A story about mice becoming sticky due to hydrolysis
High-class mouse is sticky ... Solvent and ultraviolet rays were useless
From this year until very recently, the desktop Mac used Logitech's MX Anywhere 3 for Mac wireless mouse. The mouse I was using until then was Logitech's high-end mouse "MX Master 3", and the rubber material part became sticky, so I started using MX Anywhere 3 for Mac, which is not sticky. The stickiness is probably due to the rubber material (polyurethane, etc.) starting to hydrolyze.High-end mouse "MX Master 3" released by Logitech on September 18, 2019. It was a very high-performance wireless mouse with a very good usability, but the rubber material on the palm and thumb became sticky. Probably hydrolysis.
Therefore, I tried one method that may eliminate the stickiness of hydrolysis. Wipe it off with 3M "Scotch-Brite Sharp Shooter". I wrote the details here, but of course it is a self-responsibility method.
As a result, no. Then I tried the stain-removing solvent I had on hand, but it didn't work. It's a little less sticky, but it's not a basic solution.
Perhaps this sticky, resin is a phenomenon called "pinking" that turns pink while sticky? I wrote the details here, but this may be resolved by exposing it to sunlight (ultraviolet rays). So, I decided to let the MX Master 3 sunbathe for a while.
In my previous experience, after sunbathing for a few days to a week, the stickiness and pink color disappeared completely. So the MX Master 3 also sunbathe for a few days. In the meantime, I decided to use MX Anywhere 3 for Mac instead.Logitech "MX Anywhere 3 for Mac". It's a compact wireless mouse that's also suitable for mobile.
While using this mobile-oriented mouse, I was sunbathing the sticky MX Master 3. However, the stickiness of MX Master 3 has not disappeared at all. After all, it was MX Master 3 that was sunbathing in a sunny place for about half a year, but the stickiness was hardly eliminated. disappointing!!!
But MX Anywhere 3 for Mac for desktop PCs is pretty comfortable. There is no problem at all, and the rubber-like material part of this mouse is smooth silicone. There is no sign that it will start to be sticky. For convenience, I chose MX Anywhere 3 for Mac as my main mouse.