Optical Mouse

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optical mouseHow Stuff Works offers a technical explanation as to how an Optical mouse works.  There are several advantages to using this type of mouse in that it has not moving parts such as a rubber ball to clean, although dust and hair can still dull the responsiveness of the mouse.

The optical mouse tends to work on any surface and you may see a red light shining when you link it to the computer.  A glass surface or one that is very reflective can also cause difficulties.   The movement of the mouse can be very smooth which helps those with dexterity difficulties.

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