Upgrading Your Computer Mouse

Computer mice are fun computer peripherals to replace. They come in many shapes, colors and sizes. Optical and laser mice also give off fancy lights that can brighten up a drab computer table. If you want to introduce a new look for your computer, just get an optical mouse with flashing lights and all the works. To top everything off, computer mice are relatively inexpensive to acquire.

One thing you should carefully consider in a mouse, especially if you use it for gaming, is the dpi or dots per inch which tells you how fast the mouse is. The higher the dpi, the faster the cursor movement. This can be very advantageous when you need to click on objects quickly.

Like keyboards, you have the option of getting a wireless mouse instead of the standard corded mouse. Wireless mice can be really great if you want to keep your computer neat and tidy. The downside to wireless mice is that the battery will need to be replaced every few days or so.

Avoid getting an outdated ball mouse because this device requires frequent maintenance. Dirt can easily get trapped in the wheel and you will need to clean it often. In addition, ball mice will not work without a mouse pad.

For mice that are less of a hassle to take care of, get an optical mouse or a laser mouse. These mice use an infrared laser to determine the movement of your cursor. They will not require a mouse pad. To use these innovative computer hardware, just place them on a level tabletop that is not transparent. They will work way better than ball mice!

Other features that you may want to have in a replacement mouse are extra shortcut buttons. Some advanced mice allow you to program the commands that their extra button can execute.

When purchasing a computer mouse as part of a PC upgrade, you also have to consider the free ports in your computer. A mouse can be connected to your computer via a USB port or a PS/2 port. Some mice come with adapters that allow you to switch between the two ports.

Article was written by Jeffrey Frasco. Visit Computer Knowledge For You for information about Computer Components. Computer Knowledge For You also offers information about PC computer hardware, computer hardware tips, and a tutorial about how to build your own computer.