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Hello. In 15 years of web surfing this is only my 2nd comment to a web site. I just couldn't resist. I've had my Fellowes Finger mouse for Lord knows how many years. I'm guessing 10 years but I'm really not sure. At one point the cord developed a short, courtesy of my new puppy. The USB end was rendered useless. I was devastated. I only used the mouse at that time for laptop surfing or watching vids from the couch, often while interfaced with the TV. But it was great compared to a cordless mouse because in those days the wireless didn't have enough range.

Anyway, I tried 3 times to solder a new USB end on the mouse while simultaneously extending the cord. Those damn little wires... The 3rd try, upon inserting the USB it shut my laptop down so fast it took my breath away. I figured what the hell and tried for number 4 and I got it. I love this mouse and would die defending it from attackers of any variety.... (well, sorta)

The biggest thing on this mouse is lint. It gums it up badly around the little rubber rollers under the ball making it unusable. I learned that with a pointed end tweezers and rubbing alcohol I could finesse the lint out of there and render a useless mouse brand new. Also it has two little ball bearings that assist in the "roll" and one of mine must have stuck for quite some time because now it's flat on one side. And I've had to put little itty bitty pieces of electrical tape inside the ball seat to take up slop between the ball and the retaining ring, which was absolutely no big deal to accomplish. The bottom line is that with a little TLC the mouse still works as good as new.. Hell maybe even better after I got the ball slop out.

Fellowes quit supporting it and listing it many many moons ago. I was surprised that this 3G Green Green Globe company had the patent. I checked the web site but it seems outdated as it only lists supported OS's up to NT, although I'm presently using this mouse right now on Windows 7 64 bit with absolutely no issues as I write this. I've come to learn its also wonderful for reading and editing using the "on screen keyboard" and Adobe 10 while slovenly reclined on the couch.

The other thing is this 3G company appears oriental and they call the mouse a "4D", which seems weird. And evidently they only sell in bulk and do not list the prices. You have to "inquire". Well, as Elvis used to say, "If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it". I don't know what the going rate is now, but mine is long ago paid for. What I paid I don't remember. But I vaguely remember buying it at Walmart and I'm as cheap as they get, so you can bet good money that wherever I bought it, it was no more than $10 to $15.

Anyway, I hope you keep the website up for a long time. I enjoyed looking it over and plan to mention it to a few friends.

Thanks,
Val S.

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