Gaming mice implement the use of optical technology to track the mouse's movement on the ground. With that feature comes the ability for the mouse to track DPI (dots per inch). A mouse that tracks 2000 DPI has a smoother tracking then one with 800. This leads to improved cursor placement. This is great addition to gaming. Another great specification to the gaming mouse is the use of additional buttons in contrast to the standard computer mouse. Gaming mice are known for their additional buttons. These buttons grant the user to deduct some of the keyboard's work load, and place it on the mouse. With the use of mouse key binding the additional mouse keys maybe used for other actions in game. These functions can be set to a whole range of actions, maybe the reloading a weapon or the casting a spell. Gaming mice can contain from 3 to over 10 additional buttons. Certain gaming mice have the option of changing the weight of the mouse by use of additional weights. This is an excellent feature that allows the user to customize his mouse to his preference. Storage for the additional weight is reserved for the user. The User can add weights of measurements and amounts into the mouse. The feature creates a specified resistance for the mouse to create. This leads to improved precision for the user since it is communes with their style and control. If a user has a heavier mouse preference, and is using a lighter mouse the resistance from the mouse will promote over extension of the mouse. Certain gaming mice have the ability to change shape. The user is given the option of altering the length or the width of the mouse. Mouse users who prefer to have the mouse act as a supporter for the palm of their hand may choose to increase the length of the mouse in order to do so, and the same applies to the width.
Mice have been issued the ability to go wireless. This is usually seen as more of a comfort option rather than response efficiency. Wired mice have better response time then a wireless mouse. Since data must be sent from the mouse to the receiver this process delays response time rather than a direct link. Wired mice are not prone to external interference from other devices. Signal interference can be created by other wireless mice in the area of the receiver jamming or sending mixed signals to the computer. This can be frustrating in situations that need immediate response and action. Wired mice are also great since they do not have the opportunity to lose battery power while in use. Wireless mice are equipped with chargeable or non-chargeable batteries both which have a limited lifespan. Nothing is worse than losing control in a game, while having to replace dead batteries.