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Firstly, if you are interested in mouse technology and how it works this article does a great job of it: An Overview of Mouse Technology To answer the first question, cpi (the correct term, but often confused with dpi) is pushed higher on mice for a number of reasons, but the tricky part is balancing out the different variables so that errors don't occur, ...


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The reason to place the mouse next to the keyboard is to make it fast, easy, and accurate to switch between pointing (with the mouse) and keying (with keyboard), as is typically necessary for computer input. Not surprisingly, the further the mouse is from the keyboard, the longer it takes to reach for it. The difference in reaching time can be modeled ...


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There are two studies suggesting you are correct. This one and this one. From the first study: " this raises the question of whether, for non-experimental purposes, there is any benefit beyond marketing for the 5700 dpi mouse we used." From the second study: "Though other reasons may prevail, the quest for mouse resolutions above 10000 CPI does not seem ...



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