Mice that will work on a glass desk?

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  1. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I was thinking about that swipeability part. Easy to clean.

    Altough original idea in my head was sandblasting the bottom side (something for the mouse to track on), leaving the actual surface smooth. I don't know how those in the picture are made, they could even be smooth but colored glass...
     
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    Mr.Koala Notebook Virtuoso

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    The mouse will not track well (at least for demanding work/play) unless you can adjust the lens to focus on the bottom surface.

    Not sure about the glass pads linked, but I've seen some other glass ones and they are all textured on the upper side.
     
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    Aonarch Notebook Geek

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    Just carry a thin metal mouse pad with you. Mine is 10 years old from Razer.
     
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  4. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    I've got a $20 Microsoft 3600 and it works great on a glass desk.
     
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  5. Peon

    Peon Notebook Deity

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    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.

    As a quick update, it seems I destroyed my Anywhere MX when I took it apart and tried to fix it (as expected...), so I took the old Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse back from my Surface Pro to use as a backup for now.

    Surprisingly, it tracks on glass - decently enough for casual computing in the short term at least - though in the longer term I'm still in the market for either a mouse pad or a mouse as things can get a bit annoying on occasion when it isn't tracking properly and the cursor jumps.
     
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  6. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    I've noticed Microsoft mice seem particularly good with glass surfaces. You can use just about anything as a temporary pad as well.
     
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