Razer announces dual-sensor gaming mice

Written by Clive Webster

June 9, 2011 // 11:45 a.m.

Tags: #4g #dual-sensor #gaming-mouse #imperator #laser-and-optical #mamba #mouse-engine #precise #razer #surface-calibration #tracking #twitchy

Razer has announced a mouse tracking system that combines a laser sensor with a typical optical sensor. Called the 4G Dual Sensor, Razer says the new system offers ‘twice the tracking precision’ of a standard mouse.

According to Razer, the dual sensors enable the mouse to calibrate itself in line with your mouse surface.

The company claims that the system is ‘primed to optimally track your swipes more rapidly and accurately,' adding that it also lets you 'determine the cutoff height for tracking to stop when the mouse is lifted from the surface.

Razer says the latter is important for FPS gamers, as it allows you to lift the mouse off the edge of the surface and place it back on the centre without the cursor moving, keeping your aim on target.

According to Razer, the new 4G Dual Sensor system has a resolution of 6,400dpi and offers ‘ten times faster surface detection than any sensor from the previous generation.

The sensor will be built into new models of Razer Mamba and Imperator mice from July. Does this sound like an essential upgrade or just smoke and mirrors? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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