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Computer Mouse Buying Guide

For enthusiasts who often use the computer to work or e-sports games, the computer mouse is an indispensable accessory, which provides great convenience for computer operation. What are the characteristics of the mouse? How to buy a mouse that suits you? Please read on!

Topics in this buying guide:
  • What is computer mouse?
  • Types of computer mouse
  • What are the parts of a computer mouse?
  • 5 things to consider before buying computer mouses.

  • What is computer mouse?

    The mouse is a very common and commonly used computer input device, which can locate the cursor on the current screen and operate the screen elements of the cursor through keys and wheel devices. A computer mouse is a handheld hardware input device that controls a cursor in a GUI (graphical user interface) and can move and select text, icons, files, and folders on your computer.

    The ancestor of the mouse appeared in 1968. Douglas Englebart, an American scientist, made the first mouse in California. It was named because it looked like a mouse. The mouse was used to make the computer easier to operate and to replace the tedious instructions of the keyboard.

    Types of computer mouse

    Below is a listing of all the types of computer mice and pointing devices used with a computer. Today, for a desktop computer the most common type of mouse is an optical mouse that connects to the USB port and known as a USB mouse. For laptop computers, the most common type of mouse is the touchpad.

    1. Cordless (Wireless)
    2. Foot mouse
    3. Intelli Mouse (Wheel mouse)
    4. J-Mouse
    5. Joystick
    6. Mechanical
    7. Optical
    8. Touchpad (Glidepoint)
    9. Trackball
    10. TrackPoint

    What are the parts of a computer mouse?

    The parts of a computer mouse can vary by the type of computer mouse. Below is a general overview of the parts found on most computer mice.

    Today, almost all computer mice have at least two buttons, a left button and right button for clicking and manipulating objects and text. In the past, there have been mice with only one button. For example, many of the early Apple computer mice only had one button.

    Ball, laser, or LED
    Bottom of optical-mechanical and optical computer mouse.A desktop mouse uses a ball and rollers if it's a mechanical mouse or a laser or LED if it's an optical mouse. These components track the movement of the mouse on an x-axis and y-axis and move the mouse cursor on the screen.

    Mouse wheel
    Today's desktop computer mice also usually include a mouse wheel that allows you to scroll up and down on a page.

    Circuit board

    To transmit (input) all mouse signal information, clicks, and other information the mouse must also have a circuit board with integrated circuits.

    Cable or wireless receiver
    For a corded mouse, it also includes a cable with a plug that connects to the computer. Today, most corded mice connect to the USB port. If your computer has a wireless mouse, it needs a USB wireless receiver to receive the wireless signal and input it into the computer.

    5 things to consider before buying computer mouses.

    To find out which wireless mouse is best for you, you need to learn to evaluate some aesthetic, practical and functional characteristics of the various types of mice available on the market: here are the most important ones to consider.

    Purpose of your usage.
    With regard to the use of the mouse, it depends on your requirements and what you need to do with its functions.
    According to the use of the mouse, there are generally the following types: standard mouse. General standard 3ax 5-key roller mouse; office mouse, software and hardware to add Office/Web-related functions or fast keys; presentation mouse, to enhance the presentation function to develop a special purpose; gaming mouse  specially designed for gamers, can withstand strong operation, a wide range of sensitivity. If it is a general use, you can choose freely, if you have functional requirements, you can choose according to your needs. If it is used for professional graphics and image processing, it is recommended to use professional level. With a professional-level advanced mouse with more functions, it can get twice the result with half the effort and get twice the result with half the effort.

    Wired or wireless.
    Generally, the mouse interface is divided into wired and wireless, and the wireless mouse is mainly infrared and Bluetooth mouse. Now more people choose to use wireless mouse, which is more convenient to use. Of course, you can choose wired or wireless according to your own needs. If you choose wired mouse  you should also pay attention to whether the USB interface is appropriate.

    Feel on your palm.
    In fact, the sense of use is the feel of this mouse, and the feel is also very important in the purchase of the mouse. first of all, this can not be seen from the appearance. some mice may look very ugly, but in fact, the feel of such a mouse is very good, suitable for the shape of the hand, and it fits very well. Secondly, with regard to the sense of use, you may need to pay attention to the material of the mouse, choose the material that you like, and use the material that you like. 

    Built-in Quality.
    To buy things, quality is very important, and so is the mouse. Choose the ones that are reliable in quality. A mouse, no matter how powerful its function, how beautiful its appearance, if the quality is not good, then everything need not be considered. The difference between a good quality mouse and a poor quality mouse not only lies in the "life" of the mouse, but also affects the sense of use, so, generally choose a good brand of quality will be relatively good, but also be careful not to buy imitations! Usually, products of high quality will pass international certification (such as ISO certification), and there will be these marks on the mouse.

    With the improvement of the performance of graphics cards and the increasing popularity of large-size displays, the selection and purchase of mice will also pay attention to sensitivity  However, for gamers, they may pay more attention to the sensitivity of the mouse. If you want to buy a high-sensitivity mouse, it is best to see what the mouse sensitivity you are currently using and whether the mouse sensitivity parameters you are going to start with (including the mouse adjustable sensitivity gear) are the same. Because if you are going to purchase the sensitivity parameters of the mouse and the current use of the mouse is too different, after the purchase of the computer mouse, you will spend more time to adapt to the mouse, which will affect the use of the operation.

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