Lift off Distance

Lift off distance isn’t rocket science, no matter how much that name makes you think so. Lift off distance is the point which the optical or laser sensor stop tracking for the cursor when the mouse is removed from the surface you’re working on. If you’re a low DPI or low sensitivity player, you have probably hit the edge of your CM Storm Power-RX surface, making you pick up the mouse to recenter it to get back into the action.

Your typical mouse will have a pretty high LOD, like one or two centimeters. Your quality gaming mouse will have an LOD of 3 millimeters or below. After that height, the mouse sensor will stop reporting to the computer, allowing you to freely move your mouse back to the mousepad without shifting the cursor. In short, the lower the LOD, the better.