Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Logitech announced the Logitech MXTM1000 Laser Cordless Mouse, the world's first mouse to use laser illumination and tracking. Combining laser with Logitech's powerful MX processing engine and Fast RFTM wireless technology, Logitech claims the MX 1000 Laser Cordless Mouse will improve responsiveness and accuracy.

Laser is the latest in a long list of mouse firsts for Logitech, a roster that includes the first commercially available mouse in 1982, the first cordless mouse in 1984, and the first cordless optical mouse in 2001. Now, Logitech introduces the first mouse with laser tracking technology.

We've turned off the red light on these optical mice and replaced it with an invisible laser that will change the industry, said David Henry, Logitech senior vice president of the Control Devices Business Unit. Laser will eventually make the optical mice of today obsolete. With laser technology, mice will see more microscopic detail. The nature of laser light gives mice the ability to track with amazing accuracy on more surfaces with more responsiveness than ever before.

The laser tracking technology is the result of an alliance between Logitech and Agilent Technologies. The nearly singular wavelength of laser light is capable of revealing much greater surface detail than the red light-emitting diode (LED) found in today's optical mice. In tests conducted at Agilent, the laser mouse was found to have 20 times more sensitivity to surface detail than LED optical mice. Hence, the laser can track reliably even on tricky polished or wood-grain surfaces.

In a recent Logitech survey of more than 2,000 LED-based optical mice users, more than two-thirds of respondents were interested in the ability to use a mouse on more surfaces. Because of their ability to illuminate the surface in greater detail, laser mice will track on surfaces on which LED-based optical mice tend to falter.

The laser light of the Logitech MX 1000 Laser Cordless Mouse is nearly invisible to the human eye - and very safe. The laser beam emanates through a polished silver ring on the base, illuminates the surface beneath the mouse, and then reflects back up through the same ring where the surface detail is captured by the sensor. The sensor has the ability to capture 5.8 megapixels of detail each second. As the laser mouse is moved, the sensor sees minute changes in the surface detail, which then translates into cursor motion on screen.

While the laser is the key technological innovation that powers the Logitech MX 1000 Laser Cordless Mouse, there are several other features that set it apart from other mice:

The Logitech MX 1000 Laser Cordless Mouse will be available on retail shelves in the U.S. and in Europe and through the official Logitech website beginning this month. Its suggested retail price is USD 79.95 in the U.S. Follow the download tab above for further information.

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Laser Mouse Kills Optical

O MY GOD!!! I need this so much... 5.8 MPixel WOW... What is the point of having more responsiveness and accuracy, my mouse isnt a GPS. And finally that 20 times more sensitivity... Hum micro vibration of the table will make my LASER mouse move alone WOW thats something!!!

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

"We've turned off the red light on these optical mice and replaced it with an invisible laser that will change the industry, said David Henry, Logitech senior vice president of the Control Devices Business Unit"Holy f-king hell, MY NAME IS DAVID HENRY TOO!!! AHHHHHHHHIm not kidding either, I've never seen anyone with my name before.

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Whats next? Phone mouse, vacuum mice, invinsible mice, webcam mice, solar power mice,cordless monitor, we dont need this crap. ALL WE NEED IS "BETTER OPERATING SYSTEM" my pc is perfect if not for this faking windows crap linux is crappy too.......we have no choice i should go back to dos !@#$%^&

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

omfg, i just hate when they talk all that shit about lasers...at the end of the day...a mouse is a mouse and the price of that mouse is just dreadful...who in the world is gonna be dumb enough to pay that amount of cash for something that does the same job for ALOT less!!!!!!i mean COME ON!

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Thats one of the most expensive mice I've ever seen. Im guessin that roughly translates as about 60 british pounds...For that price you could by a new hard drive or motherboard, Im still usin my 3 pound one on my old computer!

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

"i wonder how many lives could be saved if they slowed down researching and producing this kinda thing and focussed on REAL PROBLEMS."I totally aggress with you there, whats the point of have a mouse with 20X more accuracy thean optical when we still have people dying from AIDS, HIV, cancer ect ect? The human race is advencing, but we have all of our priorities all wrong.

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Anonymousat 1:39 2/9/2004"i wonder how many lives could be saved if they slowed down researching and producing this kinda thing and focussed on REAL PROBLEMS."I totally aggress with you there, whats the point of have a mouse with 20X more accuracy thean optical when we still have people dying from AIDS, HIV, cancer ect ect? The human race is advencing, but we have all of our priorities all wrong.Get real OK? Like Logitech know the 1st thing about AIDS research!Dont try to get all sanctimonious in a computer forum....why are you reading this instead of fundraising for charities you evil wrong-doer!!!!If the whole world concentrated on curing AIDS even more people would die from no electricity, faulty trafic lights causing accidents and we would all starve because all the food manufacturers would be curing AIDS instead of feeding us. Get a sence of reality please!

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Seriously dude... how screwed up are you?The reason that companies don't put more money into research programs like AIDS is because there isn't enough money in it."That's just selling out to commercialism... people should care about people and do things to help them" I hear you say... well the sad fact is that at the end of the day Joe Bloggs the company director has to do what he has to do to get food on the table... not only for him but all the people he employs that he is responsible for.

