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First i had to replace my Logitech G603 mouse after just a few weeks because of scroll issues (I didn't know existed until i started getting problems). And now just when i got my money back, my keyboard started after a few weeks, 1 rgb light on 1 key has problems with the blue color, and again reading afterwards it seems to be another common thing.
Not as problematic as with the mouse, i can just select another color and hoping it will stay to that 1 key, but in the end the more extra's you just get on your stuff, the more chance something will break.
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Sometimes I think my Microsoft Sidewinder X4 is immortal!
Huh. I've bought recently Redragon M908 mouse from China for $30 (including door-to-door delivery in 5 days) and was very happy with it until I realized there is a clutter on mouse wheel move down. Not that loud but it is present.
So I contacted seller, sent them a video showing the problem and got a new one in next 5 days. So its $15 each
I bought a Redragon M711...pretty happy with it, also for $30.
I took a gamble and went with the M901 because I needed a cheap and quick replacement for my Logitech G502. It was $40 at the time I bought it and it still works great three years later!
I think you just had really bad luck.
I've had my Logitech G502 for 2 years, still works like the day I bought it. I gave my old G502 (3 years old) to a family member, it still works great. I have a Logitech MX518 that's still alive and kicking.
I have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro that's ~20 years old - I lost one of the keys during a move, but otherwise it still works great.
I had a Logitech MX51x mouse that died on me after several years, so I contacted Logitech and they sent me a replacement for free.
Now, I agree with you that I don't think expensive keyboards and mice ($80+) are probably not worth it. I tried some mechanical keyboards, didn't like them, went back to my MS NKP. But my mouse was $35, and I think it's a great value given that I use it all the time.
Yeah, seems like bad luck. At least I would try not to generalize.
I also have a G502 and I've had it for about 2 1/2 years with no issues.
I personally love mechanical keyboards for gaming and can't see myself going back to membrane ones. I've been gaming on a $130 Corsair K70 Vengeance keyboard for roughly three years and it's still in excellent condition, even after having spilt about half a glass of water on it two times. I got this keyboard for cheap from my little brother. I don't know whether I'd buy it at a normal price myself, but it's certainly better for gaming than most cheap keyboards. At least for me.
I tried a couple Logitech mechanical keyboards, with Cherry MX switches, and really didn't like them. I know they're all the rage of gaming keyboards, but they're not for me. I love my old, reliable membrane keyboard though. :)
I think my favorite is actually the scissor style switches as found on laptop keyboards - I think there are a few desktop keyboards that use those switches too.
I got Cougar Deathfire Ex, keyboard + mouse combo. Still rocking after 1 year
you have to differentiate between expensive quality and expensive "gamer" rip-off stuff
Got my current Corsair Sabre RGB a couple of years ago, and already it's become faulty: the left click is fucked up and tends to either miss the click or double-click... Never had a mouse that lasted such a short time, and it was also more expensive than my previous Logitech mice (I think around 55€).
Whichever piece of technology I buy, I take the one that fits my use the most regardless the brand. What I always do and recommend you or anybody else is to buy a warranty extension. Programmed obsolescence is a thing, every single brand, would it be the most known to those you never heard about is doing the same thing with everything that can be done. The reason why is simply because it's a net loss for them if you can keep your keyboard, your fridge, your dishwasher or your mouse more than a few years. So my advice will always be to buy an extension of the warranty so you can be sure to have the pieces repaired or changed when you reach the breaking point which is usually one or two months after the base warranty is finished.
Mine is a 10 dollard Nacon still solid as a rock after years and was bundled with an steam game XD.
I'm still running a Microsoft Sidewinder keyboard that I bought when my Logitech G15 gave it up...thing shows zero signs of ever dying. I can't believe how well this thing still works, and it's probably 8-10 years old. 🤓😏
I did just get a new Corsair Ironclaw RGB wireless mouse (I generally replace my mice about every 3-5 years), and so far I'm really digging it. There are a few software bugs with the programability, but it looks like Corsair is slowly working out those issues. We'll see how fast they get it done (still a relatively new model). But pure performance-wise and durability-wise, this thing seems pretty bulletproof thus far (knock on wood ;) ).
Bad luck? I haven't had any keyboard or mice die yet, only a finicky mouse wheel which I then regulated to use with laptop instead of desktop. The old ones were Razer ~$90 each they still work, been 10 years but I replaced them, recently bought a Corsair k70 kb+m65 rgb elite mouse about 4 months so far, love them.
The only electronics that keep breaking for me have been earphones/headphones, monster beats, bose, steelseries headphone, this cheap pioneer one I'm currently using, the ear cushion part is flaking off but still usable, thinking of getting a better pair soon though.
