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The humble mouse it has changed slightly over the years but still does the same thing, providing a method for navigating around a desktop/program quickly and easily. Originally it was just a trackball (The ball moving along a surface thus turning shafts in the mouse which was detected by sensors built into the mouse.) which has later evolved into an optical system where a small camera takes photos of the surface many times a second which it uses to determine movement.


Basic Mouse Terminology

Razor Gaming Mouse CPL Edition
Microsoft Habu
Logitech G5

The latest mice on the market have multiple extra features. Some are listed below.

  • 4-Way Scrolling / Tilt Wheel - The scroll wheel tilts from side to side to allow horizontal scrolling.
  • Customisable Buttons - Various buttons on the sides and top of the mouse which can be customised by the user to launch applications or perform other tasks.
  • DPI - Dots Per Inch, the higher this number the more accurate the mouse will be.

Manufacturer-Specific Terminology

  • Application Switch Button (Logitech) - Although missing from their latest mice and placed in a somewhat awkward position in the mice that it is included on, the Application Switch Button is in essence a one-button Alt+Tab key combo.

Mouse Manufacturers

Popular Gaming Mice

  • Zalman FG1000 FPS Gun
  • Wolf King Trooper Laser
  • Logitech G5 Laser
  • Logitech MX518 Mouse
  • Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
  • Cyber Snipa Stinger Mouse
  • Saitek Cyborg 32000 DPI
  • Razer DeathAdder
  • Razer Copperhead
  • Razer Lachesis
  • Razer Diamondback 3G
  • Microsoft Habu Mouse
  • Microsoft SideWinder Mouse

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