Over the last few months since buying two new Kensington computer mice (one for office, one for home — both the same model) I’ve noticed a subtle but annoying flaw in how it works. This was not enough to chuck the thing in the trash or anything, but annoying nonetheless. Finally, a few weeks ago, I emailed the manufacturer’s tech support to report the issue. Their reply was, “It’s a problem with firmware; give us your address and we’ll send you a new one.” Long story short, I now have two brand new mice to replace the problem ones…. and yes, the problem is gone. Yay Kensington.
Here’s the funny bit. I don’t recall this being on the original ones I bought, but on the instruction booklet for the new mice, (yes, computer mice come with instructions….) there is a warning sticker that reads in part: “The cord on this product contains lead, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.”
Somewhere, there is a lawyer who made them put that there. What the hell do they think I’m going to do… eat it???
Anyone who actually does anything with a mouse cord that could cause them to be significantly harmed by the lead contained therein has by definition done something so foolish that they should be locked up for the protection of society. The are simply too stupid to live free.