Cloth Mouse Pad:
This is your everyday cloth mouse pad
(slightly used). This baby has as much if not more friction than
your desk. So what is it good for? Soaking up all that sweat from
your hours of fragging that's what! But don't take my word for it
the numbers don't lie!
I set up a 14.5° incline plane using a
30.5" piece of particleboard and 2 phonebooks. The height at
the very end of the board was 7.63". I placed the mouse pad at
the end of the board and place my ruler on top of the mouse pad. The
whole goal of this setup was to measure how long it took for the
mouse to slide down six inches.
As you can see from the photo the mouse
isn't moving, so from this I can assume there is a lot of friction
even more than the particleboard has.
Although the mouse stuck to the mouse
pad, I still did the test and here were my results:
As you can see the mouse pad has a lot
of friction on the base of the mouse. But lets test how much
friction the mouse pad has on the ball. For this test, I used a
ruler and a piece of paper. I taped the edge of the piece of paper
to the mouse pad, and then placed the ruler on the edge of the
paper. I moved the courser to the left side of the screen, and
placed my mouse against the edge of the ruler. Then I proceeded to
move the mouse to the right until I saw the courser was on the other
side of the screen. Then I proceeded to measure the distance my
mouse had traveled. I did 10 trails.
Here are my results:
As you can see it takes on the average 6.55mm of mouse movement to
make the mouse travel 1280 pixels cross my screen.
As you can see from the results the cloth mouse pad applies a
lot of traction to the mouse ball, as well as the base. Lets see how
the Vinyl Matrox mouse pad fairs.
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