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Logitech Mouse Needs Replacing Again

For years - it seems like 20 but is probably closer to 10 - I've used a Logitech wireless mouse with my desktop computers1 I was using a Logitech MX-1000, but that broke down and it was replaced by a Logitech MX Revolution. Now it's breaking down in the same fashion: the left mouse button isn't staying "clicked" (though it remains physically clicked) during some drag operations.

Currently Logitech's top of the line model is the Logitech Performance Mouse MX, but it gives up the thumb scroll wheel I like to set to page up/page down. I also click that scroll wheel for command-click in Safari to open links in new tabs.

So now they have the Performance Mouse MX, and the side scroll wheel is gone. It's $79 at Amazon, but dangit, I don't want to keep adjusting to these things. I'll probably end up getting this thing, though.

Unless someone knows of another company making pro-level mice… anyone?

P.S. It's interesting. My Logitech MX-700 lasted three years: early 2003 to early 2005. I replaced it with an MX-1000 and replaced it with the Revolution in late 2007. Now it's late 2010, and the mouse is failing again. Looks like a pretty reliable schedule of every 30 to 36 months, I need a new mouse.

P.P.S. Kensington's mouse lineup still sucks. Too bad.

Footnotes

  1. Before that, it was a Kensington mouse and/or trackball.

2 Responses to "Logitech Mouse Needs Replacing Again"

  1. I'm still on my original Logitech Trackman Wheel which I think has been clicking along since 2001 or so. I'd consider updating to the wireless version, but I keep hoping they will come out with a BlueTooth version that won't require the huge dongle that comes with wireless.

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