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post #21 of 81
Are you saying the best ball mouse could compete with the best optical one? Initially, maybe. But the optical "mechanism" just itself is obviously technically superior.
post #22 of 81
As far as m/s was concerned yes.
post #23 of 81
Can a ball mouse even malfunction from you moving it too fast?
    
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Can a ball mouse even malfunction from you moving it too fast?

I'm sure the optical encoder ball mice would start acting weird after the rotary parts start moving too fast
post #25 of 81
Well, I can test that. But I'm lazy so I don't wanna.
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post #26 of 81
Found a nice topic about ball versus optical mice where opinions on matters debated here (acceleration, dual optics, MX300, ...) were quite different than today at OC forum.
post #27 of 81
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Found a nice topic about ball versus optical mice where opinions on matters debated here (acceleration, dual optics, MX300, ...) were quite different than today at OC forum.
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My optical mouse's buttons are all gayed up too.

Good to see we used "gayed" back then like we do today in video games.
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I use a optical logitech mouse on a func mouse pad.

Func existed in 2003? How have they not gone out of business with how bad everything they produce is?
    
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post #28 of 81
So, here you go. This is a Microsoft Mouse Port Compatible Mouse 2.0A.

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By the way, switches are Japanese D2F-01F-T

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CPI is measured the same way as opticals. Moved it for 10cm, got ~400.

This one was made by spinning X-axis. It "malfunctions" on 0.3 m/s, as it goes left but then goes right when goes above 0.3 m/s. When it slows down, it goes left again.


This one I made by carefully spinning X-axis so it doesn't malfunction.
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post #29 of 81
Still looks better than a lot of optical mice on the market currently.
    
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post #30 of 81
I've never seen a ball mouse malfunction from moving too fast, and they're extremely linear. The two fatal disadvantages are you have to clean the rollers regularly, and they're more expensive to manufacture.
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