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Logitech G5 and Black Icemat

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Street, 28 Jul 2006.

  1. Street

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    I've just bought myself a nice shiny new icemat for my G5 to sit on... But it doesn't work with it! Is this an incompatibility between the two? Suppose I should have checked on here first before I bought it... But I assumed a mouse mat was a mouse mat!
     
  2. FirebarUK

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    Yeah, known to not work together. I can heartily recommend the Qpad, I've got my G5 on one of those and they're great :)
     
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  3. Edgar

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    theres a flash update on the logitech site which updates your mouse so it can track on more surfaces, that should sort you out :) It worked for me anyhow...
     
  4. Street

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    Nice one, I'll give that a go:)

    Shame to see my birthday present to myself not be any good:(
     
  5. Street

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    Sweet... Worked a treat:D

    I've never heard of flashing a mouses firmware before though, cheers for the help:)

    Edit: Actually.. Does anyone have any idea how the hell that has made it work?
     
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  6. quadboi

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    Got an mx518 sitting here on the icemat, excellent.
     
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    Wise Guy

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    At a guess i'd say its probably changed a setting for scan rate / sensitivity or similar that will allow it to pick up on reflections from a different surface type...

    M
     
  8. SameSuspect

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    you boys with the g5 find the wheel button hard to click? does it ever smooth up?

    i still havnt got used to this mouse from my old basic optical. Im stopping myself from selling it though, just gotta give it some time?
     
  9. Street

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    I prefer mice with the wheel a bit harder to click.. My old one just went round and round with no resistance and it didn't feel as good!
     
  10. SnipaMasta

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    Why do you need a mousemat for an optical/laser anyway?
     
  11. AdamEW

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    its true a mousemat is often not needed on quite a few desks however I thing allot of people just like the feel of a mousemat more
     
  12. SameSuspect

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    a decent mousemat is loads smoother than a desktop surfice, fabric mousemats dont need cleaning either, and mouse feet never get dust stuck to them
     
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    Wise Guy

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    An uneven surface has varying reflective properties - these can cause variation in the amount of movement a mouse picks up.

    A surface with standard reflective properties will perform without variation...

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