Originally posted by Blackcat
So the enormous 3rd party mouse market exists for a laugh? For so many models to be being made a strong market has been identified. Somebody is buying them.
I don't think you understand the numbers. Just how many mice (trackballs) do you think Logitech, MS, Kensington, and others sell each year?
Except for MS, these are small companies. You can use the word "enormous" if you like, but it's your word, and doesn't give a number.
It's just like after market keyboards. That market is "enormous" as well. But both don't sell several hundred million units a year. how many large corporations or schools have you been in? There are no replacement mice being used there unless it's for something specific, or to replace those that are broken. And then they are replaced with the same thing gotten from where they bought their machines from in the first place; Dell, Hp, etc.
I know that millions of mice are sold each year. But it's a small fraction of the computer market that buys them. Mostly enthusiasts.