I have used Hama and Modecom for mice, but not sure if they are available outside Europe. They are cheap and very durable and better than Razer's weak Chinese plastic. I have also heard Roccat have mice on the lower end like 20-30 bucks at most.
Any keyboard does the same for me as I don't use Macro buttons. It depends if you want a loud keyboard and love its feel, but spending more than 10 dollars for a keyboard is wild for me - I have used a membrane keyboard and have been really happy with the recovery when there is a spill - liquids can get through the buttons, but not inside the membrane. Scissor-keyboards are the worst as if 1 button breaks, you cannot replace it. If you want a good mechanical keyboard, maybe try to find an old IBM or Dell one - that will save you money and they are better (more durable and great feel) compared to the flashy "365 milliong RGB colour" ones...
I've been using the G710+ Logitech keyboard for quite a few years now and it's still working like a charm. Before I used kinda cheap 20-30€ keyboards and even they were good.
Mice is a thing, though. I've been disappointed with Steelseries, now I'm using a Logitech G403 which fits my needs.
I had to keep on replacing my keyboards as I smash the spacebar button to much apparently and the springs and detector bar thing (wite thing that you use to click the spacebar to the board) kept on shitting itself.
I had to replace my keyboard every 1.2 years or so, so I rather just bought a switch keyboard now, and damn is it a lot better, no issues yet and the thing is if it breaks I can just replace the switch:), while with the keyboards I had the spacebar button/s would always be encased in a separate block in the keyboard, and replacing that would cost about as much as a new keyboard -_- (PS I tried fixing it myself, turns out the plastic holding onto the metal wire's gap would be too big and not pick up my presses due to it, squishing it closer fixes the issue for a while but it bends out of place again after a few weeks).
And I have a nice RGB mouse that I got from a friend what ... hmmmm ... in 2014 and the thing is still perfectly fine today :).
keyboard: standard office logitech (don't remember, like £15-20 probably)
mouse: Corsair HARPOON RGB (25€)
both 2+ years, daily usage, no issues at all.
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I have been using my G710+ extensively since it was released. They sent me a spare key set because a few buttons literally broke after a few months. Even though it feels like a "fine" keyboard I will definitely not buy another Logitech stuff because of their software support.
been using since g500 (now the 3rd g502)
still would buy it anyday, the support always good (problem with logitech mouse is double click, in my case i got triple click once too)
but they always replace the new mouse for me whenever i have problem and sent it back, also the warranty is 2-3 years (which is plenty, i replace my mouse like every 8 months - 1 year).
even after warranty end, it's actually very simple to fix the double click by myself, there's tutorial on youtube, so logitech is my go to mouse)
as for keyboard, i'm not really rgb fan so i'm using topre, last for 3 years now without a single problem.
I'm using a cheap Microsoft keyboard and mouse and they work fine. Sometimes I'm having issues with my mouse scrolling up while I'm trying to scroll down, but it's not as bad as it used to be with my previous cheap Microsoft mouse. Many years ago I had a more expensive cordless mouse, which stopped working the second time it fell down on the floor.
Sound like you got a bad draw. I've had my G502 mouse and G710+ keyboard for years and they're going strong. Only ever had Logitech stuff before that.
scroll thing like infinitie scroll?
ive got this issue as well on my g500, now that the infinitie scroll are stuck, and the normal scroll become infinitie. onboard memory sometimes not detected, and ive replaced the cable
im not going to replace this mouse, as its my frist mouse i bought with my own money when i was kid haha
I bought my Logitech G15 (2nd Edition ) 2007, i am a Gamer and its still working like on day one...lets hope it will last forever, cause i like the comfort of a screen.
Still using the first edition of the G15. It was the first time I truely fell in love with a keyboard and it still works like dream ^^
Razer salmosa. 8 years 0 problems, working like first day.
https://www.daskeyboard.com/daskeyboard-4-ultimate/ is worth a look. As for mice, I get the occasional $25 reward from Alienware Arena to buy mice from Dell whenever I get the itch. ;)
I read they can be wobbly on a smooth surface though?
I´m typing blind ~99.9% of the time, but when I type complicated passwords or some rarely used special-characters, I still prefer marked keys ;) Looks cool though ^^
I bought some generic backlit keyboard like 3 years ago and it's working fine, first time a keyboard hasn't given me any problem after years of daily use.
I´m still happy with my heavily used 13 year old Logitech G15 Keyboard (the original one with 18 Makro-Keys).. and the G602 Mouse is ~4 years old now. Only had good experiences with Logitech products so far.. I really hope your experiences are outliers and not the new norm :/
Thanks, i always been a happy Logitech user but these things just really persuade me from trying another brand, but they all got their own things.
Good to hear for some atleast their 500/600 mice keeps on working, seems like there are just some bad batches out there rather then just being 1 major design flaw.