I will at some point try swapping the ICs to determine which one is responsible for the behaviour change. For warranty information about this product, please click here. Sun Jun 10, 2: Wed Jul 25, 8: Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Shipping included on all repairs.
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You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here: Customers also shopped for. This really gives the ScrollPoint a unique colour and helps keep with the theme a lot scroollpoint. The slate blue mice are presumably less common and were only manufactured with IBM logos because this colour was dropped with the later models.
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Here’s a photo comparing both slate blue colours and a metallic black:. Had to return scrollpount, and decided not to take my chance with a replacement. Sun Jun 10, 2: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The scrollpoint button was sticking in the down position when I plugged it in, and I was unable to get that to stop.
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English Choose a language for shopping. Jouse a customer review. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. From what I can gather the slate blue ScrollPoints came out first and the metallic black ones came out after with some changes.
This driver also fixes issues with using the ScrollPoint in Google Chrome. Availability ScrollPoint mice generally go under the radar as not too many people are acute to them.
Lenovo ScrollPoint mouse – game changer for my PC usage. No matter how long a document is, you never need to lift your finger off the point-stick.
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With a wheel mouse you have to repeatedly stroke the wheel in order to scroll through long documents such as forum threads and PDFs, which seems to me like an ergonomic nightmare. See questions and answers.
They’ll have patent 5, referenced at the bottom for the optical mechanism that determines the movement of the mouse ball. However I think it looks nice so I kept it. It seemed pretty ridiculous to me that after eliminating balls from underneath a mouse, that I’d be subjected to the scrpllpoint problems when they were moved to the top.
Most mice will have red sensor LEDs as they are cheaper to manufacture and more responsive to the sensing IC. Once I determine the cause of the increased sensitivty of the revision B ScrollPoints I will report back here.
Postage is a bit expensive if you live outside of the States, though. The ScrollPoint Mouse is one of them. If you have different coloured ScrollPoints, you can mix and match button colours.
A few reasons may be that 1 most people don’t like change, 2 the ScrollPoint performs too fast without drivers, 3 IBM didn’t push marketing or continue to really develop the product into the mainstream.
Even in the best of light, you have no control over the normal browsing speed that a wheel provides. Because of the extra feature being able to use them with both interfaces, these microcontrollers are often found in mice from many vendors.
This will not ship with your product. It can only be obtained used or NOS at this point going forward.
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All other coverage begins after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. The LED is mounted facing just behind the same– it can be swapped out for any desired colour. I’m going to use this as my main mouse for the forseeable future!