History of Computer Mouse (1964 ~ 2020)

In this article we’ll show you how the computer mouse was invented, its history, and how it has evolved over the years. We’ll include lots of pictures and videos, so you can easily see how they actually worked. Let’s dive right in. 1964 The First Prototype of Computer Mouse The first prototype of the computer mouse was built in 1964[…]

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The 3 Mouse Grip Types: What's The Best For Gaming?

There are different ways to hold your gaming mouse – palm, claw and fingertip. What is palm grip? Palm grip is when your palm rests on the mouse, and all limbs of your index and middle finger rests on the mouse. It’s a natural grip for bigger mice with higher height, such as Razer Deathadder Elite. As you can see,[…]

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What is Angle Snapping & How Does It Affect Gaming?

Angle snapping is a feature where your mouse predicts your mouse movement when you move in a straight line. To see this in action, you can open up a software like Microsoft Paint and attempt to draw a straight line. Most of you won’t be able to draw a perfectly straight line, and look like this. Now, let’s see what[…]

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What is Lift Off Distance (LOD)? What's Best For Gaming?

LOD, short for Lift Off Distance, is how far the mouse sensor has to be off the mousepad to stop working. Thus, low LOD means your mouse stops working quickly after picking up your mouse. High LOD means you need to lift the mouse up higher for it to stop working. Why Does It Matter? When you’re playing a game[…]

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What Is Mouse Smoothing & Is It Good For Gaming?

Mouse smoothing is an option where it delays and stretches out your mouse movement, which creates a smooth mouse movement. To be exact, it delays your cursor/crosshair movement slightly, and make them “ease in” and “ease out”. As the result, the mouse looks like it’s moving smoothly. It was originally made for older mice that did not have high polling[…]

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How Do Mouse Sensors Work? (Optical, Laser, etc.)

Most of the gaming mice have optical sensors nowadays. But do you know how they actually work? If you look at the bottom of an optical mouse, you will see a LED and the sensor, which is basically a small camera. Here is the bottom of the Logitech G Pro mouse, which has an optical sensor called Hero: When you[…]

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Mouse Shapes - What's the Best Shape for Gaming?

If you’ve ever shopped for a gaming mouse, you might have noticed that there are two shapes: ambidextrous and ergonomic. But what exactly does that mean? And what is the best for gaming? Let’s find out. What is Ambidextrous and Ergonomic Mice? Ambidextrous means the left side and the right side of the mouse is symmetrical. In other words, the[…]

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Polling Rate: The Definitive Guide & Best Settings For Gaming

What is Polling Rate? Polling rate, or report rate, is a measurement of how often the device reports to the computer. It is measured in Hertz(Hz). Your device, such as mouse, must report its position to the computer first. Your cursor or crosshair will not move until your mouse reports its position. In this article we’ll go over more details[…]

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Mouse DPI: The Definitive Guide & Best Settings For Gaming

What is DPI? Dots Per linear Inch(DPI) is how fast the cursor on your screen moves when you use your mouse. Higher DPI means the mouse cursor moves faster, and lower DPI means they move slower. DPI is a term that is misunderstood by many people due to manufacturer’s marketing technics. In this article, we will go over what DPI[…]

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How To Fix Logitech Gaming Software "No Devices Detected" Error

One of the most common errors in Logitech Gaming Software is No devices detected. And it definitely isn’t easy to find out why it can’t detect your gear without some help. Fortunately, we were able to reproduce the error and figure out some solutions that will help you fix this problem. Just follow our simple step-by-step process. Make Sure Your[…]

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