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I have recently acquired a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse. It has a Microsoft BlueTrack technology for motion detection. Microsoft claims that it should work on practically any surface. Well, when I use mine on a bedsheets, it works "ugly". It always skips movements, as if I am lifting the mouse. My 10$ logitech with standard red laser works perfect on both table and the bedsheets.

Is it just my BlueTrack problem, or some of you can confirm that this MS technology really can't do it's job as claimed, when it comes to cotton surfaces?

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Your bed-sheet is smooth right, no folds, bumps, etc? –  Zoredache Jan 5 '12 at 23:19
    
Yes, and the fact that the red-laser mouse works perfect makes it logical to suspect either the technology or the particular unit. The cotton bedsheet is yellow and red colors though. BlueTrack my be losing the "ground count" at color changes I assume. –  Maxim V. Pavlov Jan 5 '12 at 23:25
    
I have an optical device , that was all working wonderfully, ran it on my pants/clothing, and it would do what your describing. I adjusted the led to point different, to change a few angles, still the same thing, single flat surface fine, Soft surface nothing. It gave the same responce as if it was Lifted, but it was the exact opposite. the optics were very tight to the base, and the soft surface was getting to Close. I added in a clear acrylic base to keep the surface from getting to close to the optics, and it works fine . . . still. you could test if that is it easily –  Psycogeek Jan 6 '12 at 3:59

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