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Does A4Tech battery free wireless optical mouse's pad emit dangerous radiation??!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Apit, Apr 6, 2005.

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  1. Apit

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    i just bought a A4 Tech battery free wireless optical mouse...the package included a wireless battery free optical mouse,mouse pad,user's guide.....the guide says dat the mouse pad should be atleast 20cm away from the monitor...i just notice why..when it's close to the monitor,the screen will kinda get full of lines dat vibrates...even when it's more than 20cm away, the lines r still there but less noticeable...so its kinda annoying and i just wanna know whether it's dangerous to my monitor and me..is it radiation or what??should i change my mouse again?should i worry?...plz reply ASAP
     
  2. Arcadion

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    It's an electromagnetic field, which will interfere with the electromagnetic field inside the monitor. It's not dangerous. You get the same effect by putting two monitors next to each other.
     
  3. obvious

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    He means CRT monitors (the old type "desk-filler" monitors). as far as i know, tft and lcd panels (the thin ones) produce so little magnetism that it's nigh-on non existant!

    electromagnetic fields can also faff about with the speakers too, and any heartmonitors in hospitalsetc. or your pacemaker!

    be careful.
     
  4. Apit

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    be careful???bout what??....will it screw up my monitor??
     
  5. griffinspc

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    The only concern I'd have would be it's practicality. If it's interfering with any shielded modern monitor then it may be a dud no matter what. The principle sounds fishy but I've never seen one. I just googled it. Constant USB power running to the pad. A drain on your power supply. It also follows that unlike a standard wireless mouse you won't be able to use it unless it's on the pad so you might as well have a wire.

    I'd be interested in the effect the pad may have on a flash drive or other storage media before the monitor itself. It just seems like a poor design. A good battery powered wireless mouse is reliable and poses no interference threat.
     
  6. Apit

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    i think dat a mouse with a wire could easily get tangled up..but if the pad dat has the wire,it doesnt really matter coz it stays stationary and the wireless mouse moves freely..but the thing is now..im worried that it would screw up monitor or other stuff in my cpu..and like u said drain my power supply...
     
  7. griffinspc

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    Well we all used "wired" mice for years (in computer years about a hundred) and the tangle issue wasn't a real concern. I only moved to a wireless because I was having trouble with my wrist and needed to be able to rearrange my mouse position therefore put the strain on another area of my wrist. It worked and the cortisone injections have stopped. Knock on wood.

    The problem with that design that I see is that it can't move so either way you're tethered to one spot whereas I can move a foot back or six inches sideways, whatever. I can keep my mouse on my main desktop and if mail comes in I can just click and open it without shifting around to my computer desk to open and read it. There's a limit of course in feet from the receptor but I'd never get there in normal use. I guess if it were me, and I could afford to write that one you have off as a learning experience, I'd get another mouse. That ends the concerns for the monitor, other peripherals and your power drain as well as free you up and be really "wireless".
     
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