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1.0 out of 5 stars Live fast die young, 13 April 2010
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This review is from: Microsoft Arc Mouse - Black (Retail Packaging) (Accessory)
If this mouse could have a moto it would be live fast die young.

I was immediately attracted to the sleek design, gorgeous curves and lightweight body. I loved how easily the Arc folded away neatly and the usb fitted so snug into the mouse. It traveled with me for a couple of months living happily in my laptop bag. Fast becoming the envy of my colleagues, I believed I had found the perfect mouse. then I noticed a change. The smooth, glossy grey surface of the usb soon began to discolour, largely due to rubbing against my laptop bag interior. The black stains and discolouration only got worse and could not be removed. I could live with this, however, after a couple of months the wheel stopped working - I spun the wheel but there was no resistance, the connection had gone and wheel spun freely with no effect whatsoever. I could not continue the relationship any longer. Whilst the mouse was perfectly formed, beautiful to look at and a joy to use I needed that wheel to work so I had to let it go and find another mouse. I have not been able to find another as great as this and I cannot afford another at this price to have it last only a short while.

It's life was cut short but I shall remember fondly the brief relationship we had.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2010 13:58:47 BDT
Mr. Mischief says:
Nice review, a man with a similar sense of humour to mine :-)

Posted on 19 Aug 2010 07:47:49 BDT
M. Meads says:
Are you sure you hadn't clicked in the click wheel, this usually switches it between free mode and resistance mode? The click itself counts as button 4 or 5 on most mice.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2010 02:59:29 GMT
even so...is mouse so expensive so you need to keep it forever????As you said you have been using this for many months,thats plenty anyway.I've got mine for almost 3 years now,and still working perfectly(Trust Laser)Nothing lasts forever;))Buy a new one and problem sorted;)

Posted on 26 Feb 2011 12:14:29 GMT
Darkly says:
Beautifully crafted review.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2011 17:20:50 BDT
Lisa says:
If mine would have broken down before the year guarantee I would have sent it back for a replacement, maybe you got a dodgy one. By the date of this post I see it's probably too late for you to send it back now, which is a shame.

Posted on 9 Oct 2013 12:23:26 BDT
Issi says:
Have the same problem with the wheel! Want the same mouse as its amazing but not sure if its worth buying again if the wheel will stop working after a couple of months! :(
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