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Track marble is now a piece of junk

I bought and original track marble the flesh colored one with the locking ring to hold the marble. It lasted me for years and finally after years of service it became intermittent and i had to buy a new one. I discovered that i couldn't buy one like the original, so i bought one of the grey ones and quickly discovered that logitech had taken one of the best pointing devices on the market and turned it into a piece of junk. I knew then why they were so much cheaper than the original. I have gone through 4 of them in 8 months. with no locking ring the marble wears off the plastic bumps and then it will also before it soon quits working all together. I am a pro online poker player and use notebook computers i have two top of the line ent. specials and am forced to use a junk pointing device thay i have to buy two at a time. What ever posessed you to take the best pointing device one the market and turn it into a disposable junk. after about a month the marble falls out continusly and then it becomes intermitten before it soon quits working all together. I think if you are going to make disposable junk you should label it as such and drop the price to about 4.98 because that is all they are worth if that. A better solution is to put the original back on the market for those of us who use thier computers several hours a day. They were considerable more money but i would be happy to pay for the original quality. Like I said earlier they were the best pointing device on the market. My son used mine one time and went right out and bought one. Now I tell people to not buy them unless, like me they absolutely have to have one.and it will not last. I think four in 7 or 8 months proves you are now making disposable junk.
Sincerely Jerry Irwin re curmudgun1@earthlink.net
P.S. if you have any of the old models laying around i will buy at least two. One to use right away and a spare because my computer is jy livelyhood.

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  • Jimpopsbob Aug 24, 2008

    Works intermittently, seems to be the cable. if one moves the cable near the unit to and fro, it connects and disconnects. It's not difficult to replace the 'plug in' cable if they were available as spares. I agree they are the best pointing devices in the short term ,but the manfacturer should be ashamed of the poor build quality. Using cable more suitable to constant movement would solve one of the problems. for £20, it should last five years. Improve the quality or reduce the price drastically.


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