Reviews and Problems with Kensington Pilot Mouse Pro
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Terry Lehrke, Amazon
18 July 2011
Summary: I rated this a 3 star because when the products works it is great - but this is the second one we brought - it appears to only last about a year. I received the product from the shipper when expected.
Summary: I liked this mouse so much I bought it twice, but twice it did the same thing. The rubber grips on the top and side of the mouse start to peel off after awhile. You can pop them back in or try to glue them and it just pops out again the next day. Although I really liked its size and shape, I had to move on to a Logitech which I've had over a year now with no issues.
Summary: Wanted to upgrade from optical. Good news is ergomics are great; tracking is excellent, very pleased with that. Only had it a month so can not comment on reliability or battery life. Also, some minor interference (not bad) from my 2.4GHz wireless router. The bad is that I have Windows 7 and Kensington does not support it. Their latest software was written for XP in 2006, yes 2006.
Summary: the first one stopped working after 2 days.Sent it back for a replacement that now has been working for 4 days so i can't tell yet about it.Customer service though is excellent as a replacement was promptly sent out to me.
Good shape and software, but scroll wheel is too tight
D. Snow, Amazon
21 November 2008
Summary: PRO: Ergonomic shape with ribbed rubber side panels feels good in your hand, and the Kensington Mouse Control software offers many options to fine-tune the behavior of this mouse. CON: One problem that for me is a deal-breaker: the scroll wheel is too tight and requires too much force to roll. I've been using this mouse for several days now, all day, and the wheel is still too tight. After several hours of using this mouse, my index finger is sore!
Summary: I was really impressed with the quality and comfort of this mouse. The contours seem to fit my hand perfectly, however the scroll ball is very annoying. In fact, the reason I was on here reading reviews was to see if anyone had the same problem with their mouse so I could know if mine was just defective. It appears this is a common problem with this type of mouse. However, this problem didn't happen right out of the box.
Summary: I purchased not one but two of the Kensington 72239 mini pilotmouse. I first purchased a mini to use at home, loving the freedom of wireless I purchased the second one for work. Several issues occured then -- the USB portion was not interchangeable to either mouse which meant I had to always remove the stick at home/work; the stick is indeed long (sticks out pretty far) and I did manage to snap it apart by accident (fortunately it was not damaged and I was able to...
Summary: First I bought the Logitech V400, which has a better solution than this mouse for storing the USB receiver. The receiver fits completely within the Logitech, but only perches on the bottom of the Kensington when not in use. It comes off easily when in my bag, and turns the mouse on in the process. But this is a minor gripe. My big problem with this mouse is that it goes to "sleep" often, presumably to save battery life.
Summary: I bought this mouse cause I'm a gamer. I had a Logtech mx 510, and my left mouse button wore out (as all you other gamers know.) but it would follow so well, and would not skip at all while drug fast. Well, i seen one of the logitech laser mice (mx1000) that my friend had. And it was basically the same mouse as the mx 510, but it was laser, and didn't skip. So i was in the market for a new mouse.