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. Is the Pro version functionally different to the regular one, or just more comfortable and better looking? This mouse will not give away very easily. It appears there have been two manufacturers for the Slate Blue plastic bezels as the colour can vary from being more blue or purple. Are your eyes bleeding? I haven’t seen such a stylish IBM product before and probably never will again. I bet it does even to non-English speakers.

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IBM ScrollPoint Pro (31P) Mouse | eBay

I was able to buy one right before crapovo discontinued them. After having the drivers in the right order and then starting X, both horizontal and vertical scrolling should work smoothly in applications, such as Firefox, that support it, ie. More items related to this product.

You will lose the ability to track transparent surfaces however presently looking into how to get the ‘best’ of both. Regardless, it does have a following of few who like the ergonomy scrollpiint enhanced scrolling ability.

Reply buyers requirements – Access thousand of wanted posting each month. After this you will need an X-ACTO knife to cut away any excess, if you do not the buttons won’t align properly disallowing them to click.

IBM ScrollPoint Pro (31P8700) Mouse

And fortunately you can just use the black rubber siding from a slate blue MO18B so it fits nicely at the top and you get a fresh piece. The problem here is that as a Trackpoint and Trackball user, mice bore me, and I tend to only get them if they are particularly interesting I have a great gamer’s mouse, but I’m thinking of selling it to a friend scrrollpoint I never use it And then I don’t really want to spend huge amounts of money on them as I know that I’ll never use them often to justify anything more than a basic investment.


This item doesn’t belong on this page. David Hill the industrial designer of the mouse remarked: Disassembling the ScrollPoint mechanism itself reveals the pads which scrlllpoint the resistance when compressed, along with the patent number for the technology on the back which doesn’t seem to be an IBM patent:.

It’s a black Pro with side button and glowing blue light. Some of my laptops have them and I couldn’t do without them. Facebook Twitter Print Email. I’d have to say I like Trackpoint mice too, especially when in an on-the-go situation. You will also need to install your kernel headers to build. Had it for 2 years now, use it every day. The LED is mounted facing just behind the same– it can be swapped out for any desired colour.

The first version of the standard three-button ScrollPoint mice were announced in around I wonder if you could hack these apart to surface mount a scrollpoint stick on sccrollpoint DT trackball just above the ball.

All proprietary software is property of IBM. Configuring as mouse [ Metallic Black Depth Metric: 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 IBM patent: These mice came in two colours, black and ivory: If you rely on the ScrollPoint over a conventional ‘wheel’ mouse and are seeking to increase the performance and capability of your ScrollPoint; there are a few modifications that can help the existing sensor used in these mice.


IBM is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors. Related This entry was written by wildstar84posted on June 5, at However I think it looks nice so I kept it.

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IBM ScrollPoint Optical 3 Button Mouse

I wonder how similar the Lenovo ones are Honestly, it’s still just not the right match for my hand. Speed is controlled based on the pressure applied for continuous-dynamic scrolling; this reduces the scrolppoint on the finger caused by standard scroll wheels and scrollpont allows the user to adjust the speed on a variable basis not fixed to a set interval at any given time. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

The models for both mice are the same, however the part number varies depending on which colour you get.