Originally Posted by m0uz
I have 2 of them, my "backup" (i.e. replacement) has the original scroll wheel and it exhibits no vertical or horizontal movement. I push down on the wheel and it activates the middle switch without any travel onto the plunger. However, I swapped the wheel out on my first Xornet II for the original Xornet's wheel and it does
have horizontal movement as well as a micrometre of vertical travel onto the middle switch. The middle switch on my first one has been swapped out for a Huano so that's a factor, too.
Seeing as my "backup" doesn't have any of those problems, I'd say send that rodent back.
Hi there! Thanks for the feedback. To correct myself: I don't have any vertical travel, just forwards (up) - backwards (down). So the wheel has about 2mm of free travel, where the scroll doesn't register - this is annoying because I tend to tap scroll, tapping the scroll wheel slightly for on page scroll at a time and even though there is some slight travel on the first Xornet, due to the EXEMPLARY scroll wheel on that one I don't get annoyed by squeaking sounds like this one makes. Terribly annoying.
So again, just for clarity, to be sure if I can send this one back - on your original one there's no side to side movement - where if you push the scroll wheel from the left to right it registers a middle click?
Now, that out of the way can you tell me more about how and why you replaced the scroll wheel on yours? I hate the new scroll wheel and was thinking about solutions with mine. First thing that I was considering was to sand it off to the dimensions and roundness of the original one.
I hate the sharp details on this one, and the hardness of the new material. It makes my finger ache.
Second thought: did you do anything about the new coating? I can't get a good grip no matter what I try. I have to use twice as much force to hold this one, resulting in the unit feeling twice as heavy as the original, and fatigue installing in my arm twice as fast. Really interested in ideas here.
They also fudged up the clicks, they sound hollow and thin, the first one was better. But I'm thinking that after some dirt will fill some of the parting lines it will sound closer to the original.