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    Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Hi

    I've been a fan of Corsair products for several years but one thing I haven't seen is a "free-scrolling" mouse wheel, as can be found on Logitech G5s mice.

    It lets you spin the wheel either incredibly fast, or slowly for precision, and switch between them.

    Is this something that Corsair mice have or is it patented by Logitech or something?

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    I totally missed this post

    I don't think that we have talked about adding this specific feature to any of our mice, at least not that I know of. I'll bring it up to our HID team next time we get together

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greybeard View Post
    I totally missed this post

    I don't think that we have talked about adding this specific feature to any of our mice, at least not that I know of. I'll bring it up to our HID team next time we get together
    Please don't. Its a horrendous feature, particularly on gaming mice.

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by herulach View Post
    Please don't. Its a horrendous feature, particularly on gaming mice.
    The free scroll wheel is the ONLY reason I still buy Logitech mice. It's amazing being able to switch from gaming to working with the same mouse.
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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    It is a really cool feature, assuming you have a 'scroll clutch' that switches between 'clickclickclickclickclickclick' mode and 'wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee' mode.
    However, I still don't use it very often and then mostly just at night, when I *think* the scroll click might be enough to wake people up... which it isn't.

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Well. lets see what the HID team has to say about this... They may consider it, they may not, only time will tell

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by herulach View Post
    Please don't. Its a horrendous feature, particularly on gaming mice.
    Luckily there's a button to switch between the modes at will.

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    I'm addicted to seeing how long it will spin for! productivity takes a dive for like 10 minutes

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by TechTorpedo View Post
    I'm addicted to seeing how long it will spin for! productivity takes a dive for like 10 minutes
    I have long fingers, so mine will usually spin longer.

    TBH, I'd be more interested in a mouse with numerous additional buttons to customise.
    Something like the old Warcraft mouse, but with more buttons, better placement and without the themed styling.

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I have long fingers, so mine will usually spin longer.

    TBH, I'd be more interested in a mouse with numerous additional buttons to customise.
    Something like the old Warcraft mouse, but with more buttons, better placement and without the themed styling.
    You talking about the steel series one? I had that mouse when I was so in to WoW Memories! hehe


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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greybeard View Post
    You talking about the steel series one? I had that mouse when I was so in to WoW Memories! hehe
    Not that one... THIS one:



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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Logitech's free scroll feature is brilliant - I love it.

    I don't keep up to date on Corsair mice but I am surprised they haven't copied it by now.
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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Alright, I just found out that the free scroll feature is a patent by Logitech. No wonder other competitors don't have that feature either

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greybeard View Post
    Alright, I just found out that the free scroll feature is a patent by Logitech. No wonder other competitors don't have that feature either
    It really is a shame that these sorts of things are actually patentable. Does the patent actually cover the feature in general or just the way in which they do it?

    It's a shame that the law lets companies completely lock down features like that, I can understand patenting a particular method or style of achieving the result but a feature such as free scrolling probably shouldn't be patentable.

    Similar sort of deal as game platform exclusivity, its a way to sell the brand certainly but ultimately it just hurts consumer freedom in the end.

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    It is a really cool feature, assuming you have a 'scroll clutch' that switches between 'clickclickclickclickclickclick' mode and 'wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee' mode.
    Hahaha!

    I also quite like the option to switch between the modes on my G500. Its not often useful, but when it is I find it really handy.

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    Re: Free-scrolling mouse wheels on Corsair mice?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag272 View Post
    It really is a shame that these sorts of things are actually patentable. Does the patent actually cover the feature in general or just the way in which they do it?

    It's a shame that the law lets companies completely lock down features like that, I can understand patenting a particular method or style of achieving the result but a feature such as free scrolling probably shouldn't be patentable.
    Our HID guy didn't get into too much details, but it sounds like its that feature in general.

    I couldn't agree more with feature such as free-scrolling being exclusive to a specific brand. IMO, they should open that feature for other companies to use if they choose to utilize it on certain SKUs. Oh well, we'll just have to wait if that changes in the future.

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