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Laser vs Optical Mouse

GorweGorwe Member Posts: 150
Yes, continuing from where I stopped in my now nuked thread, I noticed that Drakonia 1 is a LASER mouse while its successor, Drakonia 2 is an OPTICAL mouse. Could that explain my lack of enthusiasm towards latter and how it sometimes "dances" in a position?
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  • GorweGorwe Member Posts: 150
    You can suggest me a new mouse, just keep in mind the shape of the mouse, I rather like Drakonia's shape. D1 was just awesome(especially for its price), this D2 is...idk. Might be a faulty model or something? Regardless, am not inspired by it at all. It's too sensitive imo, I hate sensitive...anything really.
  • tzervotzervo Member RarePosts: 523
    edited August 1
    Gorwe said:
    You can suggest me a new mouse, just keep in mind the shape of the mouse, I rather like Drakonia's shape. D1 was just awesome(especially for its price), this D2 is...idk. Might be a faulty model or something? Regardless, am not inspired by it at all. It's too sensitive imo, I hate sensitive...anything really.
    If it is just the sensitivity that is bothering you why not tone the cursor speed down from the OS mouse settings? Might save you having to buy another one.

    Otherwise, the Logitech MX series are really good and seem to be similar to the shape you like, although they are a bit pricier (MX Master 2S is a laser mouse and is around £60 for example), and they are also sensitive - but again you can tone this down from the OS.

    Also, check out Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/microsoft-sculpt-ergonomic-mouse/8vq1d8qsvt22?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

    Not the typical gamer mouse style, but I fell in love with its shape, it felt great and really comfortable, and is not too sensitive OOTB. Not great build quality for the price though.
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,434
    edited August 1
    I don't remember what was in your nuked thread, but:

    Laser mice can be better than optical mice on some surfaces, especially if the surface is really reflective or if it's transparent. If you had a laser mouse that was working fine, and now have trouble with optical mouse, try testing if mouse pad or something similar would fix the problem.

    Also if you feel that the mouse is too sensitive, then tone down the DPI setting and/or pointer speed to make it move slower.
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  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,061
    Laser is optical. But not all opticals use a laser.
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  • GorweGorwe Member Posts: 150
    edited August 1
    Vrika said:
    I don't remember what was in your nuked thread, but:

    Laser mice can be better than optical mice on some surfaces, especially if the surface is really reflective or if it's transparent. If you had a laser mouse that was working fine, and now have trouble with optical mouse, try testing if mouse pad or something similar would fix the problem.

    Also if you feel that the mouse is too sensitive, then tone down the DPI setting and/or pointer speed to make it move slower.

    There seems to be a point / time where it just goes kinda crazy and it's somewhat erratic. Might be the pad, my previous one was Laser, this one is Optical, maybe that explains the difference in behavior. Or I might have a slightly defective mouse, that's an option too. Disregard my dislike for the entire device family.
  • xD_GamingxD_Gaming Member EpicPosts: 2,683
    That's a nice looking mouse ! how big is it in man hands ?
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,335
    Concerning Mice, I only have one thing to say.
    Logitech G502.
    It's been years, and I never needed anything else.
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  • GorweGorwe Member Posts: 150
    Concerning Mice, I only have one thing to say.
    Logitech G502.
    It's been years, and I never needed anything else.
    Hm, perhaps I should try buying another Kanga pad first. Then go from there. I'd like to repair my old mouse, I never had troubles with it(except that it broke down - doubleclicks etc after several years).

    That G502 looks very interesting. Tbh, I don't want to purchase a mouse right now, I'd like to make the most out of what I have.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,336
    Razer Death Adder and Naga, nuff said.
    Ridelynn

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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,125
    Scot said:
    Razer Death Adder and Naga, nuff said.
    I had a Razer mouse once.  It worked fine if you put it on a flawless surface, but tracked so badly on anything else as to make me wonder if it was defective.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,336
    edited August 9
    Quizzical said:
    Scot said:
    Razer Death Adder and Naga, nuff said.
    I had a Razer mouse once.  It worked fine if you put it on a flawless surface, but tracked so badly on anything else as to make me wonder if it was defective.
    Here is something they did not talk about, the surface you put your mouse on really matters. A mouse mat is must.

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  • GorweGorwe Member Posts: 150
    Scot said:
    Quizzical said:
    Scot said:
    Razer Death Adder and Naga, nuff said.
    I had a Razer mouse once.  It worked fine if you put it on a flawless surface, but tracked so badly on anything else as to make me wonder if it was defective.
    Here is something they did not talk about, the surface you put your mouse on really matters. A mouse mat is must.
    But I did. Roccat Kanga, look it up.
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,336
    edited August 9
    Gorwe said:
    Scot said:
    Quizzical said:
    Scot said:
    Razer Death Adder and Naga, nuff said.
    I had a Razer mouse once.  It worked fine if you put it on a flawless surface, but tracked so badly on anything else as to make me wonder if it was defective.
    Here is something they did not talk about, the surface you put your mouse on really matters. A mouse mat is must.
    But I did. Roccat Kanga, look it up.
    I missed that. That is not a hard mouse mat and it is made of fibre? You need a hard mouse mat with a smooth and textured side. Mouse needs to be laser, cover mouse and keyboard overnight, check mouse and mat every day for dust. This may not help, it is just what I do and works for me.

