Summary: * No right-click when using the track ball * Poor battery life/no auto shut-off * on/off : mouse : presentation switch difficult to use. It would be great if it had the features of a USB mouse, but whit the current design.
Summary: I am a professional corporate educator and this is the worst device I have ever used. I will never buy another IOGear product as long as I live. This thing has a laundry list of problems. 1. It does not utilize a dongle for communication with the computer it uses a large base/cord combination. It is a bit ridiculous. I travel for a living, as many corporate educators do, and this device does me no favors. It did not come with a case or any way to pack it.
Summary: I may not be the brightest when it comes to technology, but I have been frustrated with this phaser. I purchased it for my classroom, and I haven't really used it. This has not been a helpful tool. Too complicated, and only seems to function properly some of the time.
UPDATE: NO "RIGHT CLICK BUTTON" when using as track ball.
20 March 2010
Summary: NEW UPDATE: FOUND BEST PRODUCT. LENOVO "Mini Wireless Keyboard" model N5901. $39.00 if you can get a deal (usually via [...] or [...] ... or any deal site. Often goes on sale. Recently $36 with free shipping. DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT AT ANY PRICE. I LOVE THE LENEVO. (it has one fault, no back light on keyboard, but trackball is great!) UPDATED: CONFIRMED WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE: DIRECTLY FROM: [...] "In presentation mode the right click is disabled.
Summary: I bought this mouse for my work, I had to do very often powerpoint presentation. I didn't pay enough attention when I purchase this article and was very disapointed when I get it ! This mouse is NOT using a remote USB key for wireless control, it is using it's own receiver which you have to connect with a cable to your laptop. It's very unhelpfull.
Summary: I bought this to use the trackball mouse in presentations because I go between web pages and powerpoint and wanted to do some mouse navigation. I also have a logitech trackman trackball desktop mouse and that uses standard Microsoft drivers. The Logitech trackball speed follows the pointer speed setting in the Mocrosoft mouse settings. I have it set on the fastest setting and love it that way so I can get across a screen with minimal rolling of the ball.
Summary: The idea for this gadget is good, but the execution is poor. Right out of the box, it didn't work right. The trackball on top only registers up and left. If you try to move the mouse down or the the right it doesn't work. Then I found other websites with poor reviews about this product, so I returned for a refund.