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From: "Aram Hăvărneanu" <aram.h@mgk.ro>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] acme and sam - mouse suggestions?
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 19:31:34 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAEAzY383pOqhezNkUzbNb0j1aJOXRvL0NjQOyJR7oYxXh4FsrA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAOw7k5iposaPJXxhw3vCtFh9OwAnDTUKyS0RSzS_zaoKtXUPxw@mail.gmail.com>

For over a decade I have been using the soon-discontinued Contour
mouse. I have tried both the wired and the wireless versions, but
the wireless version has too much latency for me, although I am
particularly sensitive to latency, so YMMV.

I have been using the exact same unit since I got it, it has been
very reliable for me, however I know for a fact that the newer
versions of the mouse, even though they superficially appear to be
the same are not as reliable. They changed the plastic used in some
internal shaft and that seems to break quite often. Many of my
friends have broken Contour mice that fail in the exact same way.
That internal shaft breaks.

One friend managed to get hold of a bag of spare shafts. I suspect
they could be easily 3D printed, or replaced with a metal shaft.

In any case, since Contour announced they discontinued the model,
I ordered about 30 mice from retailers that lied about having stock
stock. I got three. With these three, I have in total about ten
spares, which I hope will last me for a while.

-- 
Aram Hăvărneanu

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-28 18:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-28  3:48 Ben Hancock
2022-01-28  4:00 ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  4:21 ` John Floren
2022-01-28  4:30   ` Mark van Atten
2022-01-28  4:39 ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:42   ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:47     ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  4:53       ` umbraticus
2022-01-28  4:56       ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28  4:59         ` Marius Eriksen
2022-02-02  7:02           ` David Arroyo
2022-01-28  5:05       ` Ben Hancock
2022-01-28  5:15       ` Bakul Shah
2022-01-28  5:38         ` Rob Pike
2022-01-28  6:08           ` adr
2022-01-28  7:14             ` umbraticus
2022-01-28  7:48               ` sirjofri
2022-01-28  8:04               ` adr
2022-01-28  9:33                 ` David Leimbach via 9fans
2022-01-28 11:09                 ` fijal
2022-01-29  1:22                 ` adr
2022-01-29 11:30                   ` fijal
2022-01-29 11:54                   ` Steve Simon
2022-01-29 14:07                     ` adr
2022-01-28 12:16               ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-28 12:43                 ` Steve Simon
2022-01-28 14:36                   ` Charles Forsyth
2022-01-28 18:31                     ` Aram Hăvărneanu [this message]
2022-01-28  4:55   ` ori
2022-01-28  5:06     ` Alex Musolino
2022-01-28 20:24     ` Tony Mendoza
2022-01-29 22:33 ` Oleg Finkelshteyn
2022-02-01  4:25   ` Ben Hancock
2022-02-02 10:37     ` Oleg Finkelshteyn
2022-02-02 11:06       ` hiro
2022-03-22 20:01         ` contact
2022-03-22 23:09     ` Stuart Morrow
2022-03-22 23:20       ` hiro
2022-03-22 23:32       ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-03-23  0:00         ` Stuart Morrow
2022-03-23  0:48           ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans

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