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Great mouse, annoying squeak (for Macs)
on 31 January 2012
First of all let me say that physically there is nothing wrong with this mouse. It's a great size, the cable is a generous length (about 2 meters?) and the buttons are a joy to use. The optical mouse is great and at a really good price.
Every time I plug it in there is a high pitch noise emanating from my macbook which only stops when the mouse moves. When the mouse is stationary it starts up again. I didn't notice it at first, but now that I have, it's unbearable. It's like that anti-teenage device that releases an annoying high frequency buzz that supposedly mature people can't hear.
Another problem I have found is that when it is connected to my macbook it doesn't allow the computer to go to sleep when the lid is closed. It stays on and the fans go into overdrive.
I can't say this is going to happen to all mac users, just that it has happened to me. I assume it's an circuit issue. And probably won't happen on newer macs or pc users. But if you own a black macbook or a macbook from '07-'09 steer clear of this mouse.
'07 Black MacBook - Mac OSX snow leopard 10.6.8.