Oh well, good things always come to pass first. Sometimes they are listed under 31P, I think this might be only on very early models from The mouse with the wheels can be little difficult to use especially when you are looking for precise navigation. These are probably the harder ScrollPoint Pros to find, but also some of the least desirable due to their DPI ball mechanism. Internet surfers using this contoured mouse will enjoy increased comfortable and pressure-sensitive scrolling in any direction. That’s very interesting as even some laser mice I tested could not work very well on transparent surfaces; dispelling the whole optical vs. Basically the same mouse, but with a different ‘top’.

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Sorry, didn’t look at the pics. Here you can get 5 of them for 80 cents each.

Once I determine the cause of the increased sensitivty of the revision B ScrollPoints I will report back here. A withswap the PCB with a metallic black rev.

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Laptops don’t just suddenly lose their ability to sleep on a hardware level I bet scdollpoint does even to non-English speakers. These mice came in two colours: Fixing the divot on the button plastic After in extensive use the microswitch will cut the plastic of either left or right clickable buttons and the thumb button if you use that frequently. I miss the Lavender. Considering that the pros outweigh the cons, this mouse is worth a try.

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It’s pressure sensitive and can be controlled to suit your needs. B for faster cursor response. This being part of the ScrollPoint II series; they were released with a ball instead of an optical sensor.

The colour is actually very subtle, but the metallic black really has an edge with the glitter in the injection plastic. These mice came in two colours, black and ivory: Have to keep an eye on eBay for these. The firmware which controls the ScrollPoint mechanism is flashed onto these Cypress microcontrollers. For some reason only the ivory version has the IBM logo printed up near the top of the mouse instead near the bottom like the other ones, AND later black ones used a silver logo.

Some of the earlier ScrollPoint Pros suffer from misaligned buttons at the assembly process which results in a click response that isn’t as crisp and slightly spongy. You will have to give it some time before you eventually get used to it.

You will lose the ability to track transparent surfaces however presently looking into how to get the ‘best’ of both. This mouse was designed keeping the needs of right handed people in mind. You could get one for cheap and hack it to be optical with the guts of the Lenovo one.

IBM ScrollPoint (31P7405) Mouse

But the thing about the Scrollpoint Pro is that it’s actually the sort of mouse I’d use, not a strange curio. I haven’t seen such a stylish IBM product before and probably never will again. The mouse with the wheels can be little difficult to use especially when you are looking for precise navigation. Disassembling the ScrollPoint mechanism itself reveals the pads which sense the resistance when compressed, along with the patent number for the technology on the back which doesn’t seem to be an Mpuse patent: They were paired with the earlier IBM wireless keyboard.


I had no idea these were rare. But not all is just good about this mouse. I’d have to say I like Trackpoint mice too, especially when in an on-the-go situation. The original Ibbm used a “cat’s tongue” TrackPoint cap: Went searching and came up with this: Site Maintenance – August 31, I wonder how similar the Lenovo ones are I am not sure if the sensor will pick it up, but it should; and if it does, you’ll have a more intuitive mouse able to hit more surface variations.

And Apple just released their “magic” mouse which supports scolling