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raddevus17-Apr-24 9:28
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dandy72 wrote:
That's how quickly they all failed.

I use a logitech trackball[^]. I have one that I purchased back in 98' and i still use it!! These were USB A wired and they worked great and cost $19.95 and then recently went to about $39.95. But now, it looks like they aren't available and th one I linked at Amazon is listed at $219.95!!!

Anyways, the buttons in that trackball have never failed. They work as good as when I first bought it in 98. Wow! Probably an accident.

More recently I purchased a trackball for on the go[^] (ala wireless).
I bought that one and the buttons failed in just a little over one year.

I needed another one but I was very afraid that I would just be buying one of these every year.
I researched it and took the old one apart and tried to fix it and all that nonsense.


I also looked up the buttons that they used and those (internal -- not the things you fingers touch) buttons are super cheap. I was going to order strong ones and replace, but it's just a pain.

Taking it apart and cleaning it did make it work again for about three months.
There is nothing worse than clicking a mouse button and having it do nothing so that you have to click it again _hard_ to make it work. So annoying.

I finally bought another one of the wireless logitech m575s and have been using this one for over 2 years now with now problem.

So, they definitely use really shoddy cheap parts and hope they last "long enough".
1 year would be really terrible but I figured maybe we were at that point with them before i got this one.

Also, I bought this one at the store and didn't order it (seems like they have newer product than warehoused online stuff).
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