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Which make/model of mouse/trackball have you used that lasted the shortest amount of time on your desk?

How long did it last?  (Days, perhaps?  Hours?  Minutes?)

Why did it not last long (e.g. slapdash build quality, cheap materials, poor ergonomic placement of buttons, too large/small for your hand, spontaneously combusted, etc.)

Logi M575, lasted almost exactly 4 weeks.  Just failed last Thursday.

I bought it for my laptops (work and personal), used it on my Win10 machine a few times, then switched it to my work Macbook full-time, where it lasted daily use for 8 days.

Whether on Bluetooth or the dongle, the pointer skips across monitors with the slightest movement of the ball.  Sometimes, it works perfectly, but only for a few seconds.  Tried cleaning it out, didn't see any real smegma, tried alcohol on a Q-Tip, tried the whole restart/reinstall nonsense, even tried putting it back on the Win10 machine.  It's just bronked.

No idea why it failed.  I went back to carrying an M570 that I bought umpteen years ago and gave up on the idea of having one trackball for 2 laptops.  I'll move the dongle.

Anything Mionix has been a huge disappointment for me. I've tried 3 Mionix mice, and all failed for different reasons within a year of purchase.

I have never bought a mouse without holding it first to test comfort and button placement and I've bought from the place where I could do this even when it's meant I paid 50% more than I needed to - overall  still cheaper than buying two mice in a month.  While not strictly accurate as it's still sat on my desk unused for over two years my shortest lived mouse was a Steelseries Rival 700, which started to skip as soon as I did the slightest bit of overclocking (and when the computer runs an old laptop CPU overclocking is significant and necessary)

When I upgrade the computer and if I find the need for pixel perfect accuracy I will give it another go but until then it will continue to gather dust.

This question is the reason I use wireless mice exclusively and took place well before anyone gamed with wireless mice.

I had just gotten a new desk recently and my mouse dies on me late at night just before a holiday, needing a mouse in a hurry to finish a job I ran to the closest store that would carry one and bought the cheapest mouse I could (Inland?) with the intent of getting another good mouse as soon as stores opened up again after the holiday.

Turned out my new desk had a sharp corner and it killed the new mouse in 3 hours.
Rather than replace the desk, when stores opened I bought a wireless Logitech mouse and never looked back. I took heat for years from people saying you couldn't game on wireless mice. Not true if you got a good one, a disadvantage maybe, but not enough to warrant the heat they took.


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