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

lmaoi'm confused as to how the notion of money was invented. maybe its just me but the government has mint factories. couldn't they just make more money. if they can, then WTF, their getting all the money they want while i have to earn it. how much money is there in the entire world? is it constant? bill gates has a fortune of billions and only gets larger. if you think about it, there never was a fixed limit as to how much money there is in the world. which means some bitch is just making more. thats kinda f**ked up if i'm right. were all poor and some asshole is controlling the money flow. the end result is that were all labour slaves.things made more sense in the old days when we traded for actual goods instead of with the concept that this piece of paper money is like an I.O.U note, cause you can use it to get what your really interested in.if the amount of money in the world is constant, who decided that constant. money is just a notion dreamt by us. what happens if theres a day when bill gates acquires all the money in the world? will we all starve and die or will the gov just crank more money out of no where. why doesn't bill gates buy his own mint factory. lmao, a fack it, if i was rich as him, i'd buy a whole country and make monopoly money the currency. that or research how to make more money. makes me wonder what would happen if everyone was rich, would it be a happy place? i think so, maybe alot more slackers or it could reflect startrek where we don't have toilets nor poverty. no more shit to deal with, muhahaha.

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

WTF?! a mouse for that price? i'll pay shit instead, thre really isnt much difference anyway, people should come up with cordless monitors and cordless heaphones with over 10ft radius, now that would be good news : )

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

aww I just bought a MX 510...anywayz, cordless sucks totally, unless they've invented some new method, where the mouse gets power from the static electricity coming from the computer or sumthin. Wonder if this thing will be worth the price. It seems pretty cheap for a new mouse, tho. Hope it has other colours in the final version. Silver + black sides...yeah i could go with that :P

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Rambo:If governments simply print more money, then there will be inflation, which will mean that the money we have now will be worth less. Research Germany's pre-Hitler economy for a good example. Wealth can be created without inflation, but only through the creation of valuable properties. This wealth is a form of money too, so most money isn't actually in the form of paper money.

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Holy s***! Um... so who's ready to pay $80 for a mice?!?! and is cordless really bad for games? I dunno I'm alright at PC games like Doom 3, UT2k4 and Counter Strike =P*I know I'm asking for it by putting all of thos games in the same sentence*

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

whats so wrong with cordless .oke most mouses with cordless give some slow respond. buy mx700. is designed for gaming. feel no diffrent from uncordless mouse . and i mean battery recharge. how hard can it be to put it in there? my last atleast 2 days with some hours playing,GET HIGH-TECH DUDE!

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

I got a logitech (whit wire) but a optical one.i hade a cordles 1 and.. i HATED IT!!!! every time i whas in the middle of a game.. battery down, needed to charge the damn thing up for 4 hours. so i got a optical whit white.. and i think its the best kind of mouse u can have on the moment.. no anoying batterys,never to worry about if its gonne stop working in a min.. no.. nothing.the should invint a mouse that charges him self up on a special mouse mat.. like when u move it, its charging it self up.

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

seriously, i dont really care about it, my opticla mouse for $3 plays with perfect accuracy and i dont need another one, as for cordless, only a retard would have problems with the battery unless u play a game for 24 hours stright or play 5 houirs, and take a 5 minute break, as long as u keep it on the charger when ur done on it, or replac the needed betteries whenever, u shouldnt have a damn problem with it.

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

compared to mx510 the mx1000 actualy feel more responsive and has better accuracy either in games or photoshop even though its cordless.i am getting a mx510 this week because im not paying over 150cdn for a mouse and even thought the mx1000 is better i know the mx510 will be light and day compared to my 25buck mouse i have right now.

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Maximusat 6:11 2/9/2004WTF?! a mouse for that price? i'll pay shit instead, thre really isnt much difference anyway, people should come up with cordless monitors and cordless heaphones with over 10ft radius, now that would be good news : )well your prayer is answered for headphones at least, Senneheiser have headphones with a 100mtr wireless radio frequency range starting about £60

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

I got an MX700 wireless Logitech mouse and its the best mouse ive ever had. Wires are a pain in the ass. Recharging is easy coz when you sleep you plug it into the base to recharge it, so the retard below saying in every game he has battery problems is probably playing games on his for 48 hours straight

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

Why dont these shitheads invent someting different like a telepathic mouse so you dont have to use ur hands, instead the mouse reads ur mind and moves wherever ur brain tells it to move. I am tired of using my hands!! GIVE ME TELEPATHIC MOUSE!!

Laser Mouse Kills Optical

hmmmm...David Henry ain't too bright ^^ HeNe Lasers are the only type so far to enjoy widespread use in home electronic devices... mainly because of the low power requirement to run them. And HeNe laser beams are ALL invisible there, Davey :) The only time they aren't is if there's some particles or such in the path of the beam for it to reflect off of ^^That's the intelligence level of most corporate executives nowadays.On another note, LED's have up to twice the operating life of equivalent laser equipment when properly used in any application. So those who'd like to spend $80 on a laser-pickup mouse, go right ahead :) Just remember what's happening to all those PS2's that were bought back in 2001-2002... laser-diode burnout, anyone?

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