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Old 09-07-2008, 07:55 AM
Jason Jason is offline
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Default Dell Pre-Release Keyboard and Mouse Spyshots

A new Dell mouse seems to be a shot across the bow for Logitech. The text around the sensor reads "LaserStream Technology" which is a trademark used by Agilent Technologies, a company that sold laser technology to Logitech. The sensor appears identical to the one on the Logitech G-series (G3, G5, G7) which is a second-generation laser sensor maxing out at 2000 DPI or so.

This seems to be a direct potshot at the G3, having a similar shape; the Dell is arguably better for having an LED sensitivity indicator. I know the G5 has one, but the G5 is not ambidextrous. This looks like the best courtesy mouse I've ever actually seen, and I can see this raising the bar for OEMs regarding input peripherals.

The keyboard was of the short-throw type, with well-integrated media keys and volume wheel. It wasn't the world's best, but it was generally pleasant to type on. I know some of you hate short-throw keys on principle, but the rest of you should consider taking a look at these things - I expect them to be really good bang for the buck.











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Old 09-07-2008, 08:25 AM
madattheinternet madattheinternet is offline
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Doesn't logitech make the mouse and keyboard sets for Dell?
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:53 AM
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http://cp.literature.agilent.com/lit...989-3122EN.pdf

I think this is the sensor used, the Agilent ADNS-6010. Previously it was targeted to high-end gaming mice; the thing that gives me this feeling is the four selectable DPI settings (400, 800, 1600 and 2000 cpi) in the hardware match the ones on the new Dell mouse very well.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:06 AM
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Doesn't logitech make the mouse and keyboard sets for Dell?..I think this is the sensor used
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