Not recommended for Windows; Mac Yes; Description is Grossly Wrong
Amazon Customer, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: The Description is Practically Seriously Plain Wrong. This is my favorite mouse (wireless version of it). I have bought about 6 of this type mouse/trackball, some wired, some wireless. I bought a 64213. I give it 1 star for a practically false description.
Summary: no drivers included, you have to download it and run the program in background. the ergonomics are bad for me, i have to use my index finger to roll the mouse. very imprecise for what i do.
Pros: reduces carpal tunnel issues, because it's stationary
Cons: trackball is not secure, can fall out and roll anywhere. scrolling has a gritty feel to it, not what you expect from a high priced mouse. the worst problem for me is the top 2 buttons have to be programmed, but they will stop working. also, you cant use a top button with a bottom button. you have...
Summary: My Logitech Marble is still working after 15 years of very hard usage through college, university, software analyst, and telecom jobs across 2 countries. Spare yourself the grief and go Logitech Marble Trackball (just bought another one of those today as a backup).
Pros: I bought the thing because of reviews of people who obviously have never tried other balls. It has 4 buttons. Wheel.
Cons: I found out the buttons weren't programmable out of the box, you had to download this horrible clunky program from their site. They have since tuned the program but it was just something that should have been made available long ago. It broke after only 2 years of moderate usage the eye just stop...
Summary: I purchased this because of all of the bells and whistles, and because it appeared to be comfortable. I loved the ball over moving a mouse around a pad, but none of the buttons could be programmed as the software for this mouse is not compatible with Windows 7.
Summary: Strongly recommend not getting this trackball if you are using Windows 8 64-bit and cannot live with the generic Windows driver.
Pros: Trackball itself is good. The scroll ring feels cheap, but otherwise the device is good. I like the large ball size and the buttons have a quality click feel.
Cons: The drivers for Windows made my system unusable. I had to unplug the trackball, plug in another mouse in order to regain control and get to the place where I could uninstall the driver. I ended up using the generic Windows 8 mouse driver. This limits the functionality of the trackball, and the po...
Summary: I want to set the record straight on a couple of issues surfaced on this board. I actually love this device. I gave it one egg so that people looking for disgruntled users would read this. I've been using Kensington trackballs exclusively for over 15 years.
Excerpt: I bought this mouse because Microsoft discontinued the trackball explorer with program specific buttons. This thing is BAD, I use it for autocad, sketchup, photoshop, etc. where you need program specific shortcuts. 1- this stupid mouse won't let you program "enter" as a button!?!?
Pros: Good weapon
Cons: Inaccurate, Slow Response, Tough To Get Used To, Uncomfortable
Summary: The first had a scroll ring which would get tight, and stick, it seemed to be sort of oval shaped, and would drag on the housing. I returned that one for a replacement. The scroll ring on the second one was easier to turn, but still very rough feeling, and flimsy.
Pros: Ball is very smooth. It was comfortable to use, for the short period I was able to use it.
Cons: The scroll ring is not smooth, feels very flimsy and rough. Left click button on replacement unit doesn't always register. Tried twice to get one that worked well.
Summary: I'm sure that by the end of the day this will all be resolved, but this is extraordinarily frustrating that not only can I not just install the software and go, but I'm going to waste at least an hour getting this resolved. It's a USB mouse, for pete's sake. This isn't new technology.
Pros: None. Doesn't work.
Cons: Downloaded TrackballWorks v1.04 (no software is shipped with TB). The install blue screen'd my Lenovo W510 Windows 7 64-bit. Reboot complains that one of the TBW drivers is corrupt or incompatible. Tried to reinstall TBW, complains I must first uninstall TBW. Tried to uninstall TBW, it complains ...