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Mouse technology simplifies navigation of websites and documents, letting those who work at computers be more efficient. Optical mice use upgrades in technology to make navigation even easier.

Optical Technology Makes Mice More Efficient

Optical technology replaces the mouse ball and track, which was the first type of technology used in mice. The optical sensor detects when the mouse is being moved and uses digital signal processing to move the cursor on the screen accordingly. This technology extends the life of a home or office mouse since the optical sensor does not gather dust or residue during use.

Stay Comfortable with Contoured Design Features

Most manufacturers create products that accommodate casual computer users and people who use computers for hours per day. Optical mouse options utilize design features to maximize comfort. The sides are contoured to fit the typical hand position and are covered with rubber to create a comfortable grip. Ambidextrous mice have contouring features that accommodate left and right hands. This feature is beneficial in an office setting since both left-handed and right-handed people may use the same computer.

Enjoy Convenient Scrolling with a Three-Button Design

In terms of functionality, computer mice include features that reduce the amount of time customers spend scrolling. Most models have a vertical scroll wheel in the center of the mouse. These wheels are sensitive to scroll speed so that users can scroll through a long document with one movement. The three-button design implemented on many optical mice makes it easy to carry out more functions without the keyboard. The left button functions as a standard button, while the right button opens up specialized menu options. The middle scroll wheel works as a third wheel when pressed. Many programs, particularly those used in business settings, are designed to function with three-button mice.

Wired and Wireless Mice Use Optical Technology

Both wired and wireless optical devices are available. Wired mice often have plug-and-play functionality, which permits users to begin working with the mouse as soon as it is plugged in. Users do not have to install additional software or drivers to use the device. Wired options also have no latency, which means that there is no delay between mouse movement and on-screen cursor movement.

Wireless options give customers the freedom to work in a variety of locations. A wireless optical mouse reduces cord clutter and minimizes the risk of tangling. It is a suitable option for those with very large computer monitors or multiple monitors since wireless mice users can navigate the entire work area without thinking about cord length. Wireless mice are typically powered by AA or AAA batteries. Assuming typical daily usage patterns, most mouse models can run on one AA or AAA battery for up to 1 year. Some models are rechargeable. You can recharge the mouse by connecting it to a computer or wall charger with a micro USB cable.

Mice that use optical technology function smoothly on a variety of surfaces. Wired and wireless options accommodate a range of customer needs. With Staples, it’s easy to compare products and find a mouse with the features that matter to you.

