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Offline Stupidface

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Once upon a time, Logitech made gear that was not only cutting edge, but was also astonishingly well-built.  Sadly, Logitech's "white plastic" era ended around 1999 with the introduction of the Marble Mouse (M/N: T-BB14):

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Is anyone still using a Logitech product that dates from 1999 or earlier?  I ask because it would not surprise me at all to learn that a fair number of people are still using Logitech gear built more than two decades ago (it was that well-made).

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Does your Logitech mouse or trackball pre-date the turn of the century?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 10 August 2022, 03:43:27 »
Is anyone still using a Logitech product that dates from 1999 or earlier?  I ask because it would not surprise me at all to learn that a fair number of people are still using Logitech gear built more than two decades ago (it was that well-made).
My mom still uses one of those, works great.

I dread the day it dies and I have to find another.
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Re: Does your Logitech mouse or trackball pre-date the turn of the century?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 10 August 2022, 05:41:52 »
Not from the past century, but my original MX518 is still kicking.

[I also bought the new version.]

Logitech back in the day was always easily compatible with 16 and early 32-bit systems. It was relatively painless to go with Logitech. They weren't always as available in Canada.

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Re: Does your Logitech mouse or trackball pre-date the turn of the century?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 10 August 2022, 08:50:54 »
The microswitches in my mouse have been in continuous use since 2002 when they were in a Logitech Pilotmouse that I bought new then: It was the last one in the store, and could very well have been manufactured a few years before.
It was a three-button mouse (Yay!) but it was a PS/2 ball-mouse that wasn't vertical. I started building a vertical mouse from the upper shell with a lower from an optical mouse, but I didn't like the feel.

I also sometimes use a Marble Mouse like in the picture. It got updated with a metallic colour scheme as the TrackMan Marble which is also now discontinued.
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Re: Does your Logitech mouse or trackball pre-date the turn of the century?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 10 August 2022, 13:46:13 »
Microswitches are probably more important in mice than in keyboards.