Here's our Hardware Tip for.. August 30, 2002
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A New Pointing Device--Part 1 of 4
Tired of cleaning the dirt and dust off the ball that drives your mouse? Even if you use a mouse pad (and keep your office clean), your mouse attracts debris like metal to a magnet. This debris usually causes freezes, hiccups, and frustration as you try to use your mouse during a normal work session.
One solution is to buy an optical mouse. Optical mouse pointers use a sensor that tracks movement across a stationary surface--it doesn't have any moving parts to collect dirt.