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Logitech M325 Wireless Optical Mouse, Assorted Colors
Item: SS1062476
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  • Advanced optical mouse for everyday use in commercial or personal environments
  • Wireless connectivity for reliable usage
  • Requires Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS X 10.5 or later and Linux Kernel 2.6+ for operation
As low as 29.99 $29.99
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Logitech® M100 Corded Optical Mouse, Black (910-001601)
Item: 862287 / Model : 910-001601
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  • Wired optical mouse
  • Plug-and-play USB connectivity requires no setup
  • Two mouse buttons with scroll wheel for easy scrolling
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Logitech B100 Optical Wired USB Mouse, Black (910-001439)
Item: 911687 / Model : 910-001439
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  • Optical mouse for precise movements
  • Wired connectivity for accuracy and dependability
  • Three buttons for versatility
8.39 $8.39
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Staples Wired Mouse (23415)
Item: 959065 / Model : 23415
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  • Contoured design with rubberized, soft comfort grip
  • Wired USB connection allows working distance up to 4.91 feet
  • Vertical scroll wheel
7.99 $7.99
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Logitech TrackMan Marble Wired Ambidextrous Trackball Mouse (910-000806)
Item: 795818 / Model : 910-000806
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  • Ambidextrous wired trackball mouse
  • USB connectivity with plug-and-play for use across multiple devices
  • Four customizable buttons allow quick access to frequently used functions
37.63 $37.63
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Adesso® iMouse E10 USB 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Mouse, Black
Item: IM1TG7898 / Model : IMOUSE E10
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  • Wireless, ergonomic and vertical mouse for comfort
  • Wireless technology and radio frequency for a distance of 30 feet
  • Six buttons with two for Internet navigation
44.99 $44.99
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HP USB Wired Optical Mouse, Black
Item: 1980584 / Model : HPKY619AA
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  • Optical mouse allows you to have complete control over cursor movement
  • Offers wired connectivity
  • Three buttons with one scroll wheel for easy access
13.98 $13.98
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Logitech M185 Wireless Optical Mouse, Black (910-002225)
Item: 100288 / Model : 910-002225
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  • Optical wireless mouse ideal for use with compact notebook computer
  • Nano receiver attached to USB port provides easy wireless connectivity
  • Mouse features an ergonomic design for comfortable use
19.99 $19.99
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HP X3000 Nano Receiver Wireless Optical Mouse, Glossy Black
Item: 1980581 / Model : HPH2C22AA
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  • Optical mouse allows you to have complete control over cursor movement
  • Offers wireless connectivity for easy and fluid scrolling
  • Three buttons with one scroll wheel for easy access
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HP X3000 Wireless Mouse, Blue (K5D27AA#ABL)
Item: 2102593 / Model : HPK5D27AA
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  • Contoured shape promotes all-day comfort
  • Scroll wheel zips you through the web and documents with speed & ease
  • Works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10
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Adesso® iMouse E1 Vertical Ergonomic Illuminated USB Mouse, Glossy Black
Item: IM1TG7897 / Model : IMOUSE E1
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  • Glossy black, LED color: Blue
  • Designed with a vertical orientation and a contoured shape that provides a uniquely comfortable user experience
  • Two Internet navigational buttons, back and forward, are conveniently located on the left side of mouse to provide you with Internet browser control with minimal hand movement
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Kensington® Orbit® Optical USB Trackball With Scroll Ring, Black
Item: IM1CA2749 / Model : K72337US
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  • Wired trackball with scroll ring for quick and easy navigate
  • Provides USB enabled connectivity for simple plug-and-play use
  • Offers 2 buttons for superior tactile response
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Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball (K72352US)
Item: IM1KD6704 / Model : K72352US
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  • Mobile trackball mouse for easy and precision movements at home or the office
  • Connects with USD nano receiver-enabled wireless technology for quick installation and ready use
  • Centered ball design makes it easy to scroll with a simple touch
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Dell™ Wired USB Optical Mouse, Black (15VVH)
Item: 24122706 / Model : 275BBCB
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  • Wired computer mouse to comfortably use over extended periods of time
  • Cable length: 6'
  • Comes in black color
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Insten Black 2.4GHz Cordless Wireless Optical Computer Mouse with 800 1200 1600 DPI
Item: 970853 / Model : POTHOPTMOUS8
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  • Comfort grip
  • Many dormant class control and more power-saving hibernation
  • Features: 2.4GHz wireless transmission
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SIIG® Optical Wireless Ergonomic Mouse, Blue (JK-WR0B12-S2)
Item: IM13V1401 / Model : JK-WR0B12-S2
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  • Ergonomic mouse offers pixel-precise tracking
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Features: Six buttons
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Microsoft Wired Compact Optical Mouse 500, USB Wired, Black (U81-00009)
Item: 609742 / Model : U81-00009
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  • Effortless mouse scroll wheel
  • Comfortable use in left or right hand
  • Plug-and-play setup with no software installation
12.49 $12.49
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Microsoft Wireless Mouse 900, Full Sized, USB Wireless Mouse, Black (PW4-00001)
Item: 1682153 / Model : PW4-00001
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  • Full-sized mouse
  • Fits comfortably in either hand
  • Customizable buttons
29.99 $29.99
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Kensington® Orbit® Optical Trackball
Item: 520251 / Model : 64327
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  • Wired trackball
  • Optical technology delivers superior precision - no cleaning required
  • Interface: USB and PS/2
38.79 $38.79
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msi® Optical Wired Gaming Mouse, Black (INTERCEPTOR DS B1)
Item: IM13F0361 / Model : INTERCEPTOR DS B1
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  • Gaming mouse
  • Connectivity: Wired
  • 6 buttons
22.39 $22.39
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Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850, USB Wireless Mouse, Magenta Pink (U7Z-00062)
Item: 2229097 / Model : U7Z-00062
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  • Dimension: 1.5"H x 2.3"W x 4"D
  • Scroller Type: Scroll Wheel
  • Wireless Technology: Radio Frequency
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Adesso 2.4GHz RF Wireless Vertical Left handed Mouse
Item: IM18K0509 / Model : IMOUSE E90
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  • Radio Frequency wireless connectivity offers more freedom for people who want to control devices and play games from a distance
  • Features optical 1600 dpi resolution for silky smooth movement
  • 6-buttons scroll wheel provides convenient and easy navigation
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Microsoft Basic USB Wired Optical Mouse, White (P58-00062)
Item: 596842 / Model : P58-00062
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  • Optical wired mouse built for the rigors of daily use
  • USB connectivity offers lag-free response
  • Easy navigation through optical tracking technology
14.99 $14.99
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Dell™ Wired Optical Mouse, Black (468-7409)
Item: IM18A5359 / Model : 468-7409
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  • Optical mouse for navigation and computing efficiency
  • Color: Black
  • Connectivity: Wired
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