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  • skeaserskeaser Member RarePosts: 4,097
    Scot said:
    Gorwe said:
    Scot said:
    Quizzical said:
    Scot said:
    Razer Death Adder and Naga, nuff said.
    I had a Razer mouse once.  It worked fine if you put it on a flawless surface, but tracked so badly on anything else as to make me wonder if it was defective.
    Here is something they did not talk about, the surface you put your mouse on really matters. A mouse mat is must.
    But I did. Roccat Kanga, look it up.
    I missed that. That is not a hard mouse mat and it is made of fibre? You need a hard mouse mat with a smooth and textured side. Mouse needs to be laser, cover mouse and keyboard overnight, check mouse and mat every day for dust. This may not help, it is just what I do and works for me.

    I have my PC hooked to my TV across the living room and use my G600 on my recliner armrest, never have any issues.
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  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member EpicPosts: 4,371
    Concerning Mice, I only have one thing to say.
    Logitech G502.
    It's been years, and I never needed anything else.
    I'm currently using a G502 and it's very good mouse. I will say tough, that I miss the big side buttons of the razer deathadder.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,365
    Concerning Mice, I only have one thing to say.
    Logitech G502.
    It's been years, and I never needed anything else.
    I still use this and I have never considered another mouse. Still the best mouse on the market.
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  • boris20boris20 Member UncommonPosts: 391
    For most games I prefer the basic G302. Simple, enough buttons, solid mouse. 
    For games that require more buttons to program, you cant go wrong with G502. Programming / Macros that come with it work great, the mouse has never failed me. 

    Also Ive used the Razer Naga Hex and it is a good mouse, just a bit small for large hands. 
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,125
    Scot said:
    Quizzical said:
    Scot said:
    Razer Death Adder and Naga, nuff said.
    I had a Razer mouse once.  It worked fine if you put it on a flawless surface, but tracked so badly on anything else as to make me wonder if it was defective.
    Here is something they did not talk about, the surface you put your mouse on really matters. A mouse mat is must.
    Then why did every other mouse I tried track fine on the same surface that the Razer one couldn't handle?
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,336
    Quizzical said:
    Scot said:
    Quizzical said:
    Scot said:
    Razer Death Adder and Naga, nuff said.
    I had a Razer mouse once.  It worked fine if you put it on a flawless surface, but tracked so badly on anything else as to make me wonder if it was defective.
    Here is something they did not talk about, the surface you put your mouse on really matters. A mouse mat is must.
    Then why did every other mouse I tried track fine on the same surface that the Razer one couldn't handle?
    Dodgy mouse or software settings? I am using a DA now with textured surface but flipped the mat and it seemed fine on the ultra smooth. But and I am stretching here, many years ago I decided to use the textured surface, I may have been not 100% happy with the DA on it.

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  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,252
    If you like the Draconia, and are now using an optical mouse. I highly suggest a hard surfaced mouse pad like a Steel Series IceMat or an inWin Rocker Mat. Hard mouse pads should track better and are way easier to clean. I have been using a hard mouse pad for over a decade, and wouldn't use anything else now.
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  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member RarePosts: 2,844
    Is there a reason you don't just get another Drakonia 1 mouse?  

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • GorweGorwe Member Posts: 150
    Cleffy said:
    If you like the Draconia, and are now using an optical mouse. I highly suggest a hard surfaced mouse pad like a Steel Series IceMat or an inWin Rocker Mat. Hard mouse pads should track better and are way easier to clean. I have been using a hard mouse pad for over a decade, and wouldn't use anything else now.
    Because I know sod all about mouse pads. If you ask me, I'd just put a mouse on a desk, that's how much Ork-y I am.

    The point is that I didn't even know that they switched to the Optical side. Drakonia 1 was Laser, 2 is Optical lol. I'll first see about gaming mats, what's best for Opticals?
    Is there a reason you don't just get another Drakonia 1 mouse?  
    Because they don't offer it anymore over the counter where I live. You think I'd just abandon a thing that works just because something's "new"? Yeah, right, not likely. Not that kind of person and proud of it!
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,634
    Gorwe said:

    Is there a reason you don't just get another Drakonia 1 mouse?  
    Because they don't offer it anymore over the counter where I live. You think I'd just abandon a thing that works just because something's "new"? Yeah, right, not likely. Not that kind of person and proud of it!

    It's on UK Amazon for cheap if this is the mouse you are talking about ...


    damn that's long.

    Can't you buy it and just ship it to your country? I constantly buy stuff from UK Amazon and ship it to the US.

  • GorweGorwe Member Posts: 150
    Sovrath said:
    Gorwe said:

    Is there a reason you don't just get another Drakonia 1 mouse?  
    Because they don't offer it anymore over the counter where I live. You think I'd just abandon a thing that works just because something's "new"? Yeah, right, not likely. Not that kind of person and proud of it!

    It's on UK Amazon for cheap if this is the mouse you are talking about ...


    damn that's long.

    Can't you buy it and just ship it to your country? I constantly buy stuff from UK Amazon and ship it to the US.

    I didn't want to wait. It's as simple as that.

    Now, what was that about the pad type?
  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,252
    Hard mouse pads track better and are easier to clean. Something aluminum or frosted glass. The glass will have issues with laser mice, but should work well with optical mice.
    ScotGorwe
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