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Can't wait for the MP-FK

post #1 of 9
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http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=114&cp_id=11401

They already have MP-AM and MP-EC1.
post #2 of 9
???
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Not sure if you looked at the link but to lay it out for you

It is the Zowie mice rebranded (slightly) but a bit cheaper than what Zowie/other retailers are selling them for (at least in the case of the AM).

Zowie AM = MP-AM
Zowie Ec1 = MP-EC1
Zowie MiCo = MP-MiCo
post #4 of 9
Why do they keep mentioning laser and make that distinction from an optical sensor?
post #5 of 9
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I'm not sure. They may be different but I'm not sure why they are displaying it with the Zowie logo on the mouse along with the Monoprice text. I'll email them and try to find out if it is optical or laser.

Looking at it further - the AM shows Optical in description, optical under specs, and in the description it shows laser.
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Thanks, your inquiry has been forwarded to the Monoprice Team.
We will be reviewing the report and making any needed changes as soon as possible. Thanks for your great support.

Edited by mint567 - 6/26/13 at 11:32am
post #6 of 9
Refurbished products?
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post #7 of 9
This is hilarious. The Zowie Monoprice GT-F speed mouse pad still has a Zowie logo. I might buy one.

Zowie are you ok?
post #8 of 9
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These are not refurbished as far as I can tell. Monoprice is a reputable retailer and I have used them for network cables and video/audio cables mainly. The only reason I saw this was it was in an email advertisement.

I received a response and its not helpful at all but I would be willing to bet it is optical.
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Hi,



Thank you for your interest in this mouse. I'm using it on my home rig and am very happy with the responsiveness and overall feel.



To answer your question, it is both optical and laser. Optical mice can use either LEDs (inexpensive) or a laser diode, such as found in this model. Both qualify as "optical" mice, but the laser type is much more accurate and responsive. It also tends to be a bit more focused, resulting a very low lift-off distance (which is the distance at which the mouse will no longer track - a low lift-off is good for gaming because you'll often need to lift the mouse to reposition it on the pad).



Thank you for choosing Monoprice!
post #9 of 9
Hi,
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Optical mice can use either LEDs (inexpensive) or a laser diode, such as found in this model. Both qualify as "optical" mice

This portion is true.
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but the laser type is much more accurate and responsive. It also tends to be a bit more focused, resulting a very low lift-off distance (which is the distance at which the mouse will no longer track - a low lift-off is good for gaming because you'll often need to lift the mouse to reposition it on the pad).

This portion is false and can vary. The specific sensor being used only accepts LED's. There is no laser driver.

Edit: Laser can be more focused per surface, which is true.


Next time, they should state "Optical Laser", but that isn't really the case here. Tis Optical LED mouse. smile.gif
Edited by Skylit - 6/27/13 at 4:10am
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