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Something about mouse manufacturing i really don't get.

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Ok,

lets say a mouse for left and right handed persons.. (aka Ambidextrous)

Shouldn't it perform exactly the same on each side? left/right

Of course this is hard to test, bcs we are usually not both left/right handed.

Anyway, this is how i used to "measure" it (did some frankenmousing in the past and needed to get an idea of how to place/center the board)


1. Put a ruler, or something which is at least 4 mm thick, on the left side of the mouse.
2. Open ms paint and choose the option to draw rectangles.
3. Now try to do, as u would do drawing straight vertical lines with a ruler and pen on paper (u shoud see rectangles on the screen)
Keep watching the bottom left corner. (second from the left) Theres the X/Y information. Try to move like 500 px in one fluid motion. This is what one of my g100s shows for example: "11 x 511"
4. Repeat 1-3 with the ruler on the right side. (My g100s shows "32 x 511")


Obviously it only works with ambidextrous mice with angle snapping off.

As both of my logitech g100s show completly different results, heres the question: Do the mouse manufacturers just do a lazy job putting there hardware together, or is this test flawed?

Do we really have to unscrew the mouse (and avoid warranty) just to fix it by ourselfs? Shouldn't every mouse feel exactly the same, in case we have to replace it?
Edited by acid_reptile - 6/28/13 at 2:13am
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Not sure if i get your point correctly.

If you dont move vertically you also dont get the same result left/right?
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I don't measure horizontal lines (to hard to draw. even with a ruler) But if the first number from the verical test result on the left differs much (or at all) from the right side test (eg. 11 vs 32),
i assume that the "exact" vertical direction of an ambidextrous mouse is wrong. Im pretty sure this would also affect horizontal movements.
I have two logitech g100s side by side. One opnend/fixed (kinda) and the other one untouched. The latter one feels really weird compared to the fixed one.

Another point i don't get, but might be not as much of importance. Why is the lens never fixed (not rattling) in optical mice? When lifting the mouse and smash it a bit on a hardpad, while gaming, the LED and the lense can move by itself. I understand its just the light the sensor needs to detect the surface, but as i can noticeably feel a difference after moving this, should this be also centered?.
There are even ambi mice which obviously shine the light from an off centered direction, or the hole under the mouse isn't build exactly to the vertical direction. I've seen this on a roccat mouse (it was not the lua or pyra. some older one) The original G100 even had the LED hole/holder off centered in itself. So the mouse or laser/optical manufactors don't want the light to be centered.
I wonder why. The mouse should work the same left or right side of the keyboard, if its designed to left and right handers. Why off-center anything?
Edited by acid_reptile - 6/28/13 at 4:34am
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