnevrgtit View Post

I agree that laser sensors seem to be the most suface dependent. However, sensor issues I had with optical mice were exacerbated on hard surfaces and many dont work on certain hard surfaces (glass/reflective). Infared seem to be the most surface independed imo but many still have tracking issues. As always ymmv.
I dont notice any jitter on my G500 but do notice negative acceleration when using it on cloth.

 

Beside the negative acceleration issues that A9500 (not sure about A9800) have on black cloth, laser sensor tend to be less surface-dependent than optical, actually.

I'm quite sure that they were designed mostly with surface compatibility (and high CPI count, of course) in mind.


OP : Of the 3 I would choose the G300. Any optical mice will track fine on wood, unless it is really glossy.


Edited by splinterize - 9/27/12 at 8:34pm
post #13 of 18
I agree the G300 is the OPs best option of those listed but I would suggest he take a look at the G400, Deathadder, or CM StormSpawn, all in the same price range and all with a bit better sensors. G400 only $29.99 here

I have both the G9X and G500 (A9500) and both have postive acceleration on hard surfaces and negative acceleration on cloth (I dont have any other colored cloth pads). Lazer mice tout suface compatability and they do work on most all surfaces, I've just found that they dont work well on all of them.
post #14 of 18
i would recommend a mouse pad if you are concerned about your mouse performance.

If need be something ultra flat like the sphex, but still better than the wooden table.

Besides your table will wear off over time.
post #15 of 18
Yeah, wooden tables might wear off. Also, a mouse pad looks nice IMO. Just like how I'd want a back-lit keyboard that's blue to go along with my Abyssus, I want a nice mouse pad.

But, maybe I'm just not that picky of a gamer: I don't notice any jittering or whatnot on my Abyssus when I use my mousepad.
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post #16 of 18
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I dunno how badly laser tracks on soft surface, but my G500 has less jitter than Savu at 4000DPI on a variety of soft pads I've used.
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I agree that laser sensors seem to be the most suface dependent. However, sensor issues I had with optical mice were exacerbated on hard surfaces and many dont work on certain hard surfaces (glass/reflective). Infared seem to be the most surface independed imo but many still have tracking issues. As always ymmv.
I dont notice any jitter on my G500 but do notice negative acceleration when using it on cloth, more than the slight positive acceleration on hard.
My DA did seem to be more surface dependent than my G400, specifically on white reflective surfaces, but on just about everything else, I couldn't tell them apart. Laser sensors I'm told have problems on hard surfaces, though I've never tried one, and Twin eye sensors I have tied, and they don't work at all on a lot of mouse pads.
post #17 of 18
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My DA did seem to be more surface dependent than my G400, specifically on white reflective surfaces, but on just about everything else, I couldn't tell them apart. Laser sensors I'm told have problems on hard surfaces, though I've never tried one, and Twin eye sensors I have tied, and they don't work at all on a lot of mouse pads.
Yeah, Infrared seems to be much more surface dependent than Laser/Optical. When it's on a "good" surface, I find they tend to track best, it's just more difficult to find a surface that is a good match. (plus, not having that red light is great)
post #18 of 18
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Yeah, Infrared seems to be much more surface dependent than Laser/Optical. When it's on a "good" surface, I find they tend to track best, it's just more difficult to find a surface that is a good match. (plus, not having that red light is great)
I've never had trouble finding a good surface. My DA worked fine on most things that weren't white; damn racist mice. biggrin.gif
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