Mechanical mouse

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
Mechanical computer mouse

A mechanical mouse is a computer mouse that contains a metal or rubber ball on its under side. When the ball is rolled in any direction, sensors inside the mouse detect this motion and move the on-screen mouse pointer in the same direction. The picture is an example of the bottom of a mechanical mouse with the ball removed. Today, this mouse has been replaced by the optical mouse.

Mouse terms, Optical-mechanical mouse, Optical mouse