Mice first broke onto the public stage with the introduction of the Apple Macintosh in 1984, and since then they have helped to completely redefine the way we use computers.
Every day of your computing life, we reach out for our mouse whenever we want to move our cursor or activate something. Our mouse senses your motion and your clicks and sends them to the computer so it can respond appropriately.
Computer mice began to appear in the early 1980s, but many computers required an additional expansion board/card to use them during this period of history. Other pointing devices like trackballs, joysticks were more common. Xerox made history by introducing the first computer with a mouse and a graphical user interface in 1981, but it took years for other brands to begin doing the same.
Mechanical Mouse - Mechanical Mouse requires that the mouse be set on a flat surface. The distance and the speed of the rollers inside the mouse determines how far the mouse cursor moves on the screen depending on the software configuration. The biggest disadvantage in a mechanical mouse or the ball mouse is that it had moving parts and so the ware and tear would occur easily.
Optical Mouse - Optical Mouse require a special mouse pad which has a grid pattern. A sensor inside the mouse determines the movement by reading the grid as the mouse passes over it while emitting a light from an LED or sometimes a laser. This type of mouse is much more accurate than the ordinary optical mechanical mouse which relies on the traction between the mouse ball and the rollers. One drawback to an optical mouse is they can have problems in bright lights.
New Optical Mouse/Laser Mouse no longer has the disadvantages of earlier Mouse mice and is capable of being utilized on any surface. In comparison to the traditional Optical-Mechanical mouse, the Optical is a much better solution for a computer mouse.
Wireless Mouse - Wireless mouse has no cord that transmits infrared or radio signals (RF) to a base station receiver. Wireless mouse eliminate the cord tangling associated with the corded variety. The infrared type requires line of sight to the receiver, whereas the RF variety uses radio waves that transmit in a wider pattern.
But all of them do not solve the ultimate drawback of a mouse. Every mouse requires that the mouse be set on a flat surface. Without a proper surface it wouldn’t work properly.
The A-IR Mouse is the first step towards solving this problem.